How times have changed, eh? Last time around the General Strike was about blokes called Bert and Alf and their struggles to stop their children from starving. Now it’s all to do with people called Jolyon – presumably Tristan and Jocasta as well – and their desire to keep their windmill restoration grants or summat.
No, really, Jolyon’s got his groove on:
The people should rise up in defence of federasts everywhere:
The people can prevent a no-deal Brexit – with a general strike
It’s such a call to arms, isn’t it?
Not in the referendum and not in parliament. Does this defining political event of our lifetimes need no mandate? Is there nothing we can do to stop it? Do we have nothing left but petitions and marches with the faithful?
Rise up, rise up, to defend straight bananas.
If the government will not listen, if it refuses to recognise the supremacy of parliament, we must have a general strike. • Jolyon Maugham QC is a barrister and director of the Good Law Project
General strikes really just aren’t led by people called Jolyon, are they?