JUST WHAT WILL THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER DO WITH BREXIT?
It has always been seen as a shining example of democracy to the world, but I fear that the occupants of this democratic palace may bring the meaning of democracy itself to shame when faced with the result of the Brexit referendum.
The problem is quite a simple one really. The British people voted in support of Great Britain leaving the European Union. (Just the EU – not Europe!). This should have been a clear instruction to our Government. But what has happened?
Well we now come to the dilemma. Both of the Houses of Parliament (The House of Commons and the House of Lords) clearly have majorities within their Houses who wish to stay within the EU.
Therefore, for Great Britain to actually leave the E.U., both of these august chambers must vote against their own wishes. Is this likely to happen? No. Why not? Because too many within these houses have ‘had their snouts in the E.U. trough’ for too long, and one way or another it is not in their personal interests to leave the trough which has rewarded them so well for so long.
So this is the dilemma. Even if the House of Commons is convinced that in order to stay in power, the Government must pass the motion for us to leave the E.U., they can be fairly certain that it’s companion body, the unelected House of Lords, would reject the motion, preventing Government from following the directive given by the public. Just as effective as if the House of Commons had rejected it themselves.
This creates a major precident. The whole Palace of Westminster will find any and every way to delay and stop this motion from ever becoming law.
They have already put into place as new Prime Minister an anti Brexit. The Prime Minister will know that she will have the support of both Houses to stop this motion becoming law. Regardless of who she places in her Cabinet, in key positions, the final outcome will be the same.
The Palace of Westminster is now in direct opposition to the wishes of the people of the nation. This has never before happened in the nation’s history.
So what is the likely outcome?
I believe we will see delay after delay, and every effort to have a second referendum. Then if there is a second referendum, the winners of the first referendum will insist in a third referendum, and so on. Having a second referendum will open the floodgates to eternal delays.
It may come about that the House of Commons approves the motion, and passes it to the next stage, the House Of Lords, who have no electorate to answer to, and who will surely kill the motion stone dead.
It could well be that, seeing the way things are going, the E.U. itself could collapse before we ever get any motion through the Palace of Westminster.
The only other outcome is unthinkable. Clear public outcry for a General Election, and this situation would give powerful ammunition for those who wish for the total disbandment of the House of Lords.
It is quite possible that the outcome of this motion could successfully finish what Guido (Guy) Fawkes started on 4th November 1605. The destruction of the current British democratic Governmental system.