Category Archives: Brexit

MPs Need Cromwell Therapy

” ye have become intolerably odious to the whole nation … ye have sat too long here for any good ye are doing … in the name of God, go! ” (Oliver Cromwell, April 1653)

Members of the Westminster bubble (and the EU supporting establishment) have completely disconnected with the electorate. Here’s the reality:

Member of Parliament is a person who has been elected by the people in a particular area to represent them in a country’s parliament. (Collins Dictionary)

A once in a generation decision. The referendum on Thursday, 23rd June [2016] is your chance to decide if we should remain in or leave the European Union. This is your decision. The Government will implement what you decide. ( Statement in the leaflet issued by the Conservative government in advance of the EU referendum )

“The country voted to Leave the EU with the largest democratic mandate in the history of our great nation. MPs must answer that call, trust in the people as they were trusted and reject the Chequers proposal. I urge MPs of all parties to accept that Britain will leave the EU on 29th March 2019, without a new deal with the EU, and start trading globally on WTO terms. Leaving on those terms means we have a new deal for the people of Britain; we will have control of our laws, our borders, our fishing waters, our taxes and our regulations. The sooner Britain truly leaves the EU, the sooner Parliament can devote its efforts and attention to the challenges our country faces at home, challenges which we can solve together when Parliament is once again sovereign, when we are outside of EU control and free to prosper.” (Simon Elliott, Investment Professional)

A line in the film Peterloo, about people protesting for democratic reform two centuries ago, “What is the use of a Parliament if it does not listen to the people?”

Unless MPs urgently start listening to and respecting the views of the people, extremism will become the vote winner.

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EU – PREPARE FOR WTO TRADING NOW

“We are with Europe but not of it; we are linked but not compromised. We are associated but not absorbed. If Britain must choose between Europe and the open sea, she must always choose the open sea” Winston Churchill

“We decide on something, leave it lying around and wait to see what happens. If no one kicks up a fuss, because most people don’t know what has been decided, we continue step by step until there is no turning back” Jean-Claude Junker

 

It is clear that a large number of politicians are unaware how angry the electorate has become regarding the Brexit negotiations. It is not just the growing loss of patience driven by the anti-democratic activities of many MPs and establishment figures; the flames are also being fanned by continual anti-British government propaganda in the mainstream media and this only adds to the intransigence of the EU negotiating team. And the ongoing threats from the EU that the electorate should be punished for deigning to leave only add to the British peoples’ resolve – “the sooner we are out the better”.

 

The United Kingdom has been repeatedly told that unless it pays an unspecified huge sum of taxpayers’ money to the EU, there can be no free trade agreement post March 2019. If this is the bottom line, then so be it – there will be no free trade deal and both sides will lose out. It is infuriating and embarassing for the citizens of this great country to see this total disrespect for the UK and its importance as a trading partner go unchallenged. The two major UK political parties promised Brexit in their manifestos and that is what the electorate voted for. In order to regain the initiative, this is what the government must do:

  • Cease the quest for a free trade agreement forthwith
  • Make urgent preparations for trading under WTO rules post March 2019
  • Ensure businesses and areas of the economy facing commercial loss as a result are properly indemnified
  • Appoint an effective communications team to ensure the electorate are kept informed of developments and of the real benefits to all of being an independent United Kingdom

 

Many in the EU and vested interests here believe that by repeatedly running down the strengths of the UK, the British will cave in and hand the keys to Westminster over to Brussels. Neither group understands the British people. We are staunch believers in democracy and we demand strong leadership and fairness.

 

“If, however, we leave the European Union without an agreement the default position is that we would have to trade on World Trade Organisation terms…” The Prime Minister’s letter to Donald Tusk giving notice of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

 

They can’t say they weren’t warned – time to plan for a bright future for the people of the UK, and that time is now. The government and the United Kingdom can only gain from seizing the initiative and moving forward – a vote winner for sanity.

BREXIT – THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE

“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.