Political Bollocks

Sumo

War Hero
He comes across as honest Johnny



Good evening fellow Plymothians,

We are in parlous times, for sure.

I am incredibly disappointed that the Prime Minister has failed to deliver BREXIT by March 29th, as I and my colleagues have now promised you for two years.

You know that for me, values and ethos are the centre-points from which everything else in politics flows. I came into politics because I was fed up of inauthentic politicians who failed to keep their promises.

The deal on the table is not good enough - hence why I voted against it in January. I wanted the Prime Minister to redouble her efforts to both prepare for no-deal, and get a better deal for us leaving the European Union. She has failed to do either.

We now face two bad choices. My MP colleagues - despite promising for so long that no-deal was better than bad deal - have made it very clear they will not allow a no-deal to pass. This is a flagrant breach of trust, typified in the Labour MP across town - Luke Pollard, who is now campaigning for a second referendum. But the simple truth is that I and my too-few-honest colleagues cannot over-rule the will of Parliament.

Some think the only way to retain any dignity in this process is to accept the Prime Minister's sub-optimal deal, and fight from what will still be FUNDAMENTALLY OUTSIDE THE EU for a better future relationship that genuinely meets the mandate given by 17.4 million people across the UK when they voted for BREXIT.

This of course will require a shudderingly different approach from this Government, and so you can see the drama being played out on the national stage as I write.

I am undecided as to whether I could vote for the deal again, given the enormous strength of feeling I have witnessed in Plymouth this weekend against it. I voted for it before because I saw it as the only real way of ensuring some sort of BREXIT. The PM has since then chosen to extend article 50. I will continue to listen to Plymouth before deciding how I will vote again if the chance arises.

I can simply promise to continue to do all I can to get Plymouth and the UK out of the EU, in line with the clear democratic mandate that was given to Parliament in 2016. It is a visceral fight; too many people - in Parliament and across the Country - seem to have lost their judgement and their integrity.

I will not join those ranks. I will not vote for the legislation this week that extends Article 50 beyond March 29th. I will continue to be your voice in Westminster - a voice very clearly made known to me over recent weeks. I have no problem with no deal- and I will continue to make that apparent in all I do going forward. But the reality of our democratic system is that I am over-ruled by a Parliament seemingly intent on not following through on the will of the British people.

I have been very busy with other things too - speaking all over Plymouth, and indeed all over the Country as I do my best to represent the brilliant people of our City in these parlous times. I love my job - it is a genuine privilege even in these times, and it is often you - the great people of Plymouth who come over to me in the street or in the pub, who provide me with the strength to keep advocating for what I believe Plymouth wants, even when I seem to be in a minority.

I spoke in London about how this generation are failing to meet the challenge - click on the video below to watch a video from my recent speech in London. Keep the faith. Ultimately, democracy will prevail.

Johnny





Politics is not working - my speech in London at Onward​
 

Sumo

War Hero
I see that the Bolicticians taking over the asylum really showed the world what they are made of, couldn’t agree to how to organise a piss-up in a brewery, Kind of also shows that the PM may be flogging a dead horse, but just as good as anyone else’s.





What if the PM called a General election, after Parliament is dissolved all business should be closed or rushed to be closed before this date. All business not resolved is lost, as they have proven they cannot agree on anything? After this date there is no longer any MP’s until after the General Election, only the PM and the Cabinet remain, until a new Government is sworn in, as they are appointed by the Queen,


The EU has said it will only take guidance from the Government, hence the PM having reshuffled her cabinet be for parliament is dissolved, to a yes cabinet, will be able to push BREXIT through before the new parliament is convened it would be very odd and sneaky, but there again they are politicians?
 

WreckerL

War Hero
The only way out of this shambles is if Parliament agree to have over 600 deals for their particular constituency's, that way Wales, Ireland and Scotland get semi-independence, Cornwall gets it's semi-independence, Yorkshire and Lancashire can re-boot the war of the roses, London can stay in it's own little bubble and Cumbria can go back to being feral. Norfolk and Suffolk can arrange it's own marriage laws so that at least 50% of their populations would then be legally married ;) Any other county quirks I've missed?

Job jobbed, I should be working for ACAS :)
 

Sumo

War Hero
The only way out of this shambles is if Parliament agree to have over 600 deals for their particular constituency's, that way Wales, Ireland and Scotland get semi-independence, Cornwall gets it's semi-independence, Yorkshire and Lancashire can re-boot the war of the roses, London can stay in it's own little bubble and Cumbria can go back to being feral. Norfolk and Suffolk can arrange it's own marriage laws so that at least 50% of their populations would then be legally married ;) Any other county quirks I've missed?

Job jobbed, I should be working for ACAS :)
Cornish pasties can only come from Kernow
 

BillyNoMates

War Hero
What happens to all the British places that are "twinned" with some place in Europe?
No more free holidays or piss ups for Council members at our expense because we won't be pals anymore. They'll have to rethink their twinning options and go a bit further out...maybe they could look into twinning their village/town with The Gaza Strip or Helmand Province, or Mogadishu or N'Djamina in Chad. The possibilities for a fun run ashore are endless. Plymouth could go balls out and twin itself with Haiti. That's nice.
 
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SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
From t'internet. I so, SO want this to be a true letter and hope some of the Westminster parasites actually read it.

