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Our system of Government is no longer fit for purpose and we are unlikely to get the change required if it is left in the hands of any of these MPs

September 30, 2019 Leave a comment

Squatter Parliament

Politics is broken. It can no longer remain the same.

Elected representatives have demonstrated repeatedly that they cannot be trusted to respect the principles that underpin our democracy. For what happens next, they have only themselves and their parties to blame.

Until the 2010 creation of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act, the safety valve that prevented trouble of the kind we are now experiencing was the ability of any and all prime ministers to call for a General Election, at any time and without two thirds of Parliament in support.

It was respectfully used at times when a government had no way to continue and simply didn’t have the number of votes necessary in Parliament to provide it with majority support.

Whilst opposition after opposition would have grabbed the chance of a General Election being gifted to them at any time, this Remain-majority of a quasi-Government has refused to have one deliberately by choice.

By doing so, they have demonstrated a total disregard, for our centuries-old constitution. A system of government that has never before seen such open and contemptuous forms of abuse.

Their priority and aim has been to manipulate the system to deliver what they want without any form of legitimacy or mandate.

What is worse, their plans run completely contrary to the will of the People – given to them legitimately as a direct and clear instruction in a democratic vote.

None of the political class that currently sits within our Parliament can walk away from this complete mess and claim they had nothing to do with it, the years of abuse that prepared the ground for it, or that it was always out of their control.

There is a rot at the base of British politics now and the real problem for us all is the question of how it can be replaced.

We cannot wait for a new party to be established that will have the policies and reach that will make it a credible alternative to what we have as the current line up or choice.

The current system is a monopoly of three at best and is totally rigged at worst.

But without a new political party that is a real left-right/Leave-Remain all-view-considered movement too, we are faced with the prospect of having to elect MPs at the coming General Election who have come to Parliament through the very same Party Political system that gave us the people that have broken our democracy.

This system of political parties only works to further itself and is as such fundamentally flawed.

The truly concerning thing for us all right now is that the stupidity that we are witnessing in Parliament may not have as yet come to its end.

The MPs we have Today are either so sure of their own position or confident that they can do what they like and that Public concern will simply then fade away, that it has become clear that they are now capable of doing absolutely anything when it comes to getting their own way.

This travesty must be stopped. What they have already done has set a dangerous precedent. Those politicians who follow them in future without there being the meaningful change required will simply approach future policies just the same.

We must find a way to create and establish a fixed and robust constitution that covers all aspects of the way this Country is governed.

We must set proper, considered rules covering how we allow our MPs to be appointed as candidates and then become elected.

Otherwise we must now accept that Parliamentary democracy in this country is no longer fit for purpose and has come to its end and that the time has come to find another way.

One way or another, change is coming and it’s probably going to come very soon indeed.

The answer may not be anything anything we have already seen. And it won’t be a question of if or when.

It will simply be a question of who.

 

The future of this Country will not be dictated by a Squatter Parliament filled with cuckoos rather than genuine MPs. Our future will be decided by the British People and implemented by representation that we can actually trust.

Boris’ audacity might just win a majority. But with many of the same MPs returning, it will not be enough to get Brexit done

September 29, 2019 Leave a comment

We are no longer a Country run by democracy. Today we are a land where anything goes.

Any politician left in Parliament today who intends to do whatever they genuinely can to uphold any principle of democracy and to deliver Brexit, must now realise that the rules have changed significantly. That to survive in the long term, they themselves will have to change – that is, if they can.

The shibboleths of the old politics are no longer acceptable to the British People. They have gone for good.

And so our Prime Minister Boris Johnson is faced with some stark realities. Realities that he cannot expect to dodge.

That is if he intends to see a proper Brexit delivered. Then open the doors to the opportunities that lie beyond that have the power to bring this Country such good.

Whilst few of us are openly prepared to talk about it, there is a stark reality now at work.

A storm cloud is brewing around everything to do with government in this Country. How politicians are elected. How they should be qualified and their motives tested. How we can ensure that the people elected to represent us will do the job that was intended. How we make sure that self interest holding the levers of power is history and no longer continues to be the norm.

