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Lindsay Hoyle was the best choice. But there’s a lot more to fixing this shit than just a change of Speaker involved

November 5, 2019 Leave a comment

Lindsay-Hoyle_2555042cHaving watched some of the Parliamentary Debates that Sir Lindsay Hoyle has already chaired in his previous role as Deputy Speaker, I have little doubt that he will attempt to be a whole lot more impartial in the Speakers Chair than the previous incumbent and apply appropriately all of the ethics and standards that a role with this level of responsibility demands.

In his acceptance speech last night, Sir Lindsay committed himself to cleaning up Parliament and what it does.

From just this alone, we should all have hope for what the power of his influence might no have in store.

However, we should also remind ourselves and remain fully aware that John Bercow in his role as the last Speaker was in reality a caricature of everything that is wrong with politics and how politics is broken.

His words, actions, behaviour and approach to the responsibilities of his post simply echoed all that is wrong with the majority of the MPs we have been electing to our Parliament.

And that until we change the way the MPs on the green benches think, are motivated, are driven – and that means the way that they are selected, nothing in the House of Commons is really going to change – no matter what the new Speaker might intend.

 

image thanks to telegraph.co.uk

Could Bercow actually end up doing the right thing for the wrong reasons too?

October 21, 2019 Leave a comment

Bercow 1Watching the disaster unfold which has been Boris turning out to have been not only as bad as Theresa May but also the same as all those MPs who have been so obsessed with Remain, is an exercise that has provided little in terms of comfort for those who love this Country. It certainly has not been any fun.

In recent days, all the hope that we few still had that Boris – for all the misgivings and warning flags that have flown – would turn out to the the shining knight on a white charger, have been well and truly dispelled.

Boris’ deal is no better than Theresa May’s. What is more, it is certainly worse than Remain.

Worse still, for whatever reason, whether its simply issue fatigue, stupidity, ignorance or just the reality that the People are getting very wise to their self-serving behaviour and are about ready to call time, MPs have been flocking to support Boris’ Trojan Horse Brexit – and now he’s had time to realise it will give him all he ever wanted, even Oliver Letwin has jumped on that same train.

The answer to the Brexit problem is not going to come whilst we still have any of these current MPs behind or indeed anywhere near the wheel. They are simply the wrong people to be undertaking such a responsible and public-minded role.

This means that whatever happens in the coming days, weeks and months, and whatever stunts these miscreant MPs pull, the real Brexit that the British People voted for is not going to be delivered anytime soon.

That however, doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be awake to the further damage that any of these MPs have the capacity to do to our democracy and to the Country or our future itself. For as long as they remain in power, they remain able to continue doing all then damage that they have done, they are doing and that they will continue to do.

If Boris’ deal were to be passed and implemented, the damage it will almost certainly do to the Union itself will be its destruction.

That is before we contemplate the reality that underpins what will be the continuance of shared alignment and rules – which under this so-called agreement would continue to be directed fully by the EU, simply because they will still hold all the trump cards that will prevent gutless politicians of the kind we have today from Leaving the EU as they were directed by the People in the European Referendum at any time.

Whilst Lewin has very quickly returned to his normal form, we may yet be able to look to one of the other destructors of democracy, who has done so much to destroy our Constitution already by misusing his power to do the wrong thing at every turn – simply because there is such an horrifically large ego involved.

Yes, as the Government contemplates going back to the Commons today with what is basically a request to re-run the Vote on Boris’ deal that should have concluded on Saturday, The Speaker himself could be the one key player left who could this time legitimately stop the Government from doing the wrong thing. Just because he wants to use his last days of power to gain more glory, he might actually adhere to the very conventions that he overridden so tirelessly previously, all for the wrong reasons, whilst doing the right thing.

If he does so, it may well turn out to be the case that with no small irony, we will look back and thank him for preventing the same National travesty from manifesting that he has himself done so much to facilitate and cause.

Let’s just hope that John Bercow keeps to his predicable form.

We need a new Parliament and we need it NOW. The problem is this shit show of a self serving party political system which means democracy won’t easily be recovered

January 10, 2019 Leave a comment

We are being fucked by our own Parliament. Right now. Today. And our MPs are so blinded by their own arrogance that they cannot see any other way.

Action taken by MPs in recent days seeking to dictate a form of Brexit that the People did not Vote for and now even the Speaker of the House of Commons breaking with Procedure to ensure outcomes which are aligned with his causes that are only his own tells us just how rotten this Parliament has now become.

The destiny of this Country is now in the hands of usurpers. Their only focus being what works for them and no more.

Democracy is actively in its death throws over Brexit right now and as we look at the mindless self-interest engulfing our Government, we can only ask if this behaviour of the people who are supposed to be leading us is a real reflection of what we as a Nation have now become.

We need to change and refresh our Parliament as quickly as it is possible to do so.

We must replace the self-interest and contempt for democracy which is being displayed in every way by the current incumbents. We need politicians who realise, accept and respect that what is best for this Country and the People they represent, is as Representatives of the People, their only worthwhile cause.

The problem is that change within the system as it currently exists is not what on is offer, even within what may now be an imminent General Election.

The difference in the mentality of the Politicians who would replace all of these Party stooges, even if they were to step down voluntarily, is simply not there to be had.

With the Party Political System and the Political Parties structured today in the way that they are, we, as a Country, have been set up to fail.

The Political Parties only knowingly recruit, endorse and support politicians who are in their own image.

If you need to see what the end result of this process is in action, take a brief look at Theresa May and every Member of her glory-at-any-cost Cabinet. It is clear to see why change is needed so desperately and how our whole system of democracy has become terminally flawed.

The deck is critically stacked against any new entrant to the list of electable political parties who will willingly pursue change. Of that much we can be absolutely sure.

Yet we now need a new Political Party more than ever.

A Party which isn’t just a Party, but a movement. A new way of working with Government and Politics. Something conscious of cause and effect, the age of consequence. A power base which is in touch, truly dynamic and ready to offer us all something which is a whole lot more.

There are few serving politicians even at Westminster who could genuinely switch or reconstitute an existing Party in order to develop the right mentality and approach at the very core.

The question is for us exactly where is the change therefore going to come from. Because without it, this Country is on the verge – that’s perhaps only weeks away – from being well and truly lost.

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