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So Who's Minding The Shop? [Jun. 25th, 2016|01:14 pm]
Tony Grist
Do we still have a government?

Cameron apparently told his aides he didn't see why he should hang around to clear up the mess he'd created- and if that's so I can't see why he's still in number 10.  He's handed in his  resignation-  why doesn't he just go- and pass the job of governing Britain to someone who wants it?

Margaret Hodge has chosen this time-of all times- to try and provoke a vote of no confidence in Jermey Corbyn. So not only do we not have a properly engaged government, we don't have an opposition either.

Flippin' marvellous, innit!  Do any of these people have the interests of the nation at heart?
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[User Picture]From: howlin_wolf_66
2016-06-25 02:45 pm (UTC)
I fear the answer to your last (possibly rhetorical) question is "No"...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-06-25 08:19 pm (UTC)
That's rather what I think too.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2016-06-25 06:33 pm (UTC)
I understand that the referendum is nonbinding -- despite the huffings and puffings of some folks in the EU -- and only Parliament can start that clock.

Parliament could very sensibly (in my opinion) take the position that the "let's leave" folks only represent 38% of the electorate, give or take a percentage point, and that's not a strong enough mandate to justify a huge disruption, albeit enough to continue the conversation and perhaps have a second referendum in, say, six months, or as part of a regularly-scheduled election. But better that Parliament wait a bit until the magnitude of the mess penetrate a few folks' skulls both in London and in Brussels before announcing any plan of action.

(I hear the EU is poised to take your toasters and kettles away -- the good ones at least) with draconian energy regulations.

Some of the EU's regulations are a true horror, and until it shows some appetite for real reform it's not a bad idea to leave the sword of Brexit hanging over the folks in Brussels.

(My opinion from over here, which is worth precisely nothing.)

Edited at 2016-06-25 07:34 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-06-25 08:23 pm (UTC)
The British are saying there's no hurry and the EU panjandrums are saying speed is of the essence and it's an unholy mess. I don't suppose much can be done- in any direction- until someone takes charge. Personally I think there should be a snap election.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2016-06-25 08:29 pm (UTC)
Agreed - if only both sides stopped snapping at each other, and Hodge - damn her - for upsetting the opposition apple cart.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2016-06-26 02:18 am (UTC)
Merkel is saying "there's no great rush, after all," which may damp down some of the more fiery EU folks.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2016-06-25 08:27 pm (UTC)
Yep - rhetorical or not it seems that way.
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[User Picture]From: qatsi
2016-06-25 09:31 pm (UTC)
In answer to your original question, I think the Queen and the Cabinet Secretary keep things ticking over. Frankly they do a lot less harm than elected politicians sometimes.
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