We Must Listen To The Will Of The British People!

Since the EU referendum in June, Westminster politicians have been fond of telling us how they “must listen to the will of the British people” with regards to the referendum result. This claim overlooks the fact that Scotland, Northern Ireland and many cities in England voted to remain, and now these parts of the country are being ignored to pander to anti-immigration and anti-European sentiments – all of which have been whipped up by lazy thinking politicians who are interested in nothing less than consolidating and/or extending their power.

But what about those parts of the country that voted to remain? Don’t they matter? Apparently not. 52-48 is not a landslide by anyone’s definition.  Remember when Nigel Farage told everyone that if the result was close in favour of remain, he’d demand a second referendum? Make no mistake, had Remain won by a similar margin, the mass media would have tirelessly promoted his demands for a second referendum. All must prostrate themselves at the feet of The Grand Farage.

What this claim also reveals to us the fact that Westminster politicians suffer from a form of selective hearing loss when it comes to other, more pressing demands from the British people. A properly funded National Health Service, more social housing, proper jobs, decent wages, a progressive tax system, nationalization of the railways and proper functioning public services are all things that the British people want, but to which Westminster routinely turns a deaf ear. Yet, apparently, when it comes to Brexit or ‘pulling up the drawbridge’, these politicians have suddenly regained their hearing. Funny that.

Before the referendum we were told that this was “the most important moment” for the British people.  What? It was more important than people having somewhere clean and decent to live?  Really?

 

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2 responses to “We Must Listen To The Will Of The British People!

  1. Well lets just do away with democracy, and allow those who whinge the most make all the decisions. The vote to leave is the largest ever vote for anything in the UK, far greater than the one to stay in the eu which we were illegally dumped into by Ted Heath, under the guise the it was solely a trade agreement. Th UK is an entire nation the entire nation voted to leave, and just as those of us who voted to leave in 1975 were ignored under a democratic vote those who didn’t vote the sensible option have no right to demand the minority are more important than the majority. one vote more either way is enough to decide on a straitforeward yes or no vote. I fail to see why you think that we all had somewhere clean and decent to live for the past 43 years, or is that just another piece of the project fear remain campaign propaganda?

    • Hey, great straw man argument there. You’ve completely missed the point but worse still, you presume we live in a real democracy.

      I fail to see why you think that we all had somewhere clean and decent to live for the past 43 years, or is that just another piece of the project fear remain campaign propaganda?

      You’re really not paying attention, are you? Don’t people deserve to live somewhere clean and decent? How is ‘Project Fear’ relevant to my point? It isn’t, because it’s another straw man.

      Did it ever occur to you that you may need remedial reading lessons?

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