Brexiters demand parliament gives back control as experiment shows parliamentary sovereignty is bad

LCD Views has been ringing around all of our contacts amongst MPs to gauge the mood following the shock defeat of the executive on amendment 7 and we have found an overwhelming call for parliament to give back control.

“Why the hell can’t they put a little faith in Theresa May and David Davis and let them take the UK onto the wide open seas of global trade?” one furious Brexit supporting MP demanded to know.

“We’ve fallen well behind the world on trade while being in the EU. Have you seen the most recent statistics? We need to start trading internationally and with Scotland. We’re going to get left behind in the rush to divide up Africa into territories for extracting wealth.”

Across social media platforms too one, and maybe even two, Kremlin funded grassroots Brexit groups have called for parliament to “GIVE BACK CONTROL!!.?!?,”

This is an outrage against the settled will of the British people, they clamour, who have all united behind Brexit now, because who needs an economy when you have a country with twats who are prepared to vote for the vision of Nigel Farage, right when he needs the cheering up, when his latest American mate accused of sexual crimes has just buggered himself with his past misdeeds and lost a key vote?

“Parliament needs to give back control to the executive. We’re so close to overturning the end of absolutist rule in this country, we can’t turn back the turning back of the revolution in 1688 that set us on a course to true, representative democracy now!”

Other MPs, principled souls who have been standing firm against a barrage of unjustified and disingenuous tabloid shite since June last year are said to be hopeful the glimmer of a spine in the House of Commons is a sign that the centuries old institution maybe finally awakening to the threat to inclusive democracy that Maybot and the other useful idiots in government pose.

Give back control.

Parliament to decide on Wednesday whether or not to become a giant rubber stamp

Parliament is to vote on amendment 7 on Wednesday which asks the best minds the United Kingdom can assemble under one generous benefits package if they’d like to continue doing the job they’re paid for or be replaced by a giant rubber stamp?

“It’s a tough call,” one MP told LCD on the condition of anonymity, “thinking can be really hard. The option to carry on letting May and Davis and other titans do the thinking for me is pretty tempting.”

They also have to weigh in the possibility that if they demand parliamentary sovereignty over the minor matter of Brexit then,

“My brain actually hurts. I’m trying to please all of the people all of the time, and it’s really difficult. Surely it’s better to sit this one out quietly in the corner and keep getting paid whether or not I turn up and work? A bit like a pampered domestic cat.”

Complicating the issue is the overwhelming anxiety of getting voted out at an election if they end up carrying a can hardly any of them think should be carried to begin with.

“Look. I had a friend who wanted to jump off a cliff. It was a very high cliff. I told them it was a bad idea. They said they were going to anyway, but could I give them a lift to the cliff as they didn’t have any bus fare.

So I drove them to the cliff. They’re still at the edge of it, last I looked, now I’ve got to decide whether or not I push them off, pull them back, or just hold hands and jump with them.

If I manage to land on top of them I might come away with only a broken hip. I’m sure they won’t survive the fall. It’s really difficult to decide what to do.”

Wednesday they get to all decide together at least and then, if they choose to become a rubber stamp it will make future choices much easier.

“I’m probably going to vote to become a big rubber stamp. That way, whatever happens afterwards won’t be my fault.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to finish reading this little article on ‘The Glorious Revolution’. I’m not really sure what that was all about. It was so long ago now.”

Environmentalist tables amendment to outlaw banana straightening machines in premature withdrawal bill

A leading environmentalist has tabled another exciting amendment to outlaw all banana straightening machines in the now famous EU Premature Withdrawal Bill.

“Michael Gove has dedicated his life to living within the environment,” key aide, Ms Footnmouth told LCD, “and what better way to show how much you love polar bears than by ridding the UK of all machines used to straighten bananas?”

It has been noted that Michael Gove has recently converted in an evangelical way to the cause of the environment.

