by Shelton Bumgarner
I’m an American nobody in the middle of nowhere. Don’t listen to me. It’s not much country and I have no place talking about the fate of another country’s people and or government.
Having said that, let’s have some fun.
As any American will tell you, for about 24 hours on 9/11 the effective leader of the United States was not George W. Bush, it was Rudy Giuliani. It became America’s Mayor on that fateful day. It was a huge crisis and the actual president wasn’t doing a very good job of leading the country so power devolved to Giuliani. That he would turn into a raving nut about 20 years later is a different story.
Anyway, Great Britain is in a crisis. The toxic authoritarian politics of Trumpism has jumped the pond. The Queen is being forced to become a political figure in a way that does not bode well for her future ability to rule. One person who is — finally — stepping up to the place is John Bercow. Just from what I can tell, he’s becoming an able leader in the UK’s time of need.
While I really would rather this not happen, the worst case scenario is the only way to revoke Article 50 is for to overthrow the monarch. Who better to rule the new Republic of England than Bercow. He has all the necessary skills necessary to pull it off.
But hopefully, he won’t be called upon to do anything so drastic. Yet keep an eye on him. With Trump’s mini-me Boris Johnson talking about simply ignoring the will of Parliament, anything is on the table.