In response to Melanie Phillips, Farage’s only ambition is to get us out of this stinking deal:
I WAS at the Brexit Party rally last Friday where Farage’s speech was filmed. We had some great tub-thumping speeches from Ann Widdecombe, Ian Paisley and Tim Martin. But Farage was calm, he simply clinically dissected the articles in the treaty which make huge commitments across great swathes of our national life, including taxation, defence, foreign policy, state aid and fisheries.
We did not vote Leave in order to sign a 599-page EU treaty which contains numerous bear-traps which will keep lawyers in clover for years to come. Farage recommended a short extension, General Election, pact between TBP and Cons and return a parliament which actually wants to leave the EU, not keep us on a short leash until we can be yanked back into our kennel.
Newman Noggs wrote:
‘THE question that now threatens to derail British politics altogether is this: why should anyone vote for any of these mainstream politicians or their parties ever again?’
… that last sentence in Melanie Phillips’s article neatly sums up our dilemma. Who on earth can we trust when, and if, we have the next election? What is the point of voting for, say, fake ‘Conservatives’ such as turncoat Sarah Wollaston, if they can coolly change their allegiances as casually as changing their underwear once safely ensconced at Westminster? MPs must be accountable, and capable of being swiftly removed and deprived of their unearned salaries and pensions if they betray those who voted for them. Without this safeguard, our democracy is nothing but a sham, as most of us are now realising.
SADLY, Melanie Phillips is completely correct … we have to keep fighting and not give in to ‘Brexit fatigue’. That’s precisely what they want.
James Chilton wrote:
IS the longest-running farce in British history coming to an end in the next few days at the Westminster Hippodrome? Or is a sequel, called ‘Transition Follies’, about to begin that will run indefinitely?