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Posted without comment. James Delingpole:

Grab Your Yellow Vest – Britain Is Headed for Dirty War

Officially we’re not supposed to speculate on the civil disorder which might ensue if parliament succeeds in its campaign to thwart Brexit.

When Transport Secretary Chris Grayling tried to do so recently, he was loftily put back in his box by the Labour party grandee Roy Hattersley: “I don’t think many people would regard Chris Grayling as an expert on this matter, or, indeed, on anything.”

But now two academics have let the cat out of the bag. David Betz and MLR Smith are professors in the Department of War Studies, King’s College, London, and they know whereof they speak.

“We are expert in these matters. We have for decades studied why things fall apart, how a stable, essentially self-policing, productive society can turn into an ungovernable tumult roiling with rage,” they write in an essay for the eurosceptic Bruges Group.

Their conclusion: all those Remainer parliamentarians who think they’re being terribly clever using devious tricks to stop Brexit are playing with fire. If they succeed, Britain could well find itself plunged into “dirty war.”

They write:

“There is a dominant theory of the cause of revolutions, analysed by those like Ted Robert Gurr in Why Men Rebel (1970), according to which people rebel not so much when they are materially deprived or when they are repressed but when a significant gap materialises between the future they have been promised and expect and the reality of their actual circumstance.”

Britain, by their analysis, fits the bill perfectly. A new political establishment — careerist, self-serving, cynical, manipulative — has chosen to “frustrate the democratically expressed will of the people.” It has calculated that it can get away with this “state capture” and abuse of democracy because it believes that, unlike, say, the French, the British people don’t riot.

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7 Responses to Posted without comment

  1. Twisted Root says:

    The Anti-Brexiteers may have already been thwarted by intervention of the monarch according to an email received by Vox Popoli blog.

    • Frank Davis says:

      Something to do with this?

      Jacob Rees-Mogg said the Prime Minister should prorogue Parliament before MPs have a chance to vote for an extension of Article 50 to become law. Prorogation would mean the end of the parliamentary session and therefore all draft laws currently making their way through the Commons and Lords would fall. A no-deal Brexit deal would then happen by default.

      Mr Rees-Mogg said the Queen would have to be asked to break up Parliament early.

      He told the hard-right Conservative Bruges Group: “I hope it will not be necessary for Her Majesty’s stay at Sandringham to be interrupted for her in person to prorogue Parliament.

      “We do not want that sort of constitutional crisis, we want to observe the constitutional norms.”

      The move to extend Article 50 being tabled by Labour MP Yvette Cooper and Conservative Nick Boles is one of a number of amendments due for debate next Tuesday.

      .. or

      • Twisted Root says:

        I’m sure it does have something to do with it, but what the email says is that the seizing of the legislative agenda by Anti-Brexiteers and the speaker would be a challenge to the right of the Crown’s minister in parliament to set the legislative agenda. Essentially they have been warned off because the queen would not stand for it.

  2. garyk30 says:

    A group of politicians — careerist, self-serving, cynical, manipulative — has chosen to “frustrate the democratically expressed will of the people.” It has calculated that it can get away with this “state capture” and abuse of democracy because it believes that, unlike, say, the French, the American people won’t riot.

    Now, that describes the leftist politicians in America.

    • ianl says:

      And Aus.

      Power prices have been deliberately catapulted over the last 2 years to more than 2x those of 2015. Plenty of crocodile tears but the cause of this – known as the RET (Renewable Energy Target) – is never debated, rarely acknowledged and out-of-bounds to the MSM. What we call UNIParty policy.

      Given the distances across the Aus continent, one may naively imagine that motor vehicle transport would remain untouched. Nope. Restrictive tendrils are again showing up – with not even accompanying crocodile tears, just contemptuous silence.

      Our slimy self-defined “elite” calculate that the Aus populace won’t riot with any significance. Perhaps naively, I do hope the tightening restrictions on motor vehicles will be a step too far. The distances are way beyond any feasible usefulness of the Mickey Mouse battery vehicles.

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