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Thread #165570 Message #4008497
Posted By: Iains
12-Sep-19 - 05:08 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
It is axiomatic that Democracy can only function when the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary remain entirely independent of one another.
Very clearly these lines have been blurred in recent weeks by unscrupulous MPs usurping the role of the executive and involving the Judiciary in decisions that rightly are the remit of the executive.
A partisan speaker has colluded with the executive opposition to enable these outrages to occur.
Remainiacs may find it very amusing to be scoring all these supposed goals but the law of unintended consequences may well create innumerable own goals in the future besides creating havoc within our unwritten constitution.
Erskine May was written for a time when MPs had honour and integrity. The need for a written Constitution becomes more compelling by the day.
This is not a new problem. Oliver Cromwell had it in a nutshell:
It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice.Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government.Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse. Gold is your God. Which of you have not bartered your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth? Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place, and turned the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices?
Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. You were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance.