...It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by
your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like
Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.
“Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your
God; which of you have not barter'd your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the
“Ye sordid prostitutes, have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den of thieves by your immoral principles and
wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd; your
country therefore calls upon me to cleanse the Augean Stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings, and which by God's help
and the strength He has given me, I now come to do.
“I command ye, therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. You have sat here too long for the good you do. In the name of God, go!
A version of Oliver Cromwell's speech dismissing Parliament
20 April 1653
What is You've Been Cromwelled? Basically it's a tool that you can use to send an email to your MP (or any other MP for that matter) the email will be sent automatically from this site, it will include the quotation above along with a bit more information. Details of which are available on the "Cromwell Your MP" page. We will be keeping a tally on the page of how many mails each individual MP recieves and will also have a league table of the top 25 most "Cromwelled" MP's.
This site has been set up as a tool to register your disgust at the pigs in Parliament. Please accept our invitation to use the tools that are available. In conjunction with the tools on this site we will also be campaigning for a National Day of Civil Disobedience, from here on in called "Cromwell Day". For more information on Cromwell Day please follow the links at the top of the page.Cromwell Day is earmarked for the 20th April 2010 which all things going well should be very close to the proposed General Election.
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