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We didn’t vote for Brexit subject to a deal in the first place and won’t vote for anything other than a no deal exit from the EU now

September 5, 2019 Leave a comment

One thing we will never be unable to accuse this generation of politicians, pundits and opinionators of being is creative.

Since the European Referendum Vote was won and the Government was clearly instructed by the People that the UK must Leave the EU, Brexit has been reframed by just about everyone, to the point where even the politicians themselves are unsure of what the original vote really meant and what the purpose of the question put was for.

To be clear, there was never any mention of a deal, or of having to have one on the ballot paper when the majority of the British electorate Voted and instructed that the UK would Leave the EU. There was no suggestion that MPs only had to follow it through if they were happy and that Brexit should be moulded in their own way. We didn’t give anyone the authorisation to ignore the result of what had been done – which itself only came about because useless politicians couldn’t control descent over our membership of the EU in any other way – and failed even to do that when the result didn’t follow the establishment script.

The people voted to leave. No ifs. No buts. No subtext. No conditions.

And with a General Election now coming which will be the second referendum that remainers have continually wanted in every sense other than its name, we will not be short changed by any politician who tries to bluff and bullshit their way through this to do not what they were told but whatever they want. We’ve seen far too much of this behaviour before.

Brexit was the lifting of the stone that covered everything wrong with Politics and now we are witnessing all of the darkness exposing itself to light

September 5, 2019 Leave a comment

Politicians would still like us all to believe that Brexit is the reason that everything is going wrong with politics.

SPOILER ALERT: it’s not.

There has been a downward spiral at work in politics and within the political parties for a very long time. Brexit was a symptom of it rather than being the cause that many politicians would like to suggest. And what we are experiencing now – on every side of the House – is the manifestation of what happens after many years of the wrong people being in politics and people being in politics for the wrong reasons.

We have a leader of the opposition who will not accept a general election unless he can fix the result. MPs who after having the whip withdrawn for not supporting the democratic instruction of the people threatening to take their former party to court in order to let them stand as candidates again. A prime minister who thinks Brexit itself is the only thing he needs to do to achieve a result. A regional government with a disastrous economic record being underwritten by the rest of the country obsessed with independence at any cost. private citizens suing the government to overturn decisions and legal processes they don’t like, simply because they can afford to do so. And even the new parties on the scene are full of wannabe politicians who look good and can reel off their media-trained sound bites to an audience of media magpies whilst they too possess no depth, understanding or real connection with the people that they are telling us that they are fit to lead.

This is not the way that things should ever be done.

This old politics is now coming to its end. It may still dictate the outcome of the upcoming general election – if the self serving interests of incumbent MPs get their way. But it is in it’s death throws one way or another.

Things may get worse before they get better. But in the long term they certainly will.

It won’t be identity politics or any rehash of the politics of old that will achieve this. For none of them are capable of being so bold.

It will be a new form of politics which brings real balance, fairness and consideration to everyone, no matter whether you are old or young, rich or poor, educated or not educated, black or white, whatever your religion or politics, whether you voted Leave or remain. This is a new way of doing things that will really break the mould.

Brexit and democracy will be lost for us all if Boris and Farage continue trying to shape it in their own image

September 5, 2019 Leave a comment

This General Election will be the endorsement of the People for our departure from the EU in everything but name. That is unless the Politicians involved continue to put their own priorities and self interest before it.

All of the political parties and their leaders know that what happens when the people next has a vote will reflect upon what they have been doing since the European Referendum Vote.

The People want to Leave the EU – despite everything that the media and the opinionati tells us – and this Parliament is currently hellbent on doing everything it can to thwart democracy and remove the apparatus that will enable a democratic government to enact the People’s choice to Leave.

They can be stopped. They should be stopped. They will be stopped. If Boris and Farage can now accept that Brexit and our future beyond it is not something which is theirs to own.

Whilst there is an acceptance that the political landscape has realigned and that instead of left vs right, it is now based very much on Leave vs Remain, there is still no tangible recognition that like Brexit itself, there are different shades or nuances to the way that both the Leave and Remain demographics are constructed.

Many of those who voted Remain in 2016 respect the democratic reality that Leave won and that the UK must see that decision all the way through. Yet the voice of the few remainers who are obsessed with staying within the EU is very loud indeed, and the impression it gives that they represent people in the main is more than enough for the combination of the Labour Party, Liberal Democrat’s, Greens and SNP to somehow come through this coming Vote as a coalition and win – if the Leave Parties don’t recognise that the only priority must be the one that delivers Brexit – no matter what that might appear to cost.

The Leave demographic is very much built upon three parts. Three approaches employed by voters. Three ways of thinking which if split up in a General Election, could mean that as a whole, they all lose.

Leavers are either Heads, Hearts or somewhere floating in between.

Heads are dedicated to the Conservative Party. Hearts follow the Brexit Party. And whilst the floaters might switch between the two, without an electoral amalgamation of the Brexit Party and the Conservatives, they will never cross the rubicon that lies in between.

Whilst Nigel Farage interviewed by the BBC this morning now appears to recognise the need for the two parties to reach an electoral pact, Boris has made no suggestion that he is ready to listen.

If he doesn’t, or if an agreement that cannot be reached that give Voters a clear one-candidate choice in every Leave-voting Parliamentary Constituency when the General Election comes, there is a real and potentially future-changing risk that the Brexit Vote will be avoidably split and the UK will end up with an accidental majority for Remain.

Gentlemen, it’s time to put your differences and own priorities aside and accept there’s a much bigger cause to work for here other than that of your Party or of your own.

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