Boris Johnson isn’t afraid of threatening to do things. He recently threatened to ‘prorogue’ parliament – i.e. ‘disband’ it – to get no-deal Brexit through. MPs responded by saying they’d just stop him from doing this. Johnson has predictably now threatened to prorogue them to stop them stopping him proroguing them.
Similarly predictably, one MP said:
We’ll vote to stop him doing that, too. It’s getting silly now. It’s like he just comes out with whatever nonsense comes into his head for the sake of saying something.
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Johnson shot back:
If they threaten to stop me proroguing them to prevent me proroguing them, I’m afraid I’m going to have to prorogue them.
The same MP as earlier said:
This is exactly what I’m talking about. Obviously he’s not thought this through. What’s he going to say next – ‘I’ll prorogue them times a million’? He’s got all the sense of a skip full of dead clowns.
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Johnson responded to this last point by saying:
I’ll prorogue the rotters TIMES INFINITY.
Our MP shot back:
What a dickhead. WHAT A DICKHEAD! I’ve had enough of this prick. I’m gonna march over there and punch him right in his stupid fucking face.
Caroline Lucas then did exactly as she’d threatened to do before eventually being restrained by five police officers. This is the effect that the likely Johnson premiership is having on otherwise peaceful politicians.
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