This is Jim Grace. Well actually it’s his Twitter account, @Mac_Puck and if you’re a Brexiteer his stuff will be right up your street. A proper Godsend.
Have a look at this ‘mega thread’ and you’ll be able to name those laws that we pesky Remoaners (now rejoiners) keep asking you about. The link is in the description but here are a few highlights…
Jim found that we objected to (and were outvoted on) only 72 pieces of EU legislation out of around 35,000 laws passed.
You can follow the ‘Mega thread’ link below to see what those laws were about but here are those highlights.
We voted against consumer protection and food safety… 17 times!
We voted against laws to combat cybercrime
We voted against laws ensuring workers’ rights and protection in the workplace
We voted against Laws opposing tax avoidance, including stopping people like Farage and Rees-Mogg using tax-Havens (to name but 2)
We even voted against legislation to maintain fish stocks and so protect our fishing industry – and we all know how well we’ve done handling that on our own, don’t we?
Fortunately for you, Jim Grace has linked to every piece of legislation so you can look up all those details you don’t usually have available for the next time you’re asked about it – unless, of course, having followed the links you’d prefer to keep your head buried firmly in the sand and pretend you still can’t think of any.
Then there are the European judgements against us. Jim found 72 of those for things like failing to prevent cybercrime, failure to protect womens’ rights in the workplace and elsewhere and failing to protect us from pollution.
But don’t take my word for it – follow the link below and see the details for yourself.
It’s no wonder that so many people who voted Brexit now openly regret it or just keep their mouths shut as the reality hits, is it?
Boris Johnson’s conservative government was elected on a manifesto which included fair warning that they intended to ‘overhaul’ our parliamentary processes and dismantle the checks and balances that have maintained the balance between Parliament, Government and the judiciary for generations. The motivation seems to have been the fact that the courts prevented Boris (and his predecessor, Teresa May) from introducing illegal or unacceptably sectarian measures. MPs exercised their democratic right to scrutinise and ratify (or not) Parliamentary bills that would have been profitable for a few wealthy tories but disastrous for the majority of citizens. This is why Boris Johnston wants to remove legal scrutiny from his machinations.
It’s unfortunate that so many Brits either didn’t bother to read the manifesto or brushed over that page without really noticing just what it meant. Here I’ll link to various posts outlining just how they’re going about that process and why it’s such a problem for anyone interested in fair and democratic representation of the people. But first let’s hear what two parliamentary candidates had to say about the issue at my local hustings. The labour candidate, Sue Hayman counselled caution and spoke of the importance of scrutiny whereas the conservative candidate, Mark Jenkinson clearly had a different view.
Boris Johnston wants to assume power like a dictator and simply do whatever he wants without reference to parliament or law and without having to listen to anyone who may have cause for concern. And Tory MPs apparently want to help him do it. That’s not democracy.
There’s good reason why we have those checks and balances. They prevent a plethora of evils from police states to human rights abuses. They’re not just minor inconveniences to be swept aside by egotistical overgrown children like Johnson. These are our protections and the consequences if we allow this government to tear them down will be dire.
Within a single month of taking their seats in the House of Commons, every single conservative MP voted to remove their own right to scrutinise Brexit legislation. At a stroke they disempowered parliament and in doing so guaranteed that Boris Johnston won’t need to listen to MPs or the electorate in forcing through Brexit – even under the worst of terms.
That’s not all. This unscrupulous regime is attempting to influence culture itself. They’re interfering in academic appointments and attempting to politicise every aspect of British life. From schools to museums, the message is the same. And the historical implications of that are genuinely terrifying.
Then came Covid19 and yet another excuse to disempower parliament. Boris wasted no time in deploying his majority to ban parliament from scrutinising or commenting upon laws he chose to pass in relation to the pandemic – a topic with an alarmingly wide reach as we shall see. The combination of powers relating to Coronavirus and to Brexit make Johnston dictator in all but name. The government even ignored its own scientific advisory group, SAGE, choosing instead to scapegoat the expert panelists under the distorting auspices of Dominic Cummings, eugenicist and far right sectarian who seems to be pulling Johnston’s strings like some Machiavellian puppet master straight out of renaissance Italy.
It may be that Cummings’ divisive views were the impetus behind the obvious racism inherent in the domestic abuse bill recently passed by this disgraceful tory government.
As if that’s not bad enough. The tories have also voted to remove any and all protections from our NHS. They have completely ignored their oft-repeated manifesto promise to protect the National Health Service from foreign (in particular American) private health investors. This government has quite literally paved the way for the health needs of British citizens to be sold down the river, sacrificed at the altar of corporate profit and private greed. This is not democracy!
In truth, our democracy has been so damaged in just a few short months that it’s genuinely reasonable to compare UK with a banana republic, a totalitarian state in which dissent is ignored, privacy is a thing of the past, laws threaten the peoples’ right to scrutinise the powers that be and where the majority become poorer whilst the elite cabal increase their own wealth exponentially.
Technically they kept their manifesto promise. Actually they made it toothless and a travesty. Shame on this gaggle of Tory goons who see the problem so clearly, had a mandate from the electorate to fix it and polluted the solution they had promised us with extreme nationalism, racism and petty greed instead!
Mark Jenkinson MP isn’t renowned as a law abiding citizen. His recent conviction for driving without insurance seems indicative of his attitude to the laws that the rest of us are expected to abide by. But he excelled himself on Good Friday with an hypocrisy that speaks volumes about his unfitness for the office he occupies.
When an MP ignores lockdown legislation the message he sends to his local constituents could result in more than just a fine – the irresponsible message he sent in the name of his own aggrandisement could cost lives as well.
13/04/2020 Update: Mark really isn’t very bright, is he? He’s left what appears to amount to a full confession on his public Facebook page. I don’t know if the law would take this seriously but I do know that many members of the public certainly will. He’s endangering lives for no good reason in my opinion and ~I have no doubt that others will agree.
Unfortunately I’m barred from commenting on Jenky’s Facebook page but if anyone reading this would care to pass him this link I’d appreciate it. I’m not one to speak behind anyone’s back – even someone as despicable as our MP undoubtedly is. And to anyone reading this from Mark’s page, please have a look at the section of this blog called MP watch: Mark Jenkinson to get a sense of just who this man really is.
But anyway – to the evidence…
Apparently Mark has arranged for tens of thousands of these leaflets to be delivered, during the lockdown to areas where vulnerable people are situated…
He’s done so via a hand-delivery firm (on street, door to door leafleters in other words) from 35 miles away in Carlisle. That means they’ve travelled to a different town to do work that I think very few of us would consider necessary in these difficult times.
Once here they’ve then gone from house to house, touching letterboxes, garden gates and who knows what before posting Jenky’s propaganda directly into peoples’ homes whether they want it or not. The potential for spreading Covid-19 to these ‘vulnerable people’ is huge and I shudder to think of the damage they’ve done in our community. Cumbria’s already one of UK’s worst hit counties without this egocentric nonsense making it worse!
Now I understand, of course that Mr. Jenkinson isn’t all that intelligent and he may well not understand the risk he’s taking with the lives of his constituents. But he is bright enough to know that the law is to be abided by – at least he should – he’s responsible for helping make it, after all. So why won’t he stick to the rules laid down by his own government?
Is it that he thinks he’s above all that?
Does he imagine that lockdown only applies to the little people, the honest constituents who voted for him?