Heseltine Lurches From His Westminster Crypt



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Like one of those zombies in The Walking Dead that lurches on well past their expiry date…

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…Michael Heseltine, once widely known as ‘Tarzan,’ whom Brits of a certain vintage remember, none too fondly, for prevailing on Maggie to reward the 1980s  riotous rabble with millions…

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…government ‘investment’ in the areas they dwelt ( for which precious little thanks were ever heard) instead of sending in battalions of security personnel to pacify them…

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…has emerged from the crypt ( aka the House of Lords) to redefine ‘democracy’ as a system of government in which the clear wishes of the electorate In no way bind legislators to enact what the electorate decided.

Far from it!

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Tis the role of the ruling class who know what’s best, to unmake the electorate’s decision for them…

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…and impose THEIR will on mere recalcitrant voters.

But it’s good to read that he’s been sharply slapped down.

“In the end even people like Lord Heseltine, great figures from the past, who have never quite reconciled themselves to the idea that we’re going to leave the European Union, are going to have to focus on the fact that that’s what the British people commanded us to do….

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/11/heseltine-imposing-no-deal-brexit-intolerable-attack-on-democracy

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/08/11/did-michael-heseltine-become-go-to-grandee-oracle-things-brexit/