The leap from where we now stand to a reasoned political future can sound very simple. But when we still have a Parliament that is overpopulated by MPs who want to frustrate Brexit and maintain what to them has been a highly beneficial status quo, the realisation will have to soon dawn for us all and not least of all Boris Johnson, that focusing on delivering upon the task in hand is the first and only step that must immediately be taken.

Plans and grand strategies for politicians to take the steps now to secure their power after this, that and just about anything else has happened in the future, simply now have to be put on hold.

Brexit offers the significant opportunity that we have been waiting for, to put so many of the things that have been going wrong in this Country right.

But to do so, the Government that leads us as we Leave the EU must not only ensure that the UK Leaves without any restrictive deal, strings or ties; they must also be able to keep everything moving in the right direction. Until turbulence and the challenges that we will face as we take control of our own destiny have come to a clear end.

Regrettably, the political party model that we currently have, the dynamic in parliament and the impact of what the Remain-collective-opposition has done has ensured – not even with polls moving significantly towards Boris and ‘No Deal’ – that no one can be sure of the result when the General Election comes.

The problem isn’t just about winning seats. It’s both the number of seats and the propriety of the politicians involved.

And because many of the same politicians that are responsible for many of the problems this Country is facing right now – that only include Brexit – are seeking to return, we cannot be sure that the change for the better will come or even be possible after the General Eection, unless an unwavering commitment to a genuine no deal Brexit and all steps necessary to achieving it are now made and the decks cleared to ensure that it is delivered for everyone.

Boris and the team around him – despite the audacity of the approach they have employed – cannot guarantee that the General Election can be won with the Brexit Party still in play.

SPOILER ALERT: The Brexit Party is not going away.

The dynamic of the demographics that support both the revitalised ‘leave’ Conservative Party under Boris and the Brexit Party are different enough that if they exist on a Ballot paper as alternative options for Leave Voters in enough Parliamentary Seats, there is no way that either Party can actually win.

Boris is doing an excellent job of trying to be more Brexit than the Brexit Party. But the Brexit Party currently possesses a demographic that will remain loyal to Nigel Farage and the purist option, simply because without the Brexit Party support or endorsement, supporting the Conservatives in any form simply has too many risks for them involved.

Brexiteers are either heads, hearts or floating voters.

The heads follow the Tories.

The Brexit Party and Nigel Farage are supported by the hearts.

The significant number of Leave supporters that float between will on Election Day put a cross in the box against the name of the Party they think most likely to get the result. To get Brexit delivered. To get Brexit done.

Because of the nature of the situation we are now in, the choice that Boris has is to either cling to the wreckage of what he hoped would be the Johnson era of Conservative Glory and go down in flames with the rest of the Country. Or take the practical step of joining up with the Brexit Party in an electoral pact that can win the General Election whilst demonstrating a very different kind of leadership. So that the will is thereafter present in Parliament to whether the storm through our departure and then clear the decks for the new politics that must now begin.

This is a far from perfect situation. There are arguably very good reasons not to want the Brexit Party involved.

Boris and his Conservative Brexiteers can refuse to understand and accept that it is the utilisation of what all Leavers have in common that will equip him with everything that today he doesn’t have.

But if they do so, they must also then accept that the alternative is to be stitched up by this Remain-collective-opposition and that they will watch from the opposition benches as it emerges from the General Election with nothing less than what was an avoidable endorsement that they will sell to the public as being legitimacy. Ready and willing to weld us into the EU forever as they sweep away any ideas of real democracy every being returned to the UK aside.

Many are impressed by your leadership so far Boris. You are beginning to make the Remain-collective-opposition convulse and shake. But if you really want to get Brexit done and deliver for the People, you need to work with Farage to give us that break. 

It’s time to take that leap of faith.

 

 

 

Disregarding the will of the People is bad enough. But colluding with a foreign power to continue doing so is treachery at best

September 29, 2019 Leave a comment

The false outrage that the Remain-collective opposition have been demonstrating against Boris Johnson and Brexiteers this week is a Trojan horse campaign for them. Simply because it has become useful for them to brand words that accurately describe their actions truthfully as being offensive – just so the MPs actively engaged in wrecking this Country can continue their malevolence unhindered and without any hint of shame.

