Boris Johnson’s response dripping with the arrogance that led him to suspend Parliament
No apology for breaking the law. Only sorry he got caught
— Caroline Lucas (@CarolineLucas) September 24, 2019
Boris Johnson is wittering on not only about how much he loves the "blue sky" of New York but also praising the freedom enjoyed by everyone who "obeys the law" in the US and UK, irony is dead
— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) September 24, 2019
Unbelievable hearing a clueless chancer like Johnson saying he doesn’t agree with 11 Supreme Court judges. Who the hell does he think he is?
— Tim Walker (@ThatTimWalker) September 24, 2019
Well, Boris Johnson, that’s sound you can hear is the country taking back control, the sound of Parliament being sovereign again. pic.twitter.com/SJdbCuUe5A
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) September 24, 2019
Remind me who supported Boris as PM? https://t.co/WxT4OhUTuK
— John Crace (@JohnJCrace) September 24, 2019
WATCH: Explosive stuff from Dominic Grieve who tells me:
– Boris Johnson should resign
– He has done a 'vast amount of damage' and 'dishonoured himself'
– Dominic Cummings should quit or be sacked
– Cummings is 'willing to see anything smashed' and 'isn't fit' to be in govt. pic.twitter.com/FTD5ApOjkD
— Shehab Khan (@ShehabKhan) September 24, 2019
Honestly, if Johnson doesn’t resign over this then there is no single issue any future PM will ever be required to resign over again.
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) September 24, 2019
Pressure building on Corbyn to call a no confidence vote to trigger a General Election to oust Johnson should he ignore the Labour leader's call to resign. 31 October complicates the timing, obvs
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) September 24, 2019
Last night: Labour hands Corbyn his Brexit fudge
Taking a sabbatical from Labour conference to head back to London for tomorrow’s Supreme Court ruling.
At 10:30 justices deliver their decision. Did Boris Johnson mislead the queen and unlawfully gag MPs over Brexit? Tomorrow is no small moment in the history of our country.
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) September 23, 2019
Tomorrow morning we find out whether we have arbitrary government, or not
Whether prime minister has absolute power to suspend parliament on a whim, or not
Whether the rule of law and the separation of powers are fundamental constitutional principles, or not
— David Allen Green (@davidallengreen) September 23, 2019
And talking of no small moments, today in Brighton is being compared to this…
— Sky News (@SkyNews) September 23, 2019
Labour's leadership may have failed in the "drive by shooting" of Tom Watson (using his colourful words) but they have totally stitched up NEC and conference Brexit votes – by making sure their supporters were largely in the room, and keeping out those pesky…
— Robert Peston (@Peston) September 23, 2019
It beggars belief – from a practical and principled point of view – that Corbyn thinks he can go through a General Election without saying if he backs Remain or Leave. @theSNP position is unequivocally #stopBrexit https://t.co/4Io2Ud7JZJ
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) September 23, 2019
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) September 23, 2019
Labour conference votes for a party position of Brexit neutrality and a one-day conference to decide their position AFTER a General Election…and then they start singing “Oh, Jeremy Corbyn.”
What a complete shitshow. It’s like Labour want to lose the election.
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) September 23, 2019
Real problem with Labour’s decision isn’t that it’s bad policy but bad politics. Why? Voters will think they’re being tricked. Lab’s admitted they’ll choose a side eventually, so for now they can tell everyone, lottery-style, ‘it could be you!’. It sounds dishonest, because it is
— Jonathan Lis (@jonlis1) September 23, 2019
This editorial from the Guardian is so bad it is a work of art.https://t.co/l3oi71ZCyh
— JWTheSpa (@SpaJw) September 23, 2019
Still, it shouldn't be forgotten that Corbyn is giving remainers exactly what they want. A referendum with remain on the ballot (which wasn't certain a year ago), with a soft Brexit option as the leave offer.
That might be a problem for Corbyn. But it isn't a problem for them.
