A tale of two parliaments
It's crystal clear that many people do not understand the democratic systems of their own countries. Here we have people proclaiming that "we won by 40000 votes, so our government can do whatever it wants".
In the UK you get Leavers telling you "We won so we're leaving the EU". But, actually, the UK, like Malta, is a parliamentary democracy. Elected representatives do not think that leaving the EU without a deal is good for the UK. For 3 years they have been trying to square the circle of leaving the EU and not having the UK in a worse off situation. They've been helplessly and hopelessly looking for unicorns.
The remit of a democratically elected member of parliament is to look out for the common good. So even if a majority of people want to jump off a cliff, MPs are duty bound to not allow them to. It's how a parliamentary democracy works. Parliament is sovereign. It's meant to stop mob rule, it's meant to stop the people harming the country. It's also meant to be a check on the Executive.
In Malta our parliamentary democracy is dead and buried. There is absolutely no holding of the Executive to account by our parliament. It seems to me as though there's just a biding of time of the Opposition, a waiting for the incumbent administration to loot, pillage and award contracts to their cronies. Until it's their turn (they think) to do the same.
I know some Westminster politicians have dithered and been feart to put their heads above the parapet but at least many have tried to hold the UK Executive to account, to be a check and balance. Here we simply have a biding of time, a treading of water.
9/7/2022 10:10:30 am
It seems to me as though there's just a biding of time of the Opposition, a waiting for the incumbent administration to loot, pillage and award contracts to their cronies. Thank you for taking the time to write a great post!
9/7/2022 10:30:49 am
So even if a majority of people want to jump off a cliff, MPs are duty bound to not allow them to. I’m so thankful for your helpful post!
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