mint Posted August 31, 2019 Share Posted August 31, 2019 mazandcol, I agree that the piece you have posted is full of interest and also clarity. I have to admit that the financial shenanigans behind Brexit, whilst not unacknowledged by me, do not loom as large as the political, social and constitutional implications.In fact, I happened upon an excellent broadcast this afternoon by Professor Vernon Bogdanor on what Brexit could mean both for us and for Europe. It's the first time I have heard about protected and unprotected constitutions. Apparently, our constitution, famously "unwritten" has been protected by treaties made within the EU. No more protection for many of our rights, conventions and practices that have been so painstakingly agreed within the EU and power would reside more in governments than in the justice system. So what happens to the checks and balances to the balance of power? Now you begin to understand how dangerous it is to call judges "the enemies of the people", as some right-wing press and politicians did back at the time of the triggering of Article 50. Interesting that he ended with a quote from Mitterand who said, "la nationalisme, c'est la guerre". And this is what I fear the most, social and political unrest that could lead to violence, or perhaps I should say even more violence, on our streets and the return of "the troubles" on the Irish border. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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