As the majority of people that won’t read this article will already know we are now over a year into the protracted process of leaving the European Union. Just to recap, in June of 2016 the nation was asked, in very straightforward terms, whether they wished to remain part of the EU or they wished to leave the EU.
This is an exact copy of the paper which over 33.5 million people used to express their choice. The question itself, to my mind anyway, is completely unambiguous, easy to understand, straightforward (did I say that already) and perfectly reasonable. I placed a copy within the body of the article for my own peace of mind because I fail to grasp why something so simple can have become so complex.
There are many analogies available to us to illustrate the point. There are also many examples of politicians stating, quite categorically, that this was, in fact, the only question that needed to be answered. Because it’s “STRAIGHTFORWARD” it’s totally “UNAMBIGUOUS” and, even for the great unwashed it’s relatively easy to understand. So far then I hope we are all in agreement, the question itself was not a difficult one to answer. Maybe individual reasons for answering it in one way or another were more nuanced but the basic premise remains the same.
A vote to Remain (chosen by Remainiacs) was a vote to retain our national membership of the European Union. Choosing this course meant full acceptance of all current and forthcoming EU laws and regulations (notwithstanding our veto) remaining within the single market, accepting the judgments of the European Courts of Justice and continuing to accept unlimited and unregulated immigration because of Freedom of Movement regulations.
A vote to Leave meant a rejection of all the above. Again, personal reasons for choosing Leave may have been different from person to person but no one was under any illusion, I certainly wasn’t, as to what a vote to leave would mean. I may well have been just a tad naive to think that once the decision had been taken we would just get on with the job, whatever the outcome, but I never thought I would be writing an article like this over a year after the vote.
It is now clear, as it always should have been really, that Leave was never intended to be the result of the exercise at all. Remain was the desired outcome of the government of the day, as it was within the majority of the opposition parties, apart from UKIP, which had fought manfully and against huge odds to force a referendum. I won’t bore you with a re-run of the campaigns, we all remember Project Fear, the death of Joe Cox, the Nigel “poster” incident and the big red NHS bus. All in all a bit of the old tit for tat. Bottom line, given the simplicity of the question the choice was basic. Choose to remain part of the EU and eventually become a weak federalised state situated on a group of islands in the North Sea or choose to leave and become once again a sovereign and free nation.
I am on record as stating that I dislike the term “Brexit”, I think it trivialises the enormity of the choice we made. I also think, conversely, it has helped the Remainiacs to obstruct and attempt to weaken the resolve of even some of the most committed Leavers. Hard leave Soft leave and Norwegian type leave just don’t have the comedic ring to them that Hard Brexit, Soft Brexit and Norwegian type Brexit have.
During the last year (when many of us thought, quite reasonably that we might be a long way down the leave path) we have been subjected to the increasingly bitter and desperate machinations of a large group of people with one aim. To somehow sabotage Brexit (I know). They have used the courts, they have lied and they have used the biased media (most notably the ABBC). They have blatantly supported the EU against the interests of their own country and peoples. They have suggested we make huge extra and ongoing payments to an organisation that is dependent on its very existence on the money we provide to it. They have, at every turn, undermined in every way possible an orderly and civilised withdrawal from the clutches of the EU.
I won’t list them all and I put them in no particular order but; Blair, Mandleson, Umuna and Alky Campbell from the Labour camp; Farron, Lamb, Clegg and Cable of the Lib Dems; Soubry, Heseltine, Major and Green of the Tories: Sturgeon and Davidson in Scotland; Wood in Wales, the ex-IRA boys and girls in Northern Ireland and the lunatic Greens are all culpable, along with Gina Miller and her globalist backers, of trying to subvert the will of the people.
You might well ask, where does this leave us over a year into the process? At the very least it leaves us weakened as a group by the result of an unnecessary General Election. It also leaves us unsupported by a rudderless UKIP and at the mercy, or so it would seem, of the “soft Brexiteers”. Make no mistake folks, if we don’t maintain our guard, which might well be very difficult to do, this is what we face. The one solution that will be acceptable to the Remainiacs is what they refer to as soft Brexit. What they actually mean when the use this term is that we should, to all intents and purposes not leave the EU at all but continue to pay into it without having any say on how it is run or how it is financed.
A soft Brexit (I hate that word) will actually bring EU statehood one step closer, in a way doing the job that those named above along with many others wanted to do all along. This is what a soft Brexit means to Britain; unlimited and continuing immigration (including those “Asian” men who will soon become EU citizens), benefits continuing to be paid to non residents of the UK, continuing obsequiousness to the EUCJ including the continued application of European arrest warrants and a continued inability to deport foreign criminals because of rulings passed down from the European Court of Human Rights.
The pressure on our schools and hospitals will continue to increase as we support the families of people who don’t even live in the UK at present but will continue to be allowed to come. Housing will continue to fail to keep pace with demand, meaning British citizens at the bottom of the pile will be further marginalised and like it or not, we will all become poorer, socially, culturally and financially.
52% of those that voted chose to Leave, 48% voted to remain. Not one person voted for Soft, Hard or Norwegian options. I don’t think we should be considering them now and I don’t think we ever should. Leave, in this case, must mean leave.
© Coloniescross 2017