Boris was being much more honest with his words than the would-be-government-in-waiting has been with everything they are doing when he used the term surrender to described what would be the overall outcome from the fruition of their plans.

So with the suggestion now circulating that their ‘leaders’ have been colluding with French Officials and the EU to draw up a new strategy to secure a further delay to Brexit, to appoint a stooge EU Commissioner and empower the Speaker to bypass No10, it is time to accept that such action is the behaviour of traitors. And treachery has long been the unspoken undercurrent of this whole sell-out to the EU game.

The EU has intentionally and very effectively drip fed us the concept that they are the true nation state that we should all be looking to. That the UK is just a collective of insignificant Regions and nothing more.

For the ambitious and self-serving amongst us – of which our political system and Parliament is now full – there has been no question of loyalty when it has come to identifying the ‘nation state’ to which they should align their own selfish cause.

Our system of Government has trustingly allowed them to do not only this, but to also facilitate the backwash of legislation and change that has helped to condition people unconsciously into believing that full alignment with the EU is not only inevitable, but is doing the right thing – all via what we didn’t realise was a legislative open door.

There is no question that we should be able to expect far more from the people we have elected. Loyalty to the UK itself above all.

What has happened instead is they have become intoxicated by the idea of the power and the glory that the EU offers, whilst overlooking the practical consequences and impacts that an autocratic government cause. A system of governance that takes power further away from the people whilst using little more than bribes and emotional manipulation to suggest that all of us are getting much more.

The inescapable truth is that the United Kingdom is still a Nation State.

We are a Country with our own way and ways of doing things.

Above all, we the People believe in our democracy. Our right for it to be honoured and maintained. And we have trusted that we would not be robbed of our democratic control.

But the people elected to lead us only recognise what has become their own alternative view of what democracy means. That is why our system of government is in such a mess today,

The EU has always been successful because it is driven by idealism in strategy and in the bureaucratic lawmaking that originates at its Brussels core.

Idealism appeals to the metropolitan elites and those shielded from the harder realities of normal life. People who want nothing more than a warm and snuggly feeling of self-righteousness as they go to bed at night that can only come from the arrogance of believing that only the academically educated and financially rich know what’s right for a whole Country which their behaviour suggests they see as a commodity that they own.

Such levels of idealism wheeled out as public policy have serious long term consequences for us all.

And it’s the real people out here living lives that these MPs have neither an appreciation of nor the will to obtain it – when they were given the opportunity to tell the Government how they feel – voted democratically as a majority to Leave the EU.

We voted to Leave the EU, not with talk or endorsement of any deal or of any ongoing obligations.

The British People said we want out. That’s what’s we expect. Nothing more.

The impact of our long-term membership of the EU has in no small part led to and created Brexit. Yet this Remain-collective-opposition is so fixated on its own superiority of thought, they believe they have the right to commit a whole Country – without any mandate – to not only the same, but a lot more.

Treachery at any level is driven by self interest. That’s why in this case, the reality of what MPs are doing has now become so easy to define.

These MPs are so sure of the justification and legitimacy of their actions, they have broken cover an are now completely in the open. Showing the people who gave them power, nothing more than complete and utter contempt.

The process of becoming indoctrinated by the world and the information around us is excusable for those who have busy lives and no time to think.

But we elect MPs and politicians to know better. To read, research and understand the implications of everything that happens at government level. To put all of our interests first – because outside of Parliament we don’t.

They have not only failed us. They are actively selling us out.

This means they are either too ignorant and unlearned to understand what the EU represents or what it is doing. Or they are knowingly betraying the people they represent to further what is nothing less than a Foreign Power’s cause.

Either way, these MPs are unfit to govern or to represent the British Public in any way.

We may have moved on from the time when traitors were hung, drawn and quartered. But letting them continue to destroy our Country by continuing to have any further influence on the destiny of our Country is simply not something we should allow them to do.

We must rid ourselves of this unconstitutional, sell-out and insidious Parliament as quickly as possible.

