Rosie's Brexit Diary
18 January 2019
Brexit is a constitutional rather than a political issue:
Should we defer our laws, rules and regulationsto the European Union? Or should they be made by politicians elected by, and responsible to, the UK electorate?
The result of the referendum was that the country voted Leave, but a vocal minority the Remain side refuse to accept the result and are doing everything they can to reverse, delay or water down the result of the referendum.
The effect of this is that our system of government is focusing seemingly entirely on the technical nature of Brexit and not on the day to day issues that matter to 'real' people in the UK. And, as we approach 'Brexit Day' (29 March 2019), this political impasse is rapidly becoming a full out constitutional crisis.
In order to satisfy their own personal agenda(s), our political class have taken it upon themselves to politicise what is a constitutional matter.
I believe that politicians should stand aside. Now may be the time for our Constitutional Monarch, HM Queen Elizabeth II, to 'knock a few heads together' and, if necessary, force Parliament(s) to implement the Leave mandate in order to avert a grave constitutional crisis. There is a little used constitutional prerogative which allows her to do just this:
Quote: "5. The Queen's constitutional prerogatives are the personal discretionary powers which remain in the Sovereign's hands. They include the rights to advise, encourage and warn Ministers in private; to appoint the Prime Minister and other Ministers; to assent to legislation; to prorogue or to dissolve Parliament; and (in grave constitutional crisis) to act contrary to or without Ministerial advice. In ordinary circumstances The Queen, as a constitutional monarch, accepts Ministerial advice about the use of these powers if it is available, whether she personally agrees with that advice or not. That constitutional position ensures that Ministers take responsibility for the use of the powers."
The speech below from Cromwell was quoted by Leo Amery in 1940 (though not exactly the same) at the demise of Chamberlain and shortly before the King asked Churchill to form a government.
I now understand why there has been a coordinated effort to undermine Oliver Cromwell, his personality and his achievements, so comprehensively. I was surprised when it began - now we can see just how much method there has been in the apparent madness of the left to discredit all of our heroes and history (as well as Christianity because of its insistence of seeking and speaking truth).
This is a speech given by Oliver Cromwell in 1653 in which he dismisses the Rump Parliament. It is equally relevant today to the House of Commons and the Holyrood Assembly in Edinburgh.
20 April 1653
It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place.
Which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue and defiled by your practice of every vice.
We are a factious crew and enemies of all good government.
Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray our God for a few pieces of money.
Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess?
Ye have no more religion than my horse. Gold is your God. Which of you have not bartered your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?
Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place, and turned the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices?
Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. You were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance.
Your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable ,by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings in this House, and which by God's help, and the strength he has given me, I am now come to do.
I command ye therefore, upon the period of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place.
Go, get you out! Make haste! Ye venal slaves, be gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.
In the name of God, go!