Tonight the House of Commons rejected four ‘compromise’ deals for leaving the EU. This is because the majority of them don’t actually want to leave the EU, but would rather not tell the truth about that…which is because the overwhelming majority of them ran on manifestos that promised we would leave the EU. Politicians are at always at a loss when there’s a conflict between their egotistical desires and their desire not to appear egotistical.
Anyway, upon hearing the Speaker’s four chosen options for appearing to leave the EU without actually doing so, I sent myself a letter from the House of Commons, the London ‘intelligentsia’ and the legion of ‘lefty progressives’…known collectively as ‘We who know best’, who think that acting on a democratic mandate is undemocratic if the result doesn’t go their way.
I read the letter carefully, gave it my full consideration, and then replied to myself:
PS…you know how, if Christ was alive, he would NOT have supported Tony Blair’s war against Iraq? Well…Tony Benn would NOT have voted ‘Remain’. It must be hard being a ‘believer’ when even a blind frog knows perfectly well that your dead hero wouldn’t support you…but it never seems to deter an ideologue.
PPS Have you noticed how the people who bang on about “the British people have a right to change their mind” are pretty much the same people who thought the British people shouldn’t have been asked what was on their mind in the first place. My, how they’ve grown…