Willy Hutton on the value of democracy

But we must all, it’s said, get behind Brexit to respect the will of the 52%. No, we don’t.

Or, as we might put it:

Democracy – Fuck It.

W. Hutton.

7 thoughts on “Willy Hutton on the value of democracy”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    In retrospect it is amazing how well the Tories took to democracy. Once the clamour was loud, they gave in without much of a fight and have done well ever since.

    It is remarkable to see the moderate Left, the actual liberal (as opposed to Marxist) Left, insist that the voters do not know what is good for them and so their betters have to make their decisions for them.

    Well OK but who is going to decide who makes the decisions? I nominate Mr Ecks. I am sure Willy will agree.

  2. If we don’t argue that respect for delivering consequences of the result of majoritarian decision making is a priori to any peaceful and legitimate political settlement then what is to stop me and my mates toiling up and throwing the liberal elite and their families in gulags because our might makes right.

    It’s as if they assume them and their ideas are the natural governing forces in society.

  3. “Well OK but who is going to decide who makes the decisions? I nominate Mr Ecks. I am sure Willy will agree.”

    Willy would have no choice believe you me.

    “It’s as if they assume them and their ideas are the natural governing forces in society.”

    The arrogance needs beating out of them.

  4. Will Hutton has a lot of plans. He has written about many of them.

    Mike Tyson: Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.

    Perhaps Ecks and BF have the right approach. We seem to have decoupled the right of free speech from the duty to risk a punch in the mouth. Time to bring it back.

  5. Today, in the Observer, the talk is of Brexit – obsessively:

    “We can and must stay.” (Woolly Willy)

    “Patriots have a duty to try to stop this historic mistake.” (Hugo Dixon)

    “This is a national disaster waiting to happen. One way or another, it has to be averted.” (William Keegan)

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