pwa wrote:The petition, whatever you think of it, is pointless. A lot of people don't like Brexit. We knew that already. Okay, if it gets up to 17 million, all of an age to vote, it may carry weight. Assuming it is so rigorous that folk can't "sign" twice or more. But as it is it looks like triggering a bit of talking of such insignificance to parliamentary processes that the PM might not need to turn up. I suppose it gives people a rallying point to register displeasure, but beyond that it won't do anything.
maybe but some thing to do or be powerless in seeing all these grande fools of which May is the biggest strut their stuff. makes me feel ill
This is the problem as I see it.
We first have a referendum of which the leave campaign peddle some of the biggest and blatent unchallenged lies I've witnessed,and succeed in winning by the slimmest majority.
Followed by tripping over herself incompetent PM all to willing to sign A50.
Then an incompetent PM and her representatives make a complete pig's ear out any and all negotiations in which previously claimed how quick and easy it was all going to be.
Then the liars and illegal funding of the leave campaign based on hatred of the immigrant and how much the UK will better of monetarily for leaving comes to light.
Then there's a back lash when significant numbers of people realise what they've actually done and the wider impact of Brexit.
Followed by a GE where the current government has no overall majority and is forced to accept being held to ransom by the DUP(the less said about them the better)to form a government.A PM who is so stupidly stubborn she simply has to have her own way with no cross party consensus.
As a result the country now teeters on the edge of as socio economic precipice of unquantifiable proportions,whilst hardline Brexit supporters wrap themselves in the Union Jack and look back wearing rose tint specs to a halcyon age that never was but for the rich,whilst consoling themselves with the erroneous blatter that the EU consists of some Franco German monolith set on ruling the world which the UK needs to stand up against,which nothing could be further than the truth.
It's enough to make a sensible man weep at the shame and incompetence of parliament,not mention the utter barefaced and illegal lies put past the gulible leave voter with promises of a better future.