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Mourning the Death of Democracy in the UK

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posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 10:59 AM

Following 3 years of stalemate we now have a PM who is determined to deliver the stated wish of the majority of the British people , today the losers in the Brexit referendum take to the streets to protest the fact they lost and that the direction of travel has changed from total stand still to heading for the exit.

Fine they are entitled to do that , all children should have a moment when they throw their toys out of the pram and have a little squeal , it can be cathartic to release that pent up frustration BUT .... don't go crying about the death of democracy because Johnson is doing something to get us out of the rut we've been stuck in while supporting the people who are trying to subvert democracy by bringing down the government , what planet are these people on !

Do these people not understand what Democracy is , they have the gall to carry placards claiming the proroguing of parliament is a coup against Democracy while ignoring the fact they're protesting against Democracy and the Democratic choice of the British people .... that's a pretty special type of STUPID!

We need to get this sorted , we voted for Brexit and after 3 years Brexit needs to happen , no more delays !

posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 11:20 AM
Some of them act like children, and that's an insult to children. Desperate to get their own way, despite losing in a vote they took part in. Like 'best of three' 'best of five' and so on.

I get that they want the status quo to continue, that they are easily scared by change. Yes if we leave it will be difficult at first, and probably for a while.

I do agree though that they have a cheek bringing up democracy when they have tried everything to subvert democracy since they lost.
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posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 11:22 AM
a reply to: gortex

I suffered eight years with a community organizer and his America hating wife without taking to the streets in protest.
My advise for them.

Suck it up cupcake... You with it..

posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 11:27 AM
a reply to: gortex

Cant believe these people would waste thier time, money and effort with this protest.

Democracy died when Treason May and her husband tried to delay/stop brexit and is now being brought back to life with Boris. He is doing what the people voted for.

These are just sour faced protesters who dont like the result. They should put there energy and effort into something worthwhile.

I voted leave, if stay had of won i would have accepted the result fair and square, so should they.
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posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 11:56 AM
a reply to: gortex

I swear these are the same people who March to shut down free speech... in the streets and on the web!

Now they won't accept a vote that went against them.

I will admit that if there was a second referendum, I'd probably vote to stay (knowing how much harder it will be moving about europe) but it's too late now.

At least we can have control of our borders with the Brexit... without it, the flow of immigrants would continue... legal and illegal. That's the main reason I voted out!

posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 12:00 PM

The ability of the common folk to vote, and then cry about the outcome...

boo hoo..

posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 12:19 PM
a reply to: gortex

I have promised to eat my hat if brexit happens in a way that does not involve having a cake and eating it too.

But democracy? A lie from the start, no such thing. Just like Jeebus.

posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 12:23 PM
a reply to: gortex
A couple of days ago, I saw a tweet which I posted in another thread;

Why are we not worried about the #JohnsonCoup in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧
?? What we are witnessing is the downfall and destruction of Western democracy with the aid of the Russian military!!

Is this just being copied direct, unedited, from the anti-Trump propaganda?

posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 12:24 PM
The "affront against democracy" is becoming the mantra of the political elites and chattering classes who have engineered political stalemate in their efforts to stay in the EU.

These people want democracy which only returns the outcome they want.

posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 12:27 PM
a reply to: solve

Will your hat be cooked or raw ?

Back when Theresa May was PM I thought Brexit was dead , now I think there's a good chance it will happen unless the Scottish court accept Gina Miller's case to stop Johnson suspending Parliament next week.

That decision will either open the door or put another nail in the Brexit coffin.

posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 12:28 PM
So some people lost a vote fair and square yet are determined to still get their way by any means necessary? Where have I heard that before?

posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 12:32 PM
a reply to: underpass61

It seems the Millennial genie is out of the box both sides of the pond.

posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 12:45 PM
a reply to: gortex

I dont get why this Gina Miller has so much power in this brexit case. She is not even an MP or ex-MP.

She is a Guyanese-British business owner and activist, nothing more.

Why is she being listnened to? She needs to keep her nose out of our political business.

posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 12:45 PM
I had a belly laugh when I found out John Major was backing a legal objection thing to Johnson prorogued Parliament.....what a short memory he has from when he did the very same thing when he took over from Thatcher!

Anyways....from what I can see....empty vessels make most noise.....From people I know who voted remain, they are accepting the result to leave, and some have even said these people who are out on the street are only swelling the 'democratic remainers' to back Brexit the name of democracy. So let them shout from the rooftops, they are only swelling backing for Johnson.


posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 12:59 PM
I just roll my eyes. I have British friends and family members and the amount of whining from some of these people about democracy being dead while wanting to overturn a democratic vote for Brexit would be funny if it wasn't so crazy and sad.

If anything this looks more like the death of the British Stuff-Upper-Lip than Democracy.

posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 01:01 PM
a reply to: angelchemuel

It's pretty standard when setting up a new government. Short memories are SOP in politics.

posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 01:21 PM
Typical liberal hypocrisy.

posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 01:52 PM
a reply to: Moohide

She's backed by George Soros , friends in high places.

A campaign to secure a second Brexit referendum is to be launched in days, the billionaire George Soros has announced.

The financier, in a keynote speech, has said the prospect of the UK’s prolonged divorce from Brussels could help persuade the British public by a “convincing margin” that EU membership was in their interests.

Mr Soros is reported to have given about £500,000 to Best for Britain, which was set up last year by anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller.

She's either the face of a panicking EU or more likely just a self appointed guardian of what she believes to be right , a vehicle for others to attach their wagons to.

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posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 02:41 PM
quick question, "pram"? for the uninitiated please.

and where did that guy go who wanted to just keep repeating the vote for Brexit until he got the results he was after?

I hope you folks get what you want and it works out like you hoped.

posted on Aug, 31 2019 @ 02:53 PM
a reply to: network dude
"Pram" is the now standard abbreviation of "perambulator". A four-wheeled vehicle used by mothers and nannies for pushing bables, before "baby-buggies" were invented. Higher above the ground than the ground-level vehicles used nowadays, so "throwing the toys out of the pram" was a much more satisfying thing to do. rBRBVEiwA8w2Q8Bw7g1c0z4cxzmPFDVdAEtDWRvpcufCZ421Q4CMYpWPR_-7Td7fBCxoCzAwQAvD_BwE&gclaw.ds
edit on 31-8-2019 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)

My goodness, I bet the one I was pushed about in didn't cost £1500! Anybody who can afford that one must be able to afford Mary Poppins as well.
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