Boris Johnson to prorogue Boris Johnson

The rogue Prime Minister, who is very pro-rogue, has decided to go rogue and prorogue himself. He will go to the Queen and request that he is suspended.

Dangling this carrot in front of the hungry press, Johnson didn’t sugar the pill. “It’s a completely necessary action, I say, oh my goodness, what a palaver,” he wibbled, off the cuff. “The killjoys won’t let me prorogue Parliament, so it comes down to this. Suspend me! String me up! Do or die, or perish in the attempt!

Constitutional experts, and indeed everybody else, agree that this course of action makes no sense. Nobody knows even if prorogueing a person is possible, or advisable. This doesn’t bother Johnson, naturally enough.

“I have to show our so-called friends in the EU that I’m completely serious,” he wiffwaffed, adjusting his Ronald McDonald hat. “Merkel gave me 30 days to solve Ireland, I won’t tell you what Macron said but it wasn’t nice. They are laughing at me, friends. They are actually laughing at me! Serious times need serious measures. I’m not hanging around!”

There is a glimmer of an explanation. Political commentator Deepa Meening gave LCD Views her theory. “This is a strange solution to an even stranger problem,” she summarised. “”The government consists of a team of corporate vultures, with Boris Johnson as its hapless figurehead. The cabinet is a collection of spineless idealogues like Dominic Raab and Priti Patel, all under the same cosh. Anybody else doesn’t count and is rudely ignored. So Johnson IS Parliament, he is the sole representative of the shady conmen, who are all that remain of The People. He has served his purpose, now they want rid of him, so their unprincipled mates like Crispin Odey can cash in on the chaos.”

The coup is very nearly complete. Which will die first – democracy, Parliament or the population of Britain? Exciting times lie ahead…

Enough time wasted already – Donald Tusk to co-lead UK emergency government, alongside Larry the Cat

TICK TOCK : Amazing news from Westminster today with the announcement that former EU council president, Donald Tusk, has been chosen by MPs across party lines to lead a government of national unity.

“Just to ensure no more time is wasted,” a somber looking Mr Tusk said, speaking at the lectern outside 10 Downing Street, Larry the cat by his side.

“Miaow,” Larry added, lending credence to speculation he is fully supportive of a collaborative approach.

The move has surprised many on the official opposition front bench. Most MPs are said to have been surprised at the announcement.

“For three years we’ve done our utmost to be irrelevant in the hope the hard right would break all the eggs and we’d then get to swan in over the wreckage, having done bugger all to oppose the Tories but call for the immediate trigger of Article 50 on the 24/6/16, and then vote to trigger it with no plan, together with the Tories. It’s funny how few of our supporters consider the failed attempt in 2011 to get an IN/OUT EU ref, when current Labour leadership worked with prominent Tory Brexiters to attempt to get the ref then. Amnesia is such a thing nowadays.”

No revelation there.

“Multi-millionaire, career politician, Jeremy Corbyn, is said to be pleased with the choice though,” our GNU correspondent (a recent hire) reports, “as he had planned a camping holiday for October. Now he and his mate Seumas can triangulate from the shadows and continue to pretend, that in-spite of whipping against measures only months ago to stop No Deal, it’s what he really wants to do.”

The qualified wording in his recent letter to MPs, requesting he runs the government, with its trademark fudge and get out clauses, also suggest he is relieved that someone else will have to deal with the responsibility.

But not everyone is pleased.

The ERG are said to be planning a mass sacrifice of “ungardened baby family animals” in the hope their dark lord in Hell overturns the decision and installs a complete and total, soulless bastard as leader instead. A move they would see as continuity.

We here at LCD Views think opposition parties should work together and be less concerned about who leads the government, but just get the Tory charlatans out of office and organise the future of the country like grown-ups, and with a renewed adherence to rule of law.

Anyone who thinks all this GNU stuff isn’t just posturing ahead of Boris Johnson calling for a GE hasn’t considered his individual psychology and how likely he is to attempt to govern with a majority of SFA. Also how likely he is to soon lose a few more MPs, once enough of them get up the courage to effectively sack their own government. And they need time to gird their loins, as many are receiving death threats. Jo Cox may have been forgotten by Boris Johnson, as evidenced by his incite-full speeches, but not all MPs.

“I’m only here until 10 Downing Street is completely disinfected,” Mr Tusk added, before going inside to begin work, leading to speculation he intends to govern for life.

Harrod’s hampers to warn rich people of the dangers of tax evasion

TREASURE ISLANDS : A new initiative is to launch today in an attempt to stop filthy rich people dodging so much tax.

The scheme has been developed by tax justice campaigners, PayYourFfingTaxSoSocietyDoesntCollapse, concerned about the haemorrhaging of taxation into small islands, or tax havens.

