Keep Calm Folks – The World Won’t End After Brexit

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Run on the Seamen’s Savings’ Bank during the Panic of 1857. Image obtained from Commons.Wikimedia.org

There seems to be a lot of worry, angst and hysteria from the Remain camp about the trade issue and what is going to happen on 24 June after we have voted to leave the EU.

They forget what the 2 year transition period is for. We don’t leave the EU at the stroke of midnight on 23 June, much as many if us would like to. Contrary to all the alarmist talk, every county in the EU that trades with the UK has as much stake as we do to make the transition work. No company wants to lose out on trade opportunities.

On 24 June the negotiations start to make things work. The last thing the EU will want is the massive disruption to trade that Bremainers are fantasising about. European and British firms will continue their primary goal – to make money.

Also after Brexit the EU will be in a much more vulnerable situation than us. We will know where we are heading, they will be worrying about the secession from the EU by other member states, especially in the east. Meanwhile EU governments are going to be under enormous pressure from their businesses to sort things out quickly and minimise any disruption and uncertainty.

Bremainers seem to have got themselves into a bit of a tizzy when there is really nothing to worry about. What happened to the British stiff upper lip? It’s a bit embarrassing to see many of our fellow citizens in such an irrational state of fear and timidity.

Perhaps the Government can make sure paper bags are on hand for them to blow into until they come to terms with the fact that everything’s fine!

Predictions of a Trading Apocalypse Are Grossly Exaggerated

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Apocalípico I by Mauricio Garcia Vega (artist) – Source/Photographer Mauricio Garcia Vega. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Obtained from Commons.Wikimedia.

The Sky is Falling!

There are dire predictions of a trading apocalypse if Britain acts in its best interests and leaves the EU. That is if the hysterical campaign to remain in that undemocratic and economically fragile political grouping is to be believed.

The doom and gloom Remain crowd are now wheeling out globalist after globalist to scare Brits into submitting to EU rule. The people behind pointless wars, biblical scale migrations, financial disasters and undermining cherished freedoms are currently on the march again.The latest of these political ‘celebrities’ is Presidential wannabe Hillary Rodham Clinton.

It is obviously very clear that the globalists who seek to oppress us defiantly want the us Brits to remain as inmates in the open prison also referred to as the European Union – with no prospect of reprieve or parole.

Britain, the Latest US Ally to be Threatened by the Obama Regime

The other day Obama threatened to put Britain to ‘the back of the queue’, if we were naughty and failed to follow his ‘advice’. Perhaps we would end up even further back in the queue than the long suffering American people!

The Obama Administration has a reputation for stabbing its closest allies in the back as THIS article suggests. The UK is just the latest victim!

A Democrat Party Hostile To British Democracy

It is now clear that a Clinton Administration would follow the same hostile policy towards America’s closest allies. Under the Democrats America will end up without any reliable allies at a time when new great powers are on the rise. Does this confirm that Obama and Clinton want to deliberately weaken America as many commentators suggest? Perhaps it does!

The recent interventions of Obama and Clinton in British affairs is not America intervening as some maintain, it is the Democrat Party intervening. They are putting party policy before the American national interest, though that comes as no real surprise.

Britain’s Ability to Frustrate Democrat Party Global Social Engineering

The outcome of the forthcoming Presidential election is not certain but even if Clinton gets in, there is always the British veto on the UN Security Council which it has not yet given up to the EU. No legal military action can take place without Britain’s say so.

Britain could be a thorn in the side of a Democrat Party with a penchant for interventionism, nation building, and international social engineering. A Republican President would have a very different policy.

If America under a Democrat President no longer wants to be friends with an independent Britain then they would become isolated amongst the permanent members of the Security Council with only France as a *potentially* reliable partner.

Keep Calm The Sky Won’t Fall if the UK Brexits

What the Bremainers and the scaremongering, anti democratic power crazed globalists don’t understand is that people can see through their desperate charade. Everyone knows that they created, either deliberately or due to incompetence, the current social and economic crisis we see across the world. They know that following the wishes of these people will mean more of the same or worse.

The British people have a backbone and will not be tricked by these charlatans. They will not bow to manufactured fear.

The reality is that it is in nobody’s interest to start a trade war with an independent Britain. After all, such action would damage an already shaky trading system still recovering from the global financial crisis. Any of the economic sanctions imagined by the Bremain campaign would be self defeating as they would risk pushing an already fragile world economy over the edge.

One thing that has come out of the recent interference from Obama and Clinton, Brits should not feel excluded from sticking our noses into the American Presidential election. My message and advice to the American people is this, vote for anyone (even Mickey Mouse) so long as it is not Hillary!

