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Late Last night, Boris Johnson failed in his second bid for an early general election. Parliament has been prorogued, Britain is now set for another extension of Article 50, unless the prime minister gathers the gumption to ignore the opposition’s anti-No Deal bill, currently awaiting royal assent, having sailed through both Houses.

Again, the opposition largely abstained, meaning the government failed to reach the target number of 434 votes to trigger an early election. Credit though to Boris for giving his opposite number both barrels for being so cowardly (see below). If he and Dominic Cummings, Boris’s chief strategist, were not so dogged about combatting the establishment’s campaign to subvert the will of the people, faith in our politics would be nil.

“I earlier urged the House to trust the people – but once again the opposition think they know better. They want to delay Brexit yet again,” bellowed Boris.

“And most egregiously of all, not only have they failed to choose the way ahead, they have now twice denied the British people their say,”

Rather ominously, Boris added that without an early election as a get out of jail free card, he would visit Brussels “to a vital negotiation without the power to walk away”. Also on fine anti-Corbyn form was Ian Austin, previously a Labour MP, who annihilated his former leader in the Commons yesterday. An absolute must watch, you can view it here.  

But it was not a day without victories for the prime minister, earlier he succeeded in forcing John Bercow to resign as Speaker of the House, a long overdue move that brought about shameful scenes of Remoaner hyseria.

Following his excessively emotional announcement, Bercow tried to stand up and make his way to the House of Lords, where MPs would follow him to get the prorogation ceremony underway. Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle raced over to the speaker’s chair to try and stop him from getting up while other feckless Labour MPs held aloft ridiculous signs with “silenced” written on them. Yes, silenced, and all the better for our battered democracy.  

Today’s top story is Theresa May’s very mixed bag of resignation honours. Patriot, Geoffrey Boycott’s knighthood is richly deserved. Olly Robbins, May’s Brexit negotiator, who was in hoc to Brussels from start to finish also receives a knighthood, an absolute disgrace. It was revealed yesterday that Robbins has landed a job at investment bank Goldman Sachs. It pays well (very well) to do Brussels’ bidding.   

May’s former chiefs of staff, Gavin Barwell, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill all inexplicably won peerages even though Timothy and Hill were the architects of May’s election disaster, which cost Barwell his seat. He was rewarded with the plum job at Number 10 and went on to be similarly in thrall to the EU elites as Robbins.

But with Bercow going (no peerage for him we sincerely hope), the Westminster swamp has been relieved of its most odious creature, but there’s a lot more work to be done.