An Open Letter to the Prime Minister
Dear Mrs May
Your Conservative Government, albeit with whatshisname at the helm, spent £9 million making the case for the UK to remain governed by the European Commission. Indeed, your Government and the Conservative Party bet the farm on the British people toeing the line and voting in favour of the UK evolving into a vassal state of what is planned to be the United States of Europe.
Furthermore, every other mainstream political party, the Establishment, the mainstream media (ably and enthusiastically led by the BBC), ‘big business’, Uncle Tom Cobley and all – stood four-square behind the Conservative Government in its doomed bid to have the majority of British people vote in favour of unrepresentative political servitude.
Now we know that in addition to the substantial list of pro-EU forces amassed all about us, the judiciary has shown its hand and declared that, notwithstanding your Government’s £9 million promise that ‘The Government will implement what you decide’, the Government may well not implement what 17.4 million people decided. The judiciary has decided to throw its spanner into the constitutional works by telling the Government that, in effect, it never had the power to make its £9 million promise to the UK’s idiot voters.
Honestly, what a mess. I mean how do you politicians do it?
Today, I’m seeing the real possibility that the wishes of the majority of British people who expressed their view in what was, on 23 June 2016, the greatest turnout in British voting history, could be at best watered down, or at worst stymied altogether. After all, the High Court action was brought not by people in favour of democracy per se, but by a group of people with the express political aim of seeing the UK remain in the European Union. In other words, the legal process is being used for political ends and the judiciary is going along with it. In this case, the High Court should have thrown the matter back into Parliament and said, ‘You’re the legislature; you decide whether or not to challenge the executive and demand a vote on triggering Article 50 of The Lisbon Treaty’; this was and remains quite within the gift of The House of Commons. However, the lily-livered MPs who inhabit that place don’t have the guts to implement parliamentary democracy (something to do with 40-odd years of getting comfortable with governance by a foreign oligarchy, methinks).
So, the reason I’m writing to you today is to express the sense of profound disenfranchisement that I feel about the handling of the UK’s membership, or not, of the European Union. It was bad enough that it took the unstinting efforts of one man (you know who I mean), slogging away for 25 years ultimately to give voice to 17.4 million British citizens who would otherwise never have been heard. Now, I’m having a sense of déjà vu; it’s like Groundhog Day. Is history about to repeat itself with 17.4 million voters being silenced in the name of the march towards the United States of Europe, the goal so beloved of the majority of the political class, the Establishment, the mainstream media (ably and enthusiastically led by the BBC), ‘big business’, Uncle Tom Cobley and all?
I look forward to hearing from you, trusting that you will explain how ‘The Government will implement what [17.4 million British people] decided’ on 23 June 2016. Or, was the EU Referendum the biggest fraud in British voting history?
PS Baron Thomas of Cwmgiedd – the UK’s Lord Chief Justice – was a founding member of the European Law Institute which works towards the ‘enhancement of European legal integration’. Funny that …