Items tagged with: StopTheCoup
I sent John a message telling him that he should put this searing indictment
of the Tory controlled demolition of the NHS up on his vimeo account so
it can be shared far and wide now, before it's too late... Let it be a rallying
cry rather than an obituary...
Supreme Court Poised to Rule Against Boris Johnson, Say Legal Experts
Boris Johnson would have no option but to recall MPs to #Westminster if the supreme court rules he misled the #Queen, senior legal sources told the Observer yesterday.
There is a growing belief in the legal community that the court will find against the government when it hands down its momentous verdict on Johnson’s decision to #prorogue parliament.
The prospect of the court finding against the prime minister has left the UK heading towards a “constitutional eruption of volcanic proportions”, according to another senior legal figure who asked not to be named. He said he also believed the case would go against the government.
Before the case, few thought the court would determine that Johnson’s advice to the Queen to suspend parliament for five weeks would be found unlawful. But over the course of the three-day hearing opinion has dramatically shifted.
#StopTheCoup #BorisJohnsonDictator #BorisJohnsonShouldNotBePM #BorisJohnsonLies #ToriesLie #ToriesOut #LostDemocracy #PeoplesVote #FinalSay #brexit
EU officials reject Boris Johnson claim of 'huge progress' in Brexit talks
EU officials have rejected Boris Johnson’s claim that “a huge amount of progress” is being made in Brexit talks, as Jean-Claude Juncker warned that time is running out.
#StopTheCoup #ToryLies #ToriesOut #BorisJohnsonDictator #brexit #PeoplesVote #FinalSay
This response was given on 9 September 2019
Prorogation is a prerogative Act of the Crown, exercised on the advice of Ministers. We must respect the referendum result and the UK will be leaving the EU on 31 October whatever the circumstances.
Read the response in full
The UK will be leaving the EU on 31 October whatever the circumstances. We must respect the referendum result.
Prorogation is a prerogative Act of the Crown, exercised on the advice of Ministers, to bring about the end of the parliamentary session. The royal prerogative is the term used to describe the powers held by Government Ministers, either in their own right, or through the advice they provide to the Queen which she is bound constitutionally to follow. The Government determines the length of a parliamentary session and advises the Queen on the date for the beginning of the next parliamentary session.
The beginning of the next session is marked by the State Opening of Parliament during which the Queen delivers the Queen’s Speech. The Queen’s Speech sets out the programme of legislation the Government intends to pursue in the forthcoming parliamentary session.
As the Prime Minister said in his statement on 2 September 2019, the Government has committed to recruiting another 20,000 police officers, improving both NHS and schools funding, and completing 20 new hospital upgrades. It is to progress the Government’s agenda on these and many other fronts that the Prime Minister has sought to commence a new session of Parliament in October.
Parliament is only dissolved before a General Election. Dissolution brings an end to a Parliament. The effect of a dissolution is all business comes to an end and every seat in the House of Commons is vacated until a General Election is held.
Under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, General Elections are now automatically held every five years and the next general election is scheduled for May 2022. The Fixed-term Parliaments Act removed the prerogative power to dissolve Parliament; no longer can the Prime Minister advise the sovereign to dissolve Parliament and call a General Election.
The Fixed-term Parliaments Act also provides the basis on which an early General Election can be triggered:
- If a motion for an early general election is agreed either by at least two-thirds of the whole House of Commons or without a vote; or
- If a motion of ‘no confidence’, in the terms set out in the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, is passed and no subsequent motion expressing confidence in Her Majesty’s Government is passed by the Commons within 14 days.
The Government would prefer to leave the EU with a deal and will work in an energetic and determined way to get a better deal. The Government is very willing to sit down with the Commission and EU Member States to talk about what needs to be done to achieve that.
The Prime Minister has said an election needs to take place ahead of the European Council on 17 to 18 October. This would allow the Prime Minister to go to the European Council with a clear mandate from the British people to deliver the referendum result.
A tale of two brothers...
Part of Boris Johnson’s brother Jo's resignation from government statement today…
Given that the reality of Brexit has turned out to be so far from what was once promised, the democratic thing to do is to give the public the final say. This would not be about re-running the 2016 referendum, but about asking people whether they want to go ahead with Brexit now that we know the deal that is actually available to us, whether we should leave without any deal at all or whether people on balance would rather stick with the deal we already have inside the European Union.
To those who say that is an affront to democracy given the 2016 result, I ask this. Is it more democratic to rely on a three-year-old vote based on what an idealised Brexit might offer, or to have a vote based on what we know it does actually entail?
