NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM AUGUST 29 2019
August 29, 2019 / /
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Well the news is abuzz with the Brexit issue again, and Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament... except there's a problem with the news... Joseph offers a speculative take on what may have happened:
Queen approves Boris Johnson's request to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit
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The situation is developing rapidly.
Johnson has suffered a series of defeats in the past two days in the House of Commons, and is facing serious backbench concern from within his own party because he unprecedentedly fired 21 of his own MPs including ex-Minsters and senior party members for voting against him.
Following a very poor performance in parliament (hammered by the Opposition and some of his own over his less than convincing attempts to claim progress on getting a deal with the EU) he lost a vote last night by 27 (?) votes or thereabouts when a huge contingent of rebel Conservative (Johnson’s own party) MPs and the opposition forced a change in the parliamentary schedule to debate a bill today which would delay the UK crashing out of the EU with no deal on 31st of October – by forcing him to seek a 3 month extension of the negotiating period.
This triggered by the need to get it sorted before the prorogation/cessation of parliament comes into force.
He’s previously said he’ll never do that, so something has to give…
He lost the vote on that bill today by 28 votes – it very rapidly passed all of its stages/readings, and is off to the House of Lords (there’s mixed views as to how they will respond) and eventually the Queen – it must get past both to become law.
He lost an attempt to force a snap election tonight – the opposition are blocking this too, at least until the above bill gets through.
He took a hammering from the 1922 committee – a powerful backbench Conservative party group – who reportedly are unhappy at what he did, and are perhaps having second thoughts about their choice of leader.
He’s now the head of a minority government, and hasn’t got the power to lead – if the current situation continues he’s got to get the agreement of the Opposition to get anything through.
He’s also split the Conservative party, and couldn’t be futher from being the uniting influence he claimed.
The problem in essence is that nobody believes his protestations that he’s seriously trying to get a deal with the EU – the feeling of ever more (including in his own party) seems to be that he can’t be trusted – that his true agenda is to run the clock down so that the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal.
The effects of this while surmountable in the longer term can only be serious short term economic damage – not just for the UK but also in Europe.
Not only that the return of a hard border and the serious political (the to say the least less than cross culturally oriented Unionist minority could well see its power in Northern Ireland greatly increased and cemented by virtue of the institutionalisation of its presently temporary political alliance with what going forward would likely be a hard right rump of the Conservative party – a highly destabilising/unbalancing effect even before the knee jerk reaction of the nationalist tendency to the return of a hard border is considered) and serious negative economic consequences of a hard Brexit for the population of Northern Ireland (most of its trade is with the South) creates a very serious risk of the total breakdown of the deal which has seen peace in recent years.
Ireland itself would also suffer signifcant economic effects – lots of our trade is still with or through the UK.
Bear in mind that both Northern Ireland and Scotland voted against Brexit. The leader of the Scottish branch of the Conservative party has already resigned.
How it will play out remains to be seen, and is unpredictable – but it seems as though a lot will depend on whether the bill makes it into law before the prorogation takes effect.
There’s of course talk of efforts to delay it…
An election or a referendum (more likely perhaps the former) seem likely sooner than later – but it’s fairly clear that more and more are realising that crashing out without a deal would be very damaging for the country. The pound is meanwhile falling like a lead balloon…
It’s hard to tell how an election would go, although (it goes against the pollsters) there’s some reason to think that the Conservatives will be hammered.
It all begs the question of what’s behind it all – just who or what interest is running Johnson and Brexit.
Wonder if it’s not that in these changing times that there’s those of the hopefully outgoing cabal that would like to see the UK backed into a bunker, isolated and hence more easily controlled and used to project power/force or whatever? Maybe set up as a sort of bolt hole too in case it all gets too messy, and even a sort of giant tax/dodgy banking haven?
What is clear is that Brexit has been sold on emotional appeal – neither Johnson nor his supporters have shown the slightest sign of joined up thinking, or of having a credible plan for what happens afterwards.
He was as earlier reportedly taken apart on this in the Commons last night.
