Prime Minister Boris Johnson is still a hard thing to type.
Courtesy of The Independent:
Boris Johnson is heading for prison if he breaks the law and defies parliament by still pursuing a no-deal Brexit, says a former top prosecutor.
The prime minister will be in “contempt of court” and will face the same punishment as any other citizen, Lord MacDonald, the former director of public prosecutions, warned.
He said a court would order that “the law should be followed” if, as expected, parliament passes legislation on Monday to force Mr Johnson to seek an extension to Article 50 and avert a crash-out on 31 October.
“A refusal in the face of that would amount to contempt of court which could find that person in prison,” Lord MacDonald said.
It would not be an “extreme outcome” as it is “convention” that anyone who refuses to “purge their contempt” is sent to prison, he said.
If you are as confused by all of this as I often am you should know that a “no-deal Brexit” refers to the possiblity that Britan will leave the European Union on October 31st with no deal in place for how Britain and the rest of Europe would deal with each other.
This could negatively impact trade agreements and travel between countries, and leave Britain out of serious negotiations concerning the future of Europe.
At this point it does not appear likely that there will be a deal made, which means that the people of Britain potentially face either being isolated from the rest of Europe or a new vote on Brexit which will likely reset things back to where they were before all of this nonsense started in the first place.
That last one could inspire a British civil war of sorts.
This is all bad of course but you have to at least hand it to the Brits for their courage in standing up to their wild haired mad man.
Now if only we could follow their example and do the same.