Cons and betrayal

The radio, newspapers and the internet are full of the Brexit shambles.
Hubby and I have been listening to the MPs in parliament shouting and arguing for the past three days, votes are being cast now on amendments of amendments, and we have lost track of what they are actually voting for!

It has been confirmed that an extension for our departure from the EU has now been voted for.
Whether this will be a short or long extension is another concern. Either way, it is going to cost the country, and not just monetarily.

Program presenters are predicting an extension period of two years or more, a General Election (heaven help us, we have NO leaders) and a second referendum.

Edward Heath took us into The Common Market way back in 1973.
I was 17, so not eligible to vote anyway, but I don’t remember a referendum being held, yet apparently it was.
I do remember my Dad saying it was a mistake, one of the biggest cons by the Conservative party (as was decimalisation in 1971, also under Edward Heath’s leadership) and that the Conservatives took us in, so they could take us out.
I wonder what he would make of it all now?

Never a truer word than these from Jeffrey Pelt in Hunt for Red October:
“………………..I’m a politician, which means I’m a cheat and a liar, and when I’m not kissing babies, I’m stealing their lollipops……………………………”

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17 Responses to Cons and betrayal

  1. Sadje says:

    What an accurate description of politicians

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    Love the quote, it’s perfect.

  3. banactee says:

    We have live-coverage about all this parliamentary tohowabohu here also on the other side of the Channel, and it is really quite embarassing.

    • Where are you please? It’s a joke here. I firmly believe that in 2016 no-one thought the people would vote OUT, and the Government were just going through the motions. Well, it backfired big time, so Cameron legged it as there was no Leave plan in the sidelines. Two years have been wasted and now we still have to wait and be dictated to by the powers we wanted to be free of.

      • banactee says:

        Good morning, I am living in Berlin. I still can not recognize a clear vision about the future by the British government / parliament. This has not changed in the recent years. Time is running, just 2 more weeks, but the play for time continues. Unbelievable.

      • Good morning. Thanks for letting me know.
        I have no idea what’s going to happen next. yet another vote on something that has already been rejected twice if I’ve understood it correctly.

  4. colinandray says:

    Whether history is a series of cons and betrayals is nothing more than perspective however, our news carries Brexit updates and “our reporter in London” was asked to explain what the imminent vote was all about. She said “I have no idea. It is so confusing!” Well done Conservatives. Once again you have shown that your priority is the Party and not the people.

  5. TanGental says:

    it’s beyond depressing, isn’t it? I’ll admit to being a staunch remainer but we voted to leave so that’s what should happen. Goodness knows what damage is being done by all these shenanigans – I know I can’t vote for either main party in the foreseeable and we no longer have the Monster Raving Loony option as the main parties seem to have stolen their clothes so goodness knows what’s next.

  6. Suze says:

    do you ever wonder if, like we in the US, had your elections and votes manipulated by some foreign and not-so-nice government??? I still have a difficult time believing that Brits voted to leave the EU without a plan for doing so. I wacth your government every day on BBC1…and am amazed at the shouting, the denigration of members by other members……..when did you all become so………….American?

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