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Readers’ comments: Parliament is not the solution but the problem


In response to Andrew Cadman: Brexit has turned us into the new Ulster,

UKCitizen wrote:

I think that given that we are where we are it is pretty obvious they are not going to allow Brexit to happen. What will the populace do? Nothing as they return to the warm embrace of the state feeding them a regular diet of bread and circuses.

Sovereignty does not mean anything to the average voter so they won’t take to the streets to protest about it being taken away, circling back to the education/lack of education question!

Dacorum wrote:

Vernon Bogdanor in his article in the Guardian ‘Parliament has failed on Brexit long before prorogation’ hit the nail on the head when he concluded that parliament has not been the solution to the problem but the problem, and quoted Winston Churchill to illustrate the point brilliantly:

Looking at the sorry performance of the House of Commons elected in 2017, it is difficult to avoid remembering Winston Churchill’s condemnation of the parliaments of the 1930s as being ‘decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent’. Parliament has shown itself not to be the solution to Brexit but the problem.

Never in the history of famous quotes by Churchill have his words been more apt!

Audre Myers wrote:

President Theodore Roosevelt said, ‘Speak softly, and carry a big stick.’ It seems to this outsider that y’all have spoken softly long enough.

trailblazer10 wrote:

‘Their actions seem to be based on the most monstrous hypocrisy,
arrogance and moral corruption, spurred on by base and venal motivations as well as wounded pride.’

Seem to be?

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