What Boris’s Brexit cabinet has in store if you vote Leave

 

Boris Brexit

I published this three days ago. Now the reality is upon us!

WITH less than 36 hours until the polls open for the EU Referendum, most political observers admit the outcome of the vote is too close to call.

Today the Daily Telegraph’s daily poll of polls has the Remain vote at 48% and Leave at 52%, despite a recent surge of support for Remain.

The UK’s leading polling analyst Professor John Curtice of Strathclyde University said the Prime Minister must now be feeling discomfort at the thought that the outcome really could be in doubt.

Most pundits agree that if the Brexiteers do win the day it will lead to the swift resignations of David Cameron and George Osborne.

The likely successor as Prime Minister will be right wing Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP Boris Johnson.

Already national broadsheet newspapers have predicted the likely members of Johnson’s post referendum Brexit cabinet – a cabinet more right wing than any, since the days of Margaret Thatcher.

According to the voting record of Johnson’s likely top table of Michael Gove, Iain Duncan Smith, Andrea Leadsom, Liam Fox, Theresa May, Graham Brady and Theresa Villiers it would head a Government which is in favour of:

  • new nuclear weapons
  • academy schools
  • fox hunting
  • the Bedroom Tax
  • cutting welfare benefits
  • university tuition fees
  • privatising the NHS
  • curtailing immigration
  • more restrictive regulation of trade unions
  • ignoring measures to prevent climate change

If you are now unsure how to vote… according to the Hansard voting records on the website They Work For You, this is exactly how these likely post Brexit cabinet members have voted in the House of Commons on some key issues:

Boris Johnson – Prime Minister

Consistently voted:

against the hunting ban

for replacing Trident with new nuclear weapons

against paying higher benefits for those unable to work due to illness or disability

for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

against higher taxes on banks

for academy schools

against measures to prevent climate change

Generally voted:

for more restrictive regulation of trade unions

for a stricter asylum system

for stronger enforcement of immigration rules

 

Michael Gove – Deputy Prime Minister

Consistently voted:

for replacing Trident with new nuclear weapons

against paying higher benefits for those unable to work due to illness or disability

against a tax on the value of expensive homes (mansion tax)

for academy schools

for university tuition fees

for a stricter asylum system

for stronger enforcement of immigration rules

Almost always voted: for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

Generally voted:

for reducing housing benefit for tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (bedroom tax)

for reforming the NHS

against measures to prevent climate change

 

Andrea Leadsom – Chancellor

Consistently voted:

for replacing Trident with new nuclear weapons

against a tax on the value of expensive homes (mansion tax)

for reforming the NHS

for university tuition fees

for a stricter asylum system

for stronger enforcement of immigration rules

Almost always voted:

for reducing housing benefit for tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (bedroom tax)

for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

for academy schools

Generally voted:

against paying higher benefits for those unable to work due to illness or disability

against measures to prevent climate change

 

Liam Fox – Home Secretary

Consistently voted:

for replacing Trident with new nuclear weapons

for stronger enforcement of immigration rules

Almost always voted:

against the hunting ban

for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

against a tax on the value of expensive homes (mansion tax)

for reforming the NHS

Generally voted:

for reducing housing benefit for tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (bedroom tax)

for academy schools

for a stricter asylum system

against measures to prevent climate change

 

Theresa May – Foreign Secretary

Consistently voted :

for stronger enforcement of immigration rules

Almost always voted:

against the hunting ban

replacing Trident with new nuclear weapons

for academy schools

for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

against a tax on the value of expensive homes (mansion tax)

Generally voted for:

reducing housing benefit for tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (bedroom tax)

against paying higher benefits for those unable to work due to illness or disability

for more restrictive regulation of trade unions

for reforming the NHS

for a stricter asylum system

against measures to prevent climate change

 

Iain Duncan Smith – Work and Pensions Secretary

Consistently voted:

against the hunting ban

for replacing Trident with new nuclear weapons

against paying higher benefits for those unable to work due to illness or disability

against a tax on the value of expensive homes (mansion tax)

for more restrictive regulation of trade unions

for reforming the NHS

for academy schools

for stronger enforcement of immigration rules

Almost always voted: for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

Generally voted:

for a stricter asylum system

for reducing housing benefit for tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (bedroom tax)

against measures to prevent climate change

 

Graham Brady – Education Secretary

Consistently voted:

against the hunting ban

for replacing Trident with new nuclear weapons

for reducing housing benefit for tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (bedroom tax)

against paying higher benefits for those unable to work due to illness or disability

for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

against a tax on the value of expensive homes (mansion tax)

for more restrictive regulation of trade unions

for reforming the NHS

for stronger enforcement of immigration rules

for academy schools

Generally voted:

For a stricter asylum system

against measures to prevent climate change

 

Theresa Villiers – Health Secretary

Consistently voted:

for replacing Trident with new nuclear weapons

for reforming the NHS

for university tuition fees

for a stricter asylum system

Almost always voted:

against paying higher benefits for those unable to work due to illness or disability

for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

voted for academy schools

Generally voted:

for reducing housing benefit for tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (bedroom tax)

for more restrictive regulation of trade unions

for stronger enforcement of immigration rules

 

  •  In addition to the above voting records, each of the MPs have also voted in favour of military interventions in other countries, fracking for shale gas, the privatisation of the Royal Mail and for the rights of the police and secret services to have complete access to anyone’s electronic communications.

Now you know what’s in store if you vote Leave.

Author: seagullnic

Writer, editor, lecturer and part-time musician. Passions in life: my family, Bob Dylan, music of many genres, Brighton and Hove Albion FC, cooking plus good food and wine.

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