From: Mike Kormanic
To: John Keegan
I don’t know how you feel about the declaration from Boris Johnson re closing Parliament at this critical time in order to fulfil the aims of his niche of the Conservative Party vote.
But I think it is nothing short of criminal!
All this shouting from the battlements about respecting democracy is finally being shown for what is really was, self interest.
Whether or not you voted for Brexit I think is immaterial at this juncture, I think this is a far bigger issue about democracy and voted local representation being allowed to participate in the future of our Country.
I would encourage anyone similarly outraged by the high jacking of our Democracy to lend their voice to the following petition;
I would be grateful if you would post this on the Whittington Blog.
From: John Keegan
To: Mike Kormanic
Nice to hear from you.
In fact, I believe that it is a stroke of a masterpiece. Parliament has hung up Brexit for three years because, after deciding to ask the people what they wanted via the referendum, and passing Article 50 which set the wheels in motion and took it largely out of Parliaments hands, they proceeded to renege on the direct (not Parliamentary) democratic decision of the people and tried every foul stroke in the book to thwart their decision.
Parliament has refused to ratify the Withdrawal Agreement. They have voted for nothing positive, merely against every conceivable option available. They are nothing but “Jobs Worth’s” who are hanging on to their jobs and pay, in the face of public opprobrium.
The Remoaners have complained that BJ has no mandate and that he was not elected as PM. We do not elect Prime Ministers. The ruling Party does that and always have. Boris won by a landslide and has taken the necessary decision to have a Queens Speech, which Theresa May should have done but got herself so snarled up in Brexit that Parliament bypassed conventions, until a PM having the strength of character to knuckle down and get the Nation back on track, came along.
The naysayers have shot themselves in the foot by ignoring the instructions that they asked for, and have refused to implement. However, we now have a Captain at the helm and the ship is back on course.
I say this as a traditional Liberal who was Vice Chairman of the YES campaign, with Willie Whitelaw, in 1975. The EEC (latterly the EU) has been a massive disappointment. We did not vote to become part of a Europe wide Republican movement, we never voted to join the EU, we voted to be part of the Iron & Steel Community the European Free Trade Area and the EEC, but we never voted for Maastricht.
The Japanese have a saying (intended as a put down) “May you live in interesting times” (おもしろい時代に生きてください). Well, they certainly got that right!
Rant over. All the best.