15. Dec, 2019

Those treasonous Berkos are at it again

Those treasonous Berkos[1] are at it again?

[Originally posted on 24th October 2019]

 

The sorry slurry of nonsense pouring out of Westminster this week [24 October] confirms the complete and utter collapse of Britain’s once famed informal constitution. It also clearly marks the beginning of the end of political liberalism in the world. It is perhaps both ironical and appropriate that the country that gave the world the most open, democratic and successful concept of government known to man should be the first country to throw it away.

The behaviour of Britain’s politicians in the three years since the Brexit referendum is little less than public farting in the face of the British people. For this alone they should be arraigned and individually led out in chains from St Stephens Entrance to the Commons and publicly excoriated. 

As pleasing as such a notion sounds, we should remember that the maggots in the rotting corpse of Parliament dug far deeper – let us not forget the abhorrent period of New Labour under the baton of the odious WMD Blair and his luckless-lackey Gordon Brown. Moving on past this pile of excrement, who can forget the stench of the monstrous absurdity that was the Conservative-Lib-Dem dung-heap under the masters of sleaze that were Cameron and Clegg?

In the interests of their particular and immediate political purposes, the combination of the foregoing succeeded in wilfully tinkering with Britain’s long-established political processes to breaking point.   

 The Supreme Court is immediate case to point. Formally established on 1 October 2009 and authorised by the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, this legal [and suspiciously American sounding] pustule was formally established as a direct consequence of New Labour ‘reforms’. Its intent was to assume the judicial functions of the House of Lords. However, that this elite should effectively tell the Queen to get stuffed is beyond belief! The precedent has been set authorising this non-elected body to tell the government of the day how to conduct its business.

The watching world was under the impression that the role of the monarch under Britain’s revered constitution, evolved and refined over the centuries, was to serve as the ceremonial Head of State and also as the legitimising authority of government. The fact that a court, and an only recently constituted court at that, has effectively told the current monarch to pull her head in has ripped the guts out of the carefully nurtured complexities of Britain’s prized political heritage.

Government by lawyers – the way to go lads! Well done Britons for that. When in doubt, copy the Yanks. Sadly, it serves you all right for not standing up to your politician’s years ago. 

Now, having allowed the political establishment to well and truly shaft you thus far, why not bend over a little more? Let’s hear it for the Sturgeonisation lobby and give the hairy-arsed Scots another go - after all, was it not the Bruce himself, from the dank depths of his gruel-sodden cave, who uttered the immortal words: “if at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again!’

Therein, lays the all-defining metaphor for twenty-first century referenda.

 


[1] Berko (a): one who is Berserk;   (b) Illness afflicting Members of Parliaments [{esp. Speakers}; characterised by bouts of megalomania; personality disorders and severe delusions of self-importance.

Berk {Aust. colloq.} Unpleasant person.  

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