We are a nation torn by Brexit.
It’s segregated communities, friends and families and how we manage this moment of national emergency is a test of our character and it’s a test of our politicians as well and the Prime Minister has a particular obligation to attempt to strengthen the country and not to divide it.
That’s what Boris Johnson pledged when he stood to be the leader of the Conservative party yet everything he’s done since is the actions of someone who will propagate division, agitate prejudice and kindle tensions if he believes it can benefit him politically.
And now he’s reached his most profound moment when he repeatedly used the language of surrender about his adversaries, displayed no respect for the memory of murdered MP Jo Cox, and stated it was nonsense when an MP spoke about death threats she’d received and Boris Johnson’s performance was no fluke, it was a conscious tactic.
Boris Johnson believes that by rallying up resentment and division, he can condemn everyone else for the mayhem the country is in and wipe his hands of accountability and he wants to pretend that we can crash out with No Deal on 31st October without consequences for you and your family and that anyone standing in his way is treasonous.
And people have shared the extensive disappointment that over three years on from the Brexit vote, we’re still stuck as a nation but we can and must find a way forward without sinking into resentment and vitriol and we must get back as a country to all the issues that matter so much, like the NHS, schools, jobs and housing because the vast preponderance of us do share values of tolerance, respect and honesty and before 2016 that’s what we used to be known for around the world.
Now people simply look at the hostility and division and question if we’ve forgotten who we really are and our democracy depends on all of us, not only MPs, being able to articulate frankly without hesitation or favour and that depends on us all ascribing to each other the best motives, not the worst and it depends on us seeking to unite and not divide.
I guess this was a somewhat conciliatory appeal from Ed Milliband, even though it’s the same noxious atmosphere with those incapable of self-criticism still playing the blame game, repeating old mantra’s that have become ingrained in their consciousness.
The referendum result was not something set in stone and people were made all kinds of promises – cake and eat it, easiest deal in history, they need us more than we need them and because of these hollow promises, we’re now in the position of Boris Johnson’s thick-witted No Deal Brexit, where he commits harm to everyone, or attempting a poor deal, or staying in.
But instead of negotiating a good deal, or staying in, we have the children pulling us into a self-harm situation and people will soon understand that in early November if a No Deal happens, there will be inevitable deaths, stonking price increases, deficits, disorder, smiling wayfarers et cetera because we only have to see the impact Thomas Cook going belly up has had on airfares to know that hell is coming our way.
And if you think that Dominic Cummings has got everything prepared, then you’re fooling yourself because all the principal Leavers are doing this for themselves, NOT for you.