Uncharted Waters

Rush Limbaugh a couple of days ago on the House impeachment inquiry:

Now, as I have emphasized a lot, what’s going on in the country right now with this particular story is not so much a partisan divide, left versus right, conservative versus liberal, Republican versus Democrat. It’s bigger than that. What we are in the middle of — and it does not ever get presented this way in the nation’s mainstream media — we are literally the middle of constitutional crisis.

We have the entirety, almost, of the Washington government, the elites, the establishment effectively attempting an end run around the Constitution. They’re trying to reverse the election results of 2016. They’re trying to nullify them without another election. This is the height of anti-constitutional or unconstitutionalism.

This is a brazen attempt by the people in Washington to tell the rest of the country, “What you think and how you vote really doesn’t matter in the end because we’re gonna have this country run the way we want to run it with us running it. And every election is just a little exercise making you think you matter, but you really don’t.” That’s what this is. Make no mistake about it. That’s what this is.

Reading this, I couldn’t help but think that the exact same thing is happening in the UK. We’re in a constitutional crisis too. For while the Washington elites are trying to get rid of Donald Trump, the UK political elite is trying to reverse the EU referendum result. What they’re saying to the British people is:

What you think and how you vote really doesn’t matter in the end because we’re gonna have this country run the way we want to run it with us running it. And every election is just a little exercise making you think you matter, but you really don’t.

The Lib Dems are nothing if not honest: they simply want to revoke Article 50, and lock Britain inside Europe. But the Labour party seems to be not much different: they seem to want another referendum, and a different result, that will lock Britain inside Europe. The last thing either of them want is a General Election, letting the people decide, because, well, they want to run the country their way, damn the people.

They’ve already forced an unwilling Boris Johnson to go begging to Brussels for an extension past 31 October. And because Brussels wants to keep Britain inside the EU, Brussels will grant it. There is effectively no longer any British Government: Britain is being run directly by the EU, in concert with their allies in the UK Parliament and Supreme Court and House of Lords, which are all stuffed full of Remainers. They may as well all have EU flags flying above them. In fact, they probably do.

And with the next election on 5 May 2022, they’ve got 2½ years in which to tie Britain even more closely to the EU than it ever was before, as an EU colony with no vote in Brussels, and instead some EU-appointed satrap governing Britain (very likely John Bercow, who has after all proven his allegiance to the EU over and over again).

Will the British people sit patiently waiting to be allowed to finally vote on 5 May 2022? I doubt it. I think there’ll be huge demonstrations outside Parliament, with farm tractors dropping manure at its doors, and counter-protests by Antifa and Extinction Rebellion. Parliament’s business will come to a halt. EU-appointed Prime Minister John Bercow will have to flee Number 10, Downing Street. Where to? Brussels, of course. Britain’s Remainer Parliament will relocate to Brussels. And a hastily-raised EU army will be sent to pacify Britain.

And they’ll probably vastly increase immigration to Britain, with the assistance of the UN:

The UN Migration Agency/International Organization for Migration (IOM) has hailed the arrival of its “first” planeload of 154 Somali migrants to Germany, along with dozens of Syrians transported to Romania using European Union funds.

The IOM, which promotes mass migration as “inevitable, desirable, [and] necessary”, announced the arrival of “its first international charter flight” of 154 Somalis from Ethiopia to Germany — with  “An additional 220 refugees [to] depart for Germany on a second IOM-chartered flight in mid-November” — in an official press release.

I’m speculating, of course. But this is the way things are going right now. We’re in uncharted waters.

And much the same is going to happen in the USA, with the American people getting angrier and angrier at increasingly desperate attempts to subvert their last election.

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8 Responses to Uncharted Waters

  1. Timothy Goodacre says:

    It is now only a matter of time before violence breaks out in the UK to turn out this totally repugnant Parliament and the many corrupt MP’s contained in it. The sooner the better !

