Since the referendum the Government (or the hard Brexit elements of it) have found a new “respect” for “The Will of The People”. A respect so strong that they seem to be completely enslaved to it – provided of course that the “Will” in question is the Will expressed on 23rd June 2016.
It raises some interesting questions about The Primacy of the House of Commons. Read more…
I find the Labour Party’s current stance on what is happening to the country confusing to say the least. They are meant to be holding the government to account but seem too paralysed by fear of UKIP to offer anything except abject abdication. “We will not obstruct the invoking of Article 50”!
They are of course reaping what they have sown. During the Miliband years (remember them?), they failed to tackle Cameron and Osborne as that dreadful duo laid the ground work for the right-wing coup* that is currently happening. The Language Battle was lost. Read more…
People talk about the sort of Brexit that there is going to be – is it hard or soft, is it grey or white. Actually we want a red, white and blue Brexit: that is the right Brexit for the UK, the right deal for the UK.
The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, quoted on BBC News Website, 6 December 2016 | Theresa May: We want a red, white and blue Brexit
Red as in bloody, white as in the eventual surrender and blue as in the party who will ensure that it gains the most? Is Red White and Blue Brexit any closer to reality than “Brexit means Brexit”?
The Conservative Party has delivered the referendum.Now back to working with colleagues to deliver the reforms we pledged in our manifesto
As the polls close, worth reflecting on fact that we delivered pledge to have referendum. Now the Conservative party can come back together
Historic referendum vote is over, I’m proud a Conservative gvt gave British people their say. Now time for our party to come back together.
The brass neck! (Do I detect a party line?) They have been casting doubts on each others’ honesty and integrity and knocking seven bells out of each other with even more vigour than they attack Labour at General Elections. Read more…
David Cameron’s “reforms” are so pathetic and he is so “invested” in them that the net effect of his involvement could damage the “Stay” / “Remain” / whatever it is called campaign.
He announced that he would only serve two terms as Prime Minister – not necessarily to the relief of all (the old Thatcher era mantra of “hold on to nurse for fear of something worse” applies). He is a lame duck Prime Minister and the “EU deal” is so miserable that he will have to work very hard to make it look like a suitable legacy for his prime minister-ship. This will be a distraction – sort of “noises off”.
He should step back now and get on with governing the country – as it is, it looks as if many of his cabinet are more interested in leadership manoeuvres over the next four months than running their departments.
His “reforms” are irrelevant to the decision on 23 June. Read more…
So the Tories have bottled it; they won’t make a decision about the next London runway until after the mayoral elections.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the government would “continue to work on all shortlisted locations”.
A decision had previously been expected by the end of this year.
An independent report on airport expansion by Sir Howard Davies in July backed a plan to build a third runway at Heathrow.
But he said that the new runway should come with severe restrictions to reduce the environmental and noise effects, and did not completely rule out a second runway at Gatwick.
BBC New Website, 10 December 2015 : Heathrow Airport runway decision delayed until summer
The decision is actually easy – if you are not frightened politically. Read more…