Understanding Britain’s Political Crisis

The Austere Future of the Failed Empire

In the last five years, Britain has had four Prime Ministers: only one of whom, Boris Johnson, was elected by the general public; and even then the English, not the more sensible and humane Welsh or Scots. The others were imposed upon the public by the members of the Conservative Party and by Tory MPs. The unelected Theresa May took over from the elected David Cameron in 2016, holding a snap election in 2017, which she lost. Yet, she clung to power in a minority Tory government until mid-2019, when the elites within the Tory party, known as the 1922 Committee, kicked her out.

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T. J. Coles is director of the Plymouth Institute for Peace Research and the author of several books, including Voices for Peace (with Noam Chomsky and others) and  Fire and Fury: How the US Isolates North Korea, Encircles China and Risks Nuclear War in Asia (both Clairview Books).

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