The EU is an Obstacle to a People’s Europe

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Visceral Hatred of Democracy

I have taken part in a number of online discussions during our ongoing referendum campaign here in the UK. What has struck me most is the apparent visceral hatred for democracy by some on the Bremainers.

There is no reasoning with them, they say that Britain is not a democracy anyway. They are effectively claiming that Britain is not a democracy and as a result the EU does not need to have democratic aspirations.

Part of the reason for the absence of democracy and accountability in the UK is because MPs can turn round and say ‘beyond our control’ because of rules made by the EU.

Urgent Need for Democratic Reform

Nevertheless, if the EU was a democracy I would be one of the most committed pro Europeans. I would be in favour of having the EU as the sole law making body for the whole of Europe.

However, to be a democracy it one of two options would need to be taken. The first option would be the abolition of the unelected EU Commission and the transfer of all its powers to Parliament. The second option would  be reforming the Commission into a directly elected Senate. It is not enough for it to be appointed by people who were appointed by people who were directly elected because that prevents direct accountability.

Currently the European Parliament is elected by PR, which is the fairest system of voting. However, the Commission has the real power which renders fairer voting for the Parliament a moot point.

Currently the EU is corrupted by lobbying by the transnational elite and their corporations. The EUs current complexity and lack of transparency allows them to get away with it. A democratic Europe would look after the people of Europe.

The Non-Existence of a People’s Europe

I would be in favour of a democratic European federal state because it would be big enough to stand up to transnational corporations. At the moment they get states to compete with and undercut each other for their favour. A united democratic Europe could bar them from the entire market if they refused to pay their fair share towards society.

It is tragic that the EU is not a democracy and does not represent the interests of Europe’s population effectively. It could really be a force for good. Unfortunately its vested interests refuse to reform it as we saw with Cameron’s sham ‘renegotiation’. He could have asked for the democratic reforms that ultimately would be in the EUs and Europe’s long term interests.

The EU could have put forward such reforms on its own. However, that would not be the EU that we know, the EU that will continue to exist until it collapses under its own contradictions. It’s vested interests want to control Europe and will never hand it over to its people.

That is why I have been forced to abandon my own dreams of a United Europe, that is why I will unfortunately be voting to leave on 23 June.

The Antidemocratic EU is Unfixable – Vote Leave!

Would be nice to fix the EU but it is unfixable. In addition to its unelected executive institution the Orwellian sounding European Commission and its rubber stamping Parliament it has a record of showing contempt to the will of the people.

Its vested interests simply refuse to change it! We saw this when Cameron’s ‘renegotiation’ achieved nothing what so ever! We also saw this when EU member states had referenda results that these vested interests did not like:

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(1) Nice Treaty – Irish vote 53.9% against (7 June 2001), response – wrong answer, Vote Again!

(2) Constitutional Treaty – French vote 54.9% against (29 May 2005), Dutch vote 61.5% against (1 June 2005), EU response – wrong answer, ignore result, rename Constitutional Treaty as Lisbon Treaty and try again, but don’t make the mistake of asking the people! Planned referenda in other countries – Cancelled!

(3) Lisbon Treaty – Irish result 53.2% against (12 June 2008), EU response – wrong answer, Vote Again!

(4) Greek bailout vote – result 61% against (5 July 2015), response – apply pressure on Greek government to ignore their people and impose even harsher measures to punish them for their temerity.

(5) Dutch Ukraine–European Union Association Agreement – result 61% against (6 April 2016), EU response to a clear vote against EU expansion – start the process of making Turkey a member of the EU.

(6) UK In-Out Referendum (2016 – ongoing) – propaganda campaign to demonise and mock those who want to leave, propaganda leaflet distributed to every household paid for at tax payers’ expense, Civil Servants forced to produce propaganda figures to further sway opinion – again at taxpayers expense, globalist elite mobilised for the propaganda campaign, ship in a foreign leader to add further weight to propaganda campaign…

The EU is an unreformable antidemocratic sham where ordinary people are regularly held in contempt. The EU is there to further elite interests and elite interests only!

Vote for democracy – Vote Leave! because you won’t get another chance !

Notes:

Source of percentage figures above:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Referendums_related_to_the_European_Union

Vote Leave is a Vote for Democracy

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Great Britain’s Ancient Tradition of Parliamentary Democracy – Don’t Let It Come To An End! Source: Commons.Wikimedia

Forget the lists of figures, the lies, damn lies and statistics, the desperate cobbled together equations purporting to represent a future reality, the propaganda leaflet published at public expense and even the childish name calling that has now started. The main question that people need to ask themselves in this referendum is whether they want to live in a democracy.

