The General Election was a can kicking exercise. Let’s see where we are this time next year. In the meantime, we shall be holding Boris Johnson’s government to account every step of the way.


First published in December 2019.


This is the same clueless guff spouted by Theresa May when she became Prime Minister. Let me spell it out: ‘I will never unite with liars, cheats, and those who relied on illegally captured data and foreign funding to push through a Brexit that will damage the nation.’

One nation? My a***.

There is nothing in Boris Johnson’s list that we don’t already have, that he and his colleagues have failed to renegotiate as members of the EU, have failed to renegotiate in the withdrawal discussions, which he claims are very simple but are really extremely complex.

If they were unable to negotiate whilst members of the EU, how the hell will they do so from a point of weakness outside the EU – without our MEPs, without our global credibility – and with anyone who can leaving the country and those wanting to stay being forced to apply.

The failure of the Conservative party right back from 2015 to grasp the level of complexity and detail that these negotiations require is, and will continue to be, the cause of the downfall of both the negotiations and the nation.

This election was a can kicking exercise. None of the sticking points in the previous negotiations have gone away. Even if Parliament (correction: the newly indoctrinated Tories) votes for whatever Withdrawal Deal Johnson materialises, it needs the consent of the EU27.

And that is only the Withdrawal Agreement.

There are then another 758 trade agreements to be completed by December 2020. Remember, “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”, so let’s see where we are this time next year. No-deal is the default.

In the meantime, I await with interest the emergence of all these British... no, English people whose creativity and talent have been suppressed by the EU. I cannot wait to see what excellence we have been missing, how they will fund their projects, and how they will master the languages and cultural understanding to sell their products in this new global market.

(Whispers: Don’t forget Dyson who went to Singapore and had to abandon his new project because it was not commercially viable).

I can’t wait to see the 20,000 new police officers investigating the crimes committed in 2016 in the utilisation of illegally harvested Facebook data, doing a forensic analysis of the funding of this work, the sources of dark ads, the trolling tweets, and the paid Leave agitators.

I can’t wait to see Matt Hancock decide whether or not to keep his stockpile of fridges (keep at least one, sir, in case the PM needs to hide in it), and start comparing the price of the NHS for American insurers against the cost of lives lost to the lack of drugs in Britain.

“I’ve become the largest buyer of fridges in the world.”

— Matt Hancock, BBC Newsnight.

I can’t wait to see Priti Patel drowning in paperwork as the brightest and the best decide that Britain is the place to be as its universities lose their funding, unable to participate in collaborative projects, and students are then forced to leave after finishing their courses.

Home Secretary Theresa May’s speech, 5 November 2010. / Gov.uk

Where anyone with a skin that isn’t the flakiest snowflake white, or who has an accent that isn’t Estuary Actually is spat on, beaten up, or murdered. Turn a blind eye, will she?

And I can’t wait to see the lovely Laura barely able to ask her questions to Johnson drooling in admiration, Nick already parroting what Cummings has told him the public wants, and spending my evenings spotting actors in the BBC Question Time audience.

So, good luck to our new MPs, our re-elected MPs, government and so-called opposition alike.

We shall be watching like hawks; we shall be writing, questioning, copying our comments to the papers; holding you to account every minute by tiny minute.🔷


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[This piece was first published as a Twitter thread and turned into the above article on 20 December 2019, with the author’s consent, with the purpose of reaching a larger audience. It has been minorly edited and corrected. | The author of the tweets writes in a personal capacity.]

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