Unrobing the Emperors and other matters of concern. An author's blog - begun in January 2016 - revealing political deception in the UK - paving the way to The Road to Corbyn (2016, Matador) and Dying to Know - Running through a Pandemic (2022, Matador). Also updates on my work in progress: 'Mine to Die', an unusual work of local history with global ethical importance.
Saturday, 24 July 2021
DEADWOOD IN THE COMMONS - DAWN BUTLER SPEAKS TRUTH TO POWER
Explore my blogposts over nearly two years and you will see I have been consistently nailing this man who masquerades as prime minister for what he is - a liar and a rogue who is now responsible for the unnecessary deaths of around 150,000 British citizens. Engels called such behaviour 'social murder'.
Last year, the Leader of the Opposition, Keir Starmer, failed to rise to the occasion. He declined to call out the prime minister; he colluded in the policies that amounted to the pursuit of herd immunity without a vaccine. Eventually, Starmer's voice became critical but by then who was listening? And the critique was weak.
This week, a Labour MP, Dawn Butler, called out the prime minister for what he is - a liar - but this you are not allowed to do in the House of Commons. She had to withdraw from the chamber for the day. Not a peep of support followed from her leader, Keir Starmer.
Dawn Butler speaking truth to power in the House of Commons last Thursday
But today, SKWAWKBOX revealed that Labour party members will receive a begging email from HQ in which the praise for Dawn Butler and the condemnation of Boris Johnson flows in full fashion. SKWAWKBOX holds the Labour Party in contempt for such hypocrisy. So do I. As you know from my
But party leader Keir
Starmer promptly stuck his head in the sand (or somewhere requiring a
little more contortion) and has not said a word in public about her
courageous action to draw public attention to Johnson's habitual dishonesty over the
pandemic and more.
Until, that is, Starmer and his machine tried
to beg cash from Labour members off the back of Butler's display
of spine and integrity.
While Starmer stayed
schtum in public, party members received emails begging for cash -
specifically on the back of Butler's stand:
You might have seen
what happened to Dawn Butler in the House of Commons this week, when she
was thrown out of the Chamber for calling Boris Johnson a liar.
We want to be clear-
Boris Johnson has a well-established, and well known, track record of
being very economical with the truth. These are some of his greatest
Sacked by the Times
newspaper for making up quotes.
In 2004, Michael Howard
sacked him after he lied about an affair.
Johnson said on live
radio “£60m I saw was being spaffed up the wall on some investigation
into historic child abuse”. His comments were a prominent news story at
the time. He denies ever saying them.
His ‘Garden Bridge’
Project as Mayor of London cost over £43million of public money. He tried
to blame the project on Sadiq Khan.
He has been pulled into
a whole saga of sleaze surrounding multi million pound renovations to his
Downing Street flat, and links to dubious Conservative donors.
“We’ve got a huge new
Towns Fund which is going to be giving £3.6 billion altogether”.
According to Channel 4's FactCheck, only £1.3 billion was new money, a
fact that came from the government’s own press release.
When we knock on doors
across the region, voters tell us that they do not trust Boris Johnson to
tell the truth. They are right.
With a donation from
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the past, who although we may not have supported, always treated the
public fairly. He is a liar, he treats the British public with contempt
and we need to be brave in calling him out.
But doesn't it just sum
up the entire Starmer regime that they'll say nothing in public for fear
of offending the Establishment and Tory voters - yet will sidle in on the
back of Butler's name and courage to try to sponge cash from members.
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