May chaos reign

In his latest article Richard North (eureferendum.com) rips apart our media, politicians, Bercow and the Prime Minister – and understandably so.

He writes: Meanwhile, the Westminster journos are having a field day. All the pre-prepared mantras are being trotted out, unquestioned and unchallenged.……….For the next few weeks, well into Christmas, the hacks can focus on what really matters (to them) – how long Mrs May will survive as prime minister and whether we will get a general election in the New Year. read more.....

A cacophany of sound

Having listened to and read the Hansard record of the Brexit debate, all I have heard is that of the title to this article.

It becomes obvious – and will no doubt be made even more obvious during the final two days – that our politicians haven’t a clue about that which they say. The only thing that is obvious is that they enjoy the sound of their own voices.

We have had reference to the fact the referendum in 2016 was ‘advisory’ – no it was not: were we not told by David Cameron that it was our choice, our decision and that there would be no ‘going back’ on that decision? read more.....

Stage 6

Discussing the need that withdrawal from the European Union also affords an opportunity to undertake a series of domestic reforms (FlexCit page 364), states at the outset:

Specifically, this stage confronts the idea that there is little point in recovering
powers from the EU, only to hand them back to the same institutions that gave
them away in the first place. Further, even without EU influence, the UK is an
overly centralised state, so the repatriation of powers from Brussels only for
them to reside in London or one of the other devolved capitals affords fewer
benefits to individual citizens than might be imagined. To a certain extent, the
effect of restoring a degree of “independence” would simply be to swap one
ruling class for another, with very little by way of beneficial effects for ordinary
people. read more.....

My Problem – and that of others

About a month ago I posted a short poem about knowledge:

He who knows not, but knows not that he knows not, is a fool – shun him;
He who knows not, but knows that he knows not, is simple – teach him;
He who knows, but knows not that he knows, is asleep – wake him;
He who knows and knows that he knows, is a wise man – follow him.

We elect Members of Parliament who would have us believe they are endowed with the wisdom and ability to guide our nation to ‘Utopia’, a state in which all is well in the world and, consequently, those they profess to serve need fear no evil. read more.....

A ‘Posturing Palace’

Having watched Theresa May’s statement  to Parliament today, in regard to Brexit and the agreement of the European Union to our exit from their ‘prison’, I was struck by the fact that Parliament has become a ‘Posturing Palace’.

Watching May’s opening statement , which as usual was ‘commended to the House’, I was struck by how lie followed lie which, in turn, followed lie. Not to be outdone where fantasy was concerned on the part of May, I was also struck, in general,  by the paucity of the questions raised by our politicians. As usual, where pertinent questions were raised (few in number) , they were not answered. One can but suppose that politicians work on the ‘Goebbels Principle’: repeat a lie often enough and it then becomes accepted as truth. read more.....

The rape of a nation

‘Rape’ can be defined as an act commited without consent of the recipient.

For some time I have maintained that Theresa May had no intention of negotiating an exit for the United Kingdom from the European Union that would satisfy both Leave and Remain. Subsequent events showed that she had every intention of having the United Kingdom ‘shackled’ to the European Union for an eternity. What she has achieved is something that neither those that voted to leave, nor those that voted to remain, are happy with. On the other hand, as one who appears content to see our nation become a ‘vassel state’ of the European Union, no doubt she is extremely happy. read more.....

Trust in me – the entrancement by a snake

Well, yesterday was a day to remember – was it not? We had a spectacle of politicians who know nowt about the subject matter spending more than three hours questioning a prime minister who was likewise unknowing and who lied through her back teeth.

We had calls from some politicians stating that as they, the politicians, were unable to solve a problem which they had chosen to  solve and found themselves  unable so to do; they therefore wished to pass the buck back to the electorate. So those that know nowt ask those who also know nowt for an answer to their dilemma. read more.....

The hypocrisy of politicians and ex-politicians.

Yesterday we had @johnredwood and @Office GSBrown pontificating on trade, the European Union and Brexit.

To John Redwood (go see his timeline on Twitter) I can but suggest that until he has the beginnings of an understanding of ‘matters trade’ and ‘matters EU’ he ceases to appear on twitter as he is just making a fool of himself – and he is but one culprit among many.

Where Gordon Brown is concerned – and in respect of his speech today at the Institute for Government (https://livestream.com/accounts/5208398/events/8424205/videos/183453660) – I find it unbelievable that the man who denied the people a voice on the Lisbon Treaty now feels it is only right that the people should have a voice on Brexit. Needless to say the media only report on his belief that a second referendum is required and completely ignore the hypocrisy angle. read more.....

The time has come, the walrus said:

….To talk of many things,
Of Shoes- and ships – and sealing wax
Of cabbages and kings……… (source)

(Do read the words of Lewis Carrol – and then equate them to Brexit).

@RichardAENorth wrote in this article:
I am gripped by the overpowering urge to close down the computer and walk away, returning only after 29 March out of a sense of curiosity, to see what actually happened.

To which I replied, on Twitter:
You and me both!

I take off my hat in deference to those like Richard North who can, day after day, turn out articles which are ignored by those who profess to have the interests of their people at heart; but cannot, as they have not the faintest idea of that with which they involve themselves. read more.....

A Rebuttal

A few days ago, in response, I believe, to this tweet:

I responded with the following: