Gwilym David Blunt
I was born in Canada. I live in the UK. I work at City, University of London. I write and comment on global politics.
Boris Johnson, humiliated by the Supreme Court for his unlawful prorogation of parliament, returned to the House of Commons unrepentant. He burned every bridge to the opposition, but this won’t bother him. Johnson and Cummings are going for broke.
Johnson and Cummings had a disastrous week. Painted into a corner the government prorogued parliament, while making chicken noises at the opposition. How should Corbyn respond? Be the adult in the room.
The Prime Minister and Dominic Cummings lost two major bets this week. They failed to block opposition legislation or call an election on their terms. The price has been the catastrophic loss of their majority, a split in the Tory Party, and the narrative is slipping away from them. What can they do now?
It’s hard to be overshadowed by a boss who lurches from crisis to crisis, but it is all in a day’s work for Sajid Javid.
On the back of the prorogation palaver, Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings seem set to roll the dice for a general election. Is this wise and what should Jeremy Corbyn do?