In the Name of God, Go!

CSM EDITORIAL

So the soon-to-be-retired inebriate Jean-Claude Juncker has now declared the Brexit process “a waste of time, and a waste of energy.” That’s awfully rich. This after three years of entrenched EU intransigence and obstructionism, insisting on a punitive withdrawal agreement intended to make the UK an example lest any other state consider throwing off the yoke of subjugation.

After three years of pervasive belittling of UK voters and gratuitous humiliation of our leaders, sociopathic indifference to the economic fragility of commercial enterprise, myopic focus on the federalisation of Europe regardless of consequences, insistence on financial retribution and reckless disregard for honesty – you now want to declare it a “waste of time”, Juncker?

Honestly, we couldn’t agree more, how unnecessary it all was. Had the EU been willing to consider a simple free trade agreement mutually beneficial to all concerned, this could have been done and dusted in 2017.

Had we had a Leave government and a Leave parliament we would have been out months ago. But as always, our MPs put themselves and their parties before the people that elected them and before the interests of the country.

Contemptible.

Britain needs an election, and it needs one right away.

As it is, this ungoverned and ungovernable Parliament cannot fulfil the essential responsibilities of a real legislature, won’t let Mr Johnson fulfil them, and won’t stand down. One thinks of Oliver Cromwell’s alleged tirade as he closed down the Rump Parliament in 1653:

“It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter’d your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil’d this sacred place, and turn’d the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress’d, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.

In the name of God, go!”

Oliver Cromwell – April 20, 1653

In the name of God, let’s have an election!

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