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The coup d'etat marches on.
She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
If he could muster a majority for a Tory toady speaker, he would. But he can't. So it will be a Labour MP.
It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue
- Queen Elizabeth II
COME TO FIND OUT, from opposition presses hither and yon, all the candidates--even Navalny's "Smart Vote" vanguard-- are United Russia m-m-moles.
Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
Bercow has timed his resignation so that it is the current Parliament, the one in which Boris can't manage to pull together a majority, that will vote for the new Speaker. Boris will be most unlikely to get himself a biddable Speaker.
Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
"I don't like Parliament, I'm going to teach it a lesson" - he gets thousands out on the streets and appalls many in his own party.
"I don't like rebels, I'm going to teach them a lesson" - he nukes his own majority.
"I don't like Bercow, I'm going to teach him a lesson" - Bercow guarantees the next Speaker won't be any more pliant.
He's a political imbecile. He doesn't even have Trump's ironclad pathological narcissism. When his brother resigned he was apparently very upset.
So his next gambit will probably be "I don't like the law, I'm going to teach it a lesson."
And we'll see how that works out for him.
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