I thought I had seen it all in my time; but even I am surprised – in fact, appalled – by the sheer effrontery of not making Nigel Farage Prime Minister, following his recent electoral triumphs.
If losing elections does not instantly put you in charge of things, then you have to wonder what the whole point of democracy is, after all.
Not only did the Brexit Party win the Peterborough by-election, by finishing second; but they won the European Elections with an unprecedented margin, too. Gaining almost a third of the vote – which is well over half, in my opinion.
(And ‘Peterborough’ sounds suspiciously like ‘Petersburg’, if you ask me – so we should not discount the possibility of Russian interference here, either).
Why, the electorate have as good as commissioned Farage to become the one-man team, responsible for delivering Brexit. Well, now that call is answered!
Farage stands ready, and willing, to negotiate No Deal; even though it requires absolutely no negotiation at all. Thereby ensuring that no agreement is reached between Britain and Europe – with the full agreement of both countries.
And not a moment too late, in my opinion.
I no longer recognize the country of my own birth. If what I read in the papers is anything to go by, you can’t say anything these days.
You can no longer make deprecatory remarks about members of other ethnic groups, without being called racist.
You can’t suggest that women are less important than men – and should jolly well know their place – without being called sexist.
Less still can you say that foreigners are weird, and faintly unsettling – and should not be allowed to join the local golf club – without being called xenophobic.
In fact, if the signatories of Magna Carta were alive today, they would roll in their graves. Britain has changed beyond recognition – in a mere eight centuries.
That is perhaps the very reason why Nigel Farage goes from strength to strength.
The Brexit Party stood on a clear platform, with 3 simple messages:
- Brexit now
- Details to follow
- Everything else will work itself out, forthwith.
Admittedly, these were all largely the opposite of what Nigel said during the referendum – but that is merely the sort of pettifogging detail which only the most extreme Remainers would consider relevant; and simply serves to show the liberal bias of linear time-frames, as well.