I wish I had a proper MP.
One who stood up for my interests, rather than attacking me to try to boost his own profile.
One who stood up for his constituents, rather than becoming embroiled in successive investigations over his expenses.
And one who stood up for the national interest, rather than blindly supporting a poor excuse for a prime minister.
But my MP is that pathetic drink of warm salty water*, Chris Davies.
He is so ardent a follower of Theresa May, whenever she opens her mouth you can see him staring out from behind her uvula.
In a (contradictory and nonsensical) statement on Facebook, he made this position clear: “After much consideration I have come to the decision that I will back the Prime Ministers Brexit deal. I am not at all happy with some of the proposals, but as a Brexit supporter I believe we have no alternative but to accept, with all its misgivings, this Brexit deal, for the sake of the country.”
“For the sake of the country”?
How can it be for the sake of the country to plunge us into an agreement that he is “not at all happy with”?
The real reason for his decision is elsewhere in his statement – and involves a denial of democracy while claiming to support it: “If this deal collapses and the EU refuse to negotiate further with us, then I will support a no-deal Brexit rather than re-running the referendum. Democracy must be delivered.”
But democracy isn’t being delivered by going ahead with an agreement for which nobody in the UK voted.
And a no-deal Brexit would give a Conservative government carte-blanche to change our laws in any way it chose, under the guise of the national interest (in reality: their own interests).
So it is possible to suggest that Mr Davies is supporting Mrs May because he agrees with her desire to ride roughshod over the rights of the UK electorate.
But all the reports suggest that he is one of a very small minority in Parliament. As Independent sketch-writer Tom Peck stated, “Two weeks from now, she [Theresa May] will face the ‘meaningful vote’, in which MPs will meaningfully tell her what they have told her unrelentingly over the last two weeks – that they will not vote for it [Brexit].”
That’s what became clear during the debate in the Commons on Monday (November 26), when one MP after another – on both sides of the House – lined up to condemn her deal, prompting one seasoned commentator to ask the following:
Come on, who will stand up for @theresa_may? This is embarrassing
— Robert Peston (@Peston) November 26, 2018
Mr Davies did not contribute to the discussion.
It seems his faith in undermining democracy “for the sake of the country” abandoned him, just when Mrs May might have benefited from it.
*If you describe someone as a “drink of water”, you’re saying they are – or at least have made themselves seem – attractive. But have you ever had a drink of salty water? Drinking salt water on an empty stomach may cause nausea and vomiting. You may also experience cramping, bloating, and dehydration. So Mr Davies may make himself appear attractive but beneath that veneer, in This Writer’s opinion, he’s poison.
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