Signs are that almost anybody in business in the UK is against a hard Brexit – that the pro faction is either the ex public school old money hoorah henry/Billy Bunter faction and those of that culture (harking back to empire), and a populist strata that rather naively think in terms of power and confrontation…
For what it’s worth. A superstate EU is not an attractive proposotion, but neither (speaking as a resident of a country which has benefited enormously from the removal of tariffs and other trade restrictions) is the prospect of a return to nation states glowering at each other from their bunkers.
Hopefull we’ll see the required extension achived, and the UK get a deal which will maintain the benefits of free trade etc – but deal a significant reverse to EU efforts at intrusion in cultural and more local matters…
Hmmm, “it [the bill] must get past both to become law.” That will be an interesting time for the Queen. One way or another, her leanings will be exposed. That, in turn, will have cascading effects on Parliament, parties, and the public…
Indeed. She has permitted the suspension/prorogation of parliament he asked for, but it may be that she didn’t have much choice in that it was something he was legally entitled to do.
Even if the legitimate justification presented wasn’t the true intention behind it…
On Brexit and globalisation. It’s tempting in circles like this to simplistically characterise anything that moves towards globalisation as bad (and working people in the US seem definitely to have been taken to the cleaners by it), and the opposite as good – but the reality is likely a lot more nuanced.
We’ve by some miracle over the past 15 years or so seen a weakening of the Western monolith and a strong shift towards a multipolar world, and have managed to avoid another catastrophic or even civilisation ending world war.
It’s likely that the opening up of global trade and the associated rise of the developing countries has played a large part in this.
The US is heavily indebted to China, but equally (as in the case of Europe) is heavily dependent on sourcing low cost manufactured goods from there and from other developing countries to maintain it’s standard of living.
These countries likewise need the business to achieve a decent standard of living themselves.
Germany ditto as a manufacturing based economy badly needs access to mass markets like China, Russia, India and South Amercia for it’s products – especially cars.
Europe badly needs Russian gas, and Russia and other’s oil is likely an important counterbalance to complete cabal control of oil markets.
Even small countries like ourselves have gained enormously from free trade and the lowering of tariffs.
The point in essence is that if countries were not so interdependent as they have become and were instead glowering at each other from their bunkers we’d probably have seen this war happen years ago.
Runaway globalisation is potentially another serious problem, in that it risks centralising all power – and removing the normal global checks and balances.
The strength that in effect is the result of diversity…
Hence the view expressed in the last that a half way house which would curb the power of/weaken the ability of the EU to interfere in national affairs, but maintain free trade, travel, co-operation etc (if it shakes out the right way) could well be the optimum.
We get sucked into perceiving only the polarities – insularity versus globalism – but the reality may be that both play into the hands of those that most definitely don’t have the greatest good in mind.
The rather hysterical Brexit tendency in the UK is a case in point. It seems unfortunately as above to as somebody said in one of the newspapers ‘to despise detail above all’ – there’s not much sign of joined up thinking in what is essentially a populist appeal for a return to the ‘good old days’ of might is right and empire.
The trouble with this of course is that it was ‘good old days’ only if you were a member of the wealthy elite.
The big question as above is what interest is behind this populist fluff – who actually is driving and funding Brexit…
One bottom line – negativity in absence of mass goodwill and co-operation can always find ways to gain traction no matter how the world is organised – but the polarities of globalism and insularity (both sold by populist appeal as above) seem more likely to play into it’s hands…
That’s as of last night six votes in succession (100% record) that Johnson has lost in the House of Commons – he was voted down again in another attempt to call an election.
The House also passed motions compelling him to publish documentation regarding ‘operation yellowhammer’ or his government’s plans for what happens post Brexit (there’s been nothing but rhetoric from him so far), and communications with his strategists regarding the decision to prorogue parliament – which there’s strong suggestions had been decided upon weeks before it happened while he was publicly denying the possibility.
This on top of the motion forcing him by law to seek a 3 month deferral of Brexit – which by the way the Queen has approved.
There was chaos last night in the house before it closed down – protests all over the place by MPs.
