Panacea comment for advisers and Paraplanners
13 Jun 2017
Winston Churchill said, “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
I have been reading a very interesting book by Sunday Times journalist Michael Hume called ‘Revolting. It is a tome exploring in some detail how the establishment elites are or might be seen to be undermining democracy.
Now I am not a big fan of conspiracy theories but I had a bit of a “Damascene conversion” today and I will share my thoughts with you.
Brexit is the new ‘Gunpowder, Treason and Plot’. It is Cavaliers and Roundheads. It is Braveheart. It has divided the nation and it is about to get worse. In fact so much so that it may end in civil unrest with the electorate ‘revolting’.
Here goes my very simple conspiracy theory.
The referendum produced a result that the establishment neither expected nor wanted. A bit like the Trump Presidency or even the resurgence of the Labour party in the last weeks of the election, depending on your political leanings of course.
When the Brexit result was declared, instead of triggering Brexit the very next day as he said he would, David Cameron resigned, buying the elites some time.
And with that the establishment wheels started to turn to ensure that the right outcome of that referendum would eventually prevail. Behind closed doors those elites that control so called democratic UK set in train a series of actions to ensure that outcome prevailed.
It would take a year or two but….hey ho, wheels with a precise function move slowly.
Establishment wheel 1: The conservative party needed a new leader. Strangely, after some very convoluted, overt Machiavellian machinations, Boris was sidelined (knifed) by Michael Gove, Theresa May won the contest on 11 July 2016, after the constructive withdrawal of the only other candidate, Andrea Leadsom, left her as the sole candidate without any vote needing to take place.
This ensured that a PM was in place who was a remain voter. She did not trigger the Brexit process either, feeling it best for the nation that a delay happened giving those elites time to start making some carefully calculated mischief. And that is what they did.
Court cases, more court cases, EU threats were all the hazards being put in the way to try and get some momentum to make the country think again, vote again- like Ireland (until they got the vote the establishment elites and the EU wanted).
None of this worked and in order to ensure that some clear blue water was put in view to keep the Brexiteers happy, on the 29th May 2017, Theresa May formally wrote to Donald Tusk announcing the intention of the UK to leave the EU.
Establishment wheel 2; The Brexiteers were now happy but there appeared to be no strategy declared to deal with the negotiations. Many said this was because there was no strategy.
That could be because the end game here is that Brexit as wished for by the majority Brexiteers was never going to be allowed to happen. To ensure that outcome a very cunning plan indeed needed to be put in place.
It would cost politically but that did not matter. It is/ was about country, about the elites who control UKplc and certainly not about the people or indeed politicians.
Establishment wheel 3: Theresa May, in thrall, possibly hock to the Remain elites had to take some desperate measures. She claimed that an election was needed to boost her majority to ensure the ‘right outcome’ for UK plc prevailed, giving her negotiating strength in Brussels.
The right outcome for the Brexiteers was so called ‘hard Brexit’. The right outcome for the elites was a soft Brexit or perhaps no Brexit at all.
Establishment wheel 4: The problem with boosting the majority was that this was the very last thing the elites needed. The polls were suggesting a triple digit majority that surely would see ‘hard Brexit’ the result.
But the elites cunning plan was on track, instead of setting the election date to fit with the local elections- the most obvious option for a so called ‘snap’ election, the date was rolled back several weeks to allow campaigning to take place.
Something that would definitely muddy those clear blue waters.
Establishment wheel 5: With waters muddied, Tiny Tim went to work on the Brexiteers, to little effect. The Conservative lead was still looking impressive and Brexit on track. Manifesto time for the elites was the ‘nuclear’ option’ and the button was pushed.
Establishment wheel 6: The so-called leaked Labour manifesto started the wobble the élites needed, more state spending on the NHS, infrastructure, free university education, nationalising the railways and utilities but it was still not enough. What was needed to ensure true chaos and a Brexit sanity sabotage was something almost unthinkable.
Establishment wheel 7: With a Conservative majority still looking at upper two figures the final act was played out. The core Conservative vote is the old. They actually go out and vote.
They have worked hard for a lifetime, paid into the system, gone through wars, plague, famine, pestilence, recessions and even a number of Labour governments are still live in their thoughts. All those strikes, union power, three-day working weeks. They would never vote for Corbin.
Establishment wheel 8: How do you stop that mindset? Simples. You produce your manifesto last and in it you lay the ground to take away all your entire core vote that as a party have strived to retain.
To add a bit of toxicity to ensure more Labour votes you propose to end the fox-hunting ban, refuse to rule out tax increases and bring back Grammar schools.
The result? Job done, electoral chaos, a country fed up with elections, a Prime Minister who has no power without DUP support and what’s more cannot resign without risking yet another election that Corbin might actually win.
Not quite the ‘Up yours Delors’ result for the Brexiteers anymore.
Michael Gove was on record as saying “I think there’s a grassroots feeling of being betrayed by the elites in some way: that the system is working for itself and not for the people at the bottom”.
He was right, but it has escalated further up the system now.
Just a thought, after all, what do I know?