We must replace them with leadership that actually loves, respects and believes in this Country and accepts that the pathway and destiny that the People of the UK have democratically chosen for us all in the UK will not be as a member of the EU.

 

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Yes, the ‘news’ is bullshit. Presenters and journalists are just upset because they don’t realise they are projecting their own opinion instead of fact

September 28, 2019 Leave a comment

The truth is the truth, no matter what your argument might be. And whilst the media love to hate Dominic Cummings to the point of distraction right now, he certainly spoke truth to power when he stated this week that he doesn’t watch the news because it’s bullshit.

With no small hint of irony, the Naga Munchetty debate that has inflamed over her BBC reprimand this week actually proves the point very well that presenters, journalists and pundits – the ‘opinionati’ – have completely lost sight of what news actually is and where their opinion begins or more importantly – should end.

At a time when fake news and the influence that it has via social media has come so clearly into question – particularly where influence on politics is concerned – it is perhaps a very timely reminder that the mainstream news channels and mediums do not receive anything like the scrutiny over the quality of their content that they should.

The reality is that fake news, bullshit and opinion have become pretty much inextricably linked.

It is now only the source and the profile that it has which misleadingly suggests legitimacy where well-known broadcasters are concerned. And made to make the dubious suggestion that they are not the same as other bullshitters or that they come even remotely close.

Just like the politicians who are currently torching our democracy, the opinionati have lost the ability to understand the difference between fact and what they themselves think.

The intoxicating effect of being elevated in the public eye has affected them all just the same.

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If MPs are successful installing Corbyn as ‘caretaker’ PM, they’d better hope there are public servants willing to oppose and stand in the way of a Prime Minister for the right reasons, rather than for self-serving ones too

September 27, 2019 Leave a comment

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There are brilliant memes that are doing the rounds at the moment making light of the UK’s democratic demise. The MPs seeking to inflict their own ideas upon us should take note that the best jokes relate to how people really feel about the subject. They should note that the will of the majority of the People is an unalterable truth.

It would appear that we are currently being governed not by the Prime Minister, but by a quasi-government. One constructed of a Remain-collective-opposition, aided and abetted by the Courts. Effectively barricaded in Parliament, completely at peace with themselves and their reasoning, everything that they do and that they have done. Rejecting the opportunity of gaining a democratic mandate in a General Election, so confident are they that what they do is right – no matter what it is that they actually do.

Living in fear that the Prime Minister of the Government they are holding hostage could actually have found a legal loophole that could prevent them from achieving their manipulative aims, these non-representative MPs are today considering the option of putting the Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn as a temporary ‘caretaker’ PM into No10.

There’s little point in protesting about the morality of what these power grabbers are doing. Or in attempting to reason with them in the hope that they would then understand that they only think they have control over events that will follow every decision they make and what the consequences might then be.

These Remain-obsessed MPs have already demonstrated very well that they are only prepared to do what they believe to be right for them. Not what’s right for us all.

The problem with such unbridled levels of stupidy and the ignorance that underpins the decisions that they have already and now intend to make, is that they have absolutely no respect for the realities of consequence – that are out of anyone’s control – from the moment that the decision has been made.

Placing a power-crazed Marxist in No10, might seem like an expedient and inconsequential idea to those who believe that this is how they can thwart Brexit yet again.

To them its just a case of how the political stitch-up of all stitch ups will come to fruition and finally be made.

Yet the example they have given Corbyn over recent months and weeks – that is when it comes to riding roughshod over every kind of constitutional rule possible to achieve their aims – will only have served to demonstrate to Labour’s Marxist Leader that he will not have any problem rubbishing the framework of rules that is now in freefall around him.

Corbyn will have seen that the ground has been well prepared for what under his premiership would be set to come. He will know that circumstances will now allow him to simply brush away any foolish notion that his time in No10 will be anything like a temporary stay.

The fools now planning to do this have no idea what drives this man or the people who surround him, and how ruthless they will be in keeping power once they have it.

These MPs think Corbyn would be responsible when it comes to respecting the principles of democracy. The very same ones that they themselves have so publicly ignored.

