There hasn’t been much said about Brexit in the last couple of weeks or so, mercifully.
But that hasn’t stopped the present administration from uttering platitudes while implementing some pretty harsh legislation.
What are we to do with them?
You only have to look into their eyes to know that, when they speak, they don’t really believe a word of what they say. They’re mouthing from pre-written texts. So, platitudes cover up a multitude of sins against the populace.
Of course, if you’re one of them, and that means an MP or just a sympathiser, you’ll be used to this and not take any notice. Politicians have been ‘economical with the truth’ ever since the phrase was first coined, and before then. And they show no signs of changing their ways.
But what do you do if you don’t like what you hear?
You can’t really turn a blind eye or deaf ear, or can you – do you?
You can’t really shrug and say “It was ever thus” and let the half-truths roll on and on. Maybe you do, and may be it was.
Perhaps the answer is: we ought to care more about what they say and do, so that they only say what they are going to do.
But that requires politicians to be honest. And it’s a very long time since I met one of those in the flesh.