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Are all our MPs ‘Burkes’?

The question is asked in view of a statement attributed to Edmund Burke, namely:
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion. Another quote attributed to Edmund Burke is: By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.

In answer to the first statement attributed to Edmund Burke perhaps they are not ‘Burkes’ in that they have not,  where Brexit is concerned, applied their ‘industry’ to the greatest advantage where our country is concerned; and their judgement cannot be considered as such because they haven’t a clue about the subject matter with which they are dealing. 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.....

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.....

Why do we bother?

It is ‘party conference season’ yet again; the ‘season of the year’ when political parties promise Utopia for the electorate, were they to be elected to power

We have had the LibDems and Labour, with the Conservatives still to come and without doubt the idea of the ‘sunlit lands’ will be presented to us yet again, albeit in slightly different words.

Political parties are, presently, in the throes of promoting ‘rights’ to this or that group. But a question: If politicians and pressure groups believe in equal rights, then what do ‘women’s rights,’ ‘gay rights,’ etc., mean? Either they are redundant or they are violations of the principle of equal rights. read more.....

Who, exactly, is to blame for the state of our nation? (A republication – with additional comment).

When, six years ago, I felt so disillusioned with the state of our nation I wrote an article on Witterings from Witney. It would appear nothing has changed; so for the benefit of those who missed the original it seems pertinent to repeat that article.

So here it is.

I find it beyond unstimulating to be back in Britain. There is such a very limited spectrum of opinion here. Surrounded by sheep too docile to bleat out of turn, it feels extreme even to suggest there is some better way of living than time-share enslavement. * read more.....

Cutting through the ‘waffle’

It was with interest that a few days ago I read this lecture by Sir Ivan Rogers. Of equal interest was another lecture by the same person about David Cameron, incorporated within which were links to similar lectures from  Charles Powell on Thatcher, Chris Patten on John Major, Andrew Adonis on Tony Blair and Stewart Wood on Gordon Brown.

In effect Rogers, Powell, Patten, Adonis and Wood were all ‘bureaucrats’; and bureaucrats appear to use twenty/fifty words when one would be quite sufficient – if you follow my drift. As such, I find that, particularly with Rogers, it becomes necessary for me to read two or three times anything he writes before I can begin to try to understand that which he wishes to convey – in other words, he attempts to write for the ‘Westminster Bubble’; not that those in that ‘rarefied’ clique would have the slightest understanding of the subject matter (but, yet again, I digress). read more.....