“No taxation without representation” – Revolution is in the air

“No taxation without representation” is a slogan originating during the 1700s that summarized a primary grievance of the American colonists in the Thirteen Colonies, which was one of the major causes of the American Revolution. In short, many in those colonies believed that, as they were not directly represented in the distant British Parliament, any laws it passed affecting the colonists (such as the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act) were illegal under the Bill of Rights 1689, and were a denial of their rights as Englishmen.

Now compare and contrast that backdrop to the events of today, where the Judiciary have just ruled in favour of a Remain Parliament seeking to delay and in many cases overule the democratic decision taken by the public to Leave the EU. Our representative Democracy only works if Parliament actually represents and doesnt dictate to us in more of a manner like a Soviet Politburo. The seperation of powers after the Civil War was done to prevent this exact thing from happening.

Remember todays date, the 24th September 2019

It is the day that Parliamentary democracy died and unaccountable technocratic control by 11 unelected judges was established. We are no longer represented by our elected MP’s. We have taxation without representation. Revolution must surely once more be in the air.

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