Resist!

I don’t normally do overtly political stuff here, but these are desperate times.  We have an unelected Prime Minister, a ‘Government’ stuffed full of unprincipled people, and now Parliament has been suspended.

Regardless of your views of Brexit, I hope you would agree with me that in a democracy Parliament is the body to thrash things out and find a proper way forward.

If you haven’t already, and if you’re a UK citizen (regardless of where you live), I hope you will feel able to sign this  Parliamentary petition.

I have signed, I have written to my MP, and now I’m looking for a demonstration to join.  I will not sit quietly by while a small group of privileged people sidelines democracy and Parliament, under the guise of ‘taking back control’.

I am as angry as I have ever been, and more fearful than I have ever been of where this is leading.

And now it’s down to us, the people, to do something about it.  What irony, practically on the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre.

About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.
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5 Responses to Resist!

  1. Sharon says:

    It’s outrageous. I really did think it was just more Boris bluster. I’ll see you at Parliament Square!

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    • I really wish I could have been there with you. Too far, but I joined a small impromptu demo in Bath, with our very active MP who made an impassioned speech. I’m so interested to hear what the London gathering was like – big, for sure. Well done!

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      • Sharon says:

        Ah no, I was the wrong side of London to join the impromptu gathering yesterday. There is a demo planned on Saturday starting from Downing St.

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  2. Margaret Gibson says:

    Living in NZ I felt unable to comment do anything (but I was born there)
    However, this morning I woke to the news that the Prologue has been deemed not valid.
    Now what?
    Can only hope the reason and sense prevail
    Take care
    Blessed be
    Margaret Gibson

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    • Margaret – thank you so much for this! Your thoughts are appreciated. We are living in very strange and worrying times. Brexit seems to suck all the political oxygen, overshadowing (but also underpinning) the other urgent issues of the climate emergency and the impact of austerity on our fellow citizens. We have to hope that Parliament resuming sitting today will have a good effect. Watch this space. Deborah

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