Three years of political disarray are now climaxing in a non-democratic election of a new prime minister.
In the present environment which has little or no social purpose, the fundamental problem is that a hung parliament is electing a new leader for the country without a mandate from the country as a whole.
It is absurd to be able to become a leader of a country just because your party is currently in power. Which can only lead to a General election that is going split the United?
All of this is driven by populous Social Media chatter which is trying to be heard under rules of an unwritten constitution based the Great Charter or Magna Carta libertatum written by a bunch of rich dudes with swords who got mad at their king.
Most of the 63 clauses of the Magna Carta were concerned with guaranteeing feudal law and benefited only the feudal nobility. The Church was granted its traditional freedom and privileges. A few clauses dealt with the rights of the middle class in the towns and relieved some economic inequities. But the ordinary freeman and peasant, who made up the vast bulk of England’s population, were scarcely mentioned.
The Magna Carta was not, therefore, a great democratic document, securing fundamental liberties for all. Instead, it was essentially a feudal charter assuring privileges to the aristocracy.
Since its inception 800 years ago, it has been used several times to restrain the power of the monarch. Although the more dated clauses have since been repealed, some remain enshrined in British law today, in particular, the right to a fair trial for all citizens.
Indeed the core principles of Magna Carta can also be found in a variety of legal documents today and are echoed in the United States Bill of Rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights.
Not bad for a document that lasted 10 days.
Still considered to be Britain’s “statute number one,” to understand the civil rights it provides and the foundation it laid for future use.
Modified several times over the centuries by ordinary laws issued by the parliament, it is still considered a valuable and fundamental document.
A document which Prime Minister David Cameron said ‘changed the world’. Indeed! it did.
We feel nothing of the drama and shenanigans of those days of political fever.
I am not advocating here that this the reason that England could see civil unrest but it has set helped to set a class structure that is now divided and will be unable to unite whether England stays in or is attached or leaves the European Union.
That apart the fuse awaiting to be light, is the Northern Ireland backstop.
It is becoming more and more apparent that Brixit is no longer about whether is In or Out of the European Union rather it is about, an out of date voting systems First Past the post, that gives a limited voice to the population as a whole.
The Eatonmess is now an English breakfast.
Can it be resolved?
Yes and No
It looks more and more like a serious political uprising will erupt when the magic ingredient are in place.
Economic backwardness the Northern Ireland backstop and a deal with Mr Donald Dump, a General election with Nigel Farage, could prove to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
There is only one reasonable course and that is to abort articular 50.
In doing so in order to show genuine participation join the Euro.
So can there ever be a morally respectable case for using predictions of civil unrest as an argument against a proposed policy? Undoubtedly.
I am afraid that Brexit goes much further than leaving the EU it is reverting to Nationalism due to among many other things the lack of Civic Education to impart an Identity, to the tabloid press and social media that is spreading a post-factual society where evidence and truths no longer matter where lie and truth have equal status.
The gaps between perception and reality must be addressed. One can see this when it comes to immigrants not just in the Uk but across Europe. Immigrants that get resident status should be spread throughout the country and not allowed to settle in certain regions.
Everybody must share in the countries wealth by issuing Citizens bonds. ( See the previous post)
More responsible politics, polarized societies are far less tolerant of Globalization.
This requires dropping the language of fear.
All human comments appreciated. All like clicks and abuse chucked in the bin.