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Saturday, June 10, 2017

In 21st Century Hyperbolic Politics, Brits Have Forgotten How to Lose Gracefully

Within hours of a national referendum and a national election,
Brits have frantically attempted to change their minds.
In the hyperbolic politics and extreme impatience of the 21st century,
there is no such thing as a stiff upper lip anymore.

Petition to stop Tory/DUP ‘coalition of chaos’ reaches
540k signatures in 24hrs

© Toby Melville / Reuters

A petition launched Friday urging British Prime Minister Theresa May not to form a ‘coalition of chaos’ with the Democratic Unionist Party has already gained over half a million signatures and counting.

The author of the ‘Stop the DUP & TORIES forming a Minority Government!’ petition, writing under the pen name Winston Churchill, called the proposed alliance “a disgusting, desperate attempt to stay in power.”

Unlike previous online petitions filed through the UK government website, this petition is non-binding and will not trigger an official response from the government nor has the potential to force debate in the House of Commons.

The official petitions website is currently down until a new Petitions Committee is set up by the House of Commons.

The change.org petition criticizes several highly contentious stances held by various members of the DUP at one point including belief in creationism, anti-abortion and anti-gay rights advocacy.

The petition ends with a call for May to resign.

British conservatives have expressed unease with the proposed alliance with the DUP online.

Former New Labour ‘sultan of spin’ Alastair Campbell also weighed in describing the proposal as a “dangerous disgrace.” 

Obviously, 'the left' would like for Theresa May to resign and refuse to form a government. Why she would do that 10 days before Brexit negotiations begin and put the country in a position where they are still vetting cabinet ministers, many of whom don't want Brexit, and hence, don't represent the will of the people who voted for it last year - well, that's just not going to happen, nor should it.

Over the past few years I have been perhaps Theresa Mays biggest overseas critic having watched her botch the child sex abuse inquiry time after time after time. Her election call just confirms that she makes very questionable decisions, even downright stupid and arrogant decisions, but to have Labour negotiating with Brussels on Brexit would be virtually suicidal.

Most of the angst on the left is not so much about losing as to the notion that the party the Conservatives will be supported by are basically evangelical Christians. The left has no tolerance for the right! There will be all sorts of accusations made against what they believe but it boils down to this: Christians believe in God, the left does not! And the left thinks anyone who does is either evil, or insane, or insanely stupid. But, at the same time, they welcome Muslims into the UK with open arms and expressions of love and tolerance.

and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. 1 John 4:3