Posted on Aug 11, 2019
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has reportedly expressed her disappointment in Britain's current political class, and their "inability to govern". Her sentiments were aired initially to her aides in 2016, and are said to have "intensified" since, writes Gary Cartwright.
The debacle that has been the Brexit negotations, which began when the then Prime Minister Theresa May foolishly called a snap general election which led to the government losing its majority, has led to endless rounds of infighting and displays of disloyalty among the parties. It has totally and utterly undermined any ability she may have had - and that is questionable to say the least - to achieve a desirable outcome during Brexit negotiations.
There are fears now that The Queen may be dragged into this morass of incompetence and ineptitude - the monarch traditionally plays very little role in British politics as Parliament is sovereign - and could be forced into a scenario where she is forced to dismiss the current PM, Boris Johnson, should he lose any vote of no confidence, and refuse to step down.
This would be an unprecedented move, and could result in Her Majesty being obliged to appoint Jeremy Corbyn, a Marxist and a friend of terrorists, and who wishes to abolish the monarchy, to the office of Prime Minister.
The effect of such a course of events would have devastating consequences for the economy, and for society as a whole.
It would also hand power to a party without a majority at all - the current Conservative government has a majority of one - opening doors to all manner of hobbledehoys and ne'er do wells of otherwise no hope parties, and crucially with the increasingly splintered Tory Party itself, who would sell their vote to Corbyn in order to further their own ambitions.
If he were to be appointed to office, do we imagine Corbyn would go to the polls? No chance. "Democratic" is not a word one would apply to the current Labour Party.
And here we get to the root of the problem so succinctly identified by Her Majesty: they are all in it for themselves. There appears to be no manifestation of any sense of public duty whatsoever.
Hypocrisy, fraud and back-stabbing. The unpleasant spectacle that is the current House of Commons reminds me of the words of Lewis Carrol: "Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe."
And all of this, a monarch who has devoted herself utterly to the service of the United Kingdom, to its people, and to its Commonwealth is forced to witness after a lifetime of service.
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