Boris Johnson claims ‘deep state’ plot against Brexit — Analysis
Prime Minister of the UK, who is due to step down in September, warned his successors that they could attempt to join the EU
Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister claimed Monday in Parliament that Labour Party and so-called “deep state”Johnson would like to join the European Union after he retires in September. Labour leader Keir Starmer called Johnson’s comments “delusional.”
The Conservative Party’s contest for Johnson’s replacement is currently at full swing. On Monday, Johnson won a confidence vote, which ensured that he would remain in power until September when his party named a successor. This was in reaction to Johnson’s Labour Party motion of censure.
“Some people will say as I leave office that this is the end of Brexit… and the leader of the opposition and the deep state will prevail in its plot to haul us back into alignment with the EU as a prelude to our eventual return,”Johnson was elected before the election.
“We on this side of the House will prove them wrong, won’t we?”He continued in the same question, directed at Tory MPs.
Former US President Donald Trump has made the term a favorite of his. “deep state”This is an expression that refers to the unelected legions of intelligence operatives, government bureaucrats and aides who work to influence policy. Trump has repeatedly charged these officials with working against his agenda during his presidency.
Johnson named Starmer and the Scottish independence movement as the players in the supposed “deep state”plotted, but didn’t point fingers at anyone in the civil service.
Starmer was a campaigner for an additional referendum in 2019, aimed at discrediting the vote of 2016 to leave the EU. However, Starmer has now changed his mind about Brexit. Starmer described the outcome of the referendum in this way: “catastrophic,” he vowed earlier this month not to attempt to bring the UK back into the EU’s single market or customs union, and said that he would “make Brexit work.”
Johnson was skeptical. “Be in no doubt, if he were ever to come to power with his hopeless coalition of Liberal Democrats and Scottish nationalists, he would try to do so again at the drop of a hat,”Prime Minister said that Starmer and his failures to succeed in their attempts at “overturn the will of the people.”
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“The delusion is never-ending,”Starmer replied. “What a relief for the country that they finally got round to sacking him.”
Only three people are still in contention to replace Johnson. One candidate will be eliminated after the penultimate round ends on Wednesday. Rishi Sunak, former chancellor and trade minister, is currently leading the vote count. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Penny Mordaunt are in second and third place respectively.
Once the list is narrowed down to two candidates, the Conservative Party’s 150,000 or so members nationwide will take part in a postal vote to determine a winner.