The anger that is strongly expressed in Northern Ireland as well as in Scotland for their very clear opposition to Brexit and the rejection of their views by the Westminster Conservative Party is one of the potential reasons why Sinn Fein has taken over Northern Ireland following last Thursdays election. There are of course many strong views in Scotland. In a different setting and with some of the votes and certainly many of the reactions, the appalling approach over Rwanda led to this group of people to opposed Priti Patel yesterday when she was meant to speak to a group of Conservatives. As it happens over the last few days in my blog I have written several cases of how people such as the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Lord Roberts of Llandudno have been ignored by the Government on their questions regarding Rwanda. Along with many MPs and a number of people in the House of Lords, one of them was the Lord Black of Brentwood who is a Conservative member of the House of Lords. His written questions were
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of LGBT+ rights in Rwanda.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the state of media freedom in Rwanda.
His two answers from Lord Goldsmith were
It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.
Perhaps some other Conservatives will begin to reflect on these themes and a significant number of others? Indeed perhaps the Brexit could be reflected now by the Government once they have removed the current Prime Minister?