THERE is a line from the film Jurassic Park, spoken by the character Doctor Ian Malcolm played by Jeff Goldblum, and it goes something like this: “the lack of humility being shown before nature being displayed here, uh, staggers me”.

I would like to adapt that to: “The lack of humility being shown before the public by former prime ministers and MPs belonging to the Conservative and Unionist party does indeed stagger me.”

And this week has seen the return of Truss the incompetent. And by her return she underscores my statement.

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Apparently it was a left-wing plot that brought her down. That and a lack of respect for her mandate. Well all I can say is, Liz, now you know how Scotland feels, as your party, your colleagues and indeed you yourself continue to withhold the right of self-determination. We have a mandate delivered by the Scottish electorate and not just one party.

For sure, it is another sign of the implosion that is continuing under the headlines. So desperate are the elite, they had one of their propaganda rags start a rumour about our First Minister resigning before the next Westminster election.

That, along with their head-in-the-sand approach to political opinion, is the true measure of a thoroughly repugnant administration sitting atop the toothless imperial leopard.

But still, the scandals roll on with “blood on his hands” Dominic Raab facing mounting calls to resign over his bullying leadership style, and there I do use the word leadership in its loosest of sense.

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Rishi Sunak and Reichsminister Braverman are apparently finalising proposals for the most extreme immigration legislation the UK has ever seen, which will take it to the “boundaries” of international law, a move that will most definitely take the UK out of the European Convention on Human Rights. I will say that again: Sunak and Braverman are planning the withdrawal of the UK from the ECHR.

That is how far they have travelled down the fascist cul-de-sac. They are now deeply embroiled in the seedier side of their political philosophy.

By way of a reminder, here is just some of what is protected by the convention: the rights and freedoms secured include the right to life; the right to a fair hearing; the right to respect for private and family life; freedom of expression; freedom of thought, conscience and religion; the protection of property.

That is what they are pulling us out of, and all because they despise everyone not of their type.

What will it take for the people living on our part of this North Atlantic archipelago to act?

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What needs to happen to the democratic process before people say enough is enough? Will it take mass round-ups and detention without trial before people sit up and take notice? Or is it when the detention camps so favoured by the establishment start to receive inmates?

I really do fear for the survival of the devolved governments and the Good Friday Agreement. This band of cut-throats in Downing Street have no respect for human life, and in many respects the return of the troubles to Northern Ireland would suit them. Once out of the ECHR they would be able to operate without consequence – unless of course the EU and UN impose sanctions, but just how effective have sanctions ever been? There will always be other pariah states willing to trade with Downing Street.

The next General Election is not until late 2024 or very early 2025. The question that now has to be asked of all of us is, does democracy on this archipelago have that amount of time to turn around and extract the organs of state from the fascist cul-de-sac?

Cliff Purvis
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