Thomas Mathew writes from London: How stupid should people be to think that an elected fixed term rubber stamping Senate would be more democratic and effective than an unelected House of Lords that is capable of refusing to bow to the dominance of the party cliques? Why is it that any opportunist, who starts throwing words like ‘democracy’ and ‘freedom’ and ‘equality’ at everyone, gets away with anything these days? And what does democracy mean in this world of ours where political elites do whatever they want and bankers treat public money as if it were their own? Plato, who is considered the godfather of democracy, wrote famously: ‘Every democracy always ends as a tyranny.’ (Notice the word ‘always’ that old Plato had used?)
Anyway, I hear from my sources at Westminster that Nick Clegg and his gang of lefties are furious at having failed to push through their disgraceful reform of the Lords, threatening the Tories with burying the coalition. If not for David Cameron, it would have been a great opportunity to walk out on the Lib Dems and call a snap election, finishing these opportunists off once and for all. But Dave is a wimp, so nothing of the sort would happen.
Instead, Mr Cameron is doing everything to appease his own backbenchers who had rebelled against him and voted down the time table of the reform implementation, along with Labour, basically throwing the future of the plan into doubt. Dave said that he will give the Lords reform one more try and then draw a line under it. The suggestion is that he will water down the content of the proposed bill, like cutting down the number of elected Senators, as if it would convince anyone that this whole idea has any merit in it.
Republicans, who have been rubbing their hands with glee, watching their idol Clegg pushing through the Lords’ reform, are going apes..t, threatening the Tories with political meltdown. Other cunning creeps are trying to pretend that the reform of the Lords does not really interest the British people, who supposedly crave some serious modernisation of their parliament. Some opportunists even pretend that the 1911 Act supposedly made the House of Lords irrelevant anyway, even though it did nothing of the sort and only introduced changes with the way the inheritance principle worked for the Law Lords.
Meanwhile, that chancer Clegg is warning Cameron of grave consequences, demanding that he honours the agreement of the unelected coalition or else. No one in the British political establishment even wants to accept that a dramatic change in the structure of the national parliament demands a referendum – full stop. The progressives are only concerned with pushing through their own agendas that have nothing to do with the interests of the British people.
Treachery is in the air at Westminster. And I am afraid that the conspirators may get their way, hoping that the silent majority that they despise so much will stay silent.
Wake up people! It’s your children’s future that’s on the line.