Leo McKinstry, Daily Express, has another piece of 'EU Bashing', in which he too refers to the need to bring our law-making ability back home. However, in his article he writes:
"We are no longer governed by our representatives but an unaccountable, arrogant cabal of ideological, meddling lawyers who use the Human Rights Act as a battering ram to undermine the values that built our civilisation."
McKinstry should also have made the point that we are, unfortunately, governed by elected politicians who too have formed themselves into a cabal; who too are arrogant; and who too, by imposing their ideological meddling policies, have undermined the values that built our once great nation!
That our elected politicians are, on the whole, self-centred, venal individuals, it becomes even more important that they are 'removed' from office. There are only two methods available: (a) either through the ballot box which, allowing for the mindless state to which the electorate has been reduced by that same self-centred venal cabal, is highly unlikely; or (b) by a popular uprising when the people realise how they have been 'sold down the river' in more ways than one.
That then prompts the question how would such an uprising be controlled by the politicians? During the time of the last government IanPJ on Politics posted this, a post in which, with his usual 'insight', he raises a very important question: "Would the army fire on its own people?", prompted by the obvious conclusion that were millions of people to 'rise up', the police on their own could not hope to cope with such numbers. Interestingly, the Civil Contingencies Act is still extant, ie 'in force'. It is also worth reminding readers of Article 88; (2) (b) and (3); of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) as you can be sure Brussels would not sit idly by and watch one of their 'regions' disintegrate into what they would term 'chaos', but would in fact just be the UK reverting to a self-governing nation once again - which then, in turn, poses an interesting problem for our police and armed forces: would they sit idly by and watch their own people cowed, beaten and imprisoned for wanting their freedom?
Richard North, EU Referendum, has posted a question here on the subject of if we were to be granted a referendum, the result of which was to leave the EU - "and then what"? The same question can be put to those hankering to 'oust' our political elite, having previously rushed out to purchase hemp and reserving a lampost for their own use. Until a political party - and it won't be one of the Lib/Lab/Con under their present leadership - actually set out a 'schedule', were they to be elected to form a government, showing how and in what order they would make our nation independent once again, then any popular revolution is pointless. Yes, the people can 'topple' our politicians and deliver the punishment that so many of them deserve - but before they do so they will understandably wish to know what will be offered to them as a replacement. The only party of any reasonable size offering independence from the EU are UKIP - so UKIP what about it? Does UKIP have such a 'schedule' - and if so, what is it?*
It may be that @VColumn on Twitter could be the catalyst of any uprising as interesting comments are coming from that source although, to my knowledge, little is known about those behind that Twitter feed; or what are their motives and what they may have planned.
All in all, an interesting conundrum - is it not?
* Yes, I know, there is "The Plan" authored by Carswell and Hannan - but that is all it is, a plan and one in no coherent order either.