Brexit and Democracy

In the post “The Power of Direct Democracy” at http://ddforum.co.za/uncategorized/2018/05/27/the-power-of-direct-democracy, I discussed the power of the voter, when given free reign. Yesterday, the British voter exercised that power once more.

Brexit: The British parliament has been frustrating the will of the British people for the last three years, making Brexit impossible. In a nutshell, if you don’t know it, Brexit is the name given to the effort to remove the UK from the clutches of the European Union, for Britain to Exit the EU and regain its parliamentary sovereignty. Boris Johnson, the last British prime minister, when his efforts were defeated in parliament, declared a snap election. The election happened yesterday (12/12/2019). The result is an overwhelming majority for Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, flying the Brexit flag.

I cannot adequately express the relief I felt at that result. It was as if the weight of the world was lifted from my shoulders. There was a sense of euphoria much as if Britain had, for the second time in the past 100 years, won a major world war, a war for democracy. The war that my generation’s parents died for, all over the world.

Is that too soppy? I don’t think so. Of course parliamentary rebels can still snooker Brexit, time will tell, but after viewing the ‘Thrive’ video (see the video on You Tube) and the focus it added to the development of the New World Order, an order imposed by the establishment, and particularly by the financial and industrial establishment, where we all become little puppets of their machinations, filling their coffers with untold wealth, at our expense, this seems a major victory for the little man.

It is not the end of the war for democracy but it is without doubt the winning of a major battle in the war for liberalism, for individual rights and for democracy.

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