Parliament is supposed to be the 'source' of law in this land, yet Cameron plainly intends to over rule Parliament, in other words the Executive will over rule the Legislature - and that is 'democracy'?
"Britain will, sooner or later, accept the ECHR ruling and some prisoners will indeed get the vote."So once again it is shown that, whilst the EU and the ECHR are separate, they are 'entwined' - bearing in mind that the EU is shortly to accede to the ECHR; that membership of the EU carries an acceptance of human rights; that membership of the EU contains acceptance of its Convention on Human Rights; resulting in the ludicrous situation that Westminster does not govern this land; that we have indeed been politically 'conquered'.
"The Lib Dems are clear that they could not live with it and they mean it. So it would be the end of the Coalition."Not only do we now have a classic example of the 'tail wagging the dog', we also have a classic example of why AV- or any proportional system of electing MPs - cannot ever 'work'. AV will produce yet more 'hung' Parliaments resulting in what we now have - a minority dictating to the majority which is not 'democracy in action'.
This latest 'fiasco' demonstrates that if ever an overhaul of our democracy was needed, it is now! Consider, how can a system of democracy allow one man to dictate the conditions under which we live? Either the people decide or just lets forget the democratic bit and we agree to live under a dictatorship!
To demonstrate the political 'illiteracy' of the British electorate, if recent opinion polls are to be believed, we would happily allow a party that brought this country, economically, to its knees - one that would be content to impose yet more 'state control' over us; that is quite content to see us 'ruled' from Brussels (admittedly no change there then) - re-assume power. Has there been a 'break-out' from the lunatic asylums that has not been publicised?
Ye Gods people - will you please 'wake-up' to what is happening to you?