Thomas Mathew writes from London: Republicans in the British government insist that ripping apart the unelected House of Lords that has existed for centuries and proved to be an effective safety net that protected the country against all sorts of opportunists who weaselled their way into 10 Downing Street is no big deal. The likes of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and his Liberal Democrat chums would like to see an obedient elected Senate to replace the Lords and become another rubberstamping House of Commons that has proved to be incompetent when it needed to stand up for the interest of the British people. And this disgrace is presented as if it has all to do with fairness and democracy and, even more offensively, that it is what the people want.
The so-called ‘reform’ of the Lords is nothing more than an anti-constitutional coup intended to finish off the job started by Tony Blair and his New Labour clique who had launched a vicious attack on the upper chamber for the sole reason that it didn’t suit their vile agendas for refusing to approve their badly thought through and damaging bills. Tony and the gang despised anyone who opposed their vile agendas. Not to mention that they were preparing the ground for abolishing the monarchy in all but name and turning Britain into a republic as the first stage of its full integration into the federalist European Union. Make no mistake: the attack on hereditary peers in the Lords was the initial phase of the forthcoming onslaught on the monarchy. New Labour, just like their ideological allies, the Lib Dems, have an instinctive hatred for the monarchy because it epitomises the old values and traditions that left-wingers want removed to suit their political agendas.
Prime Minister David Cameron and his New Tories – come on, they are no conservatives just like New Labour were no Labour – are playing a nasty game as well, pretending that they have no control over Clegg’s ambitions to abolish the Lords. That is why Mr Cameron and the like are making it look as if the reform of the upper chamber is not really all that important in the overall flow of things, with other ‘important matters’ supposedly overshadowing this trifling one. The message coming from Number 10 is: let’s keep our priorities in the right order and not get too excited over minor issues.
And the obedient hacks, who have lost all ability to see through the games that politicians play – either because they are terrified of losing their jobs or because they are simply too thick to understand what is going on – sing from one hymn sheet: what’s the bad deal with abolishing the upper chamber? It hasn’t lived up to expectations and so on. Whose expectations, you stupid scribblers? Don’t you know that the British parliament in its present form is the envy of all the world? And how is it that you’ve missed the obvious fact that it’s the Commons that needs to be reformed and the mafia style of the two parties running it removed?
The current monstrous hybrid that is running Britain consists of people who have no idea how an unwritten constitution works and how it benefits Britain. It was this constitution that prevented Blair and his cronies from dragging Britain even deeper into the EU. It was the ‘useless’ constitutional monarchy that had stopped New Labour from taking full control of the country and turning it into another Belgium, with all of its powers delegated to the EU commissars in Brussels. And if not for the disgraceful role of the publicly funded left-wing propaganda machine, the BBC, Labour would not have lasted more than one term and would have not been able to inflict horrendous economic damage on the nation.
Unfortunately, the great British public appears to be indifferent to what is going on at Westminster, where lefties are plotting to set up a parliament that would not matter anymore. There will be a huge price to pay for this indifference for generations to come.