Post-EU Referendum analysis of the principal reasons for voting one way or the other threw out the following key conclusions. Remainians voted primarily out of fear of the economic and social consequences of us leaving the EU: honourable and fair enough. On the other hand, we Leavers voted primarily for self-determination: equally honourable and fair enough. Now, if the Establishment, the Political Class, the EU itself, or whosoever works to undermine the majority decision of the British people, there would be hell to pay.
Seventeen-and-a-half million people cannot possibly all be neo-Nazis. Indeed, statistically, a minuscule proportion of those of us who voted Leave are fascists. I have every confidence that this situation will come good for the British people and our friends in Europe and around the world. Personally, I love my fellow human beings and nought will change this as we chart a new course for the UK in the world, free from the shackles of The Treaty of Lisbon. I suspect the overwhelming majority of my fellow Leavers are of the same ilk.
But what of the Remainians and their heartfelt view that for the UK to exit the European Union spells economic, political and social disaster?
Well, our parliamentary democracy should now see the evolution of the Remain campaign into a coherent political movement making the case for the UK to JOIN the European Union and the euro currency (one must go with the other these days). Let’s call it the Join.EU campaign. If the case is strong enough for the UK to be part of the EU’s ambitions for the complete political, economic and social union of Europe’s nation states then, please, let’s deal with the debate in the Houses of Parliament and in the UK’s voting booths.
The EU Referendum is done and dusted. The UK must (repeat must) leave the European Union, or I fear there would be serious trouble in our society. Thirty five million of us all had the same information (call it lies, if you will) and we each made our respective decisions. The (slim) majority voted in favour of Brexit. Period. That’s democracy, as hard to swallow as it is.
Now, if 16 million people want the UK to JOIN the European Union (which has absolutely every ambition, stated up-front and on-record, of creating a unified European superstate), then let’s debate this proposal for the future of our country and deal with it through the process of our recently recovered parliamentary democracy. Bear in mind that the British government-led campaign to have the UK retain its membership of the EU never once majored on the benefits of membership of a superstate governed by an unelected elite (the European Commission); this was never explained to the British public, for obvious reasons. Instead, the Remain campaign stayed focused on one thing and one thing only: the catastrophic economic consequences of the UK leaving the EU. The EU is founded upon this deceit; that if you ply the public with the economics of the European Union, they’ll be hoodwinked into ignoring, or at least subordinating the democracy-free politics of it all in the name of the greater European good. Like I said earlier, fair enough, but the British government was deliberately disingenuous about the politics of the European Union .
So please, let’s drop the Referendum/Leave/Remain history and look to the future. Leave is going to happen. I’d now like to see and have a debate about the case for the UK becoming a vassal state of a European Empire if such a groundswell of political opinion persists. However, Join.EU had better move quickly, because the EU’s days are numbered, mainly thanks to the ill-conceived Euro Monetary Union (watch the video below) and the evident lack of a European demos (note the irreversibly rising levels of Euroscepticism across the continent).
I have a sneaking suspicion, however, that any Join.EU campaign would struggle to get much traction. It’s one thing to lament the outcome of a referendum; it’s another thing to make a credible and palatable case for ceding a nation’s sovereignty to a foreign oligarchy.
Meantime, as I write this, I say well done Lewis Hamilton for winning the British F1 Grand Prix. Well done Andy Murray for winning at Wimbledon. And tonight, I’m supporting the UK’s oldest ally, Portugal in the EUFA Euro 2016 football final. Slainte! Despite everything, damn it all, I love being British; a citizen living under a constitutional monarchy governed within a sovereign parliamentary democracy.
Sorry guys, but I’ll need some persuading to relinquish all this and swear my allegiance to Jean-Claude Juncker, or whichever bureaucrat is appointed to succeed him – without your say so, or mine …
Meantime, of course, we should expect the British government to get on and negotiate and lead the UK’s exit from the European Union, with or without the Join.EU campaign. Dr Richard North put together a good proposal for this in his publication ‘Flexcit‘. Also, Daniel Hannan MEP and Douglas Carswell MP together some time ago wrote ‘The Plan: Twelve Months to Renew Britain’, which is a good read. There are plenty of ideas out there. It’s just a shame (well, a disgrace really) that the British government bet the farm on Remain.
The European Debt Crisis Visualised