“The will of the people shall be the authority of government” Article 21, The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948
On the 23rd June 2016 a clear majority of the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a parliament authorised national referendum. That democratic vote determined the will of the people – to leave the EU and return control of the United Kingdom and its borders to a democratically elected Westminster government.
One year on, during which various vested interests attempted to derail the will of the people, we have triggered article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and the exit negotiations have commenced. At every turn, the Remain supporting media, especially the TV tax financed BBC (in direct breach of its charter), has aggressively pursued a negative agenda using every available opportunity to decry the elected government’s Brexit policy and team.
In the midst of all this negativity, we are at risk of losing focus on the plain facts and it’s worth reminding ourselves on a regular basis of the reality of the situation:
- We are returning democratic control of the UK to its elected government – the will of the people.
- A free trade agreement between the EU and the UK would be very beneficial to both sides; but more so to the EU – ask any German car manufacturer.
- The financial benefits to the UK of leaving the EU are huge and the global opportunities waiting to be grasped by the UK will have a major positive impact on our GDP and living standards.
The current blitz of anti-patriotic sniping by the “liberal elite” should be overridden by the loud message that leaving the EU represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put the UK back where it should be; a leading nation in a fast developing world. A definite vote winner for an exciting future.