What happens next remains to be seen – but he’s seemingly between a rock and a hard place in respect of the conflict between his public pronouncements (rather be seen dead in a ditch than seek an extension, making noises about possibly breaking the law rather than complying with the mandate of parliament) and the motions passed by parliament.
Parliament is now out of play (?), but there’s quite a lot brewing in the courts and elsewhere by all accounts.
One suggestion is that he’ll resign – leaving somebody else to try to obtain a deal from the EU, and himself in the clear to fight an election.
The latter however may well shake out to be far from what he hoped – it’s very possible the Conservatives (having under his leadership lost so many MPs, and alienated so many supporters) and taken over the Brexit mob’s clothes will see a heavy leakage of more moderate support to ex Conervative MPs running against them, the Lib Dems, Labour, Scottish Nationalists and so on.
It’s tough to figure what’s behind Brexit and the by now clearly desperate efforts of pro-Brexit wing of the Conervative party to achieve it come what may at enormous cost to themselves, the party and the country.
It’s pehaps the lancing of a boil that has for years left the party paralysed, but I don’t necessarily buy the suggestion that it’s driven by an upsurge in popular will.
It’s certainly being sold on its populist and emptional appeal, but there’s pretty clearly a power agenda behind it.
If I had to guess it’s perhaps that the currently under pressure cabal/elite would as before like to see the UK isolated and functioning as a bolt hole/legally ring fenced national entity, a useful and easily controlled ally in military adventures and a haven for funny money and dodgy banking – and not subject to EU efforts to reform banking, employment law etc etc. ie so that the interest of the current elite is protected.
This perhaps as a fall back since the purported EU superstate project while likely the initially preferred option is by now looking a bit rocky – with signs that powerful groups have arisen in many of its countries (especially Germany, Italy and the like) which increasingly want free of the current binding to western bloc/NATO etc geopolitical agenda/constraints (trade embargoes and hostile relationships) to pursue trade with the developing economies.
I’m as before most definitely not a fan of an EU superstate, but equally think that a middle ground permitting free trade and movement of goods is economically hugely important for the average citizen, and to international relationships.
As is the way the interdependence created by international trade likely functions as a powerful means of maintaining peace and heading off the possibility of world war.
No idea if this total picture holds water, but if it does what we’re seeing is a last ditch battle by the hopefully outgoing cabal/elite to come what may keep the UK bound and available as a functioning asset within the old alliance.
On parliamentary procedure and the privy council. There’s actually over 200 members, and it is somewhat Commonwealth oriented – but that of course doesn’t mean that those at the top/setting the agenda are not driving for Brexit.
Johnson as Joseph said didn’t by the way shut down parliament per se – proroguing/closing down is perfectly normal between sessions.
He as most suggest very probably did however bring it forward by several weeks in an attempt to neutralise efforts by the House of Commons to block the no deal Brexit he’s reportedly intent on achieving.
The coming weeks will be interesting. Parliament couldn’t have acted much more decisively to project its combined will – lots of players showed serious commitment at no little personal cost.
The pieces are now on the Board, but it’s unclear how it’s going to play out.
Johnson could blink/be forced by circumstances, and go for a deal with the EU, or seek to be seen to go for a deal he has no intention of permitting to be made, or step aside and let somebody else make the running…
He’d probably like to simply let the clock run down to a no-deal Brexit, the question is whether he’ll be let get away with that…
Given the poison-pill legislation for the last couple of years in UK, in some ways similar to the current US Congress and Senate members, the current Constitutional Monarch in UK has this measure and monarchical power to do as is seen and action suggested will likely reduce that madness on the floor of Parliament London for the good and whole of the Common Wealth.
Consider, too, the other Constitutional Monarchs within the European Union (Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, and, of course, UK to name several more). Germany (today) had their chance to maintain a constitutional monarch or some semblance of one a couple of wars ago but chose world conquest instead and lost. Definitely an item or two to get shaken out of the collective.
Btw, What does this mean for Italy ?
It is telling how few know of power held by royals. And how little the rest know of that power.
I’m curiouser how the mafia connections bear in this and other related matters too.
