It would be nice to think that getting frustrated with the Brexit process is an experience available only to those who follow everything going on very closely. Sadly it is not. And whilst those of us who look closely at the implications of everything that our Politicians are or are refusing to do, the reality is no different for those who perceive Politics and the Brexit process from a much greater distance, feel the difference without any need to elucidate it, and have a much more real-world take on the realities of Leave vs. Remain.
The short-sightedness, short mindedness and short memories of our MPs is illustrated particularly well in relation to Brexit by the fact that as a majority they still have no understanding of what actually caused it and continue to play out the idea that they actually know better than the People they govern, by readily continuing to commit the same mistakes over and over again.
With Government now at a point of stagnancy which is hard to describe, we are in danger of overlooking the real impact of this constipated state of governance that we have found ourselves in, and are just as likely to forget the significant, yet intricate chronology of events that have taken place under the auspices of the Coalition, Cameron and May Governments, and what the impact of this whole style of politics is going to have in the future, even if their modus operandi should prove successful and the UK is temporarily forced to Remain.
I have focused on the short-termism in the attitudes and outlooks of politicians, as this is an umbrella which covers a whole multitude of problems, issues and time bombs which are being stored up for the immediate and long term future, but which will be forgotten if not by accident then on purpose.
Today we have inept leadership at the forefront of an incompetent Parliament.
Politicians are driven by anything and everything other than that which they should be.
They are fearful of their own shadows, and above all have a cultural default position of prioritising self-interest that culminates in an influence upon all decision-making and boils down to self-preservation and maintaining the prospect of retaining their positions above all else and everything.
To call today’s Parliamentarians legislators would be disingenuous whilst remming technically correct as they are merely playing a game in all that they do.
For they are collectively stewarding a vehicle which is no better than a banana republic, whilst lording it around telling everyone very loudly why they are justified to do all that they are or are not doing.
Today this can be distilled down to the badge of delivering a form of Brexit which will only ever be Brexit in name.
The inaction or misacting of which they are responsible, whether innocently driven by those who should never have been entrusted with a level of public responsibility that they do not understand, or deliberately by those who once elected immediately believe they know better than the People who actually elected them is a distinct form of politics and it should have its own name.
Brexitocracy will surely be remembered for a form of government where nothing changes and everything stays the same.
No matter what words may be different; no differences will ever be made.
The Politicians and the Political Parties involved have key stakes in the furtherance and propagation of a system which is not only broken, but simply doesn’t work and ultimately will only deliver benefit to those who are involved.
The Politicians and Parties will not step aside. They will happily blame the environment around them for their faults, but will never turn around their analysis and look at the causes of all their problems and ultimately our problems, which have been generated from within their inside.
First Past the Post (FPTP) is not the problem.
When Politicians are genuinely in touch with the needs and aspirations of the Electorate, the Party, collective or group of Independents that tap into this will almost always be guaranteed a landslide.
Proportional representation is the tool of politicians who are continually looking to others to make responsible for their own ineptitude, inadequacy and guilt. It is the easy way out and a tool for lazy politicians who covet the power of being elected, but don’t want to actually connect with the electorate that they should be there to represent.
Brexit itself is the culmination of many different problems that have been coming together and manifesting as broken policy over decades and many different governments and parliamentary terms.
It was the decision of David Cameron to set a new precedent by going to the People with a plebiscite in which they willingly took that responsibility from those who had resigned their responsibility, which finally broke the mould.
The genie is now well and truly out of the bottle and there is no way that the UK can ever be returned to the condition that Europhiles romantically recall as being ‘Remain’.
The direction of travel is now that the People are committed to leaving the EU and if this cannot be achieved under the auspices of one team of caretakers who have gone native in Europe, it will simply wait until a new government or new form of government takes over and sweeps aside the malevolent interventions and obfuscations of all those who are currently involved.