— Lewis Goodall (@lewis_goodall) September 23, 2019
In a sense, on Brexit, Labour really does speak for the people of Britain, by not having a fucking clue.
— Hugo Rifkind (@hugorifkind) September 23, 2019
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) September 23, 2019
Barnier: “based on current UK thinking, it is difficult to see how we arrive at a legally operable solution that fulfils all the objectives of the backstop.” https://t.co/0U65MaOT2X
— David Phinnemore (@DPhinnemore) September 23, 2019
and oh dear…
Boris Johnson refuses six times to answer questions about claims of a conflict of interest over £126,000 of grants awarded to US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri https://t.co/XYIdNsw0LE
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) September 23, 2019
Jennifer Arcuri's husband says they left the UK because of Brexit https://t.co/ej8QK3dn8S
— Otto English (@Otto_English) September 23, 2019
Oh for goodness sake can’t a married, middle aged man, in a powerful job with an indeterminate number of children,have a much younger woman as a best friend, who he visits in her flat & accompanies him on overseas trips funded by the tax payer, anymore? https://t.co/GwYZzwGhEJ
— Nicky Clark (@MrsNickyClark) September 22, 2019
This should fill all those BBC staffers who joined in the nauseating send-off for Humphrys with shame. They knew what was clear to every Today listener, that his refusal to brief himself on even the basics of Brexit was a betrayal of the Reithian mission to educate and inform. https://t.co/3UB8Im6UQJ
— Simon Nixon (@Simon_Nixon) September 23, 2019
This is it. This is their last chance to get things right. The alternative is Trump gets carte blanche to cheat in the next election, and he will. https://t.co/ApiLraN7wX
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) September 23, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) September 23, 2019
Didn’t see that coming…
GOP Challenger Bill Weld out here calling for the Death Penalty for trump's treason in the Ukraine Whistleblower scandal:
"That is treason. It’s treason pure and simple, and the penalty for treason under the U.S. code is death."
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) September 23, 2019
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said allowing Congress to see a whistleblower complaint would set a "terrible precedent." Others say it's required by law. https://t.co/CcuNpuW3RI
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) September 23, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) September 23, 2019
Donald Trump complained at the UN that he’d get a Nobel Prize “for a lot of things if they gave them out fairly.” Trump is absolutely right — if they awarded Nobel Prizes for being the world’s biggest asshole.
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) September 23, 2019
Sisi, like Kim, Putin, Erdogan and others really is Trump's idea of a model ruler. https://t.co/2VgbIWmFqZ
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 23, 2019
glad we're all agreed that it's untoward for the children of elected officials to profit off the connection to their parents pic.twitter.com/tAaeEVKvHr
— Tim Dickinson (@7im) September 23, 2019
"From Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton to George W. Bush, America has a rich recent history of letting its presidents off the hook for bad behavior," writes @joelmmathis. "We are paying for that leniency now."https://t.co/5U1Tjvp9q6
— The Week (@TheWeek) September 23, 2019
Trump was scheduled to skip the #UNClimateSummit in NYC altogether to chair a session on worldwide religious persecution (stop laughing), but at the last minute he and VP Mike Pence decided to make a surprise appearance to sit in the audience and look bored. pic.twitter.com/8bWDU31vEL
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) September 23, 2019
Trump is snubbing a UN climate change event to instead speak about "religious freedom," and Fox & Friends' panel on this topic is two virulent homophobes, Tony Perkins and Robert Jeffress. pic.twitter.com/TyKFdczDLb
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) September 23, 2019
Greta Thunberg tearfully tells world leaders at UN: ‘You have stolen my dreams' pic.twitter.com/6bo7kmE2t2
— The Independent (@Independent) September 23, 2019
On the Nobel Prize, I’ll take the kid in back and give the points. https://t.co/ryK2gt6AbL
— stuart stevens (@stuartpstevens) September 23, 2019
The CEO of Danske Bank, which laundered billions of dirty Russian money, has gone missing.https://t.co/mQBcMnuaon
— Scott Stedman (@ScottMStedman) September 23, 2019