“It’s not just Harrod’s hampers that we are printing the warnings on,” Mrs Demo Craci told LCD Views, “Fortnum & Mason ones too. Also the steering wheels of Ferrari’s.”

The message is simple. It advises any rich people thinking of using expensive lawyers and creative accountants to avoid paying their fair share of tax to just effing pay it before society collapses.

“There’s stories of what happens when someone does pay tax, in the hope of encouraging others to follow. Roads get built. Hospitals get built. Schools get built. Local services get funded. There’s sufficient police to keep the streets safe. Amazingly even, there’s funding for youth services too to stop young, vulnerable people drifting into a life of violence, crime and early mortality. And best of all, the filthy rich people get to stay filthy rich.”

But critics of the scheme have pointed out to one of the possible drawbacks of paying tax.

“The government may decide to properly resource HMRC so it stops cutting deals and letting filthy rich people off paying their full share, in the desperate hope of getting anything out of them at all. That’s a measure of blowback we can’t countenance. Instead we’re going to focus our efforts on putting a portion of that dodged tax into promoting hard right, toxic nationalism to distract the plebs. Oh, and by shoving money into the pockets of susceptible MPs to ensure opaquely funded ‘think tanks’ formulate the majority of government policy.”

It’s hoped the counter to the Harrod’s scheme, if successful, will see a government that is a facade only and a return to a feudal based society in which birthright, and inherited wealth, determines one’s path in life much more successfully than innate ability and a capacity for hard work.

Judging by the success of Brexit and Trump, the counter scheme is working out very nicely, so far.

Man ordered to collect country he threw off cliff

TRIED IN ABSENTIA : A British man has been ordered to collect an entire country he threw off a white cliff.

The man, described as being “with his trotters up” did not attend the hearing, although as he was tried across social media, he can’t help but have heard it.

”He’s holed up in a garden shed that cost the average annual income. He’s very proud of the shed. Although given the damage he caused to the country when he threw it over the cliff, he should be troubled by regret,” our legal correspondent believes, “at least that’s what I personally believe [see].”

The crime itself has been described in the court of public opinion as a “democratic outrage” and a result “of the lazy idiot’s blithe inattention to the details of the offence [in its planning].”

And making matters worse is the difficulty authorities are having rectifying the matter and repairing the damage.

”Too many have a vested interest in the country being smashed apart at the foot of the cliff. It’s making it hard to tidy up after the fact.”

But in passing sentence the judge presiding over the matter noted how the impact of the crime, which occurred in 2016, was actually a broader conspiracy.

A quick look at parliamentary records shows a select group of MPs encouraging the actual event for many years. And those same MPs are now running the country and the official opposition party.

That aside, the man has been ordered to retrieve the country from the base of the cliff and repair it.

”He won’t though,” the jury in the court of public opinion suspects, “because he’s too irresponsible to attempt to make amends. In fact, after the judgement he went on record to say he has no regrets.”

A very nice state of mind, after the fact, but only if you can afford it.

Boris Johnson to restore faith in democracy by being booted out of office by government of national unity

PLAYTIME IS OVER : The last Tory prime minister of Little Britain, Boris Johnson, has indicated today that he is to restore faith in British democracy by being booted out of office by a government of national unity.

”It’s impressively considerate, for Noris Johnson,” Mrs Makit Appen, MP United-on-Kingston told LCD Views, “daily he lets that lunatic Cummings be his government’s mouthpiece. Daily pushing more MPs to the edge of sanity. Daily more quietly cross over the edge and into it. Quietly more indicate privately they’ll be prepared to join it. Quite the master stroke. The plan to avoid parliamentary scrutiny by ending the Tory leadership contest just before school holidays was another masterstroke.”

And preparation for a government of national unity is well underway.

”Labour leadership are being very helpful in this too,” Mrs Appen observes, “by refusing to countenance it, and continuing to demand a GE to get the Tories out, but refusing to make the one guaranteed play that would do it, with a GE to follow, quietly, more and more of their MPs are giving up on them and thinking a GNU would be okay. That’s impressively collaborative in a cross party sense. The smaller parties are all benefiting from a perception of being prepared to work together for the common good. Country above party. Now that’s some good PR right there. Clever. Long term political strategy. Wins you votes.”

But the real push for a GNU is about to start.

”It kicks off shortly when Boris Johnson’s government starts pumping out the result of giving a crazed propagandist hundreds of millions of public money to burn through creating bollocks to plaster the country with via social media, TV, press and billboards. That’s going to infuriate everyone. Another work of genius.”

Change is coming. It better bloody well hurry up.

VONC – Queen to tell Boris Johnson “leave means leave” sometime in September

YOU HAVE ONE JOB : Queen Elizabeth II is being advised to be ready to tell shit Churchill parody act, Boris Johnson, that “leave means leave” sometime in September.

