We British are a tolerant people and as such we may moan and groan but we don’t revolt. We stand in queues, respectfully and properly, and await our turn when it’s our turn. We turn a blind eye to practices we find abhorrent such as FGM and child-grooming, labelling them part of the culture of other countries and faiths to which we shouldn’t object.
We don’t hold up transport lorries on motorways just because we feel their cargo is unacceptable in some way; we don’t riot in the streets when our government makes a decision we don’t like; we give our neighbours, of whatever race, creed or colour, the chance to show they’re good, honest citizens before we make a decision on whether we like them or not.
We may ‘have a pop’ that our schools are being overtaken by students whose culture is different from ours, whose language is not English and who need additional help from our teachers, but despite our own children being somewhat neglected by those teachers, we have a grumble and carry on.
We have to put up with massive developments to house all those who have moved out of our towns and cities that have been turned into ghettos by mass immigration; we see our hospitals and doctors’ surgeries filling up with people who may not have paid a penny into our NHS; we have to wait weeks for an appointment to see our GP, months to see a consultant or even years for surgery, and our old people who need care are being starved of funding, but as British people we take it all in our stride.
And now that we have voted to leave the EU, we see our Prime Minister – that’s the person who is in charge of our government – procrastinating and failing to carry out the will of the people, and what do we do about it? We have a grouch about it and do nothing.
Mrs May is a consummate politician. Everything she says is what her listener wants to hear. “Brexit means Brexit” – what a superb soundbite! But if she really meant it she would have gone for the ‘nuclear option’ of scrapping the 1972 Act immediately the result of last June’s referendum became clear, or at least as soon as she took over from David Cameron. Instead she allows the House of Lords to have it’s pro-EU say and the question of Article 50 will go back to the Upper Chamber again this week. Did she not know that the Lords will fight tooth and nail to stop Brexit? And if she didn’t know, why didn’t she? That place is packed with Europhiles, many of whom are actually paid by their Brussels masters to do their best to ensure the UK government keeps coughing up billions for the EU’s coffers. Shouldn’t that fact alone force them to declare an interest and withdraw from voting? Obviously not.
Perhaps Mrs May wants to be able to say: “I tried to get us out of the EU, but the Lords wouldn’t let me. It’s not my fault …”.
Just what is she going to do next to prove that her ‘Brexit means Brexit’ soundbite really means anything at all. Numerous possibilities have been expounded – flooding the Lords with anti-Europeans, using the Parliament Acts, even resorting to further court action, which has been threatened by the pro-Europeans. Mrs May has tried pleading with MPs and peers to abide by the constitutional will of the people as expressed in last year’s referendum, but it seems her pleas have fallen on deaf ears.
So how is she going to extricate the UK from the slavery of the EU? In a BBC interview on October 2 2016 she promised that her government would introduce the ‘Great Repeal Bill’ which would enshrine all current EU legislation into domestic law. This would be followed by months, possibly years, of further Parliamentary debate on which laws were good and therefore would be kept, and which were not good and would therefore be repealed. That was over five months ago, and that Bill still hasn’t made it into law.
Yes, I know that UKIP was originally set up to press for a referendum on whether or not the country should leave or remain as a member of the EU and in that it had a spectacular success, but it seems all the party should be doing now is keeping the government’s ‘feet to the fire’ and ensure that the will of the people, as expressed in the referendum, is actually carried out.
But how do we do this?
As Panmelia says elsewhere on UKIPDaily, enough is enough. She is not alone in those thoughts and I am another one who is getting a little fed up with all this procrastination.
As I have said above, I believe we British have to be pushed very hard before we stop simply moaning about the state of affairs and do something drastic, but I for one am verging upon that ‘something drastic’ at the moment. How do we show the Prime Minister that we are not prepared to allow peers – or anyone – to overthrow the referendum decision just to allow her to absolve herself of her responsibility of ‘Brexit means Brexit’?
Anyone any ideas?