I see too, that Brexiteers have criticised the Archbishop of Canterbury for getting involved in Brexit by offering to chair citizens’ panels in an effort to stop a NO DEAL Brexit. Note, not to stop Brexit per se, just the No Deal version.

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What they may have forgotten is that their primary aim was to take back control from Brussels.

Now, I appreciate that almost undoubtedly a lot of that control will be passed very swiftly to the President of the United States in return for a trade deal. (It has already been suggested that America will expect Britain to take a different stance, ie America’s not Europe’s, on matters such as Iran and Jerusalem being the capital of Israel. Who knows what else may be up for discussion in the bartering process? Quite a lot, I suspect.)

But I digress. The Brexiteers presumably fondly imagine that much of the control that is taken back will end up in the hands of their own dear politicians in London. And some of it will.

So, perhaps now would be a good time to remind them that, playing his part in that great British democracy that they value above all else, the Archbishop of Canterbury, along with the Archbishop of York and twenty-plus senior Church of England bishops is entitled to sit in the House of Lords. The Lords Spiritual.

He is, in fact, a politician.

One of only three countries in the world to include clerics in their governing councils (the other two being the Vatican City State and Iran), senior English bishops are entitled to sit in the second chamber, with all the honours thereto attached.

So, dear Brexiteers, Lord Welby has every right, indeed some might say that it is his duty, to intervene. This is the great British democracy you guys craved so badly.

Suck it up!

Oh, and it wouldn’t be a tale of two principles if our Ruth wasn’t a part of it. nigel2

Just one more thing. Why is Mr Goodlad ‘Ruth Davidson’s candidate’? Why is he not the Conservative candidate? He surely couldn’t be ashamed to be in the same party as Boris, could he? 


If that last line is true, I suspect that Fascism may find the UK a relatively easy place to get a foothold. 

So, what May is saying is that, no matter what cackhanded mess she comes up with and no matter the cost to the people, the British parliament, to which I believed we were supposed to be “taking back control” (well you would think that if you believe that we have, or had, a “parliamentary democracy”), will be allowed to vote, but unless it votes the way Mrs May wants it to, it might as well watch the football because it will not be listened to.

Sorry, that was a long and rambling sentence, but I couldn’t find another way of putting it.

I’m really perplexed about all this taking back control malarky.

Y’see we were told we would be taking back control from the European courts.

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I have to say they don’t stint themselves when it comes to pretty dresses. But I am struck by the lack of gender balance.

No longer would judges from Bulgaria or Portugal be able to pass down rulings on EU law affecting decent British people.

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With wigs like that, what else could they be, but enemies of the people?

But then, when the English High Court and then The British Supreme Court ruled that Westminster and not Royal Prerogative should decide upon Article 50, the judges, Decent British Justices, sworn to serve their British Queen, I would add, possibly even with Union Jacks in their hearts, became enemies of the people.

So we didn’t really want to take back control to English or Great British courts at all. Is that it?

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Taking back democratic control from those unelected people in the Brussels parliament.

And now if that Parliament,  the Great British Parliament, opened by Her Majesty the British Queen, and operating under her benevolent grace, to which we were going to return power, having wrested it from the unruly mob of foreigners in Brussels and Strasbourg, tries to tell the government to try again with the EU and negotiate something a little less damaging, Mrs May is saying that they might as well stay at home for all the good it will do them.

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I’m beginning to wonder if this Bexit malarky isn’t just a pile of cobblers.