Saturday, 25 June 2016
Plea to Westminster: Ignore the referendum
It's been 36 hours since news of the Brexit earthquake reverberated around the world. The shock has worn off, but not the horror.
Our Man is not going to list how bad things are now, or how bad they could get for the people of Britain and the prosperity of Europe and all that. You are either aware of that now, or soon will be. The candidates for leading fascist state of the dystopian future always struck Our Man as more likely to come from some odd spot of the world, not his homeland.
But Our Man is a lover of ironies. Here's one he'd like to see come true.
In order to preserve the existence of the (fairly) liberal democratic United Kingdom with a final chance to avoid a descent into darkness, he'd like to point out that the referendum vote to leave the EU is not binding. It will only become a reality if the lawmakers of Westminster push it through.
Our Man says:
It's the responsibility of Parliament to ignore the result of the referendum.
How? Not sure. That would require a level of leadership, balls, and communication with the people of Britain not seen in the country for a generation.
Why? Because to preserve democracy and the continued existence of Great Britain, the new government has a duty to ignore the will of the people this one time.
Then the real work of fixing what's broken with democracy begins. The alternative is as dark as night.
Labels: British Government in Exile