However, they and their officially autocratic chums at the EU would soon have a rude awakening when they wake up one morning to discover that the prospect of the capitalist gem of Singapore-on-Thames that Brussels so fears as fallout from the UK Leaving, will have been replaced by the reality of a Socialist wasteland that is Europe’s New Venezuela, twinned with the DPRK. All as a direct result of them destroying democracy and meddling with everything.

Many of the self-serving MPs who have put keeping the UK in the EU not only above the will of the people, but also above everything else they misuse their responsibility to do, do not have any idea what a man with this ideology is capable of.

If they should succeed at giving Corbyn power at any level, it is safe to assume that he and his supporters will do anything and everything to take much more.

Jeremy Corbyn is a fan of revolt and of revolution. Not as a way to change anything for the better for everyone else as his propaganda tells us. But as a method of grabbing absolute power so that he can further and completely embed his own malevolent cause.

The MPs that now consider facilitating this have neither respect for the power they possess, nor the people who entrusted it to them. They would simply gift the power that they therefore do not understand or value to him by installing him in No10.

And at some future moment after they did so, when the gravity of the mistake they have made manifests and the penny begins to drop, they may well consider themselves at that point lucky only to have been put up against a wall and shot.

Yes, it might all sound very far-fetched as we sit here reading the troubling stories from within what many do not see are the dying embers of our once democratic reality. We all still cling to the belief that nothing could ever really change.

But if these abusers of the Public trust should successfully remove Boris and make Corbyn their temporary PM, they had better hope that there are others in positions of responsibility who are in possession of the principles that they are not.

They should hope that there are public servants at the top of government, the emergency and security services and of the military too, who would be willing to oppose and stand in the way of a Prime Minister for the right reasons.

They must hope that these executives will be prepared to put themselves at significant personal risk. And that they will do so, rather than following the example that this Remain-collective of a quasi government has set them, which is nothing less than ‘this is all about me, me, ME’ and based on the example of ‘do as I say, don’t do as I do’.

The very people whom we the People have trusted to run our Country; to do what’s right for all of us and to keep us safe, are – through their own ineptitude and the abuse of the offices that they have been entrusted with – inviting in a very dark and significant change – simply through their actions and their ignorance – that they are unable to see.

Let us hope that just a few of those who have facilitated this mess by carrying the number of votes in Parliament across the opposition line, now have sense enough not to allow the ridiculous concept of Corbyn being reasoned enough to take over as a ‘caretaker’ PM go through.

Because we can be sure that a man like this will not have the responsibility, morality and self-control to leave that once respected post when his time is supposed to be through.

 

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This Parliament is a joke that would be funny if the actions of our MPs were not so serious. They are doing nothing less than opening the safety doors that enclosed our democracy and inviting a revolution in

September 26, 2019 Leave a comment

images (16)Observing the chaos that has been caused in Parliament by the exquisite mixture of self interest, ignorance and lack of moral standing on the part of so many of our existing MPs has become frightening. Frightening for the real people outside of politics, who until these past three years have relied upon our system of government to be reliably always there when it comes to doing what it is that MPs, Ministers and PMs should do.

But our MPs are drunk on what they perceive as their own power. They lost all sense of reality when they sold their souls to this establishment’s system.

They have left real people outside of Westminster with literally no idea where this is all heading nor where it will actually end.

Yet they genuinely believe that they are in control of everything that they do.

For years that number centuries, British people have been able to rely upon a system of checks and balances, that without need for anything more than the gentlemanly handshake that was representative of the trustworthy Britain of old, has kept our system of government moving – albeit through transfer of power to complete opposites as well as long-waiting successors, at any time that momentum has been lost, mistakes have been made or the incumbent in No10 has simply become too old.

But the days when MPs and this Country’s leaders were self aware enough and had the moral fortitude to simply ‘do the right thing’ when their time was done have now long since gone.

The stupidity of MPs who are either being deliberately obtuse or simply too stupid to know and understand why they were elected, has driven our system of governance to the point of destruction.

