Boris Johnson didn’t like it when MPs stood up to him in parliament and prevented him from carrying out what he wanted, and he was similarly antagonistic towards the judges who declared that his suspension of parliament was not legal.
Now that Johnson has been re-elected, and with a large majority, he will most certainly take steps to curtail the powers of MPs and judges so that similar situations cannot occur in the future.
Hidden away on page 48 of the Conservative manifesto is an Orwellian indication of this. It reads:
“After Brexit we also need to look at the broader aspects of our constitution: the relationship between the government, parliament and the courts”.
However, page 4 of the costing document attached to Page 48 is much more sinister and has a direct impact on disabled people. The table sets out their commitment to cut funding for resourcing learning disability and autism services from 23million per year to zero in 2023-24.
I presume that this is the deadline they’ve given themselves for killing off all the useless eaters!