The fate of the United Kingdom after the EU Referendum, 2016
Goya: Plate 1 from the series LOS DISPARETES (THE FOLLIES) or Los Proverbios, 1816-23. Image: WGA
HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE DEMOCRACY?
You have to remember one thing about the will of the people: it wasn’t that long ago that we were swept away by the Macarena
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
…the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’
Oh God, the terrible tyranny of the majority…
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them.
Bertrand Russell, New Hopes for a Changing World
William Blake A Little Boy Lost from Songs of Experience, 1794. Image: Wikipedia.
SUGGESTIONS FOR RESTORING UNITY & STABILITY TO THE NON-UNITED & UNSTABLE KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND ACCORDING TO CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:
1. Through parliamentary sovereignty
2. Agree that the advisory referendum result was a draw
3. Take personal action; march, write, talk.
DO NOT GIVE IN TO
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.
Martin Luther King
William Blake The Little Boy Found from Songs of Innocence and Experience, 1826 Copy AA. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Image: Wikipedia
THE DESTINY OF MAN IS TO UNITE, NOT TO DIVIDE. IF YOU KEEP ON DIVIDING YOU END UP AS MONKEYS THROWING NUTS AT EACH OTHER
OUT OF SEPARATE TREES.
T.H. White, The Once and Future King