A majority of Orpington voters chose to leave the EU in 2016 and many of the close friends I have there, among them hard-working local Conservative party members, are passionately pro-Brexit. I respect their position. But I know from meetings I have had with local members that many are as dismayed as me by the course of negotiations and about the actual choice now on offer. Two-and-a-half years on, the practical Brexit options are now clear and the public should be asked to choose between the different paths facing our country: we will all have different positions on that choice, but I think many in my local party, in the Orpington constituency and around the country would welcome having the last word on the government’s Brexit proposals
Boris Johnson may relish the street protests, but here’s why they must go on | Zoe Williams
Though the Tory leader will try to exploit the Stop the Coup demonstrations, our democracy must be defended
The protest that took place last Wednesday evening, on the day the prime minister prorogued parliament, was part-organised by Another Europe is Possible. I was on the conference-call planning it, and we argued about whether or not “coup” was the right word, whether to start at 5pm or 6pm, whether to protest daily or concentrate on the Saturday. We talked about demo-fatigue and sound systems, the far right – who, inexplicably, were marched by police straight through the #StopTheCoup march at the weekend – but nobody argued about whether or not we should be protesting.
The debate on our current crisis has concentrated on proroguing, but it is no more than the instrument of what has occurred: the executive has moved against the parliament. Not tricked it, outwitted it, bullied it, or won it round – moved explicitly against it. You cannot find precedent for this in the debates surrounding the Falklands war, or the national government of 1931; you’re squarely on the territory of the English civil war. To watch it happen and accede to it with silence would be unpatriotic, an act of bad citizenship.
Reino Unido: miles salen a las calles bajo el grito “¡Paremos el golpe!
Decenas de miles de manifestantes salen a la calle para oponerse a la medida del primer ministro británico, Boris Johnson, de prorrogar el receso del Parlamento para frustrar los intentos de los diputados que quieren evitar una ruptura a secas con la UE.
“Si cierran el Parlamento, cerramos las calles”. Las protestas empezaron a organizarse el miércoles 28 de agosto, el mismo día que se anunció la suspensión del parlamento por casi un mes, hasta el 14 de octubre, día en que la Reina dará su discurso de apertura de frente al nuevo periodo de sesiones de la cámara baja.
Momentum (el movimiento que respalda al líder laborista Jeremy Corbyn), redes de estudiantes alrededor de la emergencia climática, sindicatos, centros de estudiantes, el colectivo “Otra Europa es posible”, campañas contra los recortes, por los derechos de los migrantes y refugiados, entre otros, se sumarán a las decenas de protestas convocada en más de 80 ciudades del país bajo el lema #StopTheCoup (Paremos el golpe).
Stop Boris Johnson, #StopTheCoup! Thousands of people across the political spectrum are out protesting today's decision to prorogue parliament and I'm out here with them. #StopTheCoup protesters chanted Power to the people! @NLiddle16 @LID_Chile pic.twitter.com/SgPmzHnKjNPortando pancartas con los mensajes “defendamos la democracia” mientras cantaban al unísono “paremos el golpe” decenas de miles de manifestantes se convocaron en las ciudades de Glasgow (Escocia), Leeds, Liverpool, Londres, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield y York, seguidas por otra marcha en Londres el 3 de septiembre, día en que se reconvoca el parlamento luego del receso veraniego.
— Alejandra (@ally_jericho) August 31, 2019
Una petición en línea en oposición a Johnson recogió casi un millón y medio de firmas en menos de 24 horas desde que el primer ministro británico, Boris Johnson, anunciara su decisión de suspender el parlamento. Esta maniobra política apunta a desarmar a los que se oponen a una salida de la UE sin ningún tipo de acuerdo (en inglés hard brexit).
En las distintas convocatorias publicadas en las redes sociales se llama a ocupar las ciudades, cortar puentes y bloquear las calles como parte de una acción de desobediencia social contra la apuesta de Johnson.
Pancartas con mensajes “Fuera Johnson”, “Resistamos el cierre del Parlamento” y “Paremos el golpe” se han vuelto una imagen integrante del paisaje alrededor del Palacio de Westminster. Algunos protagonizaron sentadas bloqueando la circulación de autobuses a la vez que cantaban “Si ustedes cierran el parlamento, nosotros cerramos las calles”.
La situación de limbo frente a la incertidumbre del Brexit se ha transformado en preocupación ante la perspectiva cada vez más cercana de una salida de la UE sin acuerdo. Si el Reino Unido queda por fuera de la UE sin algún acuerdo comercial entran en vigor las reglas de comercio de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC) lo que cambiaria las reglas del juego. La crisis del Brexit que, en cierta medida venía contenida, ha dado un salto tras el anuncio de Johnson, que ha abierto una crisis constitucional sin precedentes.
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