Bojo/Brexit News Links 25 September 2019

25 September 2019 • 23:15 — The New Dark Age

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Corbyn cuts through the Brexit chaos and media noise during BBC interview

Britain: political crisis deepens as Supreme Court intervenes
http://www.marxist.com/britain-political-crisis-deepens-as-supreme-court-intervenes.htm

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UK Supreme Court rules Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament illegal

25 September 2019 — WSWS

By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden

British politics entered uncharted waters yesterday as the Supreme Court—the UK’s highest judicial body—declared illegal Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s authoritarian prorogation of parliament.

Far from resolving the crisis over Brexit, the ruling has set in motion what one political commentator described as a “constitutional earthquake.”

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The Supreme Court, Proroguing & Dangerous Precedents Remainers celebrating the ruling need to consider the greater implications of a judiciary that enforces policy, not law

24 September 2019 — Off Guardian

By Kit Knightly

The Supreme Court has ruled against Boris Johnson’s proroguing of Parliament. Because of course they did, because they were always going to.

People all over the country are celebrating this ruling, but one can’t help but feel that comes from the perspective of not fully understanding what it could mean, down the line.

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Prorogation: Judicial Blowback

24 September 2019 — Craig Murray

The Tory government, under both May and Johnson, has made plain its contempt for the rule of law repeatedly, and not only over the prorogation of parliament. In the last few days we have seen the Tories admit to illegal sales of arms to Saudi Arabia, in direct breach of a ruling by the Court of Appeal, for which “accident” Liz Truss gave a completely fake apology.

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Something interesting about Rees-Mogg and a broken oath

20 September 2019 — True Publica

Something interesting about Rees-Mogg and a broken oath

By Anthony Barnett: We in the UK are on the verge of embracing, if only through resignation, disbelief, tabloid pugilism and sheer damn tiredness, a new variant of despotism. One that will be policed and lubricated by state surveillance if it succeeds – a danger that Paul Mason set out in the Guardian. The comic photo-opportunities of Prime Minister Johnson with a bull and a kipper are contrived. Their aim to encourage us to lower our guard and regard his government as irrational bluster and boosterism. Whereas he and his hedge-fund backers seek to turn us into the playthings of deregulated capitalism.

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