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Thread #165570   Message #4006502
Posted By: Iains
30-Aug-19 - 05:16 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
A majority of one is sufficient. Playing with numbers and words cannot alter that one vital inescapable fact.
Parliament that is supposed to represent the will of the people had a number of MPs elected on a leave ticket but secretly betraying their electorate and continually voting against the clearly stated referendum outcome.
In essence Parliament, instead of representing the people, is largely in opposition to them. what side of the divide represent democracy? It always has to lie with the people. The clearly partisan speaker and the meddling of the judiciary risk creating a major constitutional crisis and civil unrest. All caused by the dishonesty and unmitigated arrogance of certain MPs. None of which is helped by an entirely ineffectual opposition party..

Churchill described a similar situation in Parliament the 30s and condemned it thus:

as being “decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent”

"Parliament has shown itself not to be the solution to Brexit but the problem".

Vernon Bogdanor professor of government at King’s College London