Seneca III has decided to extend his report on the departure of Cousin Theresa and the European parliamentary elections to include a Part 3.
The Tide and Some Worms Have Turned
Part III — After-Action Report
by Seneca III
Theresa Mary May is no longer in the running for…
First: A headline:
”POLICE CELEBRATE END OF MAY: ‘HER LEGACY ONE OF MISERY’, ‘COUNTRY LESS SAFE’, ‘OFFICERS WILL SHED NO TEARS’”
The article and particularly the comments are well worth a read. Also, a redux on the redux just to level the playing field…Hopkins is still the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police!, as Tommy Robinson has recently learned the hard way.
Second: Both the Irish and the Dutch released their exit poll details immediately but for some reason the UK could not or did not, or at least to the public. When she made her resignation statement May could well have had them, and possibly even the result of the election itself, which would have been the final straw that broke her will to remain and she chose to pass on the poison chalice. Had they been less promising to TBP then I suspect she would have hung on even longer.
In a strange way I found that situation comforting (and I was correct — the Tories finished fifth), because if the results were bad enough from her perspective to force her to chuck in the towel, they sure as hell will be good for the country and its future. There’s a way to go yet, of course, but the results do show that things are moving in the right direction (no pun intended).
Third: Guyana-born Gina Miller initiated the 2016 R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union court case against the British government over its authority to implement Brexit without approval from Parliament. One has to assume that she was actually dumb enough to believe Theresa May’s oft-repeated statement “No deal is better than a bad deal”, believing that it was a statement of genuine intent, and thus Miller contrived to block a fellow Remainer from carrying out her treacherous plan by handing authority over to parliament as a whole who, of course, have managed to turn this failed exercise in reverse democracy into the stalled debacle we have before us today. Thank you, Gina, history will record you as a glorious stumblebum who managed to stab herself in the back whilst trying to stab the UK in its heart; it will be remembered as the triumph of self-serving vainglory over astute political analysis.
And thanks again for trying to destroy the sovereignty of your adopted country which welcomed you with open arms. Gratitude does indeed have a very short half-life.
Fourth: The Tory leadership battle…
…could last up to and perhaps into the Summer Recess (20th July 2017 — 5th September 2017) which means that between now and 20th July they are going to be unable to propose, debate and pass any meaningful legislation through readings in both Houses. This presents an interesting possibility which is well worth examining, but first some background.
In a Commons briefing headed “Transition and the future UK-EU relationship”, first paragraph, line 6, mentions “A UK-EU agreement to further extend the transition would need to be reached by 1 July 2020, eight months after the possible Brexit date of 31 October.”
The first extension of Article 50 was agreed on 21 March and provided for an extension until 22 May if the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement (WA) had been approved by the House of Commons by the original Brexit date of 29 March. Alternatively, it provided for an extension of Article 50 until 12 April if the WA was not approved, by which point the European Council expected the UK to “indicate a way forward”. The WA was rejected for a third time by the House of Commons on 29 March…
…The Conclusions and the European Council Decision formalising them included reference to the UK commitment to act in a constructive and responsible manner during the extension period in accordance with the duty of “sincere cooperation” [No hope here, then. Please put a tick in any box that does not contain a traitor.]…
…and noted that the UK would remain a Member State “with full rights and obligations”, and that it has the right to revoke its Article 50 notification at any time.
It’s a long, bureaucratic jargon-filled document, as such things are, (and only the morbidly fascinated such as I are condemned to read it through), but in the light of rumblings, rumours and hastily convened high-powered meetings in Brussels this coming week it appears to open up the possibility that the EU can legally throw in the towel and just tell us we’re out. God willing.
Fifth: For info: EU elections — “Three methods, 28 variations”. Shambolic doesn’t even begin to describe it. Level playing fields do not appear to be the EU’s forte.
Election night observations
It was a very low overall turnout at 36.7%. Vote totals for Northern Ireland are first preferences only. For parties running in both Northern Ireland and Great Britain, the vote share is just for England, Scotland and Wales, but the vote total is the sum of all GB votes plus the first preference votes in Northern Ireland.
