Those that voted Leave are called racists, xenophobes, idiots, uneducated – we need to talk!
All these insults were thrown at Brexiteers, and still are today. During the Referendum, we were told ‘planes would drop out of the sky’, ‘a leap in the dark’ ‘safer, stronger’, ‘trigger a recession’ ‘jobs at risk’ ‘hard border in Ireland’ – yet we still voted to Leave. Why?
Let’s discuss the Irish Border – We don’t want any border in Ireland; that is the E.U.’s making. Take Norway’s border with Sweden – it’s one of the simplest and most technologically advanced customs borders in the world, and lorries only ever have to stop once. They do not have to repeat the same process on both sides of the border. Norwegian customs say they deal with about 1,300 heavy goods vehicles every day – which is less than a tenth of the number that passes through Dover. Norway may be in the Single Market (EEC) but not the Customs Union, but it shows that a plan can be put together, even if we leave completely. But Norway are in the Single Market and have to abide by E.U. rules, I hear you cry! Doesn’t the U.K. have its own rules? How about due to our history and relationship with Ireland, we have a special arrangement with Ireland and our rules are that we have no border between Northern Ireland and Ireland? That’s the U.K. rules of trade in this instance?
Speak with many that have voted Remain and asked them why did you vote Remain? – all you often receive is the same ‘project fear’ rhetoric – ‘safer in’, ‘we are friends with Europeans’, ‘it’s a cliff edge’, ‘it would stop a war’ – really? Could there never be unrest or a war within the EU? Do you really know why you voted Remain? Is it better the devil you know…?
Most Leave voters love Europe, some have second homes there, relatives, and go on holiday there, work there – they have nothing against the European people. Most people who voted Leave did their homework and asked the ultimate question – what is the E.U? For this is what we are leaving, not the people, the political construct that is the European Union.
A question for you – why and what are you trying to Remain in? What is it all about?
During the Referendum, John McDonnell said ‘the EU referendum is about our future relationship with Europe’. Here is the E.U. and that future.
- The Founders of the EU considered that the wars and other mishaps of the 20th century had occurred through the ignorance and lack of wisdom & judgement of the electorate of individual countries particularly in Germany. They came to the conclusion that the only way that this could be avoided was to join all European countries into one unified State. That State would be governed by an “Elite” which would not need to have recourse to the electorate but would govern in the manner of a benevolent dictatorship. They did not envisage a federal State but one unified State acting as one country. In this way, wars between countries would be avoided and the elite would ensure that no disaster would befall through decisions taken by an ignorant and unsophisticated public. This is the golden thread which runs through everything as the following will illustrate. In a sense, they believe that it is the divine right of the elite to govern. (Remember King Charles 1?)
- Accordingly, the Institutions and constitutional structures of the EU were created so that the laws of the EU are made and implemented by the European Commission which is a body of Civil Servants. The European Parliament has no power in legislate but merely to comment on laws created by the Commission and suggest amendments. The Leaders of individual countries meet from time to time to validate and agree general policies which are decided by a majority with certain exceptions.
- The disdain and, to a degree, the contempt, which the EU holds for the general populace of each country is shown by their conduct in Greece and Italy by forcing the appointment of an EU official to govern these countries rather than an individual elected by their electorate. Look at the arrogance and petulant behaviour of our Pro-Remain MPs plotting to negate the decision made by the People. Only just recently, Mr. Juncker declared in a speech “The European Union must turn into a major sovereign power on the global stage making the world in its image, setting out plans to make Europe militarily and economically independent from its traditional ally the U.S.”
In the United Kingdom, we have inalienable common law rights that the state cannot deny us or take away from us. In Europe, rights are awarded by the state and can be withdrawn at the state’s discretion.
In the United Kingdom the people control the state, for sovereignty rests with the people. In Europe the state controls the people for it is the state which is sovereign.
In the United Kingdom we do not have a ‘state’ police force; we have county police forces accountable to the Crown which represents the people. In Europe they have state police forces whose job it is to enforce state policy.
