Started by Nick, October 20, 2016, 17:02:39 pm
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Quote from: döm on November 04, 2016, 23:05:58 pmSuperfluous and designed to cause chaos?That sounds like Brexit tbh !
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 04, 2016, 23:44:09 pmSounds like a federal European Superstate to me.
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 04, 2016, 21:36:10 pmQuite. This legal decision has been brought about because a clan of bitter, petty Remainers dredged up a law from antiquity and chanced their arm, apparently motivated by little else but spite. Utterly pointless and actually does far more harm than good to the functioning of our democracy.
Quote from: Moving Target on November 05, 2016, 08:24:50 amJudges independent of Parliament uphold British law, reasserting the supremacy of Parliament instead of allowing the PM to apply Royal prerogative like a medieval King, and you say democracy has been harmed? Are you Robert Mugabe in disguise?
Quote from: DavidL on November 05, 2016, 09:02:49 amCan you explain the merit of this judgement, in practical terms?
Quote from: Moving Target on November 05, 2016, 09:36:41 amWell, the merit is that Parliament is in charge, according to our law since the English Civil War ended.
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 05, 2016, 10:30:30 amNo, I didn't say democracy (per se) has been harmed, if you read the very post you've quoted a bit more carefully. And I do hope the crass Mugabe comparison is facetious; I'll give the benefit of the doubt on that one.
Quote from: Moving Target on November 05, 2016, 11:02:30 am Though have a look at the Express and Sun headlines of late. Quite frightening fascist propaganda.
Quote from: Nick on November 05, 2016, 13:07:47 pmMay hasn't spoken out about the attacks on the judiciary. Just as she has never spoken out to condemn the post-referendum hate crimes, let alone the xenophobic language that has become so prevalent.
Quote from: Moving Target on November 05, 2016, 11:02:30 amHarming the functioning of democracy seems to me to be the same as harming democracy, in practical terms.
QuoteOk, you are not actually Robert Mugabe in disguise. I'm sure that you don't engage in mass murder and torture. The courts held Mugabe up as he moved Zimbabwe toward populist totalitarianism, so the analogy to a move away from Parliamentarism and the rule of law seems appropriate, if admittedly hyperbolic.
QuoteThough have a look at the Express and Sun headlines of late. Quite frightening fascist propaganda.
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