Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Something tells me Paul Joseph Watson doesn't altogether approve of the losing side's response to Brexit...

I'd only take issue with two items in that video...

... First, I think calling Tony Blair a "war criminal" is overstating the case - but I know many people disagree, and I'm not going to waste any energy defending the man, especially now that he has decided to spearhead the wretched anti-Brexit cause.

Second, I'm not sure describing the judges who ruled that Parliament should have the final say on Brexit as "corrupt" is either helpful or accurate. What is undeniable is that they have decided to take an interest in politics, and - as others have recently pointed out - that is bound to result in politicians taking an interest in them. If the UK Supreme Court is going to start getting political, then there doesn't seem to be any choice but to start appointing judges to it on the basis of their political leanings. That's what happens in America, where the political composition of the Supreme Court is so important an issue that over 20% of electors who voted for Trump say they did so mainly on the grounds that The Donald would replace the recently deceased conservative judge, Justice Antonin Scalia, with another right-winger.

As "war criminal" Tony Blair's government aped the American Supreme Court model, and as the British Supreme Court apparently feels entitled to set aside the democratically expressed will of the people, then surely the people have a right to know the political leanings of the individuals who have decided that their referendum votes don't count. Otherwise, it might appear that yet another British institution has been hijacked by left-leaning elitists who couldn't give a stuff about the wishes of ordinary people. All the signs are that Britons are getting tired of being treated like children who are too stupid and uninformed to make decisions affecting their own future and that of their country.

I'd be perfectly happy with this arrangement. In fact, I've long argued that public sector employees above a certain grade working in politically sensitive areas should be made to declare their political leanings. I'd start with the Supreme Court and then move on to the BBC. It's become fashionable for journalists from the political centre to scoff at the paranoid delusions of those of us who believe that too many British institutions are controlled by members of a smug, patronising, metropolitan, left-liberal elite - I'm sure those journalists and commentators would welcome a policy which, if the results happened to support their case that the system isn't inherently biased, would prove how wrong the rest of us delusional silly-billies have been. Bring it on. 

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