Apart from Alastair Campbell’s comments from the depths of inanity, the constant refrain throughout the night from losing candidates and their party stooges was “A general election will be different because TBP don’t have a manifesto just a single point: ‘Leave the EU’.” What had obviously escaped their tiny, desperate minds was so did they, the singular point: ‘Stay in the EU’. The intellectual calibre of our established political parties now has a negative value.
Note that non-UK citizens cannot vote in a UK General Election whereas they (EU citizens resident and on long visits) could and did in this EU Election.
Wishful thinking and where to from here?
Since the election there have been several analyses which project the EU Parliament ‘Proportional Representation’ system’s voting figures onto a UK General Election ‘First Past the Post’ template. Several show that if the pattern is sustained the Tories and Labour would be effectively culled into near oblivion, and TBP would have a parliamentary majority.
Hence, I offer below a few suggestions for legislation that could be included in a Brexit Party agenda once the Party is in with a majority. The following are all adjunctive but might be possible to initiate in parallel with the most obvious, immediate and pressing ones of getting us out of the EU, withdrawing from any commitments to join the EU Military as made by previous governments, withdrawing from the UN Migration Pact and abolishing the House of Lords (with its equally corrupt Old Guard) and replacing it with an elected Chamber numbering no more than 100, then…
|1.||Privatise the BBC.|
|2.||Stop HS2 dead in its tracks.|
|3.||Start training British NHS doctors and nurses and start phasing out foreign recruits (with suitable redundancy, pension payments and a big thank you bonus to take home) who are far more needed in their own countries (see #6, below).|
|4.||Stop and reverse all persecution of veterans and compensate them for their time of trial and hardship. Make the Military Compact generous, legally enforceable and irrevocable.|
|5.||Abolish foreign aid in its present form and close all of its parasitical operating establishments and the troughers who run them whilst placing a yearly fixed amount not totaling more than £500,000,000 at any one time for export guarantees in an account controlled by the Department of Trade and likewise a further yearly fixed amount not totaling more than £500,000,000 for overseas aid following natural disasters and place in under the control of the Foreign Office.|
|6.||Commence a culling of the current bloated, wasteful and superfluous system; a bonfire of most of the useless quangos and their leech-like quangocrats perpetually sucking at the public teat. Thin out the civil Service at all levels, particularly of globalists and the butterfly horde of ‘jobsworths’.|
|7.||Rebuild our military, using £5 billion yearly from the now-defunct Foreign Aid budget, and likewise the remaining £5 billion from the same source yearly to go to reshaping and rebuilding the NHS in conjunction with item 3.|
|8.||De-politicise the Police, dismiss all Common Purpose graduates therein, particularly chiefs and other senior officers in the box-ticking pipeline, return it to its original Peelian principles and then rebuild and restructure it to an appropriate size and reinstitute neighbourhood policing.|
|9.||Locate and repatriate all illegal aliens irrespective of origin or how long they have been here, and likewise those claiming ‘refugee’ status but are in fact non-contributing economic parasites. Return home genuine refugees to those countries that are no longer at war so that they can rejoin their wives and children and start rebuilding. Limit any further legal immigration according to our needs and to what useful contributions such applicants can contribute.|
|10.||Put an embargo on any further house-building on greenfield sites.|
|11.||Bring back Christmas in its traditional name and form and make it illegal for anyone or any organisation to label it as anything else such as ‘Winterfest’ or any of all the other sniveling multiculti hijacking attempts that have come into being of late.|
|12.||Tell Macron we want Normandy back toute de suite. That should occupy his tiny mind for a few days.
And that should do for the first session. If they want the job, they should be prepared to do the hard graft including working/sitting on Fridays like those who pay their wages have to do. If they do those things and keep their fingers out of the fiddled expenses trough — virtually a competitive sport amongst their predecessors — then I would not be averse to their awarding themselves a decent pay rise at the start of the second session.
But — and it’s a big but — at the end of the day there is always going to be the question that dare not declare its name: “What shall we do about this?”
— Seneca III, in a wet but cheerful Middle England, this 27th day of May 2019.
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