Saturday, 25 June 2016

BREXIT - Ever had the feeling you've been conned

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There are conspiracy theory's and there are conspiracy theorists. Some, like Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, led to the Watergate scandal, a political cover-up that revealed corruption at the highest level. Others, like Julian Assange,  with his Wikileaks non-profit organisation, have led to the publication of information hidden from the public. One of the most notable was the complete draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership's Intellectual Property Rights. A corporate proposal designed to circumnavigate governmental control along with the democratic rights of the electorate. This was followed by another top secret letter revealing the TTP's Ministerial Meeting outlining the position on "state-owned enterprises" which again favoured transnational globalisation.

Of course, conspiracy theories are only as good as the conspiracy they reveal. Take the referendum for example.

Only weeks ago Nigel Farage had this to say if the referendum voting was close...

‘In a 52-48 referendum this would be unfinished business by a long way. If the remain campaign win two-thirds to one-third that ends it.’

I submit what is good for the goose is good for the gander. Brexit won the referendum by a little under 52 with Remain at 48. And with a petition to the government now having millions of names on it bearing in mind anything over 100,000 people gets government attention, the fight is far from over.

Of course, in a nation whose government is about to be re-shuffled with a new Prime Minister and a new cabinet selected for them, democracy does smell rather fishy. This noisome turn of events, however, does have a positive side to it although not for those who voted Brexit. Normally, I would desire a General Election as that way we, the voting public, get a say in what, or rather who governs us. However, following BBC Newsnight's program broadcast on 24/06/2016, I think Dan Hannan's  comments may have revealed a con-trick. His suggestion of what may form the backbone of the process could possibly involve negotiations focused on a 'Norway Deal' which might have one or two Brexiteer's up in arms.

Of course, this should cause no surprise. When asked repeatedly if Boris Johnson has offered Nigel Farage a job on his soon to be formed Conservative cabinet, the said gent has dodged the answer with some nifty political footwork

“I love Boris, respect him, admire him; I’m a Boris fan. Could I work for him? Yes. Could I see a scenario if he was PM and he asked me to do something? I wouldn’t rule it out.”

But for now the battle isn't over, the fight is still on...

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