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Caroline Lucas has reacted to suggest a Parliamentary coup whereby a govt of National Unity is set up comprising Remain voting MPs of all parties, with her suggesting a Cabinet (led by her of course) of women who are, obviously, more sensible than their male counterparts.

Unfortunately, this would ineviably lead to a Cabinet mostly comprised of pro-austerity privatisers who would (presumably) be perfect to sort out the mess caused by a bunch of pro-austerity privatisers.

Which begs the question : A National unity to do what precisely? Stop a No deal brexit I presume, but how? And replace it with what? The May deal which has been soundly rejected by parliament 3 times? Or stop brexit entirely? This may seem sensible but would probably cause a widespread generational disaffection with UK democracy.

Frankly, even though I'm a staunch Remainer this looks as much of a coup as the one Cummings seems to be proposing to force a No Deal brexit.

I really don't see how you can protect Democracy by subverting democracy anymore than I can understand how you prtect Palriamentary sovereignty by suspending Parliament.

We live in strange times.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Aug 12th, 2019 at 02:42:11 PM EST
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