To quote the Sex Pistols.
We Brits tend to be a mild mannered bunch, unlike the French, many of whom are now sporting yellow vests and protesting in large numbers regarding Macron's political decisions. He has failed the public, and they don't like it.
Our politicians, not all of them, but many of them, are attempting to thwart democracy in stopping Brexit or finding ways to tie us to Brussels indefinitely. Many represent people who voted - overwhelmingly in their constituencies - to leave the EU, but it does not seem to concern them. and they are doing their utmost to keep us tied to Brussels.
From the article
With the rise of the new political classes, a different political dynamic is emerging.
Drawn from similar backgrounds (often middle-class, university educated, with little prior career experience outside politics itself), members of parliament increasingly sound alike, think alike and act alike
The evolution of a monochrome political establishment is producing a radical disconnect, which the Brexit denouement is throwing into stark relief.
What we appear to be witnessing is the corrupt mutation of the notion of the representation of the people in parliament, into _the substitution of the will of the people by the interests of the political class_
*We're entering the realms, no less, of state capture*"
It makes for very interesting, and disturbing reading, whether you are a Leaver or Remainer.
It's written by Professor David Betz is Professor of War in the Modern World, Department of War Studies, King’s College, University of London
Professor Michael Rainsborough is Professor of Strategic Theory, and Head of the Department of War Studies, King’s College, University of London.
Their argument is, "for many years now, governments, along with a significant fraction of the population, have calculated that the bulk of the people can either be kept in a state of apathy or bullied into submission."
Time to don yellow vests in the UK? Or do we roll over and die?
I wouldn't expect time off work - pet bereavement
Mother staring back at me - realise you're getting older
Names I've not heard - don't know 90% of celebs