W2W - will of the people that counts, not parliament

FROM what one is hearing from politicians in recent days, few have fully appreciated the seismic shift in the balance of power.

Only a few days ago, we saw how a brand new Party, only six weeks off the starting block, can crush two established ones with a clear message and determination to deliver it.

The Brexit Party’s sole theme was that we should honour the referendum result and leave the EU.

No ifs or buts, no customs union, no single market – just control of our country once more, as we had asked.

Mr Farage now leads one of the two largest Parties in the next European Parliament, proving that Brexit must now be delivered, and in full.

Unbelievably, though, the same old voices are once again ratcheting up the rhetoric.

We are now led to believe that all the Remain-inclined Parties added together won more votes than the Leavers.

As one wag suggested, this is rather like adding together the bottom contestants in the Eurovision Song contest and claiming they’d won.

However, despite the vote, it would seem that a predominantly Remain parliament is still determined to prevent us leaving without a deal, which legally we can do on 31 October.

But, pursue this, and malcontents like Mr Hammond and Mr Grieve are threatening to vote with Labour to bring down the Government in a no-confidence vote.

You just couldn’t make this up.

Meanwhile, Speaker John Bercow has thrown the cat among the pigeons once again by saying he will not step down, as promised, to ensure the will of the House is fulfilled.

We all know what that means.

What counts now is the will of the people, not of parliament.