Ordinary people left to suffer whilst MPs argue, pontificate and scheme, say Vix

Vix Lowthion says that whilst Theresa May’s government has completely lost all ability to govern, ordinary people continue to suffer the unfairness and inequality, instability and disruption.

vix lowthion and brexit bus

Isle of Wight Green Party’s parliamentary candidate, Vix Lowthion shares her opinion on last night’s no confidence vote on the Prime Minister, Theresa May. Ed


What a week. And what a waste of time and energy that our political leaders have been trapped for days in Westminster, waving and jeering and having their five minutes worth of fame to the rolling cameras on College Green.

Whilst the global community look at us in confusion, amusement and horror, our once formidable national reputation for dignity and composure lies in tatters on the floor.

Of course it is increasingly clear that Brexit is the biggest issue facing our country in decades. Yet it is a travesty that it’s dominating every blog, every radio station and every column inch.

Government lost all ability to govern
Theresa May’s government has completely lost all ability to govern. Her priorities have been ripped up, replaced by back biting, infighting and a total lack of vision for the future of our country.

Meanwhile, under the government’s watch since 2010, foodbank usage has skyrocketed by more than 3000%, 14 million people are living in relative poverty, rough sleeping has risen by 169%, life expectancy in some parts of UK has declined for the first time since World War Two, and we’ve witnessed the worst decade of wage growth in over 200 years.

This cannot continue!

Ordinary people suffer unfairness and inequality
David Cameron in 2015 was spot on in predicting a ‘coalition of chaos’ – it’s just that the disarray is entirely down to the actions of his own Conservative Party which have left us in this mess!

Yet the ordinary people of the United Kingdom are the ones who continue to suffer the unfairness and inequality, instability and disruption – whilst MPs can afford to argue and pontificate and scheme.

Where are the grown-ups?!
Predictably our Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Robert Seely pledged support not only for our Prime Minister, but for her appalling deal which commits us to ties to the EU but without any representation in Brussels.

He’s spent the week sharing tweets about Russia, Judy Garland and ‘Parliamentary ejaculation’ – as if the whole sorry saga is one big game.

Political and economical mess
The week of high drama has left us right back where we started: in a complete mess politically, economically, diplomatically and constitutionally.

We voted to Leave the European Union in 2016, yet we’ve reached a stalemate in Parliament where apparently no-one can agree on the terms on which we Leave.

Time for the People’s Vote
I have completely lost all faith in our politicians to make any clear decision on Brexit.

We must take stock of the situation, give the power back to the people of this country, and put the terms to a People’s Vote.

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Thursday, 13th December, 2018 8:09am

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12 Comments on "Ordinary people left to suffer whilst MPs argue, pontificate and scheme, say Vix"

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septua
The trouble is that our overpaid representatives in Parliament are playing party politics instead of considering what is best for the UK following the result of the referendum. I doubt if any of them would be capable of achieving a better result than Theresa May and her negotiating team, and frankly I am disgusted at their behaviour, and from viewing the debates on TV their childish behaviour… Read more »
ms88
Firstly before casting any stones re Brexit and EU, please respond to the facts. Under Theresa May and the Tories, the equivalent of 1 in 5 big corporate firms yet only 69 have admitted to paying no corporation tax in Britain or receiving a tax credit from HM Revenue & Customs. Social welfare for companies participating in fossil fuels and bringing on the demise of beautiful planet… Read more »
ms88
Under Theresa May and the Tories, the equivalent of 1 in 5 big corporate firms yet only 69 have admitted to paying no corporation tax in Britain or receiving a tax credit from HM Revenue & Customs. Social welfare for companies participating in fossil fuels and bringing on the demise of beautiful planet earth including BP with £5.6 billion annual profits being supplemented by tax credits worth… Read more »
iain mckie

42 anti-war NGOs co-signed a letter last month denouncing the EU for not just contributing to but accelerating the global arms race, yet the Greens still support continued membership.

ms88
Firstly the Greens do not support the arms race but the UK does just as much to support weaponry, arms race and human rights abuses as much the EU. Secondly, why do you think there has been so much asylum seekers from the middle east? Do you ever think people who have been bombed out of their countries or tortured may have been forced to do so… Read more »
realitycheck

It could be a lot worse of course – we could have the Green Party in power who, despite the vote of the Island in the referendum, still cling on to a misguided expectation of a peoples vote – we had one of those and the outcome was LEAVE…

Vix Lowthion

As things look at the moment, we are not going to Leave. Government cannot agree. The only deal on the table is dreadful, ties us in to close links with the EU indefinitely – and our MP Bob Seely supports it! We need to trust the people and let them decide whether to accept this deal or not.

iain mckie

Given the ecological/climate (CFP,ETS,Linking Directive,REACH,Bio-Fuels targets) fiascoes generated by EU policies I cannot understand why the Green Party still supports Remain.

Vix Lowthion
Iain – the planet is burning. The IPCC say we have 12 Years to limit the impact of climate change or we will have irreversible increase of 2 degrees before the end of the century. The answers to this global problem are global solutions and working across national boundaries. Whilst I am no slave to the EU and don’t blindly support all it does, working cooperatively is… Read more »
iain mckie
With respect, the EU ETS handed €24 billion in payments to Europe’s largest polluters, the Linking Directive generated an excess 2 billion tonnes of CFCs and 600 million excess tonnes of CO2, Greenpeace, FERN, and Oxfam have all decried EU bio fuels policy for causing unnecessary deforestation and adding to climate change, the UN lambasted the EU for its overfishing policies, the EU itself has slammed the… Read more »
ms88
You forget to mention, 1 in 5 big corporate firms yet only 69 have admitted to paying no corporation tax in Britain or receiving a tax credit from HM Revenue & Customs. Social welfare for companies participating in fossil fuels. BP’s £5.6 billion annual profits are supplemented by tax credits worth £134million. That’s just the start of it. Fossil fuel oil and gas exploration is subsidised by… Read more »
realitycheck

In fairness, we’ll all be dead by the time it gets really difficult anyway…