If you want to live in a democracy then the EU is not for you. The executive (ruling) institution of the EU is the unelected, anti democratic European Commission. If you want to live in a democracy where you elect your leaders then you need to vote to leave. The European Commission is the elephant in the room that the Bremainers want to hide. People complain that the House of Lords should be elected, but they ignore the unelected European Commission which has far more power and influence on our daily lives.

Cameron’s so called renegotiation deliberately ignored this elephant and tried to blind us with irrelevance instead. If Europe is to be genuinely reformed the European Commission would either become an elected institution or be abolished. Neither option is on the cards and never will be!

A vote to remain in the EU is therefore an unrepeatable experiment, you will never be able to truly choose the actual decision makers ever again. The real rulers will remain the remote and unknown men in black, skulking in the shadows and pulling the strings. The Bremainers will try to frighten you with short term fears but those pale in comparison to the dangers of the long term inside the EU.

It must be remembered that it was Britain with its parliamentary democracy and ancient constitution which brought freedom to Europe and not the other way around and it was Britain that saved Europe from Napoleon, the Kaiser and Hitler. Perhaps Brexit will help save Europe from itself once again. It might actually give the rest of the European people a new voice and help them shake off the anti democratic yoke too.

Think in the long term not the short. It is better to suffer some minor short term difficulties, that may or may not come to pass, than to risk long term oblivion. Staying in the EU is far too risky. No EU member state, perhaps with the exception of Denmark, have the ancient traditions of democracy that we have.

Don’t sacrifice our democracy, your children and grandchildren will not forgive you – Vote Leave!

Boris Johnson Addresses Vote Leave Campaign in Leeds

Boris Johnson addressing the Vote Leave campaign earlier today in Leeds.

Above: Boris Johnson addressing the Vote Leave campaign earlier today in Leeds.

The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds provided the bold back drop for Boris Johnson’s address to Yorkshire’s leave campaign. He addressed a packed audience of people from different political backgrounds but with one aim, to help ensure that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union following the Referendum on 23 June. The speech was inspiring, it was witty, but it was on a very serious and important subject.

The speech had a significant focus on restoring something that Britain has lost since it has been a member of the EU – namely, democracy. He put forward an outward looking international vision for a Britain outside the confines of the EU.

I intended to broadcast his speech via Periscope but there were some technical problems. However I still managed to record the bulk of his speech and this can be seen below:

 

This 24 June we will celebrate our British Independence Day:

Bring an end to EU tyranny and antidemocratic vice – make sure you Vote Leave so you can celebrate your independence and freedom on 24 June and for every year thereafter!

 

Boris, The EU and Lessons From The Bubonic Plague

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The burial of the victims of the plague in Tournai. From Wikimedia Commons

A School Assignment

Yesterday I was involved in an interesting Facebook discussion about the positive things that arose as a result of the Bubonic Plague. My Australian friend’s daughter had been given the task of listing such positives as part of a school assignment.

At first glance such a project may appear rather sick for very obvious humanitarian reasons. From a personal standpoint while considering the interests of ‘number one’ the prospect is also horrific. Who in their right mind would want to die or watch others suffer while such a holocaust did its grisly work.

Lessons to be Learned

From a purely intellectual perspective, considering the long term impact of an event long past can be useful. Lessons can be learned that can help shape policy in order to maximise human well-being and social stability.

Such consideration is particularly relevant for our own age of controversial mass migration to the West and the dramatic demographic impact that this creates. It is also useful in explaining the lack of economic and political well-being in overpopulated parts of the poor world.

It could help policy makers to maintain both democracy and economic fairness in the rich world while at the same time increasing or creating democracy and economic fairness elsewhere. With power and money spread more widely in the poor world, the poor might even become rich.

Boris Wades in…

Right on cue and in characteristic fashion, MP for Henley, figurehead of the campaign to leave the EU and Mayor of London – Boris Johnson unwittingly joins the debate.

The TV news this morning drew attention to some recent remarks from the London Mayor about how mass immigration lowers wages. A headline by The Independent read as follows: “Boris Johnson says ‘uncontrolled’ immigration from EU is driving down wages and putting pressure on NHS”

Of course this is a no brainier, but previously discussion on this aspect of immigration had been suppressed. It was simply not polite the refer to this elephant in the room.