Epstein’s Blackmail Ring
Ryan Dawson’s done as good a job as any in clarifying the connections. Keeping in mind Brendon O’Connell’s plausible allegations that Bibi’s got kill switches and back doors into 90+% of every operating system in every tech on the planet makes one wonder – er rather wonder less how tightly controlled all systems are (including voting machines) and by who.
This week’s been confusing that way. I had thought Bibi and Liz took their orders from the same family. So what’s the song and dance about with the Donald and Bibi telling the squad no and AIPAC and the suddenly brave congress telling Bibi that he must say yes?
The 21st Century made easy by bzywrk/format AI-bots.
In reality Great Britain is like the other Westernized governments: an expensively financed democracy façade.
21st Century News is essentially is void of substance, FOX included.
Love Boris Johnson’s move!
Queen takes Parliament.
One wonder if the “Queen” requested BJ to make it official.
Oh! This is simply delicious!
The fake pretend democracies are calling out BOO WOO!
by a chorus of fake wannabe attack news poodles!
I never could see The City playing 2nd fiddle to
the Germans; Oops!, I mean EU.
Funny. Going to the “privy”[Outhouse] is the very tip/top of the Up-To-Snuff, Quite Right, Stiff Upper Lip – Oligarchy
(I couldn’t view this video through the site window. HTML5 problem. I had to go to Youtube, download it with Video DownloadHelper, and view it on my computer with VLC.)
A couple of thoughts from my contemplation of Joseph’s video:
Is this a true ‘power pyramid’ in action, with the shots being called from high on the pyramid? (With all the rest being fluff for public consumption.) I do NOT believe for one second that the Brexit referendum would have been allowed to win the ‘vote’ if some high-on-the-pyramid individual had not said, “Make it so!” (with apologies to Captain Picard). It would be naïve to think otherwise. The only question is, therefore: How high on the pyramid did the ‘order’ for splitting England (UK) away from the EU originate? The Queen? The banksters? Anunnaki offspring?
Second, what is the overall plan? With the withdrawal of England (UK) from the EU, it seems to my eyes that we are going to see some reconstitution (ironic word) of the British Commonwealth – with some degrees of ties to America – and some form of “Eurasia.” It is the last which is interesting, because the Brits and later the Americans have fought tooth and nail to keep such an important power bloc from forming.
The events since Trump took the Presidency seem almost ‘calculated’ to drive Russia and China together in mutual defense. And to even cause the EU to huddle with Russia – beginning with oil pipelines, and later in reaction to threats of various ‘punishments’ from Trump. If I were to sit back and just contemplate the moves, I would think that there was a plan to ‘force’ some form of “Eurasia” into being…
Back in the late 80’s I read a book I shared w/a few sharp people. They gave it credence: the 21st Century world would be composed of just a few economic blocks:
The Americas’ was one.
The others were composed geographically as well.
The total was 4 to 5 as I recall.
[prelude to an eventual lower number].
Goshawks, I think your last paragraph is right on the money. Been exactly my impression for a while now. The only thing where I differ is how far back this goes. It goes much further back than the Trump presidency. I would put this back to at least the late eighties when this whole process was put into motion.
And it started with the transfer of technology & industry to China, this was very deliberate by those “higher powers”, with their agents such as Kissinger & Rockefeller being the enablers.
So much of US foreign policy (take the sanctions as just one example) seems counter-productive and ultimately plays into the hands of the Eurasia block.
And like you, I think this is the intended outcome. And also shows that both “sides” are controlled by the same player(s).
BetelgeuseT-1, I agree with you: it is at least since the late eighties. On a strategic level, the US gov’t should have stepped-in and stopped the gutting of US industry. They didn’t. (And yes, I understand the US gov’t is effectively ‘owned’ by corporations, bankster interests, etc. Still…) IMHO, this means the highest levels of the US gov’t were/are complicit with the forming of “Eurasia.” It really makes me wonder what the PTB’s strategic plans are…
The art of divide et impera is to polarize, and then consolidate. That is mind control.
Most are unable to understand, being mesmerized by the icing on the cake.
They get taken in, by Punch and Judy, not perceiving, that pretender makes both voices.
