A short constitutional overview
A referendum is the most powerful democratic tool we have. It is, and was in 2016, a direct call to ” we the people ” to have our say.
But our confused party politicians hate that level of direct democracy because it sidesteps what they think is their job 😉
This explains why around 500 members of parliament are doing all they can to reverse the clear instruction given to them in 2016.
Our voice is now seldom heard because our weird, quasi democratic, party political system plus the BBC’s blatant preference in support of the EU. We could learn a lot from Switzerland on the use of referenda.
The smokescreen trying to confuse us all
The “Remain lobby” is winning the media presence battle and is relying on the ignorance of the majority of “we the people”. Most of us don’t have the time to read things like the Maastricht treaty and the Localism Bill.
I have read them both and both stink to high heaven.
The summary of both, presented to us and the MPs, is and was a party political statement rather than an accurate summary of legal intent.
We are now being faced with a media smoke screen, mainly provided by the BBC’s coverage and our MPs who are completely unrepresentative of their constituents.
Why the smokescreen?
Because we gave the wrong answer in their referendum and they dare not say out loud that the EU is a failed project, because they signed us up, in 1982 to the disastrous Maastricht Treaty. That utter twerp, John Major, signed the damn thing in direct opposition to Margaret Thatcher’s lucid understanding of what the EEC was about to become!
Probably one of the few things she ever got right! (Sorry Peter…(private long running joke))
Their smokescreen demystified
- May repeating robotically that “there is no other or better deal”
- but there is, its called NO DEAL; just requires a PM with the balls to inform the EU
- a monstrous change from her previous mantra of “No deal is better than a bad real” (Remember that one?)
- Parliament asking for all the legal advice on May’s ridiculous deal, completely missing the point
- lawyers will argue for ever and never see the wood for the trees – whoopeee, 5500 pages to read and advise upon, “Oh, that’ll be £100,000 please”.
- Endless repetition of “a disastrous Cliff edge fall if we have no deal”
- nonsense, it doesn’t
- Remainer MPs calling for us to remain in the EU rather than accept May’s pile of poo agreement
- Remainer businesses calling for a second referendum; their campaign largely financed by George Soros (The only guy to make £1 billion out of the 2002 ERM crash, another pile of EU poo)
- Remainer businesses demanding security (Mainly the huge global corporates run by bean counters).
- How dare they demand security? Small growing businesses never have security; that’s just called taking risks!
A few facts
I’m making these few simple points today because our media driven political class are making Brexit appear to be a disaster for Britain.
It is not.
The vast majority, 480 of 650 MPs, voted to remain in the EU.
My source is a Press Association survey.
More people voted in the 2016 referendum than in any general election since WW2.
The leave vote was 52% and those who wanted to remain made up 48%.
4% in a general election is enough to give the winning party a majority of 26 in parliament.
That is twice what she has while the DUP still support her.
We have been “handled” yet again.
The EU & the Euro will disappear within 20 years. Just Google “how long will the EU survive” for a range of well argued reasons.
PS2: By the way where are you Jacob?