BREXIT: WELL, THAT DIDN’T LAST LONG, DID IT?


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An Open Letter to the Prime Minister

Dear Mrs May

Your Conservative Government, albeit with whatshisname at the helm, spent £9 million making the case for the UK to remain governed by the European Commission.  Indeed, your Government and the Conservative Party bet the farm on the British people toeing the line and voting in favour of the UK evolving into a vassal state of what is planned to be the United States of Europe.

Furthermore, every other mainstream political party, the Establishment, the mainstream media (ably and enthusiastically led by the BBC), ‘big business’, Uncle Tom Cobley and all – stood four-square behind the Conservative Government in its doomed bid to have the majority of British people vote in favour of unrepresentative political servitude.

Now we know that in addition to the substantial list of pro-EU forces amassed all about us, the judiciary has shown its hand and declared that, notwithstanding your Government’s £9 million promise that ‘The Government will implement what you decide’, the Government may well not implement what 17.4 million people decided.  The judiciary has decided to throw its spanner into the constitutional works by telling the Government that, in effect, it never had the power to make its £9 million promise to the UK’s idiot voters.

Honestly, what a mess.  I mean how do you politicians do it?

Today, I’m seeing the real possibility that the wishes of the majority of British people who expressed their view in what was, on 23 June 2016, the greatest turnout in British voting history, could be at best watered down, or at worst stymied altogether.  After all, the High Court action was brought not by people in favour of democracy per se, but by a group of people with the express political aim of seeing the UK remain in the European Union.  In other words, the legal process is being used for political ends and the judiciary is going along with it.  In this case, the High Court should have thrown the matter back into Parliament and said, ‘You’re the legislature; you decide whether or not to challenge the executive and demand a vote on triggering Article 50 of The Lisbon Treaty’; this was and remains quite within the gift of The House of Commons.  However, the lily-livered MPs who inhabit that place don’t have the guts to implement parliamentary democracy (something to do with 40-odd years of getting comfortable with governance by a foreign oligarchy, methinks).

So, the reason I’m writing to you today is to express the sense of profound disenfranchisement that I feel about the handling of the UK’s membership, or not, of the European Union.  It was bad enough that it took the unstinting efforts of one man (you know who I mean), slogging away for 25 years ultimately to give voice to 17.4 million British citizens who would otherwise never have been heard.  Now, I’m having a sense of déjà vu; it’s like Groundhog Day.  Is history about to repeat itself with 17.4 million voters being silenced in the name of the march towards the United States of Europe, the goal so beloved of the majority of the political class, the Establishment, the mainstream media (ably and enthusiastically led by the BBC), ‘big business’, Uncle Tom Cobley and all?

I look forward to hearing from you, trusting that you will explain how ‘The Government will implement what [17.4 million British people] decided’ on 23 June 2016.  Or, was the EU Referendum the biggest fraud in British voting history?

Yours sincerely

Moraymint


PS Baron Thomas of Cwmgiedd – the UK’s Lord Chief Justice – was a founding member of the European Law Institute which works towards the ‘enhancement of European legal integration’. Funny that …

25 comments

  1. On the single market a lot of people miss the point, Apparently to stay in the single market we have to pay in money and accept free movement. However that’s wrong. Many Eastern European countries can access the single market but make no net contributions to the EU and whilst accept free movement, these countries have no net migration either.

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  2. Chris Emblen · ·

    Firstly I read the whole transcript of this case, sad I know, but I have to say that although the Govt had all of the arguments on their side they were simply rubbish in court. Millers counsel were simply much, much better at arguing a relatively weak case, therefore one has to wonder if their heart was in it? The bias of the judges obviously helped.

    If the Supreme Court doesn’t overturn (and the majority on the Court are Europhiles) or say that a resolution is allowable rather than an act of Parliament then I cannot see anything for it but a GE.

    This is where UKIP could be really smart. By focusing their efforts and their best candidates on constituencies where the MP is openly remain but the voters said exit, while at the same time not fielding anyone against the Brexit MPs the tide could truly be swung. This would finally give us the chance to get rid of those corrupt, self-serving loathsome creatures like Nikki “Of course I respect the vote” Morgan once and for all.

