Johnny The House Elf

On this edition of the United Kingdom’s Most Trusted Podcast® James and Toby lament the latest news from the House of Commons and the actions of the Speaker of the House, AKA, Johnny the House Elf.

And then because we are Ricochet, our gents submit to the questions of the membership in an International Edition of Question Time. Want to participate in future grillings? Then join us!

 

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There are 6 comments.

  1. Joe D. Lincoln

    Man, it would be great to hear that you two got appointed to the House of Lords…

    • #1
    • September 10, 2019, at 1:44 PM PST
    • 3 likes
  2. Snirtler Member

    @jamesdelingpole, one more question for you and Toby:

    Given that the no-deal law compels Boris Johnson to request the EU for an extension if the UK and EU are unable to agree on a deal by Oct 19th, should he resign when Parliament returns in mid-October and try to force matters to come to a head that way? (source here)

    A Corbyn government or caretaker government led by a figure like Ken Clarke may come into power–within the 14 days the opposition has to form a new government under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, but it would be their fingerprints on the extension, instead of Johnson’s and the Tories’. He can then campaign in the ensuing general election, which would happen no sooner than November, that he kept his promise not to seek a further postponement of Brexit and that he was thwarted by the remainers in Parliament.

    • #2
    • September 10, 2019, at 9:21 PM PST
    • 1 like
  3. colleenb Member

    I didn’t get a question in like that @#!! @stad but I continue to wonder why the heck the Labour Party doesn’t get rid of Jeremy Corbyn and therefore have a better chance of getting a majority? Is there no one else that Labour has or all they all just as bad as he (or is that him?)? 

    • #3
    • September 11, 2019, at 8:17 AM PST
    • 1 like
  4. colleenb Member

    Also I kept hearing good things about the Speaker so I just assumed he was a Remainer and anti-Brexiteer. But of course Boris Johnson is trying to get rid of the Constitution but the Speaker is not. Sounds like a British James Comey.

    • #4
    • September 11, 2019, at 8:19 AM PST
    • 2 likes
  5. Taras Coolidge

    colleenb (View Comment):

    I didn’t get a question in like that @#!! @stad but I continue to wonder why the heck the Labour Party doesn’t get rid of Jeremy Corbyn and therefore have a better chance of getting a majority? Is there no one else that Labour has or all they all just as bad as he (or is that him?)?

    As I understand it, the Labour Party changed the rules to give the “grassroots” a greater voice—and the Labour grassroots is full of noxious weeds!

    • #5
    • September 11, 2019, at 11:21 AM PST
    • 2 likes
  6. Taras Coolidge

    colleenb (View Comment):

    Also I kept hearing good things about the Speaker so I just assumed he was a Remainer and anti-Brexiteer. But of course Boris Johnson is trying to get rid of the Constitution but the Speaker is not. Sounds like a British James Comey.

    Remainers, like American Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans, believe the purpose of democracy is to give the masses the feeling they have a hand in political decisions — not to actually give them a real role.

    • #6
    • September 11, 2019, at 11:26 AM PST
    • 2 likes