We need the Lords (and Ladies) to start leaping


According to Boris Johnson in his New Year speech a couple of days ago, “we’ll get Brexit done before the end of this month. That oven-ready deal I talked about so much during the election campaign has already had its plastic covering pierced and been placed in the microwave.” If we put the nonsense about the plastic covering and indeed the microwave issue to one side, the claim is that before the end of January Brexit will be done, and presumably start to get dusted. If we then check back onto the Tory Manifesto on page 48 it states: “After Brexit we also need to look at the broader aspects of our constitution: the relationship between the Government, Parliament and the courts; the functioning of the Royal Prerogative; the role of the House of Lords; and access to justice for ordinary people.” As that first step will get done this month, then we need to start to focus on the constitutional issues. As it happens today is the 10th day of Christmas which according to the song is the “…tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me 10 lords a leaping…” so given that by the 38th day of Christmas on 31st January, just before Candlemas on 2nd February, that the Brexit is done, we need to ask the Lords and indeed the Ladies to start leaping now!

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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