a reply to: Anaana
It would be difficult for me to separate the question you have asked me, with the feelings I have on the matter of Drumpf and his potential visit to
Personally, I would like to see the disgusting halfwit banned from entry into, or crossing through any part of the Commonwealth. I would like to see
every nation which has Crown land upon it, refuse him access to its airspace, sea territory, or land, because he is everything I despise about
capitalism, wrapped in flesh and sat on a doorstep, like a bag of dogs mess waiting to be lit on fire.
However, your question.
I believe that the people of the British Isles ought to be the sole power in the land. I believe that the government ought to have no permission to
do things on our behalf, except in the express case where we have proffered explicit instructions to them, which they must carry out UTTERLY within
the guidelines we provide. Unfortunately, that is not the case in this country, but it ought to be. By that measure, the petition in question is a
very clear indicator that people do not want that monstrous bigot on their shores, permitted to walk our lands. Some would argue that over a million
signatures is not a great deal, when compared with the total population, but it IS a significant chunk of people when you consider how politically
apathetic we have become, once again, after the Brexit vote.
People thought, rightly, that their vote ONLY referred to in or out of the EU. The vote going the way it has, however, has induced our government to
do things on our behalf as people, which NO ONE ordered. The EU exit does not mean a sell off of the NHS, for example. However, I hear rumblings about
privatisation, that I NEVER would have heard before, and this is despite the fact that the government we have today have no actual mandate to lead the
Also, the government cannot INSTRUCT the Queen to do ANYTHING. They can make requests of her, ask her permission to do certain things, but they
cannot force her to make any particular move. Royal Assent has not been refused in any matter in this country since 1707 or so, but none the less, if
she chose to refuse to engage with Trump, then the government would have to suck that up.