Raaaaannnntttt…… STOP CALLING IT TORY CORRUPTION!!!
It’s not – it’s ESTABLISHMENT corruption.
The 3rd November 2021 ‘Parliamentary Standards’ vote – a Tory government attempt to remove provisions to meaningfully punish ANY MP’s caught blatantly abusing their positions of power – was won by a mere 18 votes.
Here’s a list of MP’s that either abstained or were absent for the vote.
It includes 27 Labour MP’s, 13 SNP MP’s and, notably, 97 Tories (13 Tories also rebelled and voted against).
In other words, with no ‘opposition’ abstention or absences, the vote would have gone the other way. There’s no way that all of those MP’s were ill or otherwise unable to attend such a serious and controversial vote.
Clearly, it’s not just the Tories that benefit from this far reaching vote that Boris Johnson had the brass neck to push through. It’s the utterly corrupt, establishment shielding UK political system as a whole. Absolutely all of the main parties know this and are quietly fine with it, even if it doesn’t sit well with individual MP’s beliefs and consciences.
Everything else – especially establishment PM in waiting Keir Starmer’s latent faux-disgust (who was absent for the vote, ill apparently) – is just theatre.
All of which, in the long run, is really just about manufacturing consent from a majority of the electorate to be governed by the next viper’s nest of millionaire establishment sociopaths posing as men and women of the people – while we all dutifully pretend we don’t live in a completely doomed corporatist plutocracy.
KILL IT WITH FIRE!!! *
* Or, at the very least, acknowledge the total absence of meaningful democracy in the UK and try to understand what it would take to establish one. HINT: www.notauk.org
UPDATE: And after all that, the government was forced to ignore the vote and scrap their plans anyway…. what a farce!