Broken promises

Rishi Sunak's government is consistent in one thing. It makes promises to implement policies clearly aimed at public support, only to, within a short period, to unfailing announce that it will not after all go ahead, or that it might, but only at some indeterminate point in the future. Far from providing a reason to vote Conservative it is generating despair among its natural supporters, relying on Hillaire Belloc's principle of "always keep a-hold of Nurse, for fear of finding something worse", given the alternative of a coalition of Labour, the Lib Dems and the Greens.

This reversal of promises made has been highlighted by the decision not to go ahead with, by the end of 2023, the removal of laws resulting from EU membership, thus betraying once again the will of the people as expressed in the 2016 referendum. It is also a sell out by the Prime Minister personally, as, when running for the leadership, he was definite that these laws would be repealed. He may appear a personable man, who was apparently a Brexiteer, but it is obvious that he is prepared to say anything for power, yet to have little intention of actually sticking to his word. Boris Johnson was hung out to dry over supposed breaches of good faith, yet the current Conservative leadership seems to have turned the making of U turns into an art form. Unless they can find the courage, to quote Shakespeare's Henry V to "Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood", and implement the policies upon which they were elected they will deservedly lose the next general election.

As one who fought for decades against EU membership, won, and has then seen our victory undermined by the denizens of Westminster, I know that no third party can now win. As we import a million foreigners a year into this country, and the Labour Party threatens to give the vote to teenagers, who have had no life experience, and who have been brainwashed by so called progressive teachers, to allow EU citizens to vote here, while no doubt creating a coalition with the Liberal Democrats, whose price will be proportional representation, the chances of the indigenous population forcing any change are virtually nil. If Labour succeeds, by in fact fixing the result, in winning a rerun of the 2016 referendum, is will be a gross betrayal of democracy, the responsibility for which will lay with all the main parties, not least with the Conservatives.