Boris Johnson takes on parliament with Trump-style threats


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Boris Johnson threatens to fire members of parliment if they speak against him and his brexit deal.

The European Union permits free trade and free movement of people to live and work in whichever country they choose.The resemblance is somewhat uncanny between Donald J. Trump and Boris Johnson, and I don’t just mean looks. We’re talking hair, smirk, brain, loudmouth, selfishness. But oh boy, will their playdates be entertaining.

Boris Johnson is the UK’s newest Prime Minister. Johnson has a way with big-kid words, just like the big-kid running our country: he gets his way with threats. His threat was along the lines of if anyone voted against him, he would fire them. Sound familiar? Yeah, I thought so. Well, he held up to his promise, but it’s backfiring because now his majority, the Conservative Party,  is slowly becoming the minority. Basically, the man just wants to show he has power, even if it sinks him to the bottom.

As Brexit creeps up closer, there are about one and a half months left, with Oct. 31 as the deadline.

Johnson is determined to suspend the UK Parliament if he fails a second time to spark a general election, an election set to happen earlier than planned. Not only that, but he is also pushing for a vote that will approve a snap national election expected to lose. On top of this, Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, announced his resignation on Sept. 9. If Parliament does not vote for the snap election, he will step down on Oct. 31.

Last week, a bill passed through Parliament focused on forcing Johnson to approach the European Union on a BREXIT delay until Jan. 31, to which he responded “I’d rather be dead in a ditch” than ask for a delay. The EU, however, does not want to see another delay, since they are, understandably, fed up with this process.

The Labor Member of Parliament warned Johnson to be careful of beating around the bush when it comes to this legislation and is threatening legal action.

As the selfish Americans, we are, you’re probably asking yourself, “Why should I care? This isn’t about me.” See, that’s where you’re wrong. To make reading this worth your while, let me tell you what the UK leaving the EU will do for our U.S. economy.

Depending on how close the U.K stays to the EU, this will determine the economic effect on the U.S. The U.K has successfully steered clear of Trump’s fury due to our trade surplus with them. Now that the loud-mouthed twins are buddies, while it would have been rare for a trade deal to be made when former Prime Minister, Theresa May, was in office, I would not be shocked to hear of the plans they have to do wonders for each others’ economies.