Daniel Hannan posts on the TeaPartiers, presently standing in the American Mid-Term elections.
"The Boston Tea Partiers, just like their successors today, were rising against “their own professional political class”, above all the luckless Governor of Massachusetts, Thomas Hutchinson. They were doing so in the name of a series of liberties which they believed their ancestors had secured for all Englishmen: liberties which stretched back through the Bill of Rights, back even through the Great Charter, to the inherited folkright of Anglo-Saxon common law."
Which is what those of us today, who still believe in the United Kingdom as a self-governing nation, are hoping to accomplish - enforcing the Magna Carta which states that no foreign prince or prelate (or state) shall have governance here.
There is, however, one fly in the ointment. Hannan ends his post thus:
"I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: it’s time to repatriate our revolution."
Hannan would do well to remember that the colonists had a leader, someone who was prepared to put his head above the parapet and 'lead'.
So, Hannan, what about it? What are you waiting for? Is it not time that the likes of you, Carswell - and those other Conservative MPs who have signed up to Direct Democracy - decided to publicly repudiate the party whose rosettes you wear and with whom you are so obviously in disagreement - and put your 'principles', in the form of a new party, to the public vote at the next general election?
Question: Man or mouse, Hannan? Answer: Squeak?