  2. AndyDan says:

    One place the Somali migrants will definitely not be going is Orania in South Africa. I’d never heard of the place until a couple of days ago. It’s a town composed almost completely of Boers, and is thriving apparently. The link is from the Guardian, so it’s accuracy is obviously dubious. ( I like the Guardian in so much as the begging for money at the end of each article is amusing).
    Why should poor people in Romania be suddenly forced to live amongst people with whom they have nothing in common and whose arrival they weren’t consulted about?
    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/oct/24/an-indictment-of-south-africa-whites-only-town-orania-is-booming

  3. Charles Burns says:

    Well, American political history is pretty much made up of continual attempted end runs around the Constitution

  4. jaxthefirst says:

    It occurs to me that if, by some hook or by some crook, all those treacherous Remain MPs do actually manage to overturn the result of the 2016 referendum and lock us into the EU, then one way to get some kind of revenge over those vile traitors would be to start up a political movement to get rid of our Parliament completely and forever. After all, the EU already has competence in the vast majority of major policy areas in the UK (and the other member states) already and makes up whatever rules (directives) it pleases and then just instructs our Parliament to rubber-stamp it by “going through the motions” to make it look like a UK-initiated law when actually it’s just EU law dressed up like UK law. They’re allowed to gold-plate the directives (i.e. make them stricter) but they aren’t permitted to under-interpret them (i.e. make them less strict), so that Europhile parties, when in power, gold-plate to the hilt (e.g. the smoking ban), but Eurosceptic parties can only, at most, do just the minimum required. Which means, essentially, that no matter what Remainers say about “but xxx and xxx and xxx is a UK law. Our Parliament passed it, not the EU” the EU is making the vast majority of our laws for us; our Parliament are just acting as useful front-men to keep the public in the dark about where their laws are emanating from. There are, true, still some policy areas which national governments have full responsibility for, but there’s no doubt that the innocuous and cuddly-sounding phrase “ever closer union” hides darker ambitions to, eventually, take those over, too.

    So, bearing that whole mechanism in mind, as I said at the start, if we do end up lumbered with the EU for the foreseeable future, then why don’t we do away with Parliament altogether, as it’s essentially (voluntarily) given away so much of its power that it’s now done itself out of any useful function, anyway? I mean, can anyone honestly think of a single major policy area which they deal with well, these days? Because I can’t. Even with the EU holding their hand and telling them what to do in most areas, leaving them free to deal with just a few remaining areas, they even manage to louse them up most of the time (education, the military, the NHS, policing, taxation) and would rather shriek hysterically about issues which they, personally, feel strongly about, like transgender toilets, dog poo on footpaths, or statues on university campuses. The Devil makes work for idle hands, as they say, and with MPs having probably the idlest hands in the country, over the last 40 years or so the Devil has been much busier than the lot of them all put together! Ironic or what?

    At least, with Parliament abolished, those people who voted to leave, but have (once more) been ignored and brushed aside as nothing more than an irritating inconvenience will get the satisfaction of seeing those who have treated them with such arrogant disrespect being booted out of their jobs once and for all. We’d get all of our laws via directive straight from the EU (which we already do, so there wouldn’t be any difference there), and instead of wasting all that time pretending to go through first reading, second reading, endless committee stages, House of Lords votes etc etc only to end up with an identical (or worse) UK law as the original directive, and wasting all the money that that whole process costs us, directives would simply be passed straight on to the civil service to administer and enact, as indicated by the EU, just as it now is, but without having to go through the party-biased “add ons” of whichever Government we are unfortunate enough to be living under.

    As a bonus, as well as giving once-more-ignored Leavers at least a grim sense of satisfaction that the “prison guards” have at least lost their cushy jobs, even Remainers would probably like it because they’d get the “ever closer union” that they keep bleating on about wanting, and by getting our laws directly from the EU, everyone – Remainers and Leavers alike – would be better informed about the machinations of the EU and would take as much interest in it as, today, we take in what is essentially the distraction of our national Parliament (which most people still think – erroneously – is the primarily lawmaking institution in this country). In fact, the appeal of the idea of getting rid of Parliament as an institution might prove to be so popular with both sides of the Remain/Leave argument (albeit for very different reasons on either side) it could well turn out to be the only thing which could re-unite our currently-divided society. And if MPs want to put something of a shine on being, effectively made redundant by the electorate, they could always spin it (the one thing that they are good at is spinning things, after all) as “an essential move to re-unite the people by making the Ultimate Sacrifice for the good of the country” as they mount their bikes to go off and find proper jobs!

    So, something in there for everyone! What’s not to like?

    • Frank Davis says:

      With Parliament abolished, how could we ever make our own laws again? The institution worked pretty well for a few hundred years. Perhaps we’d have to take a leaf out of the American playbook, and write our own brand new Constitution?

      Aside from that, national parliaments have indeed become redundant inside the EU, so it would make perfect sense to abolish them all. But the rise of “national populism” would seem to show that many people in Europe have yet to lose their separate identities as French, German, Spanish, Italian, etc. And with our own little moat around our little island, us Brits have an even stronger sense of separate identity (and the Irish even more so).

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