As more and more is revealed about the conduct of our leading politicians not only during the referendum campaign but especially during the last 7 days, it has become clearer by the day that they will take any steps to further their own lust for power even if it means destroying the country’s economy in the process. Treachery and deceit now stalk the corridors of power.
Why did nobody tell us during the campaign that negotiations for a new trade treaty with the EU can not, under European law, even start until after we are officially out of the EU. That could mean years before the UK can negotiate new trade treaties anywhere, even after we have left the EU.
Why did Cameron not make it plain that if he lost the referendum he and his government would refuse to accept the result and would waste a couple of months or so whilst the Tory party elected a new leader, who would be left with the unenviable task, of kick starting Brexit by making an application under Article 50 for us to leave the EU. How irresponsible and shifty can a Prime Minister be, promising in one breath that the result of the referendum would be binding on his government and then refusing to act and rejecting the result when it was not to his liking.
Look at the mauling which business leaders receive from select committees of MPs if it is thought that they have transgressed in their governance of a company. MP’s who govern the country ensure that they can not be exposed in like manner.. They can not be challenged. Look at the general standards of the house with the number of paedophiles who have sat in it from time to time and the number of thieving MPs who were jailed for their expenses fiddles. These people whom we unfortunately elected are now bent on bringing the country to its knees.
I have long argued against the unelected bureaucrats of Brussels but set against our present leaders they are at least honest and upright people.
Any government requires parliamentary approval to apply to leave the EU under Article 51. Let us hope that the general disgust which the country is feeling at the antics of our present government, will reflect itself in a refusal to approve an application under Article 51.
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