- Sun May 09, 2021 10:42 pm
Anybody fancy yet another early general election?
Could the Tories - who never knowingly let a good crisis go unexploited - repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act in order to deliver us GE2023, a year earlier than scheduled?
Johnson legitimises it by pointing to the SNP and waffling some insincere, misty-eyed nonsense about how "our precious Union is in mortal danger - give me a mandate to tell Sturgeon to get stuffed and save good old Blighty in the process". By 2023, the country will probably still be basking in a post-COVID glow, coupled with some huge growth numbers as the economy continues to bounce back. Plus it would have the benefit of stymying Starmer, who as we have seen from the past few days needs every single one of the 36 months between now and May 2024 .
It'd further wrap the Tories in their beloved Union Jack, set up Labour as the fall guys ("Labour's disastrous devolution policies have led us to the brink of oblivion, we warned them!"), distract the public from Brexit bad news, and normalise the notion of voting Tory every election to keep the nasty nationalist wolf from the door ("I used to vote Labour, but I love my country so I've gotta do what's right").
End result: 200+ Tory majority, Union Jacks everywhere, and "three cheers for Boris!" down the boozer every Saturday night for saving the UK. Rinse and repeat for every election.
Or am I just being fatalistic in my old age?