The hypocritic oath
17/03/2017 Leave a comment
I wonder if this is something that modern politicians are having to swear before they take office.
Theresa May tells us that the Scottish people aren’t allowed an independence referendum because the terms of the UK leaving The European Union are not yet known.
Hold on a minute.
The UK just had a referendum on leaving the European Union when the terms of leaving the European Union were unknown. That was ok, right? No, it was more that ok, it was “The will of the people”. Lib Dems are asking for a second referendum, once the terms are known, so that the public can vote based on knowing what the alternative to staying in actually is. Theresa doesn’t seem in favour.
I’m confused. When it suits you, the terms of leaving are important and when it doesn’t they are not?
All this does is reinforce my fear that the Conseravtive Party is now simply the political wing of the Daily Mail. They read whatever is in that paper today and… that’s the policy! Sure, it buys them a lot of votes from people who don’t realise that the Daily Mail is Satan’s own soiled toilet paper, but it isn’t really the way that democracy is supposed to work.
This stuff is scary. This is Trump style politics – and worse still, we have no coherent opposition to call them out on it.
We live in bad times.