“It’s got nothing to do with the urgent necessity to detoxify himself and the Conservative Party. Please don’t mention fox hunting, fracking, that silly animals think thing or the tax incentives stripped away from renewables. Michael is really serious about saving a polar bear. Mostly because they live really far away and other people seem to care about them. He’s not sure why. Something to do with a risk to the ice supply for gin and tonics?”

The amendment will be voted on before the less important amendment seven tomorrow, which is something a bit yawn inducing about parliament having a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal negotiated with the economic superpower currently deciding whether or not the United Kingdom will keep its automotive and financial services industries in any meaningful form beyond 2019.

“I’ll tell you what’s meaningful,” the aide added, “holding a banana that you can pretend is a telephone when you’re two years old.

What’s parliamentary sovereignty asserting itself by demanding the representatives of the people decide their fate compared to that?”

Bananas. That’s what.

Top Labour star injured in fight with unicorn

LCD Views’ political health correspondent has breaking news this morning that a top member of the Labour team has been injured in a fight with a unicorn.

“Shortly after 6am this morning the leading light of the party suffered wounds described by emergency responders as incoherent gouges sustained while attempting to wrestle a unicorn to the ground on an upland plain over which the sun was breaking.”

It’s believed Ms Thornberry was sent to capture a unicorn after Keir Starmer failed to return with one in a special magic free trade horse carrier.

“Emily is top drawer. You saw how she took out that disgraced Conservative lest Fallon on that chat show? The great leaders believed if Keir couldn’t bag us a unicorn than she could.”

But it seems the unicorn had other ideas.

“She is believed to have a approached it with a photograph of workers and made a humming sound to calm the mythical beast, but it turned on her and stamped its hooves.”

Ms Thornberry is said to have charged the animal abruptly, once she saw its nostrils flare, and grabbed it by the horn.

“You can’t grab a unicorn by the horn and expect to come out unscathed. It’s believed they wrestled for several minutes and Emily did have the creature on the ground, but it’s superior fable power enabled it to comfort out of her grasp and gouge her in her credibility before romping off over the horizon.”

It’s believed Labour have no plans to relent currently on the unicorn chase, although maybe any day now, who would know? You tell us?

How many more Labour MPs with enough credibility across the political spectrum to capture the centre ground and potentially swing a general election will be sent on unicorn hunts before reality is bowed to by the leadership?

No news yet on whether or not the broken sun can be repaired.

Superhero close to personal goal of lying every time he speaks

A well known superhero is nearing his personal goal of lying every time he speaks.

“It’s not easy. It’s harder than climbing Mount Everest,” the hero told LCD’s WTF correspondent, “of course I’ve climbed Mount Everest numerous times. It’s actually the best secure storage place for secret dossiers.”

The hero has been in training for decades, and is well known for a looser than usual grasp of the truth, but lately he’s gone after his personal best with an enthusiasm that has left many stunned.

Passerby Demo Cracy had this to say, “I need a shower.”

It’s thought he will get over the line, thanks to the eager help of various media starlets.

“Marr is a total team player with the national interest at heart,” the superhero enthused, “I go on there this morning and just waffle absolute bollocks and there is no push back. It’s a charm. What the hell is Canada plus plus plus? Probably full EU membership.”

He stopped talking abruptly, aware he had inadvertently told the truth.

“I never said Canada plus plus plus. I said Norway plus Canada minus Sweden gives you German exemptions on bratwurst in addition to France importing English wine and no problems whatsoever posed by the FTA with Japan and our car industry. It will actually increase British car exports to Japan by at least, a minimum of, five hundred percent and one tuna fish.”

It’s not clear how much longer it will take him to reach his personal goal, but you can be sure of one thing, it’s costing the country a hell of a lot to watch him try.

But it’s worth it. It’s part of taking back control.

Westminster amateur theatrical effort “A Brexmas Carol” threatened with early close after poor reviews

LCD Views’ Amateur Theatrics correspondent has filed a review of “A Brexmas Carol” that is so scathing we hesitate to publish it.

