Saturday, 19 November 2016

Wishing Well?

Although it was given its Second Reading yesterday, Pat Glass's Bill to stop the drastic reduction in the number of MPs stands very little chance of ever reaching the Statute Book.

Nor would any proposal to abolish the Electoral College for President of the United States ever realistically hope to reach the text of the Constitution.

But that demand manifests the same attitude as the boundary changes.

The originators of both are economically, socially, culturally and politically indistinguishable from one another.

More than that, they are closely connected to each other in all four of those ways.

It is not clear that anyone on the populist and anti-globalist American Left has much sympathy with this death rattle of the undemocratic old New Democrats.

But if there are  indeed any such, then, like the Shire Tories, they ought to be a very great deal more careful what they wished for.


  1. Very clever and totally correct.

  2. The Rightwing movement that brought us the Leave vote is fighting to ensure Parliament sees it through.

    Seven former Tory Cabinet Ministers and 60 MPs today write in the Telegraph that we must have a "clean break" from the EU.