Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Well, tomorrow we'll find ourselves with Boris Johnston announced as UK Prime Minister.

So, we're still in silly season where mad things are being suggested which might throw spanners in th works. And, of course, if we're being totally silly, the LibDems have a new leader as well promising the she will oppose brexit with every fibre of her being. Which, given their recent record of supporting the Tories, is quite seet really.

Even madder, the scuttlebutt is talking of anything between 2 and 11 Tories resigning to join the LibDems rather than support a Boris-led Tory Government, leading to a vote of no-confidence and a General Election in September/October. The evidence for this seems to be 2 or 3 people who were never going to be asked refusing to be Ministers in a Boris Cabinet.

Pardon me if I think people are getting a little over-excited. Tories are ammoral scum who would happily eat their granny on live TV if it meant they got to keep their seat and directorships for another electoral cycle.

Whatever disasters await the country, the Tories will happily sign up for it, they aren't the rebellious kind. Still, it allows journos to fill column inches in breathless manner.

My advice : Believe nothing till it happens. And even then look closely

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jul 22nd, 2019 at 06:10:47 PM EST
So Boris will become Prime Minister and Parliament will immediately go on summer vacation until Sept. 4th?

Do I have that right?

If I do, good thing there's nothing important happening.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Mon Jul 22nd, 2019 at 06:34:14 PM EST
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Sadly no. There seems to be a mood that any newly appointed members of the Cabinet will say around Westminster and take command of their brief. This means that civil servants leave will be cancelled, which will impact family holidays and is going to go down like a cup of cold sick with the people the Tories need to be onside to get their shit done.

Of course, I imagine Boris will go on holiday, cos he's a lazy waste of space

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jul 22nd, 2019 at 07:13:06 PM EST
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I heard that a group of folks who actually want to accomplish something in July and August pooled and purchased his vacation tickets and accommodations.  To Timbuktu.  In a 737 Max.
by rifek on Tue Jul 23rd, 2019 at 02:54:36 AM EST
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ha, I'd have contributed if asked

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jul 23rd, 2019 at 07:33:41 AM EST
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