Monday, 15 May 2017
Theresa May is absolutely right in asking the country for a clear mandate
When Prime Minister Theresa May was elected by the Conservative Party, many of those criticising her for calling an early election said that 'she had not been elected in a General Election'.
As soon as Prime Minister Theresa May went to Parliament to amend the legislation about fixed 5-year Parliaments and won, she was criticised for asking the British people for a clear mandate.
I am not a member of the Conservative Party or of any other political party for that matter. I vote with my conscience regardless of any party political allegiance and I say that Prime Minister Theresa May is absolutely right to call a General Election when some of the most crucial negotiations modern Britain will be engaged in are due to take place.
I witnessed the mayhem and confusion in the House of Commons, the sniper-fire and the air of division and without a shadow of a doubt a House of Commons elected after the implementation of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was badly needed because the one we had did not represent the will of the Electorate expressed on June 23, 2016.
We need a Parliament that is fully behind the British Prime Minister showing a United Kingdom that is truly united supporting the will of the British people who, at the end of the day, is the true sovereign of the United Kingdom.
When the new House of Commons rises it will be a House of Commons that truly reflects the will of the Electorate and not a House of Commons that was embattled in the campaign for or against the implementation of Article 50 of the House of Commons.
We hope to see the real balance of forces in all home nations and undoubtedly there is a question mark about the level of support for the Scottish National Party that constantly threatens to break up the United Kingdom cajoling, blackmailing and concocting all kinds of schemes that threaten the political stability of the United Kingdom and weakens the United Kingdom when confronted with external powers.
I will stop short of qualifying Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP as traitors but the actions of the SNP and of its leader are controversial not to say treacherous and treasonable. There was a lawful Referendum on Scottish Independence, Referendum that the SNP has asked for and campaigned for and there was a clear majority of Scots that chose to be part of the United Kingdom. So where the United Kingdom goes, Scotland goes and there is no way out of it. That was the commitment made when people were asked if the wanted an independent Scotland.
All home nations will act as one, together, when decisions are made in the negotiations with the European Union because they share one destiny as the United Kingdom.
Those opposing the implementation of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty even appealed to the maximum Court in the land and the maximum Court in the land said loudly and clearly that it was up to the national Parliament and its elected chamber the House of Commons to make a decision and that all other assemblies including the Scottish Parliament should have no say in the matter.
The Scottish government regardless of being or not being a majority in the Scottish Parliament and regardless of the number of MPs that represent the SNP in the House of Commons have to obey the will of the majority in the House of Commons.
The General Election is about having or not having a strong government to negotiate the future relationship with the European Union. Everything else comes second place. The priority is to show a united United Kingdom with an elected Primer Minister backed up by an unquestionable political mandate to do whatever is necessary.