I have never rated Nick Robinson, he seems to be too pleased with himself and is all too often careless with the facts. The more I listen to him the more I get that impression confirmed. This morning is no different as he treats us to a torrent of negative disinformation about Brexit along with Mishal Husain who uses a discussion about robotics in agriculture to scaremonger about agriculture dying in this country #duetoBrexit and all produce having to be imported at exhorbitant prices….no indication that the government says workers will come in on seasonal work visas to work on the farms as they used to do….and paradoxically the guest mentions that these jobs will be the first to go when things get automated…so why do we need these low skilled EU workers? Oh and we’re being squeezed….worst this century….inflation due to Brexit. Apocalypse now!
Robinson was talking about the ‘new’ revelation that Parliament will get a vote on the Brexit deal and if they reject it there will be a ‘no deal’ exit. Robinson must read this blog as he made a meal of emphasisng this was ‘new’…but it’s not as we pointed out yesterday. Old news that the BBC recycles as terrifying alarmist news about Brexit.
Note the tone and language used….the PM is using a ‘threat’ to pro-EU rebels whereas Tory pro-Brexit ‘rebels’ are the ‘threat’. Robinson and Kuenssberg continually use the term ‘crash out of the EU’….pretty perjorative and alarmist along with ‘cliff edge’. Robinson has a technical term to describe the situation….apparently Parliament has to ‘like it or lump it’...a somewhat dismissive and negative term to use.
We also get the twisting of the narrative….Leave based its campaign upon ‘taking back control’ and of course sovereignty….Remain and the BBC try to use this to say that denying Parliament a significant and effective say in what Brexit should look like is a contradiction of this.
The lie to this is of course that ‘Parliament’ consists of mostly Pro-EU MPs who will use any chance to amend and water down Brexit so that Britain doesn’t in fact leave the EU in any meaningful way….we will still pay huge amounts into the EU, still be subject to the ECJ, still be open to mass immigration.
This situation has already arisen as Labour and Remain Tories table hundreds of amendments to the EU bill going through Parliament right now in an attempt to thwart Brexit.
Giving Parliament complete control over Brexit will mean there is no Brexit…..thus the paradox and malignant result of doing so.
‘Parliament’ of course forgets that it is there to implement the will of the People, the People that decided we will have ‘Brexit’…..they voted to leave the EU regardless of the alarmist scaremongering by the Remain campaign given so much airtime by the BBC.
But how would you describe ‘sovereignty’?
Maybe like this….Sovereignty can be understood as the authority of a state to govern itself, and determine its own laws and policies.
Not then….Parliament able to ride roughshod over the will of the people?