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London Bridge is burning down

Thomas C. Famous. Photo: Provided
Nicola F. Sturgeon of Scotland will lead a referendum for independence from England in October of 2023. Photo: Provided
Nicola F. Sturgeon of Scotland will lead a referendum for independence from England in October of 2023. Photo: Provided
Opposition Leader Kier R. Starmer has exposed the lies and weak leadership of 3 Tory PMs. Photo: Provided
Opposition Leader Kier R. Starmer has exposed the lies and weak leadership of 3 Tory PMs. Photo: Provided
Thomas C. Famous

The Parliament of Westminister in London is considered “The Mother of all Parliaments.” For over 900 years laws have been passed inside of those chambers that governed not just how England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland were run, but the entirety of the British Empire.

Even in the post-colonial era, the Westminster system is still the defacto system of governance in most of the 54 countries that form the Commonwealth of Nations spread around the world.

Yet, in the year 2022, the term “British Democracy” is slowly proving to be oxymoronic in nature. As each week passes by it becomes increasingly clear that those who sit in positions of power in the United Kingdom are on the verge of political civil war.

For the entirety of 2022, the world has witnessed the ruling Conservative party proving to be bereft of discipline, direction and democracy. When someone like Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson could seemlessly move form scandal to scandal, without sanction, it was clearly a red flag of what was to come.

In July when the excuses could no longer be tolerated, there was a mass exodus of ministers from the Johnson administration. This then prompted a leadership race between Rishi Sunak and Mary Elizabeth Truss aka Liz.

A series of debates around the UK showed that Liz Truss was seriously out of her depth. Despite her obvious political shortcomings, she was portrayed in the media as the second coming of Margaret Thatcher, and sixty per cent of conservative members voted for her. On September 6, 2022, she became the very last British PM to be received by Queen Elizabeth II.

The penny drops

Within one month, it was crystal clear that the experiment of Liz Truss equated to; rising mortgage rates, an increased deficit of 50 Billion pounds, and the devaluation of the UK currency. On October 20, 2022, after only 45 days as PM, she was forced from office.

Yet another example when right wing media hype goes wrong.

Within hours, a campaign for the return of Boris Johnson, yes the same gent that ignited this disaster, began in earnest. At the same time, Rishi Sunak gathered scores of endorsements from his fellow MPs.

On Monday, October 24, 2022, it was announced by Sir Graham Brady of the 1922 Committee that Sunak was the only candidate who met the required 100 letters of support. Therefore, he became the unelected PM of the UK and its Territories. The third PM in 4 months, and the very first British Asian leader.

Rightly or wrongly, within hours of this announcement, it became evident that a large proportion of the country did not accept this as a legitimate appointment, and began demanding a General Election.


In the other three nations of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, it has become evident that the facade of a unified kingdom is slowly unraveling.

Scottish First Minister Nicola F. Sturgeon, of the Scottish National Party (SNP), has recently made two major declarations. The first that there must be a General Election called for the UK. The second and most significant, that Scotland will hold a referendum for independence on Thursday, October 19, 2023.

In Northern Ireland, the frail political truce between the Tory-backed Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and the pro-republican Sinn Fein fell apart on Friday, October 28, 2022, when the DUP willfully failed to form part of an executive. By law, there now has to be yet another election for the Parliament of Stormont held within 12 weeks.

This will be their second election in 2022 alone.

Viewing this constant ongoing political chaos in the UK, one can see that the independent nations and Overseas Territories are much better examples of political stability.

4 Responses to “London Bridge is burning down”

  • Yep (03/11/2022, 11:37) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
  • E. Leonard (03/11/2022, 12:50) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Even if London Bridge is not structurally deficient, it is at least functionally obsolete. The Westminster system is flawed, eg, the separation of powers doctrine, etc. The Prime Minister, Premier, Chief, etc, must be directly elected by a majority of people, not Parliament, HoA, or Legislative Council, and answerable to the people, not fellow elected members. The current system of appointing Prime Minister, Premier, and Chief Minister is an ‘electoral college’ of sort. The people, the many, not a few elected members, should be selecting the top government leader. He who has gold makes the rules. PM Sunak may project the desire that he wants to look out for the interest of all the people. However, he is a conservative and a member of the 90/10 money club, ie, 10% earns 90% of the money, and is answerable to the wealthy class. If Sunak were to stand a chance of getting appointed by Parliament after the next constitutionally due election, if an election is not call sooner, he has to tow the line of the wealthy. On both sides of pond and for a minority to be fully accepted into Conservative Party in the UK or the Republican Party in the US, he/she must fully embrace the conservative orthodoxy, betray who they are, and tack hard to the right well beyond their fellow White conservatives. They are expected to do and say the things that others cannot say publicly. They provide cover and concealment for others.
    • Political Scientist (04/11/2022, 10:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The Conservatives and Labour and the Republican and Democrats are one side of a coin. As you noted in another post, the Conservatives/Republicans sink the minority and marginalized ship; Liberals/Democrats, rearranges chairs on the sinking ship. Who is the worst poison? The Conservatives/Republicans telling up and in your face what they believe and think or the Liberals/Democrats who are stealth in their approach. People must stop being used as a tool to undermine the interest of their own people.
  • sir (03/11/2022, 13:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You have managed to avoid the real. Okay

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