Posted: 27/06/2016 at 22:42
I'm Scottish. I was disappointed in the EU referendum result - but - I have no difficulty in seeing things from all sides and am not surprised at all by the result, the reasons why voters placed their votes for either Remain or Leave - and I am least surprised by what we are now witnessing being played out both by the media and by events in Westminster. Particularly today when statements were made both by the Prime Minister and most particularly by leading Brexit personalities who now are declaring that the closest relationship possible with the EU must be established, little different from what existed and not suprisingly the same personalities now declaring that it would be unfair not to accept the free movement of people if the UK is given a 'good deal'. Emphasis was also made that the UK would of course be taking up freely now the ambition for much expanded deals with China and India.
I don't believe it is wise to talk detailed politics or perhaps even polite to discuss these things on a gardening forum. But, it is very worth looking on youtube to David Cameron's speech to the British Chambers of Commerce in Jan or Feb 2015 where he pretty much lays out his ambition for TTIP as 'the big one' with the intention of persuading the EU to adopt it along with doing away with diplomatic sanctions and tariffs to 'get those deal signed' with China and Asian markets. Then read the 2014/15 book published by Owen Jones 'The Establishment and How It Gets Away With It'. This tells you how the country is governed and who by and what the ambitions of specific political parties are. The last thing, if you can stomach such seriousness is to look again at the tv footage of David Cameron the day after the Scottish Referendum and the shock to even his own Better Together colleagues when he announced English Votes for English Laws.
If you can be bothered to put these together - you will see how cleverly it has - amidst the seeming drama in Westminster today which was calm as a flat ocean - how all would seem to have pretty much worked out as Mr Cameron desired in 2015 - including the getting rid of Mr Corbyn who wishes to protect what remains of public services.
It's incredibly sad but remarkable that everyone today in Westminster seemed jollier than one might have expected.