I don't think so. Johnson's move is about Brexit which is supposed to happen at Halloween, October 31. Right now it is certain in my book that Britain will crash out of the EU without a deal. Johnson wants to prevent that anything gets in the way that might stop Britain leaving, deal or no deal, on that day. A lot of MPs (members of parliament) are scared of a no deal scenario. But if the EU is stubbornly refusing to change the deal the parliament refused three times to pass under May, no deal is what we are left with. You need two to tango.
Trump and Johnson seem to have a good understanding of each other and Trump seems to be very willing to start a good trading deal after Britain left but I don't think this has anything to do with the US elections. Frankly, I doubt it that the Americans in general care a lot what is going on here in politics.
^ They should've had another vote to remain/leave. As things are looking to me, a very incompetent group is attempting to leave at any cost regardless of the outcome, and this attitude has made it difficult for the EU to maneuver any kind of reasonable deal.
In regards to B-J, it's kind of asinine to me that the Queen would even approve of such a thing, but I'm not too familiar with her politics. I just know she has the ceremonial power to enact what her title suggest in very specific moments... such as No Deal Brexit. Suspending parliament itself just to force legislation through sounds very dictatorial to me. It sets up a precedent for another PM to do the exact same thing later down the line.
There's no reason to believe it would have any affect on the actual elections here. Now, unless the U.K. completely broke down or something from the resulting No Deal/Hard Brexit is another matter.
What I am writing now is definitely OT but I don't think the topic Brexit will cause a lot of traffic.
The whole idea to have a referendum about the EU membership was IMO an idiotic idea. As a German living in England I had no say in this. Yes, there were two options: remain or leave. Nothing else, no variations whatsoever. According to the politicians it was as straight forward as this. The leave campaign was very passionate and used all tricks in the book to convince voters, using the patriotic card, telling people how much money they would save and could boost the health system. It also had an impact on especially older people who wanted Britain to be independent and not governed by the Germans and French.
The remain campaign was lame and nonexistent compared to that. Most people seemed to think that remaining in the EU is a no-brainer. Well - they were wrong.
And the divorce proceedings were not as straight forward at all. May needed years to work something out that would solve the main problem, the open border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, a result of the Good Friday agreement that (mostly) stopped the violence between both sides. May signed it but it failed three times to go through parliament. The so-called "backstop" (use Google) meant that Britain would not really leave the EU and was dismissed as unacceptable.
There is no alternative. Nobody can agree on anything. But the date, October 31, is written in stone. After a few postponements people insist that the referendum will be fulfilled. But others don't want to leave without a deal. On the other hand, the EU said that the backstop is not negotiable.
What I want? I want to remain but, no, I accept that the majority of the British citizens want to leave. This is a democracy and I believe it is important to leave no matter how I feel about it and no matter what problems this will cause me, a EU citizen living in Britain.
The problem is, even if there will be a vote in parliament that we won't leave without a deal (and we had that before, there was no majority for this either) there won't be any agreement about "how". People like Tusk were right when they said in frustration that the British voted to leave without any idea how to do that and what they actually want.
In my view If we have to apply Ichigo views in relation to politics would be the center of the political spectrum. Nothing of left or right wings, the middle way is the answer. Of course this depends which enviroment we are talking about. So it´s a tough answer. If you allow me for example the whole Lost agent saga seems to me a lesson by Ichigo how wrong is vitimism. Xcution is a organization that fights for minorities. All fullbringers lived whole life to avoid discrimination, for that being impossible their ideology turned to reverse the theory of charles darwin "survival of the fittest" so they even being a minority could control the masses. Ginjo took advantage of that people so they could be used by him for his schemes. And seems what Left intend by using the minorities just a temporary acknowledgment so they can achieve their agenda.
Ichigo even being a different from other humans didn´t go to the easy path that is the vitimism and struggle to find a way to fill in society, turning a successful man without falling in that bait. The world isn´t for weak but for the ones that maintain their dignity, continue to move forward. The name for that march is courage.
Bleach though his mc is for me my biggest inspiration in life and I think should be for many others.
Sorry if this isn´t the best place to talk about, seem to me a good opportunity since it´s bleach forum.
Kinda off topic, but I'll bite. Bleach imo doesn't much lend itself to solid political analysis, save for a few instances.
Well... Soul Society itself is pretty conservative, which is fitting as it represents some of the traditions of Japanese culture. Ichigo from the very beginning rejected their inability to change, their system, challenged their beliefs, etc. I'd say the Bleach MC is more left leaning, especially more of a libertarian leftist in that he is more of the live and let live type for social issues, but will intervene when the stakes demand.
Aizen is what would truly be ideologically interesting, as he is a revolutionary who went against the Soul Society. Not sure if I'd consider Stalinist or not, as becoming SK would still be Monarchist in a sense... his line to Urahara about seeing what the world could be as opposed to accepting what already is; is pretty much the main narrative for how people separate Liberal from Conservative, at least in America anyways. Would be very hesitant to call Aizen a Liberal, so I'd just settle for Radical Centrist.
The Vandenreich were very much Bleach's Nazi Germany analogy, so very far right.
To get back on topic, I'm curious how far the impeachment will go, and what effect if any it would have on the 2020 elections.