The preparations are a result of the looming constitutional crisis set to involve the Queen.

“It will involve the Queen because Brexiters are that stupid,” one of our dozens of political experts confirmed, “like that eyewateringly stupid that they will drag the aged monarch into it. Because that’s Brexit. There is no boundary that can’t be crossed.”

The dragging is set to occur when Mr Johnson loses a vote of no confidence and an alternative government is formed by a majority of MPs.

“The plan to deal with that is apparently just to ignore it,” our expert shrugs, “Boris is in Downing Street and there’s nothing you can do about it. We really are seeing what take back control of our sovereign parliament means now.”

Quite what the Queen thinks of all this is of course anyone’s guess, as one is famously private.

“She’s choosing wallpaper patterns for a room in the Tower of London,” a palace insider insists, “something mid 17th century seems to be the go. That was the last time a tyrant defied parliament. And we all know how well that went.”

The prospect of a constitutional monarch having to get involved does bring up an interesting historical quirk.

“The descendent of absolute, tyrannical monarchy is now there as the last bulwark against a tyrannical prime minister. It has a nice symmetry.”

Leave means leave has a nice symmetry too. Well it will do when it’s applied to the bumbling front for hard right money interests that’s currently holed up in 10 Downing Street.

Make Britain Great Again…

Boris Johnson to “turbocharge” preparations for autumn 2019 GE by losing his parliamentary majority

THERE WAS ONE TORY BOTTLE OF SNEER ON THE WALL : Boris Johnson has stated today he is to “turbocharge” his preparations for an autumn 2019 general election by losing his parliamentary majority, sometime before the end of summer.

Appearing from behind a pure, unstained, white sofa, presumed to be in a room somewhere in Downing Street, an ebullient Mr Johnson spoke about the loss of Brecon and Radnorshire in a by election.

”Clearly, ah, baaaa, like Theseus crocheting a blanket from a ball of humble wool, when he should have been forcefully knitting a duvet, selecting a disgraced and convicted felon to stand again was just gun shy. We should have put up the famous late Victorian homeopath Dr Crippen.”

Mr Johnson went on to say that lessons had been learned and when the next by-election occurs, perhaps in Dover as a result of the (former) Tory MP there Elphicke being charged with sexual assault, they’ll be sure to select someone with a completely blemished record. Which is exactly how he’s chosen a cabinet of MPs who have previously resigned in disgrace for various “irregularities”.

”And let me make it entirely clear. Let us not wait like maidens with their heads coyly concealed behind a Persian floor carpet. No! Let us assault our wavering MPs, those already thinking of crossing the floor to another party. Let us force them out to bring about a greater victory when we take our argument of enforced No Deal poverty, after years of unnecessary austerity, to the country. The sooner a general election, the better! Cross the floor! Or we’ll cross it for you! Turbocharge me! Straight into the man in the moon!”

Asked to speak about the Conservative loss to the “Remain alliance” a Labour social media outrider said it just proved not voting for their cuddly idea of Brexit was enabling the Conservatives. Also, they have nothing to fear from smaller parties making the duopoly irrelevant because they had purity.

”Maybe we’ve had it back to front though,” one mused, “all this time we’ve been telling Labour supporters who questioned Corbyn’s fence sitting on Brexit to F off and vote Tory. Maybe they would have if we’d told them to F off and vote Libdem? We would have demonstrated how we’ve restored democracy to the party by forcing away even more people who want to support us but can’t until we fight the hard right coup that is Brexit.”

Monster Raving Loony Party beats real raving loony party

It’s not often that a candidate from the Monster Raving Loony Party beats any of the other candidates, but then usually they are, by their own admission, the nuttiest candidate on the ballot sheet. However, last night’s by-election saw that all change as they garnered more votes than the UKIP candidate.

Monster Raving Loony Party candidate Lady Lily The Pink – taking her name from a comic song of the 1960s – won 92 more votes than UKIP’s Liz Phillips, thus proving that the Monster Raving Loony Party are not the most insane party in the country.

MRLP spokesman Raymond Vincent Louis Knee, or Ray Vin Lou Knee for short, had this to say:
“The Monster Raving Loony Party was founded on the principle of knowing it’s a joke. It stands to reason that any party whose candidate gets fewer votes than ours has to be a joke also. And the joke’s on them if they don’t realise it.”

Hard to argue with that. UKIP have been a political joke for years. Of course the trouble with political jokes, as Will Rogers famously said, is that too many of them get elected. That is certainly true in the current political climate, but happily not last night.

This is not the first time the Monster Raving Loony Party has scored more votes than another candidate – they famously won more seats than the SDP candidate in a 1990 by-election – a move which lead to the demise of the SDP as they subsequently disbanded and joined the Liberal Democrats.

