Proroguing of UK Parliament
So there is presently a court case taking place to determine whether or not the proroguing of UK Parliament is legal or an abuse of executive power to push Brexit through with no resistance from Parliament and quite rightly it seems to be coming down on the side of it being an abuse of executive power.
Anyway, something you guys might not know about me but I am pro-Brexit. I have nothing against the EU, but I have never felt the UK is a natural part of it or that we really fit/belong there. What annoys me so much about my fellow Brexiteers though is yesterday I saw someone going, “If it weren’t for Brexit no one would care about this.” And I find that so annoying. It seems that Brexiteers are quite happy to throw out our laws and constitution so long as it gains the result of Brexit, which given the line by most Brexiteers is along the lines of us “taking back control”, it seems pretty redundant if we can’t seem to be able to follow our own laws and constitution when they prove inconvenient. Whether or not we agree with those laws and that constitution is a different matter, but if we our so bogged down in taking back control the least we can do is have a respect for our laws and our constitution, many of which - the constitution especially - predate the EU.
Brexit pisses me off on so many levels though, as much as I want it, I want it done right and I want it done legally. From the Leave Campaign built on lies which has already been well determined to be illegal in itself, to the proroguing of Parliament, to a complete disregard of the wants of needs of the devolved powers and the Overseas Territories and to the fact Boris Johnson refuses to ask for an extension if a No-Deal Brexit is on the table which is in fact now law. There seems to be a complete lack of respect for the laws and constitution of a country we our supposedly wishing to regain control of so long as it achieves the goal of Brexit at all and any cost and I think that is wrong. As much as I want Brexit, this is not the way it should be achieved and if we can’t attain it right, we shouldn’t attain it at all.