The Tories have laid siege on British democracy this month as they prepare to bulldozer through a divorce at all costs.
With less than 100 days to go until the UK leaves the European Union the systems and processes that have governed a supposedly free country have been disregarded as the principles of autocracy and dictatorship take hold.
Enemies of the people have been denounced. Democratic processes have been circumvented. Extreme executive secrecy is in place and to top it off, the army has now been deployed.
But one of the biggest signs that our government has adopted the mantra of absolute rule is that voting has somehow become undemocratic.
Earlier this week Theresa May hit back against swathes of her own MPs and the electorate who are calling for a People’s Vote by saying it would “do irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics” and say to millions who trusted in democracy that “our democracy does not deliver“.
Yet with UK consensus shifting a second vote could well be the most democratic move Britain makes in a generation.
A recent survey of 20,000 Brits revealed that if a referendum was held today the result would return a 54-46 win in favour of staying in the EU, results Krishnan Guru-Murthy said confirm that Britain has “changed its mind”.
But the government would rather cast aside the will of the people. They would rather ignore expert advice and they would rather hold themselves in contempt of parliament than listen to any rational voices from outside their close-knit circle. And that, my friend, is a dictatorship.