    Interesting times ahead.

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  3. reallyoldbill · ·

    There is, of course, always the chance that the Supreme Court will see some sense and reverse this rather odd (even if strictly correct in constitutional law terms) decision. Sometimes the law has to be applied with common sense applied or it becomes an ass, which in turn brings it into disrepute. This whole nonsense could have been easily avoided had the drafters of the Referendum Bill included a simple line that it would be binding upon parliament. The question is, especially given that they assumed it would be a breeze for the Remain camp to win, was this through cock-up or conspiracy? Whichever it was, the passions are now running higher than they were immediately after the result, and therefore if enough people feel as strongly that they have been cheated after waiting patiently for 40 years to be given the democratic choice about EU membership, then we are entering truly dangerous waters. Revolution may not be the natural British instinct, but many of us can remember the Poll Tax riots in London. I have no wish to live through that again so sanity had better prevail and fact. Respect and trust in politicians is at an all time low and may yet sink far, far lower if they play silly buggers over this.

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  5. Trevor J Bailey · ·

    Than you, MM. You have succintly expressed what many (millions) of others are thinking. Unless this ridiculous decision is overuled, I truly cannot see where the future of BREXIT lies unless UKIP manage to disentangle themselves from the mess they are currently in.

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    1. moraymint · ·

      Apart from anything else it’s bloody frustrating watching the multifarious muppets who rule over us making such a total dog’s breakfast of governance – and we pay their feckin’ wages …

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  6. gordondiffey · ·

    The Remainers and their fellow travelers are playing a dangerous game. Beware of what you wish for, because if the decision is not OUT then I think there will be a protest vote and it will be for more extreme parties who will listen to folk. Not what I want but the signs are starting to show worldwide in the US, Iceland, Germany etc etc

    This idea of hard or soft Brexit is not an issue, the vote was absolute:

    “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”

    There was no mention of a half-way house 17.5 million said OUT.

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  7. After making the mistake (again) of watching BBC question time I’ve just about given up on this country. The ruling elite want us to believe that Russia is our enemy, BREXIT is bad, Hillary Clinton is good, Trump is bad and that this high court action is somehow perfectly justifiable…It’s all the inverse of my beliefs. I guess when all else fails they will take us to war, hence why they need another Clinton in the white house and us firmly controlled by the EU.

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  8. Good stuff as usual

    Couple of thoughts.

    I don’t see a GE getting an exit vote. It would need massive numbers of tribal voters to switch -also most sitting MPs are Remainers. It would need substantial funding to allow an explicit exit candidate. I don’t see UKIP pulling it off in their present state.

    I don’t see massive numbers going on the streets either.

    It’s a mess, that’s for sure!

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    1. moraymint · ·

      Thanks Mark. The issue of a GE is interesting. What if the Conservative Party went to the voters with a central manifesto commitment to trigger Article 50, the implication being that if the Tories won the GE they would, well, trigger Article 50 – and to hell with all this cr*p about seeking the permission of Parliament, post hoc?

      The Government already has the permission of the people based upon the express wish of Parliament to ask the people for their decision on 23 June 2016. Parliament voted overwhelmingly to delegate the IN/OUT decision to the electorate.

      If there was a GE on this basis, would there really be a sudden, mass surge in Labour and LumpDim voters to the point of Labour winning the GE? I suppose it’s possible, but unlikely. High risk approach for the Tories, I admit.

      On the other hand, I don’t really understand what would happen if the Government said, ‘OK, we won’t trigger Article 50 at all. We’ll just stop paying our subscriptions into the EU, stop attending meetings, stop absorbing EU directives and regulations into UK law and generally not playing the game’. What could possibly happen? Juncker raises an EU Army and invades?

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  9. Well said Moraymint. Though I don’t recommend holding your breath on a response. I am deeply disgruntled about this. I found it laughable yesterday. The remainiacs were gleeful that should the Supreme Court uphold this the last recourse would be the European Court. Surely that tells you all you need to know about who really runs the show? If May fails to pull the Article 50 trigger or if MPs attempt to block this I anticipate some major unrest. The plebs as these globalist traitors view us are not going to sit back and take it.