“All the ghosts are bastards,” the review begins, “and the central character is played by an actor so drab and terrified it’s stunning she hasn’t felt the damning shepherd’s crook already to drag her off stage.”

Further criticism was levelled at the famous thespian Mr Davis for “failing to learn any of the lines required to elicit the emotional reaction to Tiny Tim the audience expects to feel. This critic actually witnessed the audience hiss and boo when he broke the wall and whispered in an aside to the audience that he had no idea what the play was about.”

There was similar heat for the blonde man chosen to be Christmas Future.

“While mildly entertained by Mr Johnson’s reviving of period insults, his instinct for accidentally damaging the stage set was a great distraction that made it seem unlikely the play could even reach the final act. He was spotted numerous times whispering conspiratorially with the ghost of Christmas Present in the wings. School boy behaviour that only made it harder for the wet rag playing Scrooge to concentrate and not fluff each line.”

The introduction of a new character was met with scorn too.

“A dour woman who looked like she would be happier drowning baby dinosaurs in a bucket. At one stage, as Scrooge was close to a revelation on the value of human kindness, this previously little known figure actually pulled the rug from under the feet of Scrooge.”

The production company funding Brexmas has issued a statement declaring it will go ahead, at least until Christmas, or 0% corporate tax rates, but it’s hard to see the ongoing feasibility of the production with audience numbers dwindling daily.

The afternoon matinees are virtually unattended now.

Other critics, for less widely circulated publications, have generally been as disappointed, with the exception of the Daily Mail, which has chosen to blame 48% of the audience for reacting poorly to the shoddy show, and the effect that appears to be having on the cast.

“A Brexmas Carol” will continue to run daily until further notice, but we expect when the curtain falls for the final time it will be abrupt and purchase of advance tickets is unwise.

May to call snap general election to increase Tory majority for negotiations with the DUP

There is a buzz inside the Westminster bubble this evening with news that ceremonial prime minister Theresa May is to call a snap general election in order to increase her negotiating strength with the DUP.

“She’s shrewd,” a BBC journalist who is said to know a lot about politics commented, “this will catch Arlene Foster and her handful of MPs completely off guard. The EU will be thrown into a tailspin too. We have to keep them off guard. Sooner or later they’ll just agree to whatever half baked nonsense the PM turns up with, just to make it all stop and go away.”

It’s believed the election will be held as soon as this coming Friday so that the Maybot will hold in her hand sufficient strength to force the DUP to agree to whatever last minute, make it up as you go idea May and her crack team of brains come up with next.

“It’s strategic genius of the quality we’ve come to expect from Downing Street,” the BBC journalist gushed, reading off a prepared script faxed over from the PM’s office, “to pretend the Brexiters know how to square the circle of the border issue while sticking to the red lines the deep thinkers behind Brexit demand. If only everyone would just trust everything will be alright we could get on with making up a success of Brexit.”

If all goes to plan the Conservatives will hold a minimum of a hundred seat majority by Saturday and it won’t matter how much money the DUP offer to pay back to the Tories to be in coalition again.

“Arlene won’t know which way to turn. Clearly extricating the Tories from being bossed by the DUP is the most important issue now for Britain’s future.”

People suggesting the DUP are doing to the Tories what the Tories are doing to the entire United Kingdom are asked to check their privilege at the door and align their priorities with Theresa May as she makes a success of DUPxit.

David Davis only handed over 52% of impact assessments because the other 48% doesn’t matter

David Davis, MP for at least a full half an arse, has coming out swinging this afternoon in the face of criticism of his having redacted information from the so called Brexit impact assessments.

“I gave the select committee of meddling representatives the 52% that matters,” he blustered, “the other 48% is of no consequence anymore. It’s blindingly obvious if you see how we behave. The final decision of democracy in the U.K. was taken on the 23rd June 2016.

He expressed further concerns that the EU might have spies within the actual committees of government as further reason for withholding information in spite of the direction of parliament.

