Brexit leader Nigel Farage challenged anyone following Boris Johnson to make basic conservative accomplishments like tax cuts, asserting national sovereignty and keeping the lights on.
After his Health Secretary and Chancellor walked out on Tuesday night, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was rocked by near constant stream of resignations. This raises suspicions that his tenure as leader is over.
Whether this marks the start of Boris’ demise or the end of his career, which would mean whether he leaves in six hours or six years time is still unknown. However, ‘Mr. Brexit Nigel Farage already looks to the future and challenges the Conservatives for a replacement that will save not just the reputation of their party, but also the fortunes the country.
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The timing is right to replace Boris, Farage points out — the next general election is likely to fall in a month around Christmas 2024, giving a new leader just enough time to prove themselves as worth re-electing without inviting a snap election beforehand — but there is much to be done, he said, pointing to Johnson’s failures on almost everything except taking Britain out of the European Union as promised. Farage points out that even though this is a “done deal”, it’s more of a work-in-progress and less of a finished product. This highlights the need to keep the Europhiles out of power.
On immigration and on small states, as well as national sovereignty and energy security, Boris Johnson claims that he has failed to deliver. His replacement, according to the Brexit leader, must be better to protect their skins and those of the Conservative Party and the country.
Farage wrote Wednesday morning in Britain’s government-adjacent broadsheet the Daily Telegraph:
Replacing Johnson would also be a wonderful opportunity for the Conservative Party to rediscover its purpose… promise not to increase corporation tax by 30 per cent in a few months’ time. Their intention to make the UK self-sufficient in its energy supply would appeal to large numbers of Labour and Conservative voters. They could promise to end the Channel crisis and remove Britain from the European Court of Human Rights. In short, they could redefine Conservatism in the 21st century and use this moment to restore its fortunes.
While Farage was unfailingly obliging to those ministers who have already walked out of the government — ascribing the motivation for erstwhile health minister Sajid Javid walking away now to “having the guts to stand up for decency in office” and “principles” — others might point out that these characters are more likely positioning to have the best chance at becoming leader themselves.
It remains to be determined if the next leader for the Conservative party will come from within the current cabinet or outside it. Mr Farage did however hint at his views Wednesday morning by noting that “Perhaps someone from the backbenches might surprise us .”
The Prime Minister has been busy replacing the colleagues who were lost by making new appointments. Nadim Zhawi, the new Chancellor has been the most significant. Zahawi, like Rishi Sunak who he replaced, is among the richest people in Parliament. However, because he came to Britain as an asylum seeker as a child, it is considered that he has the potential to be self-made.
Whether or not he makes the necessary small-c, conservative financial changes will depend on the length of time the Prime Minister can hold out. But that the United Kingdom presently labours under the highest tax burden seen in decades is certain, and Mr Zahawi — despite some small nods towards the cause — isn’t exactly a celebrity among free-market advocates.
Indeed. Sam Collins of Institute of Economic Affairs said to GB News on Wednesday: “I don’t think a new chancellor is going to solve the problem here, if you look at Sunak’s resignation letter it is quite clear… our goals were not being stopped by the Chancellor, they were being stopped by 10 Downing Street… Boris seems to be more interested in splashing the cash on new, exciting projects… Collins told GB News on Wednesday: “I don’t think a new chancellor is going to solve the problem here, if you look at Sunak’s resignation letter it is quite clear… our goals were not being stopped by the Chancellor, they were being stopped by 10 Downing Street… Boris seems a lot more interested in splashing the cash on new, exciting projects.”
Collins stated that “We should cut taxes.” Clement Atlee’s Prime Ministership saw the tax burden rise to an all-time high. This should alarm anyone who doesn’t believe in socialism. These are areas that the [new] chancellor ought to be looking into, but I don’t think he will be able .
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