On the subject of the European Union referendum, I have not written anything in the immediate run-up and aftermath of it, but my coverage is extensive on HPANWO TV and Radio. The links to it are listed below in chronological order.
The poster you see above is on display in the window of a house in a residential area of
Oxford that is populated almost exclusively by REMAIN-supporters.
There has also been a petition calling for the EU referendum result to be
declared void because the turnout was less than 75 percent and LEAVE won by
less than ten points. The rules of the vote do not specify a minimum turnout
nor qualify the outcome on how unanimous it is; however this hasn't stopped 2.7
million people, minus seventy thousand fraudulent signatures, signing to demand
the rules are changed retrospectively because they didn't win... I'm going to
try that with the National Lottery! As I say in the bottom link above, David
Lammy MP for Tottenham, London has endorsed these sour grapes, as have the pathetic
household in Oxford who taped up that ridiculous poster in the picture.
Basically they want to undo the entire spirit of the referendum because of a
legal technicality. As I've said, they are literally correct, but to consider seriously
such a move is politically impossible. Even Cameron has consistently ruled it
out. And how long would we keep having referendums? Until 60% or 70% vote
either way? Under these criteria the rules can change so much that we will go
on voting forever. The fact is, one side has to win and the other has to lose;
and LEAVE has won, end of. This shows that the REMAIN side consists of people
who are totally divorced from reality and feel contempt for the rights and will
of the British people. Imagine what they would say to us if REMAIN won and we
whined about it: "Suck it up, guys! Get in your white vans and keep on driving!"
No, Parliament cannot fail to ratify this referendum without opening the doors
to overt dictatorship. Yes, they will try to reverse the decision the British
people have made, but they will do it by much more devious means, as they
already have in other countries. As of now, I predict that there will be a
discussion to amend Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to prevent other nations
from following the Brits' example and leaving the EU. Along with the resignation of David Cameron, the
opposition is also in turmoil. Most of Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet have
resigned and Hillary Benn has been sacked for allegedly being the ringleader of
a circle of rebels who want a vote of no-confidence in the old socialist leader
after his supposed mishandling of the Brexit issue. I suspect that they are
simply using this as another opportunity to try and unseat Corbyn. There has
been an internal war raging in the Labour Party since Corbyn's election as
leader last year, see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36638041.
At the same time Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, is pushing
for another referendum for independence from the UK. I can't see how anybody can stop her because the Scots
are very pro-EU and as a nation taken alone voted overwhelmingly for REMAIN,
It's good that politics has suddenly become exciting again! Who knows what will
happen in the weeks and months ahead.