Whether this heralds a similar nail in UKIP’s coffin is unclear – certainly a lot of their voters have deserted them, like rats leaving a sinking ship, for Nigel Farage’s latest ego trip, the equally loony Brexit Party. Whether their remaining candidates and actual MPs will eventually do the same is anyone’s guess.

However, the self-styled loonies can take pride in their result this week. And who knows, the way the current political landscape is shaping up, the next general election could even sweep them into power. After all, let’s not forget, there are worse alternatives.

Brecon and Radnorshire by-election loss is a message to “get on and deliver Brexit”, says Downing Street

NO! NO! CUT THE YELLOW WIRE! NOT THE RED AND BLUE ONE : Downing Street has responded rapidly this morning to news of the loss of Brecon and Radnorshire in a by-election.

”It just shows how incapable of self-government the English region of Wales is,” Mr Slavering Idiot MP, speaking outside 10 Downing Street because Boris Johnson is hiding, said, “If they can get a decision as vital as this so wrong, well, what will they do when we start slaughtering their sheep in their millions on the 1st November? Probably think it’s a bbq?”

But it wasn’t all bad news for the Tories, with Chris Davies losing his 8,000ish majority by less than it was.

”It does provide partial proof of concept, in terms of standing a convicted white collar criminal for re-election as an MP. It gives many MPs in the party great hope that should, just blue sky thinking here, but should a similar fate befall them, they may get re-elected. No one gets hurt in white collar crime. Why shouldn’t a convicted MP be re-selected? A lowering of standards across the board is an opportunity for more to take part in our democracy.”

As to how the victory was achieved, by a remain alliance of smaller parties, working together to defeat the Tories, well, that’s nothing to worry about.

”That stuffs Labour right up too. In certain constituencies it could make them irrelevant, with their endless fenceposting, too. So we can call that a score draw and move on. Their social media outriders keep telling people who question their position to F off and vote Tory. It seems to be working. As our vote didn’t collapse and go to them. I’m happy with the result.”

How Boris Johnson responds will be key. Initially he’ll go through the stages of grief.

But how will Tory and Labour MPs in similarly marginal constituencies react?

”Everyone knows the real message of Brecon from the people is to get on and deliver Brexit,” Slavering Idiot MP added, “before we run out of enough useful idiot MPs to enable us to. The clock is ticking.”

Before Blunderdome : Johnson cabinet to hold first meeting and decide how to really fuck everything up

TORY ROAD : A lone buffoon searching for his destiny…a tribe of lost crooks waiting for a Don…in a world battling to survive, they face reality, but they face it together.

Crap Churchill tribute act, Boris Johnson, will hold his first cabinet meeting later today after selecting pretty much every disgraced Tory MP he could find to serve alongside him.

“He doesn’t want to have to come up with all the dead cats now he’s PM,” our Westminster watcher noted, “so he’s selected a whole motley crew of MPs who’ve already been forced out of cabinet in the past. All of them for reasons that should have ended their political careers. Scandals that would once have done so, when the political class, and the majority of voters, actually gave two hoots about having a functioning representative democracy, based on the rule of law. But that was yesterday. That wasn’t Brexit.”

And the cabinet even includes arch No Deal critic, Jo Johnson, brother to Boris, who returns, presumably because he just can’t help himself. If you don’t like these principles, I have others? Making this not only Blunderdome, but Blonderdome.

“It’s going to be fun watching a bunch of egomaniacal, limelight loving idiots try and work together,” our watcher says, “the clock is ticking to the first bust ups. Whether it’s how long Priti Patel has to wait to bring back the death penalty, or Dominic Raab’s psychological breakdown after learning the Isle of Dogs isn’t comprised of canines, there’s sure to be fireworks, and soon!”

Of note of course is what the wholesale clear out of the old cabinet means.

“It means a general election. That’s why Cummings is in there too. He knows about voter data and how to use it. The timing of all is interesting. Boris gets to spend the summer campaigning before announcing a snap GE with as little time as possible given to the other parties. It also means, doing that, he gets to avoid showing up in the House of Commons for even longer! Clever wheeze for a man famously work shy.”

But don’t worry about all that. The official opposition is busy attacking itself and the Liberal Democrats, certain the Tories will just destroy themselves, wreck the country, and in so doing lay a path for the old courgette fancier to breeze into No 10 himself. Just get us Lexit and then leave, we’ll be over here eating ourselves alive…that doesn’t seem like a viable political strategy, but hey, what do we know!

“How many Tory prime ministers have to come and go before it’s no longer a success to never be in government?” our watcher asks, “we’ll get the answer to that too as Before Blunderdome gives way over the next few months to the sequels, Into Blunderdome and then, Beyond Blunderdome. Strap on your home made metallic face mask and get ready to fight to survive.”