This government appears to be hot on handing power back to the people; what a meaningless phrase that is.
“I do agree that it would be good to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights. That was the Conservative policy at the last election. It is, I think, the right thing to do.”
And what of the English Bill of Rights, already in existence but, to all intent and purposes, overturned by successive governments in recent years?
“The right thing to do”. How many times have we heard that phrase spoken by a politician? And how many times has it meant the right thing for them but the wrong thing for the country?
‘It’s right that we remain a part of the EU; it’s right that immigration levels soar; it’s right that the English are Sour Little Englanders; it’s right that Britain is broken; it’s right that I’m right and it’s not right that I’m wrong. I know best.’
By refusing to acknowledge that Britain’s contempt for the EU crosses Party lines and generations Cameron has willfully signed his own political death warrant and I don’t care. He’s crossed the line this weekend and there’s no turning back for him, or his Party in its current form.
When he next makes a promise, we will remember and we will laugh at him and ask him if he takes us for fools.