Angela Merkel is quoted as saying the divorce bill must be paid before any negotiations about future relations twixt the EU and the UK can begin – or words to that effect.
Just who the hell is this woman but a consummate politician who, previously an advocate of socialist dogma in East Germany, following German reunification saw an opportunity to continue her political career and grabbed it with both hands?
Theresa May, acknowledged as having voted, supposedly reluctantly, to remain in the European Union, now presents herself as the champion of Brexit – who following the resignation of David Cameron, saw an opportunity to further her political career and grabbed it with both hands.
Ths list of those resurrecting a hiatus in their political career development is virtually endless: think Patton, Brittan, Kinnock, Mandelson, Ashton and Hill – see the pattern?
Why is it a certain quote springs to mind, if only I could recall it? Ah, yes:
Politics, noun. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage: Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary
Thus, does it seem, that we are led by those whose only aim is self-aggrandisement – and to hell with democracy; and thus the people they were originally supposed to represent.
The more I view representative democracy and those therein who pontificate about upholding democracy, the more I feel the need to puke.
Where representative democracy is concerned, it can best be summed up as the practice of: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil – with the result it is just evil.