Japanese PM Resigns to Save Party at Polls

In an effort to shore up the ruling Democratic Party’s faltering fortunes in an election next month, Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has resigned under pressure from his party telling them “In order to revitalise our party, we need to bring back a thoroughly clean Democratic Party.”

There are parallels, Hatoyama – nicknamed “The Alien” for his quirky comments – has a reputation for indecision and broken promises to match our former PM. Many on the oppostion benches will be thinking that if only Gordon Brown had been as honourable as the Japanese PM, the Labour Party might still be in government.

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Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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