- The EU now proposes to establish an army and police force for themselves. They also intend to do away with current countries and break them up into provinces such as the South East of England being joined to parts of Northern France to create one province of the EU. Similarly, with Wales and Northern Ireland. Think – if there were to be an ‘EU Army’, how would that make the rest of the world feel? Would that not make Russia, a near neighbour, not more aggressive? How would we be perceived by our oldest and largest ally, the United States? What about our Commonwealth friends? Why do we always forget them?
- The EU created the financial system with its own currency known as the Euro. This has created untold damage with the Mediterranean countries being slowly strangled to the benefit of Germany and some other northern countries. No sympathy has been shown and little assistance given to the Mediterranean countries. Further no practical assistance has been given by the EU to them when faced with the excessive waves of immigration which those countries have suffered, particularly in Greece and Italy.
- The single market and customs union, which the EU has created, is a highly protectionist system with high tariffs. This has the effect of the ordinary population of the UK having to pay more for food and clothing than they would if they were allowed to buy through the global market. It has now reached the point where the EU is under performing in the global market; there is high unemployment in the Mediterranean countries and even Germany’s economy is going in the wrong direction. Whilst the global economy is growing, the EU market is declining.
- Being in the EU for many years has corrupted the establishment of the UK. The thread of gold has percolated into this body. It is noticeable in the behaviour of MPs. Their assertion that they are sovereign in their own right and that they do not have to take cognisance of the electorate or stay faithful to their manifesto. The contempt for the electorate – “that bigoted woman” by Gordon Brown. “Nutters and fruitcakes” by David Cameron – Nick Boles and Anna Soubry whose constituencies voted Leave, are now prepared to act to bring down their own Government and go against their own manifesto, are but a few examples. The project fear which is promoted by the BBC and many newspapers, subtly or otherwise. In fact, they have given our Sovereignty and Powers to the EU, and no doubt, there will come a time when their services are no longer needed, as the EU installs a representative to look after the ‘northern state’. They are like turkeys voting for Christmas.
- This is the economic and political system which we are told would be a catastrophe to leave. Why? Is it that they have been so corrupted by the EU in this manner and wish to retain their influence and financial benefits by being an EU “elite”? It is the EU which is clearly a disaster in the making which no sensible person would take part in.
- The attitude of the CBI is a reflection of the desire of large conglomerates to retain the benefit of protecting themselves from competition from small to medium size companies, by being in a highly regulated market where their size and financial clout enables them to deal easily with the regulations and afford to lobby EU officials. It is for their benefit and that of their Directors and not of the general public. The golden thread of the elite again. Why do you think they are against trading under WTO rules? The U.K. was voted 4th in the World in entrepreneurship and SMEs, being the bedrock of most domestic economies, brought in an increase of 63% over the whole period last year; 2.2 million more business than in 2000 (Briefing Statistics, House of Commons). They play an increasingly important role in ensuring economic growth is sustainable. The small business sector makes a huge contribution on multiple fronts: from employing a diverse workforce and engaging with their local communities, through to bringing jobs to employment black-spots. You will find many SMEs are saying EU red tape is not simply a political sound bite – it can be the difference between profit and loss, it can define their success or failure.
- Those of you who voted to remain should think seriously about what it is that you want to participate in. In the medium to long term, it will be an economic and political disaster carrying a real risk of a person or power grabbing the levers of power and becoming a less than benevolent dictatorship. The appointment of Martin Selmayr is one example. The promotion of Martin Selmayr, nicknamed “the monster” by his boss, was fast-tracked in February, condemned by some as a coup. He was Chief of Staff to Mr. Juncker, and was the mastermind behind Juncker’s campaign for the Presidency. Suddenly in the space of a few minutes, he was appointed Deputy Secretary-General; the existing top civil servant suddenly announcing he was retiring. The EU Ombudsmen cited four instances of maladministration. This just reveals the attitudes to power and accountability at the top of the E.U. The European Parliament adopted a resolution with a majority of 71% calling for the resignation of Martin Selmayr. He still remains in the position and now has his eye on removing Barnier as the Chief Brexit Negotiator, so that he can ‘come down hard’ on the UK if he gets to control our future trade talks.
This is not the happy uplands which you perceive. There are now significant numbers in the populations of France, Germany and Italy to name but a few which have now realised the real and dangerous nature of the EU.