Not content with barricading themselves within our Parliament and seeing themselves as the squatters that they are, or accepting that they have overstayed their welcome and that they should leave; these pretenders to the principles of democracy have now gone even further, not only seeking but securing the dubious intervention of the Courts to endorse their unscrupulousness.

Together, they have underlined the reality that power in this Country is no longer in the hands of the people that Parliament and our Courts are supposed to serve.

The British People have the right to be frightened. Because in the General Election that is soon to come we are not being offered anything different or anything that is good.

In this General Election we will only have the choice of electing MPs who will be motivated by their own set of self-serving values. Whether new candidates or those who will plan on returning, everything will continue to be just the same.

The reason we have got to where we are is because the whole system has become about keeping itself going. It has reached the stage where it just perpetuates pain.

Without fundamental change to the way that political parties operate and the pool of candidates that it offers us is selected, all forms of government in this country are now destined to remain institutionally corrupt.

The British People are awakening to this. Deep down and viscerally we know and understand that the more these people in power today tell us that things are changing and have changed, the more they actually stay the same.

We have now reached a time when so many of these very same MPs blow off steam by projecting the guilt they carry for their own actions onto others that question them by branding them with names they themselves don’t understand such as ‘fascists’ and many other derogatory things.

But they do not realise that it is they themselves who through their dismissal and disrespect of the very system that gave them their opening and opportunity, are now opening the very door to a new form of governance that could very well end up encapsulating all that they suggest they are afraid of and more.

Many will scoff at such sentiment. But what the use of power without thought on this level invites is nothing less than a revolution.

Because it is now becoming clear to the silent majority of the People in this Country that the apparatus has been removed or rendered meaningless that would in other hands have provided us, the Electorate with the choice of a real political alternative that can be trusted to democratically win.

 

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Boris has no reason to apologise when in miscreated circumstances all he has done is attempt to lead

September 25, 2019 Leave a comment

Whilst the gravity of events culminating this week has not yet allowed time for the dust to settle, there can be no doubt of the trouble that what was once our democracy is now in.

It doesn’t matter if you think Boris Johnson and his Government, the opposition ‘Remain collective’ or even the Supreme Court was or is right.

If you are looking to identify legitimacy, we can be pretty sure that history will demonstrate that none of them were actually right.

In such troubled times when absurdity rules and MPs and even judges have thrown everything that has underpinned the mechanics of our system of government out of the window, it stands to reason that the people who are still in the positions of true power should and would do everything they believe they can to lead – even if the steps they take subsequently don’t go the way that they should.

Boris Johnson has faced a set of unique circumstances and events as Prime Minister that he has been prevented from addressing appropriately and as he should.

The reality is that his hands were tied in any event the moment that the Fixed Term Parliaments Act was signed off and we already know that he has tried not once, but twice to call a General Election – which any Prime Minister that finds himself without a majority, would taking responsibility then do.

Yes, prorogation was always going to be questionable. But in these strange times when everything is set up against you apart from the majority of the voting public, breaking new ground and stepping outside the realm of precedent is exactly what we should expect our mandated leaders to do.

The current illegitimately sitting and refusing to budge majority of Remain opposition MPs have actually broken the system, and we should have been able to expect that our most senior Judges would look upon the bigger picture at work here, and see the trap that had been set for them, before they gave such a damaging judgement of which all 11 of them are clearly sure.

The circumstances that we are facing don’t or will not allow the immediate changes that we now need to prevent all of this from hitting the floor. That would be the dismissal of this whole Parliament, and its replacement with a form of government that will deliver on the result of the Brexit Vote, have vision, consideration for all and be equitable. Its not a lot to ask when we deserve a lot more.

What is left of the once legitimate framework under which the public elects representatives will not allow us to do that – that is if we are really to try to adhere to the rules that our MPs and even our Judges have now broken. We regrettably now have the right to ask the question – what or rather who are these rules actually for.

History will show that in terms of the Prorogation, Boris was doing the best that he believed he could. Any apology against that, no matter what the Supreme Court may have ruled, will only speed up the fall of this democracy when things are so desperate that we need a completely new way of thinking at the top of Government if anything any politician can now do is going to result in anything remotely good.

 

 

 

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