An open letter to Mr Douglas Ross MP, my Member of Parliament
You’ll be aware that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now on general release. I couldn’t help but draw a connection between the Star Wars film’s promotional blurb and the situation today as the UK seeks to extricate itself from the clutches of the European Union. Here’s the Star Wars blurb:
Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy …
And here’s the translation:
Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker lead the European Union in an all-out assault against Theresa and the UK for supremacy of Europe.
There were times watching the film last night when I had to resist the temptation to transpose those of us who voted for Brexit into the Resistance, and to think of the European Union as the First Order. After all, the European Union seeks supremacy of Europe through ‘ever closer union’ and the formation of a European superstate. Meanwhile, a small band of British citizens – the Resistance – representing just 3% of the population of the European Union voted for the UK to leave the EU.
THE FIRST ORDER
The EU elites and their enthusiastic-verging-on-rabid supporters here in the UK – think Tony Blair, Philip Hammond, Nick Clegg, Ken Clarke, Vince Cable, Amber Rudd et al, most of the British Cabinet/Government, the British Establishment, most of the British political class, British academia, the BBC and most of the mainstream Fourth Estate – are beyond furious that 17 million British peasants rebelled against the First Order European Union in June last year.
As one who voted for the UK to remain in the European Union, I don’t know if you, Douglas, form part of the furious elite who would prefer, when all’s said and done, to have the UK remain snared by The Treaty of Lisbon, governed by a foreign oligarchy (the European Commission) and led by the nose into a United States of Europe?
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
I voted for the UK to leave the EU, and I’m a constituent of yours. In this context, I’d like to ask you to take into account my thoughts on the Brexit process. You see, from where I’m sitting, it’s not the UK’s membership of the European Union which is at stake here; it’s democracy itself which is under threat. That’s not hyperbole; it’s merely a description of events as they’ve unfolded since the result of the EU Referendum 18 months ago. It’s hard to believe, but we shouldn’t be surprised, that in 18 months the British Government (the majority of whom would have preferred the UK to remain in the EU) has achieved virtually nothing in the name of extracting the UK from the European Union.
THE GOVERNMENT WILL IMPLEMENT WHAT YOU DECIDE
If it wasn’t so dark and serious, it would be at best bizarre to see so much institutional energy and resources now being directed towards subverting or, worse, overturning the democratic will of the British people. The Government spent £9 million of taxpayers’ money seeking to persuade people to vote to keep the UK in the EU. The literature – essentially EU propaganda – declared, ‘This is your decision. The Government will implement what you decide’. Thankfully, the British people weren’t taken in by Project Fear and instead opted for sovereignty, freedom and democracy over the unfounded threats of economic ruin.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
I’m reminded at this time of year of Charles Dickens’ classic, ‘A Christmas Carol’. In that story, a man loses all sense of proportion, of what it means to lead a good life. Economics prevailed for Ebenezer Scrooge above all else; he fell for the love of money.
The fanatics of the European Union told us, and continue to tell us today that economics is all; that if we strike out and away from the European Union we shall all become paupers; in the end, that’s all that matters. Neatly, for politicians anyway, threatening economic disaster plays to the worst fears of people. For me, the most profound moment in ‘A Christmas Carol’ is when Scrooge’s exquisite fiancé, Belle, gently explains to Scrooge why she must leave him:
‘You fear the world too much, Ebenezer. All your other hopes have merged into the hope of being beyond the chance of its sordid reproach. I have seen your nobler aspirations fall off one by one, until the master-passion, gain, engrosses you. Have I not?
GUIDANCE TOWARDS THE SUPERSTATE
The founding fathers of the European Union knew then, as the Union’s unelected and unaccountable custodians and its fanatics know today, that if you play to people’s financial fears, you’ll have them eating out of your hand. Jean Monnet (1888 – 1979) was one of the European Union’s founding fathers. His philosophy of the EU was that:
‘Europe’s nations should be guided towards the superstate without their people understanding what’s happening. This can be accomplished by successive steps, each disguised as having an economic purpose, but which will eventually and irreversibly lead to federation’
Despite what the Europhiles assert – that the British people voted for Brexit largely on the basis of ignorance, bigotry and xenophobia – the fact is that the British people voted primarily to recover their sovereignty. The authority of the United Kingdom and its government must be created and sustained by people like me, the voters. We give our consent to be governed through people like you, Douglas, our elected representatives. British voters are, or should be the source of all political power in the UK; not the European Commission, the EU’s de facto government; not the eunuch that is the European Parliament; not the European Commission’s enforcer, the European Court of Justice (sic). The British people will be sovereign again within their own state: that is what they expect as a result of having voted for the UK to leave the European Union last year.
DEFINING WESTERN CIVILISATION
So, it worries me every day, Douglas, to observe the frantic attempts by the European Union and its supporters here in the UK both openly and covertly to subvert the process of the UK working to recover its sovereignty. In essence, these people are setting out systematically to attack and destroy democracy. I’d like you to bear all this in mind as you represent me in Parliament in the coming months whilst the Government fulfils its obligation to implement what the British people decided on 23 June 2016.
As Daniel Hannan pointed out in his excellent treatise, ‘How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters’:
‘The three precepts that define Western civilisation – the rule of law, democratic government and individual liberty – are not equally valued across Europe. When they act collectively, the member states of the EU are quite ready to subordinate all three to political imperatives’
The political imperatives of the European Union are, ideally, to stop Brexit, or to make the result of the UK leaving the European Union to be so appalling that no other member state will ever contemplate recovering its national sovereignty. Those political imperatives will be dressed up largely as economic imperatives, playing on the fears of the British people and, indeed, on the fears of all the peoples of the European Union.
WHAT BREXIT IS REALLY ALL ABOUT
Therefore, I ask you, Douglas, never to lose sight of what Brexit is really all about. I don’t fear the world, sir, and nor should you or your fellow Parliamentarians. On the contrary, we should as a nation be excited and positive about throwing off the shackles of an unworkable, unsustainable and unwanted political construct, the European Union. I’ll wager that that Union is doomed, Douglas, and the sooner we release ourselves from it, the sooner we shall foment the process of releasing 500 million other people from it.
Merry Christmas and a Happy, Free and Democratic New Year to you and your family.
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