What a weekend it proved to be. There were two fairly one-sided rugby games on Saturday and two far more nerve-wracking ones on Sunday but the four semi finalists were much as predicted when the tournament started. It was a little sad to see Japan bow out, but they had already covered themselves and their country with glory and had they beaten the Springboks, I would have been even more disappointed.
The politicians meanwhile continued their idiotic and ever-more-meaningless squabbling. Super Saturday as it was billed beforehand didn’t get us any further forward as that pompous prat Olive Oil Letwin brought forward yet another bill to delay Brexit and was supported by enough of them to ensure a majority, albeit a slim one.
Bunter Johnson – probably sensibly – then decided that debate over his Brexit deal could wait for a more auspicious occasion.
And you know, the British squabbling over belonging to the European Union is not really anything new. Had Margaret Thatcher remained in office, and not been replaced by the inept John Major (the only thing to be said for him was that he enjoyed cricket) she would have vetoed the process of ever greater union, and Britain would not have been faced with the traumas it is facing today.
Margaret Thatcher though, was ousted by plotters – and here the continuity of British politics becomes ever more evident. They are still feverishly plotting around the Houses of Parliament. All sense of honour or will to represent the People has been jettisoned and a little surprisingly – for me anyway – the only one who is showing any strength of character is Bunter Johnson himself.
Apart from the puffed-up political popinjays in Parliament, everyone else is by now desperately tired of it all. The referendum result was decisive and whichever way people voted, most of us just want it done and to move on to other things, such as running the country perhaps. Wouldn’t that be nice?!
Opinion polls confirm this – if anything they suggest a strengthening in Brexit support and a wide and growing degree of acceptance of a No-Deal Brexit if that finally proves necessary.
Bunter J’s proposed deal will certainly play well in the country at large as Britain gears up for an early General Election. The immediate future, depending on the antics of political posers, on uncertain parliamentary arithmetic and on the shameless partisanship of Squeaker John Bercow is somewhat unpredictable. Bunter’s deal may or may not survive but the British people do in the end have the final say.
And when they speak, it looks increasingly likely that Mr Johnson will be returned as Prime Minister with a working majority and a mandate to restore the standing of a sovereign Britain.
Of course the LibDems were in fine voice over the weekend, but don’t you think there should be a wholesale renaming of political parties to reflect their respective stances.
If there is a Trade Descriptions Act for products and an Advertising Standards Authority, in what world can there be a party that calls itself Liberal and Democratic when its manifesto promises to overturn without another referendum the democratically expressed will of the people?
The name, Authoritarian Anti-Democratic Party might not have the same electoral appeal, but it is much closer to the truth. They have cynically disowned the referendum result and completely forgotten the unequivocal words of their late leader, Paddy Ashdown on TV. As the referendum results came through way back in 2016, Ashdown solemnly told us that as democrats, his party would fully accept the verdict of the people.
I did not have a great deal of time for Mr Ashdown but at least he was honest – as far as any politician can be so. His words at the time were, ‘Those who asked for this, and I was the first leader ever to ask for a referendum in 1989-90, have said so because they believe in the act of democracy.
‘I will forgive no one who does not accept the sovereign voice of the British people once it has spoken, whether it’s by one per cent or 20 per cent. It’s our duty to serve the public and make sure our country does the best it can with the decision people have given us… When democracy speaks, we obey.’
It seems particularly tragic that the current harpy leading the LibDems, Jo Swinson has completely refused to heed the words of a far more honourable leader than she will ever be.
I think it is a wee bit ironic that Lewis Hamilton, the many times Formula 1 motor racing champion is imploring us all to give up meat to save the planet.
This pratwinkle’s car does five or six miles to the gallon on a good day damnit, but he whitters to his adoring public.
“Extinction of our race is becoming more and more likely as we overuse our resources.”
Where do these people find their theories I wonder? Does any sport ‘overuse resources’ as much as motor racing? Perhaps I will give up on meat when his two hundred mile per hour Mercedes is fuelled with carrot juice.
But not until then!