Where do we go from here Part  Two?

September 13, 2019

Where do we go from here Part  Two?

Absurd is a good word to describe the scenes in the UK House of Commons this past week.

  Firstly, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour have been demanding a general election on an almost daily basis for some time; having been given the chance of one, they then turn it down. Why?

  Because Mr. Corbyn knows fine well that Labour would never win outright. The same applies to the Liberal Democrats, whose leader Jo Swinson has declared that under her, the Lib-Dems will never respect the result of the 2016 referendum on the UK's membership of the EU and would still not if a second poll were held and the majority of voters again voted to leave. Quite how the Liberal Democrats can justify their name is thus somewhat mystifying.

  This leaves the Conservatives, led by Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage's Brexit Party. Despite his rhetoric, it is unlikely that the Brexit party would secure enough votes to form a majority government. But at the same time, entrenched tribal opposition to the Conservatives means that it is also unlikely that, unless the UK does actually leave the EU first, they will command a majority either.

   If an election is held, the most probable result would be another hung parliament and a continuation of the existing chaos.

   Which leaves two possible options. The first is an alliance between the Conservatives and the Brexit party, and the second is the removal of those MPs that have caused the problem. And this is the root of the problems now. 

  Too many MPs have lost sight of their responsibilities. The behaviour of some over the past few days in the House of Commons was nothing short of a disgrace. The surrounding of the speaker's chair, the singing and chanting; could there be any better indication of their unsuitability to hold their positions as representatives of the people. The same applies to the ideological posturing of those who have sat on the government side of the House.

  No, these wretched individuals must go. With new candidates selected, for all parties, candidates whose commitment to the principles of the people and real democracy in place, perhaps then an election might provide a conclusive result.

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