March 11th, 2023, 3:56 pm
Seems like the UK government is somehow using the same attorneys that Donald Trump has been using ... I wouldn't have thought that many attorneys would be licensed to practice in two completely separate countries, and certainly not many crap attorneys.
I'm not sure to what extent the Conservative Party in the UK parallels the Trumpublican (no, not "Republican:" you can't call yourself that after you've attempted to end the republic) Party in America, but per Daniel's comment they may be headed down a similar path.
The American Trumpublican Party has for at least the last 100 years been the party of the wealthy and corporations. There is a somewhat interesting history of how this came to be due to the American Civil War and the years that followed, but that's beside the point. Prior to the Great Depression, this alignment was fairly popular: everyone (well, everyone who was white and who had a penis) was doing pretty well, so who cared if the Rockefellers and the Mellons were doing much, much better?
After the Great Depression, it became fairly unpopular. So as the American Democratic Party abandoned the racist south that had been its strongest block of supporters, the Trumpublicans picked them up, and added on gun fetishists, religious nut cases, and people who hated women. And the Trumpublican Party was able to ride this Frankenstein monster of a coalition to national relevance for quite a while.
Eventually, however -- beginning in the George W. Bush administration and leading to the Dumpster Fire of the Trump Presidency -- the shock troops of the Party recognized that the pro-business, pro-wealthy core of the Party was happy to have their votes, but really had no interest in implementing their values when the opportunity arose.
So the shock troops stopped dutifully supporting whatever candidates the core of the Party put before them and started coming up with their own candidates ... most obviously Trump (although he actually served the core of the Party -- his main notable accomplishment was a big tax cut for businesses and the wealthy -- his campaigning and his messaging were all directed at the shock troops).
So -- I'm finally getting to the point here -- the Trumpublican Party is now faced with the age-old problem of having to keep both a wife and a mistress happy. And if the Conservatives think they can maintain relevance by appealing to immigration foes, they're heading in the same direction.