Post by fretslider on Sept 30, 2019 5:20:22 GMT -5
Quite why they still call themselves Liberal Democrats is anybody's guess. It would appear more apposite to call them the Illiberal Elitists. But even more worrying is their campaign calling on the EU not to do a deal with the, er, UK. Treasonous stuff.
Earlier this week, it emerged that Liberal Democrat MEPs have written to Jean-Claude Juncker urging him not to do a deal with Boris Johnson.
The results - www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/eu_referendum/results - are quite clear. It's not the result I voted for, but that is the result and that's how democracy works. Well, it used to be...
Liberal Democrat leader, Jo Swinson, said she would cancel Brexit on her first day as prime minister.
The 2016 video taken during the vote count has resurfaced as Ms Swinson announced the Liberal Democrats will revoke Article 50 if they get into power.
In the video, Lord Ashton, who died in 2018, said it is the duty of politicians to carry out the referendum vote whatever the outcome as the democratic system cannot run if politicians don’t accept the democratic judgment. Its latest appearance on social media comes as Ms Swinson has faced huge amounts of criticism calling her “undemocratic” for plans to revoke Article 50 despite 17.4million people voting to leave.
This kind of thinking is entirely normal over on the remain side - didn't know what they were voting for, too stupid to understand etc
In 2008 Irish politicians failed to convince the voters, who voted no [to the Lisbon treaty] by a margin of 53% to 46%. Sound familiar? The more educated voted yes and the least educated voted no.
Got that? the least educated voted no Still, the EU made them do it all over again to get the right result.
The Illiberal Elitists, however, will never contemplate giving the least educated another chance to say no. It's their policy to ignore the vote.
In the following months, the EU member states repackaged the constitution into what became the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009, a document which, while not a constitution, was considered more or less the same as the one which the French and Dutch had fairly resoundingly rejected.
Sarkozy presented the treaty to the French parliament and it was adopted.
Many French voters, especially on the left, believed their wishes that they had clearly presented in 2005 had been ignored.
Sarkozy did not consult the people. And the Dutch fudged it, too.
The UK hasn't been so easy. Watch this space.