There Must be a New Election
Premier Boris Johnson has lost all confidence. Therefore, the parliament wants to hedge against possible tricks. Nevertheless, there can and should soon be a new election.
How is power justified? That is perhaps the most important issue of politics. Dictatorships and monarchies can topple over a lack of justification. But democracies lose their soul. They owe their existence to the demand that the powerful have to justify why they should be given power. This happens through elections and it happens in Parliament.
The British government is currently lacking the justification for its power. Their prime minister was not elected by the people, but only by the members of an outdated, shrinking party for years. On the second parliamentary day of his short term, this premier has squandered a tiny voting majority, which in any case was scarcely sustained only with the support of the Northern Irish Right Wing Party DUP. On top of that, Johnson also tried to escape justification from the House.
That’s why it would be good if there were new elections. In his first weeks in office, Boris Johnson has shown himself to be a premier who lies and shamelessly deceives, intrigues and deceives in order to secure his power. Johnson also listens to a consultant who is ready to pursue his strategy with downright inhuman brutality. It is high time British voters had the opportunity to decide whether to give this politician power to determine the fate of the country.
It is apparently part of Johnson’s lies and deceptions that he tries to force these elections, even though he claims he does not want them. On Wednesday evening, the MPs have once blocked this way. He did not get the necessary two-thirds majority for a new election. The defeat is already the result of the distrust with which his colleagues meet the Prime Minister after his first weeks in office.