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Ed Davey’s Brexit Argument – The Establishment Must Gang Up Against The People

Ed Davey – known as he is as such a good reader of the political wind – has just reminded us why there’s been that populist surge in recent years. Because what the people wanted to talk about, what the people wanted the politicians to deal with, isn’t what the establishment of politicians cared to concern themselves with. Often enough, that establishment directly acting against the wishes of that populace.

Thus the irruption of elections at which the populists win, the establishment doesn’t. You know, that outbreak of democracy?

At which point we get Ed Davey insisting that the old establishment must cabal together against the people:

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Only a national government can deliver Britain from its Brexit nightmare
Ed Davey[/perfectpullquote]

All politicians must unite in order to defeat the expressed will of the people.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]This is no attempt to gain power through coalition. Such a government of national unity would be short-lived and have one policy: to deliver a referendum.[/perfectpullquote]

We’ve had one. You lost.

And is it any surprise that people who at least claim to do what the people want manage to gain election?

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4 years ago

Should be interesting if tried. So we get a cabinet which is half Labour and half Tory. That’ll work well! A lot of Labour MPs will see their Cabinet members as supping with the enemy, and a lot of Tory MPs likewise. Such a combination would likely be the largest party, but may well fall short of an overall majority. And when the next GE comes along neither Tory nor Labour can convincingly campaign on fear of the other. As a means of maintaining the status quo for up to three years it might work but probably won’t. But it… Read more »

4 years ago

Ed Davey is a LibDem.

Quentin Vole
Quentin Vole
4 years ago
Reply to  tamimisledus

It therefore follows that he is neither liberal nor a democrat. See also Labour, who now passionately hate anyone who works for a living (particularly if they drive a white van).

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