Posts Tagged ‘brexit’

So let me get this straight. Saint Theresa's Super-Dooper Top Secret Plan, the poker hand she couldn't discuss in parliament for fear of letting the Evil Europeans see its complete, opposition-crushing awesomeness, was:

  1. Demand the whole damn pie
  2. Hope you'll be lucky enough to be allowed a slice or two when the shoutin's done

Uhuh. Pure, unadulterated genius.

[Source of title: Ralph Waldo Emerson, May-Day]



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This isn't a blog-post, per se. I merely want to gather together several answers that I've had to give over and over again in discussions elsewhere during the last few months, so I can just provide a link instead of retyping the damn things, as I say, over and over again.

So, okay, here goes…

No, the court decision was not an attempt to subvert democracy, or to block brexit. The court merely pointed out that article fifty cannot be invoked unless it be by a decision of Parliament. Not the Prime Minister, not the governing party. Parliament. You know, the body you allegedly voted to return power to, thus wresting it from the grasping hands of the Evil EU™. If anyone is currently holding up the process, it is May's government, who are refusing to obey the law of the land in this matter, by not allowing Parliament to act. (This is not new behaviour for May, she having, as Home Secretary, been found to be in contempt of court for refusing to release a time-served prisoner after being expressly instructed by the court to do so.) Talking of which…


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