Category Sovereignty of parliament

He Speaks of Brexit as a Raging Fever

This was written on the morning of the EU elections, in which the Tories had been keen not to take part. The Guardian had described the day before as a “torrid day” for Theresa May and her resignation was now expected at any moment. Not a good day for… Continue reading He Speaks of Brexit as a Raging Fever

The Parrot Speaks of the Democratic Covenant

A private prosecution has been taken out against Boris Johnson MP, for claims he made during the 2016 EU referendum. After 3 years of preparation, it had its first hearing in private a few days ago. For an example of the Press coverage, see https://www.theguardian.com/…/boris-johnson-could-be-challenged-in-court…

Essentially, if… Continue reading The Parrot Speaks of the Democratic Covenant

He Overhears some Afterthoughts

In the UK, the local elections have just taken place, and the Tories did very badly and Labour just did badly. But that’s serious for Labour and for the rest of us. Labour should surely be a coming force by now, after month upon month of this worst of… Continue reading He Overhears some Afterthoughts

The Parrot on Fault-lines

This stanza was written on the day the Labour Party’s National Executive decided to support a second referendum on Brexit – but only in particular circumstances, all unlikely. Jez and a sufficient number of his adherents were clearly still keen on being seen to be “honouring” the result of the… Continue reading The Parrot on Fault-lines

The Parrot Shakes Again

Parrot has another go at making sense of what is happening in the world that swirls and shudders around his cage. This time he makes use of a few religious images… Continue reading The Parrot Shakes Again

The Parrot on the Quality of Clay

The key-word here seemed to be “constructions.” We construct so much – thoughts, arguments, theories and views, no less than buildings, machines, policies, laws and stories…

Yet do we pause and check very carefully the materials used for those constructions ? Are they sound ? Are the foundations on which… Continue reading The Parrot on the Quality of Clay

The Parrot is Very Clear

The Parrot on Cages, Truth and Leadership

The Parrot Meets the Grotesque

This stanza was written just after Theresa May had accused the Commons of merely obstructing her and the “will of the people” and just before she headed back to the EU to beg for an extension. The thought occurred that it is possible to have no pride and no humility… Continue reading The Parrot Meets the Grotesque

The Parrot Still Amazed

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