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    1. moraymint · ·

      I’m reluctant to acknowledge that we may be inching towards direct action here. It’s not terribly British to take to the streets. However, there are days when I sit here wondering what on earth are we to do in the face of such breathtaking political arrogance?

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  10. * shenanigans
    Predictive spelling:-)

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  11. Hi MM
    A well written piece, thanks for sharing.
    I share your sense of disenfranchisement.
    I underestimated The Establishment ( in all its forms) corrupt invasive powers.
    Not surprised, however, hugely disappointed with the cinanigans that are going on.
    I, naively, thought that Brexit would be carried out in a meaningful way, how wrong I was. I think ,at best, a watered down exit which is neither here nor there.
    I feel as if I’m living in a parallel univers, I can’t quite believe what’s happening.
    Best regards
    Craig

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    1. moraymint · ·

      Thanks Craig. I share your dismay at the increasingly opaque, perverse and anti-democratic workings of our political systems …

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  12. Robert E Lee · ·

    The light at the end of the tunnel (crepuscular, though it may be) for me is the complete trashing of the Brexit doom-mongers predictions to date. Carney, Osborne, Cameron et al have been shown for what they were (liars); and the UK economy, whilst not exactly booming, is enjoying moderate success against a backdrop of never-ending austerity and uncertainty for most EU-zone economies. The foregoing being so, were Mrs May to go to the country in early 2017 for a mandate to (inter alia) invoke Article 50 I feel buoyed by the fact that the Remoaner MPs, whatever their stripe, would get a severe drubbing, with the annihilation of the Limpdems and Corbynistas.
    Bye the bye, Jo’ Stiglitz’s ‘The Euro and its Threat to the Future of Europe.’ is worth a read.
    As usual, ‘power to your elbow’ MM.

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  13. John Bickley · ·

    Parliament effectively ceded sovereignty to the British people via the EU Referendum Act. The people spoke & now Parliament/the Government/whoever needs to deliver Brexit in full, not some watered down cop out.

    Interestingly Canada’s just signed a FTA with the EU. Most tariffs have been abolished, but no freedom of movement, no ECJ, no laws in Canada subservient to the EU-funny that!!

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    1. moraymint · ·

      Funny indeed! Thanks John …

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  14. Old Goat · ·

    Very good letter, sir, but I expect it will ‘fall on deaf ears’, like most things, these days!

    Re-posted on Going-Postal, and will probably do the same on Breitbart, later.

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    1. moraymint · ·

      We have to keep trying, Old Goat! I have, of course, sent a hard copy version to Mrs May today.

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  15. The 17.4m people who voted out need, at the very least, to know in detail who funded the High Court action. As with the post-referendum remainer petition, there are quite likely to be a few parties providing such funding that have no constitutional right to influence Brexit.

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    1. moraymint · ·

      The legal action taken wasn’t taken on the basis of arguing that the law had been broken; it hadn’t. The legal action was taken for political purposes. What’s frustrating about this is that the High Court went along with the vested interests of their legal profession pals. Institutionally, it suits the legal profession for the UK to be locked into the European Union: there’s a staggering amount of legal caseload associated with the UK/EU relationship …

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  16. I feel the same as you. Moraymint. Democracy is dead.
    For some years I’ve said on various threads that the only safety is the collapse of the EU. But that looks like it could be a long drawn out affair, and the troughers will only get out and set up some new Ponzi scheme entity.
    But it’s bigger than Brexit. Across the western world the establishment is running the show for their own enrichment. The police, and now the judiciary, are used as instruments of politics when they used to be apolitical.
    The US elections show the same situation writ large. The elite engage in corruption and illegality and get away with it – even get nominated for POTUS – meanwhile the existence of food banks tell us just how well they govern our interests. Whoever gets in there will be trouble on the streets. The whole western world is a powder keg.

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    1. moraymint · ·

      Thanks Mac. For some years now I’ve thought that the inexorable widening of the gap between governments and the governed, the ruling elites and the ruled will prove to be a major social problem in my lifetime. Today, all of the indicators seem to me to be pointing to the ‘powder keg’ that you mention …

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  17. The more senior the jurist, the more costly the error.

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