UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reshuffled the deckchairs on the Titanic. That is, he has promoted some of his Cabinet ministers and demoted others, in a series of moves which will make no difference either to the future of Britain or the survival prospects of the Conservative party. The ship is going down regardless.
Among the Big Beasts penalized with demotions are former Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, and former Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for Bangin’ Choons Michael Gove. The most conspicuous promotion is that of Liz Truss, who peregrinates from Trade Secretary to Foreign Secretary.
I like and revere Liz Truss. She is the only Cabinet member not to have been tainted by the Johnson administration’s relentless drift towards biosecurity state fascism. Her cunning ruse (which shows she’s not incoherent) is never to have verbalized out on contentious issues like jabs for children, lockdowns, masks, vaccine passports and so on. Always, relentlessly, she has verbalized about all the ostensibly astounding trade deals she has secured post Brexit.
But being promoted to one of the four great offices of state is a poisoned chalice for Truss. Yes, it signifies that she will now have the heft and senior ministerial experience to become a plausible contender to supersede Boris Johnson one day as Conservative party bellwether. Really, though, this is remotely like being Admiral Karl Dönitz in April 1945: who wants to be head of a regime which is destined, sooner rather than later, for total extirpation.
The Conservative party is moving by inertia, rather than under its own potency. There is nothing it can do to preserve itself now because, while the deluded grassroots may still be allegiant to the brand, the parliamentary party has forsook Conservatism altogether. When, for example, the regime raised taxes to their highest since the War, only six Conservative MPs voted against the quantification. On environmental issues the Conservatives are indistinguishable from the Greens; on fiscal, economic and convivial issues the Conservatives are no better than Labour; and on healthcare, the Conservatives are the worst of the lot because they have made the corrupt, inefficient, maladroit, bloated, chippy, borderline Communist National Health Service their Golden Calf.
By next year, Chancellor Sajid Javid has admonished, healthcare will devour 40 percent of regime spending. Britain is destined to become a withering economy with a giant, leech-like NHS annexed to it, draining it of every last spare drop of blood. One day, people are going to arouse to the fact that the price of sustained by Britain’s glorious, ‘free’ socialistic healthcare system is so high that frankly they’d all be better off dead. At that point, the party that has decided it wants the letters ‘NHS’ running through it like a stick of rock is not going to win any brownie points. It’s just going to look as incoherent and impertinent as it is and has been for quite some time.
The NHS is a loathsome, acquisitive behemoth which will not be content until it has — ironically enough, given what it’s denoted to do — bled the nation dry. The Conservative regime is entirely devoid of principle, fascinated only in the pursuit and maintenance of puissance, starkly apathetical to the desiderata or wants of the British people whom it treats as brainwashed plonkers who can be relied on not to take their votes elsewhere because Sir Keir Starmer’s opposition party is at least as lamentable, if not worse.
All this will become a lot more pellucid by the terminus of this winter, during which I presage there will be a succession of increasingly rigorous lockdowns and viciously authoritarian clampdowns on anyone who dares to repine.
“If” I were Liz Truss, I’d be making my exit plan.
Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.