it seems it has finally dawned on the patient, stoical people of the UK that actually, their elected representatives do not intend, not ever, really, to do their bidding. They said they would let the people decide whether to Leave or Remain in the E.U., they put it to the people—but, um, they didn’t like the people’s answer.
Maybe, if you are British, you can follow what has been going on in Parliament. I have tried and I can’t. But whatever it is, it has stalled. And it appears the people have lost patience at last.
Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party is surging in polls, both domestically and in connection with the E.U.parliamentary elections ( of course Britain was s’posed to be gone before those, and it looks like the E.U. bureaucracy is gonna wish she were!)
i can’t wait for my next issue of the TLS, (the London Times Literary Supplement ) to which I’ve been subscribing for….o god, I reckon 30+ years. They have been so anti Trump and, in my opinion, anti-American, and not only when reviewing a history or political science tome. I’ve written them twice. Once was June 2016 when they put a disgusting cartoon of Trump on the cover. I told the editors he was going to win. They very promptly emailed me back, so sorry if we hurt your feelings, there, there, you could be right of course(when pigs fly..). Then a few months ago, their cover headline was America Turns Right, and they had a cartoon of a Klansman on the cover. Once again the editor promptly emailed back that he loves the US ! and he had “thought long and hard” before using that image. Oh really? And yet—they did use it? Did they check the stats on present Klan membership?
Their attitude (and that of the members of the British intelligentsia whom I’ve personally encountered) toward Brexit has been pretty much like the Dems toward Trump voters: how embarrassing that an illiterate, nativist rabble somehow got out more of the vote than PLU….well, never mind, we have our ways, they will not, of course, get what they voted for, and it will never happen again. It took a while for the “Leave” Britons to start fighting back: like us, they naively thought that winning the election would count for a lot more than it has turned out to do. They, and we, should not have to take to the streets. In a democracy, we are told, elections have consequences.. We did our bit:we voted!
It felt to me like the Brexit vote was a harbinger of Trump’s victory. And now, in spite of the Global Left’s supercillious efforts to convince us that both were only our dream and their nightmare, the jolly old English are coming to the front again! Just in time for 2020!