Boris Johnson’s entire image as PM is that he’s the champion of the will of the British public standing up to a corrupt and self-serving Parliament that holds the opinions of the British public in contempt.
It’s building on the frustrations of people that politicians don’t care about them, and Boris has used that to cynically craft his image such that this unprecedented and disgusting prorogation of Parliament at a time of deep political and national crisis can be justified as himself trying to stop Parliament from suspending the democratic will of the electorate regarding Brexit.
It’s no coincidence that the people on my social media feeds that I’ve seen most praising Johnson are the exact people who even a year ago were openly saying they don’t vote because politicians are all the same and never listen to anyone.
It’s as obvious as it is fucking disgusting. There is no mandate for a No Deal Brexit, no matter what Johnson, Farage and their rich cronies have managed to convince people they actually voted for when they voted Leave.
Parliament’s job is to legislate in the wellbeing and best interest of the citizens of this country. Their job is not to be held hostage by the fanatical whims of a slim minority of extremists.