There are parallels between Conservative “manifesto promises” outlined in this article and actions pursued by American Republicans.
… Redrawing constituency boundaries and legislating for voter ID checks, widely understood as locking in Conservative electoral advantage.
… Sweeping review of the Constitution, including the powers of the Supreme Court.
… “Update” of the Human Rights Act.
… Criminalization of Roma and Travellers… along with powers to confiscate their property.
… More draconian sentencing and ever harsher borders.
As Britain has learned before… Conservatives do not squander their majorities. Now they have a big one, and five full years to use it.
(James Butler, “Boris Johnson Will Change Britain Forever,” NYTimes, 12-13-19)
The author is a British journalist. “Forever” is a long time, though it may seem so to many.
(c) 2019 JMN