Does anyone remember who the NAU was scrapped? The North American Union was supposed to be a fait accompli–until Canada had a referendum on the matter in an election and rejected it altogether. Frankly, I thought then the NAU was the Deep State’s original platform for replacing the failing and ending FRA of 1913–only to see the Canadian people say “no”. Is it possible the real veto was from the Canadian’s–but from the Royal Crown?
How did the word ‘who’ get into this post? It was supposed to be ‘how’. I proof-read this one before posting…. Sometimes I make mistakes–but not always… And, not this time.
OC, you didn’t proof-read the last sentence…. 🙂
Perhaps… I realized the missing ‘not’ after I posted the last comment. It’s possible I missed this one because of it’s size. I’ll take it on the chin for this one.
But I am now reconsidering the whole NAU “intervention” mechanism as discussed in recent history now. One wonders if someone tampered with the proposed policy at the ballot box to prevent it rather than the dirty prospect of a repeal.
It’s still on, just on-hold.
The Americas as an economic block is what I think a step in “their” plan is going to be.
The whole earth economic system DOD.
Earth’s economy must be based upon:
[dead on arrival]
I think this dead rock economy was seeded by off-world owners w/course corrections through time. It is a dumb system geared towards extinction. But, on the plus side, the technologies are boosted; albeit in directions & form purposed by the financial imperatives.
Directly opposed to a living Earth economy.
And much more recently, in 2008, Canadian parliament was prorogued during the Stephen Harper gov’t.
Yep the center piece of this mess is “Lizzy”, she asked someone to give her three good reasons why the UK should be in the EU, that’s “GAME OVER” folks right there.
Actually the LACK of suspension (“prorogation”) by former PM May was the exception. The House of Commons sits in “sessions” that generally last about a year and the current session has lasted over 2 years, apparently the longest since the 1600s. The suggestion that the initiative actually came from the Privy Council is interesting. Though the prorogation option has been discussed in recent weeks, it was surprising to see the speed with which the announcements came out on the same day, i.e. PM Johnson’s proposal, the calling of the Privy Council (at Balmoral in Scotland) and their approval of prorogation. Whether or not this will be significant for Brexit remains to be seen.
PS The European Space Agency does not require EU membership since Switzerland is a member. But it is financially and technically dominated by Germany, and actual rocket launches take place in French Guyana, the French territory in South America. So that conditions things considerably.
Good analysis Dr. Farrell.
I do believe you are correct about the “Privy Council”. If indeed there is any type of fiscal or dominion loss (or gain) to be had, then of course these individuals have a lot to lose (attain). Though I am contrary to your notion that this is space related. This seems to be an internal dispute between those powerful Anglo-families and individuals that operate in the shadows (and have more power than I could ever imagine). Those “nameless” elite obviously have something to gain from this and my observation says it is more terrestrial based. Exiting the European Union would allow Britain to dictate it’s own fate. It would make them a “rogue” entity of sorts (as I believe avarice and opulence supersedes any kind of “nationalism” or “repatriation” of will and culture). If the United States is somehow involved (which no doubt they are), then methinks that something very odious is happening and this is nothing but a ruse to deflect attention. What that might be? I could conjecture ad nauseam. However, if I were to fathom a thought, it would go along the lines that they finally have their coupling in place. That coupling is, well, a “finally” perfected global surveillance and absolute military hegemony that likes this world has never seen. As I have no evidence (not even circumstantial) these are whimsical fancies of an outlier who admits to knowing nothing.
Correction Matthew the Anglo-Saxon elite was iced or dispossess after 1066 at best Anglo-Norman more likely plain Norman elite. Anglo mainly fronts for the real masters of Britain.
I truthfully do not understand your response as it is not germane to my comment. However, since this is about a semantic, the term Anglo is anyone from Europe. Irrelevant from nationality (i.e.,: White Skinned Decent). “Anglo” can mean: Anglo-American, Anglo-French, Anglo-Celt, Anglo-Norman, Anglo-Norman-French, Anglo-Saxon. Please understand, I do not know you (or anyone – nor your true intent – but for posterity, know that I always side with cynicism) on this website. Please do not assume that I am another benighted fool.