June 12th. And now the future of the UK is being held-up partly because of having to re-write the Queen’s Speech on goatskin parchment, the ink taking days to dry! I’m all for tradition and to a degree pageantry but in a digital world, this is taking things to a ridiculous level! (I am incidentally, something of a fan of the Royal family).
The UK must appear to much of the world, as an island of small-minded, inward looking people. Most of us are not but part of a country that’s now being flushed down the drain by one selfish, ideological Conservative party who firstly called for a Referendum on Europe and then broke a promise and called a snap General Election. With many of the population not buying into the Referendum, or their lean on facts, poorly presented manifesto, having now led to a Prime Minister with no parliamentary majority and becoming a “dead woman walking” and a laughing stock to the world.
The £ is suffering and the country’s credit rating is being reassessed downwards. Our political system needs a damn good shake-up with for starters, ridding the House of Commons of its adversorial child-like antics; an elected House of Lords and most importantly, proportional representation to reflect fairly and conclusively the wishes of All the people.