12 months ago, the UK Parliament was paralysis. We had a majority of MPs hellbent in overturning the democratic will of the people to stop the UK Leaving the EU and we had a Prime Minister who had repeatedly paid lip service the the Referendum Vote and then did everything possible behind closed doors to keep us enslaved to a Foreign Government whilst telling us that our sovereignty would be returned and our future pathway was our own.
Today, Theresa May is back and firing out lightning bolts over national governments choosing to deal with their own response to the COVID-19 Pandemic rather than outsourcing the whole thing to some form of world government instead.
Whilst cooperation with the wider World to achieve benefits for us all will always be a very worthy thing to do, suggesting it would be better to reach international consensus at the most distant point possible from where the problems really are, right in the middle of the COVID-19 emergency is sadly just another reiteration of how out of touch and detached from reality the MPs we have in our Parliament really are.
It is truly bizarre to have to say that the only thing that Mrs May’s successor Boris Johnson has done to define himself differently in the handling of the emergency has been to be seen to be putting the UK first. Because what his Government has actually done and continues to do is neither helping us now, nor will it do so when the crisis it has created arrives in all its horrific glory and embraces us all.
Solving the problem of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the problems the response to it has created is all about understanding the people that are being affected first.
This is not the time for creating even greater distance between people and decision makers.
Real solutions to repair and rebuild real lives need to be created and implemented by real people who are in touch with the people their decisions will effect.
It took years to overturn the surrender of local responsibility not only to London but to unelected bureaucrats beyond our borders that was engineered and propagated by politicians like Mrs May.
The last thing that we now need is for the same sell-outs to again try and convince us that we are cannot be responsible enough to solve a crisis for the UK on our own, when the only real problem we have right now is that we have the wrong politicians in charge and they all arrived in their roles in a similar way to Mrs May.
We need leaders who understand and can meet the needs and responsibility they have to their own People and their own Country first, before we step outside and this time do things which are really helpful for the rest of the World.