This is democracy?

Can anyone explain to exactly why we held a referendum last June if we’re going to ignore it? And can anyone explain to me why the hell the courts are getting involved in frustrating a clear popular mandate?

This morning the High Court decided that the Prime Minister cannot invoke Article 50 without a vote in Parliament. But this is clearly nonsense because Parliament already had a vote when it passed the legislation to authorise a referendum, so other than the expectation that we would do what we were told and vote remain why the hell did they allow a referendum in the first place.

Clearly the courts are implicit in frustrating the democratically expressed will of the majority of the electorate. So why did they do it?

Well, call me suspicious but I’m just a little concerned that the chairman of the judges and the country’s most senior judge Lord Chief Justice Baron Thomas is a founder of the European Law Institute which aims to harmonise law across the EU. The cynical amongst us might suspect that this doesn’t exactly make him unbiased?

All this could have been avoided if the government had stopped pissing about and invoked Article 50 before all this got to court.

So putting all that aside, what next? The appeal goes to the Supreme Court in December. More taxpayers money flushed down the toilet. If May loses that then the next move will be a Commons vote in some form or other.

Will the Commons defy the will of the electorate? Frankly, I wouldn’t put it past them. They’re that arrogant, stupid and unaccountable. But if they do then expect an early General Election, probably next February.

And the most likely result would be to return a Conservative government with an increased majority.

So what’s the bloody point of all this pissing about and why the hell didn’t we just get on with it in the first place?…


11 responses to “This is democracy?

  1. It is because we voted the”wrong way”,therefore, we need to be “retrained”, in order for us to do as we were told to do in the first place. As Ken Livingstone once said,if voting changed anything they would abolish it, oh how they wish. I see Wee Nicky up in Jockistan ,is salivating over the opportunity. Cretin.

  2. Seems to me MPs get two votes, one in the referendum and then one in the HofC.

  3. We’ll never get out. Remain MPs will vote to trigger Article 50 because otherwise they’ll be kicked out at the next election but will then start gunning for conditions which will interminably delay exit and it’ll be all but dead in the water. Alternatively, they’ll still be fighting like rats in a sack when the EU puts the screws on and, like rabbits in the headlights, will have to accept a crap deal.

    We’re being screwed and David Cameron ought to face repercussions for neglecting to have the civil service put in place plans for a brexit vote which could be implemented immediately. He was utterly irresponsible and arrogant.

  4. We have the right, apparently, to sack the lot. Can’t see it happening though, can you?

    God help us all.


  5. If Parliament chooses to revoke Brexit then the covenant between Parliament and People is irrevocably broken for the first time since 1649. As Parliament has chosen to ignore the will of the people then the People can quite rightly ignore Parliament. It means revolution. We consent to be ruled by our representatives, but if they no longer represent the will of the People then they must be removed. Time for the Scaffold.

  6. Gina Miller shows that if you’ve got the money, contacts and tenacity you can win round one.

    Gina probably doesn’t give a toss about the immigration issue, quite possibly because her own background mirrors what’s going on.

    “Ms Miller, 51, is an investment manager and philanthropist who was born in Guyana but grew up in Britain, co-founding the investment firm SCM Private in 2009.”

    I listened to her speech and she’s mad keen that Tess doesn’t appeal the decision. Possibly because she’s had the full taste of public opinion on her social media and twitter accounts.

    And very probably her clients.

    I’d say the 11 Judges being told to scrutinise the judgement will be under massive pressure to make certain the case for the government is absolutely watertight.

    Won a mini battle, lost the war.

  7. I am indebted to Senlac over at my other place, ISAC, for this excellent quote :

    “It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; you are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; you are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.
    Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? You have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not bartered your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth? You sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place, and turned the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? You are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed. Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. In the name of God, go!”

    Oliver Cromwell – April 20, 1653

  8. I’ve always admired Oliver Cromwell. Because he got rid on an arrogant king and secondly because he refused the throne when offered it. His speech to parliament was magnificent. We could do with another strong man during this time of turmoil.

  9. I think Theresa May should just go straight to parliament next week and ask for the approval. Let’s have a list of those MPs who would happily vote deny the result of the referendum, or would look to twist, delay and obsfucate the matter in thier own interests.

    Let’s see those bastards named and shamed and out in public to defend thier abuse of democracy. Bring it on I say.