Boris Johnson is brought to book, thousands stranded by Thomas Cook, and Greta gives Trump a long hard look!
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On Tuesday the U.K. Supreme Court dropped the bombshell that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to “prorogue” – that’s fancy Parliament speak for suspend – the House of Commons for five weeks was unlawful.
The conclusion delivered by Lady Hale, the Court’s President, was unanimous.
Comedian David Schneider pointed out to Brexiteers that 52-48 is not an overwhelming majority. 11-0 is.
A reminder to Brexiters that 52-48 is not an overwhelming majority. 11-0 is. #SupremeCourt
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) September 24, 2019
Deputy editor of the Guardian Paul Johnson also took to Twitter to list those who said the plan was totally cool:
Boris Johnson, Cabinet member Dominic Raab, Geoffrey Cox, the Attorney General, and Victorian ghost Jacob Rees-Mogg.
Prorogation – A reminder
Prorogation is perfectly normal
Prorogation is legal and constitutional
Prorogation outrage is confected
Prorogation is perfectly proper
-The fingerprints all over this crisis#SupremeCourt
— Paul Johnson (@paul__johnson) September 24, 2019
They’re all pretty unhappy about the ruling, but none of them plan to resign.
Dave Clark reckons the pro-Brexit press will do their dirty work for them.
Tomorrow’s front pages: Lady Hale once ate French toast, he predicted.
Tomorrow's front pages: Lady Hale once ate French toast
— Dave Clark (@DaveClark_AFP) September 24, 2019
Green MP Caroline Lucas, however was delighted: Our democracy has survived, thanks to the Supreme Court. But it should never have come to this, we cannot trust the political class to give us democracy, she said.
Our democracy has survived, thanks to the #SupremeCourt
But it should never have come to this
We cannot trust the political class to give us democracy
We must create it for ourselves, with a written constitution, drawn up by citizens-led assemblies pic.twitter.com/U4IXZX7qpl
— Caroline Lucas (@CarolineLucas) September 24, 2019
Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of Germany’s Foreign Affairs Committee, said “It is not my place to comment on judicial proceedings in Britain. But as a fellow MP I do feel the need to express my joy and solidarity with British parliamentarians!”
— Norbert Röttgen (@n_roettgen) September 24, 2019
Also this week, 187 year old travel company Thomas Cook collapsed stranding 600,000 holiday makers.
Martini Seltzermayr zoomed in on the world’s most obvious metaphor: 150,000 Brits left stuck in Europe
150,000 Brits left stuck in Europe in world’s most obvious metaphor #ThomasCook
— Martini Seltzermayr (@mseltzermayr) September 23, 2019
Roxy also thinks the #ThomasCook repatriation is a practice run for something else. Something Brexit related.
Anyone else feel the #ThomasCook repatriation is a practice run for something else. Something Brexit related. Which is why they didn't help bail them out.
— Roxy 🕷️ (@fast_roxy) September 23, 2019
As so-called Operation Matterhorn got underway to get Brits home, something that could take up to two weeks.
An account called Amy reminded everyone that it’s not just about lost holidays and flights. “There are 20,000 people out of jobs and with no pay this month.”
Can't stand watching everyone moan about lost holidays and flights. There are 20,000 people out of jobs and with no pay today and this month. Get a fucking grip. Id rather lose a holiday than my fucking job. #ThomasCook #ThomasCookStaff
— Amy (@AmyPearlJones) September 23, 2019
And maybe we shouldn’t all be flying quite so much any way.
Also this week, climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a blistering indictment to the United Nations Climate Action Summit.
In a fiery, tearful speech she took aim at politicians who have turned a blind eye while “people are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction.”
The 16-year-old’s words provoked a huge reaction worldwide, including a mocking tweet from President Donald Trump, who tweeted “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future.”
She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see! https://t.co/1tQG6QcVKO
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2019
So presidential, attacking a child…
This Greta Thunberg stare down is life goals. pic.twitter.com/zAXDPzJePI
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) September 23, 2019
But Thunberg responded by changing her bio!
Greta Thunberg's Twitter bio. 😂 pic.twitter.com/LeOEBFgGTj
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) September 24, 2019
And guess which of them is nominated for a Nobel prize… yeah, Trump is not going to be happy.
Trump is going to be furious https://t.co/wBXI5xq243
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) September 26, 2019
Sassy Leo said I think there are a LOT of angry white guys feeling rather threatened by Greta Thunberg.
I think there are a lot of angry white guys feeling rather threatened by #GretaThunberg. Good on you girl. More power to you.
— 🐬💧Sassy Leo💧🐬 (@Loud_Lass) September 25, 2019
So many in fact that Spoof Greta Helpline has bee set up… for adults angry at a child trying to save the planet.
— Justin Stevens (@_JustinStevens_) September 26, 2019
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That’s it for this week, join us next Friday for more wheeling, dealing, ducking and diving in the Brussels Bubble Twittersphere.