Friday, 20 January 2017
Cry me a river
A reader alerted me to a tweet by Captain Histrionics. Suffice to say that if we had a democracy we would not be in this mess to begin with. We would have been adequately consulted on Lisbon and there would be no such thing as Article 50. There would not have been a burning resentment of the political class and perhaps we would not be leaving the EU. And maybe had there not been such a collapse of trust on the back of it the government would now be trusted to take a more nuanced path on Brexit. What you reap is what you sow. Ian Dunt, a practised liar, should admit his very minor role in our predicament.
Howsoever, we are presently lumbered with the system we have. I would have it another way. Sadly it does mean if the majority decides we must all go over a cliff then that is what we must do. The alternative is to leave it in entirely in the hands of the few who think they alone know how to run our lives - they who have brought us to this pretty pass by taking us deeper into the EU without our consent. If you ignore the people for long enough and belittle their concerns, whether valid or not, there will be consequences. This is your mess. Suck it up, dickhead. It's time to put on the big boy pants.