Interesting letter from a lady called Ruth Newton to John Bercow:
'My letter to Westminster sent at 4am 24th March, 2019.
Dear Mr Bercow,
My name is Ruth Newton, i am 57 years of age and i live in Preston Lancashire. However, it has become more and more apparent in recent days that in your eyes and the eyes of the so called House of Westminster that i am a nobody. I am not a Politician, i am not a Celebrity, i am not a Barrister nor a Banker, i do not run a Business, i am a Mother and a housewife, i left school at Easter 1978, my reason being was that i was offered a job as a switchboard operator, something i always wanted to do and loved doing, but not because i was too thick and stupid to do anything else. The company in question couldn't wait until summer to fill the position so between myself and my parents advice i made a decision to leave school slightly earlier as i had no wish to go to college or university we felt that this was an offer i couldn't refuse. But let me make one thing very clear, far too many people like you make a judgement on someones intelligence on the mere basis of whether or not they attended University, that seems to be the general trend today and the million dollar question in order to get anywhere, and seems to be the influence when making an assumption about someones ability and capability to understand basic facts. THAT is precisely what you, every Politician within Westminster and the Media have just done to 17.5 million people in this country. You have ALL made an assumption that 17.5 million members of the British Public have absolutely no idea what their talking about, or that maybe their general level of intelligence isn't up to scratch. Well please allow me to enlighten YOU on some of the facts that the likes of you are obviously not intelligent enough to understand, either through lack of basic education which i doubt is the case, OR ignorance and arrogance, the latter being the most likely. Firstly, it seems to me personally that the Politicians have forgotten exactly who their employers are, Theresa May does not pay their wages or yours, the Queen does not pay their wages or yours, WE your employers pay your wages, the Plumbers, the Electricians, the Builders, the Cleaners, the Police, the Nurses, the Street Cleaners, the Fire Service, the Shop Assistants, the Engineers, the Bakers, the Mechanics, The Carers, the Teachers, the Doctors, the Taxi Drivers, the Lollipop Ladies, the Dinner |Ladies etc etc etc etc need i go on? all of whom are under paid and unappreciated by Westminster, yet they are your employers, they are everything this country once stood for, the backbone, the very essence of what makes this country tick and what once made this country GREAT. Those are the people you have to answer to, those are the people you have to report to, and those are the people who can sack you in a New York minute via VOTES. These are the basic facts that you and the Politicians of ALL parties have either forgotten, or chosen to ignore.
If when i worked, and regardless of where i worked i continuously turned up late, or i was continuously having days off without good reason, or that i ignored my boss and did the job as i wanted to do it rather than the way he/she expected me to do it i would eventually be sacked and replaced without question. Whether or not i thought MY way was better would be completely irrelevant, as i was there to do the job i was employed and paid to do, that's hardly rocket science, it's the way things work.
So i suggest that YOU go back to Westminster, gather your heard of leaches and explain how it works. You tell THEM that at their Employers request they either do the job they are paid to do, and may i just add very well paid to do, resign, or be sacked. They must pack a bag, pick out their most comfortable walking shoes, get on a bus or a train paid for out of their own pockets and go back to their individual constituencies and knock on the doors of their Employers instead of sitting in their comfortable safe haven called Westminster, laughing, smirking, using their mobile phones or falling asleep whilst debating such serious matters.
Come and speak to the people who gave you the privileges NONE of you deserve, face the music, face the backlash of your arrogant actions, look into the faces of the people who can take away those privileges just as quick as they gave them to you and without another single thought. That is what YOU Mr Bercow must tell the cheats, the liars, the corrupt arrogant politicians and as a matter of urgency.
Should they choose not to take the advice of their Employers then the consequences i can assure you will be costly and will be felt for generations to come....that is the burden you and they must live with, holding you and the politicians solely responsible..its the price you pay for arrogance, betrayal and deceit.
Finally, should you decide to Revoke Article 50 or continue down the road of planning a second referendum, going against the very foundations on which democracy was built and stands for, then the one thing i very personally and sadly feel is that you should then do the right and justified act of abolishing ALL commemorative events in connection with the British Legion and the people who gave their lives in both two world wars and including recent conflicts in the name of that democracy, as to continue with such a farce, a lie and utter disloyalty would be like trampling on them whilst they lay dying in the trenches, it would be like drilling holes in the boats and crafts that took 1000's of brave young men to Normandy, in the full knowledge that they were going to die, but drowning them before they got there. It would be like spitting in their faces and sniggering at their family members left behind. A pointless act, and an act of betrayal, and all for what? The Politicians would then have no right to be seen laying wreaths at Cenotaphs across the country, or wearing poppies with pride, none of us would, we would have lost and given up that right because WE allowed the death of democracy to happen.
WE would ALL be responsible for having let them down and failed them...that, being the FINAL INSULT.
We the people of this country are not thick, uneducated, ignorant nor arrogant, and we are certainly not nobodies...we are driven purely by fairness, loyalty and above all passion, a passion for democracy, and once that passion is betrayed and democracy is lost, it will never be returned. That is not what i want for my Grandchild, and the thought of it breaks my heart.
Democracy is priceless Mr Berwcow, and that is what YOU must enforce through the will of the people and their voice. It's your job.
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Yours sincerely
Ruth Newton.'
 

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