Just because I’m a dickhead, I’m going to throw a bucket of cold sick on the objectively good news of Parliament wrenching control of the entire Brexit process away from Theresa May’s hideous government via the Letwin Amendment:
Any indicative votes that are held on Wednesday will be non-binding.
Which means that despite all of this even if one of the options that is proposed that day does secure a majority vote of approval by Parliament, Theresa May’s government can still choose to basically just ignore it and pretend like it never happened.
As if you needed more proof that the government is self-serving beyond the point of reason and openly holds the institution of Parliament in absolute giggling contempt.
We’re down to the wire on Brexit and here’s a cabinet minister saying “I mean you can vote on other options besides the two shit ones we’re prepared to offer, but we’re just going to ignore you anyway so have at it.”
– 14 million people – a fifth of the UK population – live in poverty
– Child poverty is predicted to rise 7% between 2015 and 2022
– Homelessness is up 60% since 2010 and an exponential growth in
the number of food banks.
– A 49% real terms reduction in funding for local governments since 2010
When asked about the kind of future the UK faces, Mr Alston said:
“Britain is heading towards an alienated society where you have pretty
dramatic differences between the upper classes and the lower classes.”
Look I want the Tories out of power but after the 2015 general election, the 2016 EU Referendum, the 2016 Presidential election, the 2017 snap general election, and the 2018 Congressional midterm elections… i’m just burnt out on electoral politics.
Not to mention the constant politics-induced migraine and depression that comes from following the Trump administration and the ongoing cacophony of screaming insanity that is Brexit.
I can’t go through this all over again so soon. I really can’t.