“He’s trying to add to the mood music,” an aide to Davis told LCD, “EU spies and potential leaked and traded information. It’s guff to try and instill an us versus them. When we all know currently it’s them, our own MPs, versus us the people.”

There is some sense in that given that expecting the EU has things to find out about the UK is a bit like expecting any couple getting divorced after forty odd years of marriage not to know each other inside out.

Davis is talking nonsense. It’s the people he serves he doesn’t want to see whatever perfunctory work he’s done.

Although Davis will continue to bluster and waste time before capitulating. The defining trait of the May administration.

“Davis should just have handed over 1% of the reports,” LCD’s Tax Haven specialist commented, “as that is really the only percent that is being served by Brexit.”

Government criticised for not releasing full statements of the obvious by opposition obviously not fully in opposition to the government

The government has faced stinging criticism this morning for failing to release full statements of the obvious by the official opposition who are obviously not fully in opposition to the government.

“Let me make this clear,” Chuka Umunna MP for Streatham said, after LCD Views put more accurate words in his mouth, “just because I personally voted with the government to trigger Article 50 before seeing any Brexit impact assessments, and so being able to better judge the wisdom of my vote with the government, should not prevent me continuing to play politics on Brexit now.

I am after all, in theory, a member of the official opposition, so long as I am able to keep an uneasy truce with Momentum, or at least keep them out of my local area.”

Other opposition MPs not really in opposition to the government also joined the call to have the statements of the obvious released or the government to be judged in contempt of parliament, even though it’s obvious the government holds parliament in contempt all the time.

Keir Starmer is noted for his deft and ongoing dance with Brexit, as he challenges the government on their shambolic management of the issue that will decide everyones’ future, while being in a party whose leadership keeps voting with the government at every crucial moment.

“I just wish Corbyn and McDonnell and the rest would let me off the leash to go after this bloody government,” He didn’t say, but probably wants to, “They keep promising me, tomorrow, tomorrow, it’s always tomorrow.”

Asked for an explanation of why the impact assessments have been edited before delivering to the relevant committee a spokesman for David Davis replied,

“Isn’t it obvious?”

“Look, let’s be optimistic about Labour,” LCD Views’ top shelf political analyst commented, “either Labour is playing a clever and cynical game over Brexit, waiting for the government to wound itself sufficiently so they can pivot with public opinion and tear May out of Downing Street, and with her Brexit, or we’re all doomed.”

It’s obvious.

Harry warned not to consummate marriage to Meghan as it will be annulled 11pm 29/03/19

Prince Harry, said to be as stunned as everyone else by news of his engagement, has been warned not to consummate his impending marriage to Wallis Simpson on the basis that it will be annulled at 11pm 29/03/19.

The shocking advice comes as a result of the United Kingdom’s expected lurch back in time that is pencilled in to occur at that moment as the magic power of Brexit consumes the Kingdom.

“It’s just rum luck,” a spokesman for the Ministry of Royal Affairs informed LCD’s only royalwatcher.

“Have you seen how much EU heritage she has in her background?”

There is genuine concern within the government, especially amongst hard Brexiters, that Meghan maybe a spy planted by Junker. This is because hard Brexiters are idiots.

“It’s possibly your classic honey trap. I mean wow. Chap like Harry meets a mysterious and previously unheard of girl like Meghan? And she’s bonkers for him from the off? You’ve got to ask yourself if this is Tusk’s work.”

You have if you read the Daily Mail.

“It’s just country before individual I’m afraid,” the spokesman added, “we will be planning an invasion of the Spanish Netherlands for April of 2019 in order to recapture the EMA.. If she’s a spy planted by the EU there’s no telling what they may do.”

Asked what they will do if Harry ignores the advice and he falls pregnant prior to 29th March 2019, the spokesman was phlegmatic.

“We will need governors for the colonies. I suspect they will be happy in the antipodes. Thank Christ he’s not first in line or we’d have to declare Brexitania a republic.”