Lord Rose and the Horror of Increasing Wages

An article by The Telegraph demonstrated the effect from a different angle. This time in relation to remarks made by Lord Rose, a leader of the pro EU campaign. Lord Rose argued against Brexit on the grounds that leaving would push up the wages of British workers.

You can certainly see where his priorities are – with the latter day barons and not with hard working families. Reading between the lines and paraphrasing in the context of our discussion, he could have been saying that leaving the EU would be like the plague but without the loss of life! It would be bad for the rich but good for the poor.

Lessons Taught by History and by Economics

Just as decreased population at the time of the plague gave economic and political power to the poor, increased population has the opposite effect. It’s the simple economic principle of supply and demand in action.

After the Bubonic Plague supply and demand in relation to labour meant that the underclass had a much stronger negotiating position. In short the poor gained economic and political power and the rich, who had loads of both anyway, lost a bit.

Under globalisation, or the EU, if Boris and Lord Rose are to be believed, we have the direct opposite situation today. This is why the super-rich of our own day simply adore large population movements. Perhaps this is why their political stooges appear willing to precipitate wars to facilitate such movements as we have seen in Iraq and Syria.

Living standards in the Western world, amongst both the already poor and the soon to be poor middle class, will inevitably decline. Political freedom will follow into this descending spiral.

Bring on them buboes?

I am certainly not advocating a return of the plague to make our lives more fulfilling on the basis of these conclusions. I am not making a judgement on the issue of immigration. All I am saying is that immigration, if it is necessary, has to be done in a thoughtful managed way. There are great economic and political benefits for both rich and poor in the maintenance of a fair and stable society.

If You Value Freedom and Democracy, Your Only Option is to Vote to Leave the European Union

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British sovereignty should reside in its democratic institutions

I Just read THIS article on The Express website about the likelihood of The Netherlands and the Czech Republic voting to leave the EU. I really hope this happens.

The serious likelihood that the EU could break up anyway is something for British voters to consider seriously. The EU fails because it has no legitimacy and refuses to change. Cameron’s so-called renegotiation, that changes nothing fundamental, confirms this sad but indisputable fact. What is the point voting to remain in an organisation, that ultimately, thanks to its internal contradictions, is destined to collapse in any case (the EU can only abuse its own people for so long!). This is what risk averse British voters should consider. It is safer to leave the EU if you value stability and security. The future of the EU is a future of chaos and collapse. To stay in the EU would mean that Britain, the British people, and British business would have an uncertain future.

I actually used to be pro EU and was a member of the European Movement. However I have since realised that the EU is an anti democratic institution that is a threat to our most basic freedoms. Furthermore rather than acting, as it should, to be a voice for ordinary Europeans and their champion in the world it acts against their interests at every opportunity. To the EU, the people of Europe are seen as the enemy, an obstacle to be overcome, rather than the reason for the union’s existence.

I still think that a politically united Europe would be a good thing, but it would have to be a democracy. The EU is run by the unelected Commission, and Parliament is just a rubber stamping operation. I could never support an EU unless the Commission was abolished and all executive power passed to the Parliament. This would have been my key demand for ‘renegotiation’ if I was David Cameron rather than the meaningless nonsense that he, Neville Chamberlain-like, announced as a major victory and a reason to remain in the EU. This is something the EU establishment would never agree to so the only alternative is for countries to leave the EU – that is the only way to preserve a democratic way of life!

A Europe run by the EU is a recipe for dictatorship. While it exists in its current form, it will only represent elite interests and ordinary people will always be its victims rather than its beneficiaries. The sooner the EU is abolished completely the better! All people who value democracy, whatever EU state in which they reside, should campaign to have their countries leave the EU. Good luck to the Dutch and the Czechs in their quest to restore their freedom.

UPDATE

A must watch video for all freedom loving Europeans.

The Brussels Business: Who Runs the European Union?

The EU, Democratic Peace Theory, and the Ukrainian Crisis

Written on 8 May 2014

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In my previous article I hinted at the role of European Union foreign policy in the creation of the crisis in Ukraine.  I will now focus on how the EU’s aggressive foreign policy is mirrored by its erosion of democratic structures and its crackdown on dissent in its domestic policy making.

Under Democratic Peace Theory it is postulated that democracies do not wage war on each other.  The EU, as indicated by its institutional structures and its lack of tolerance for political dissent, cannot be regarded as a democracy.  Merely having something referred to as a “parliament” is not sufficient for a political entity to be a democracy.

In some ways the European Parliament is similar to the State Duma of Imperial Russia under Tsar Nicolas II which existed but had no real power.  Imperial Russia was never a democracy just as the European Union has never been a democracy.  The fact that many of the powers of EU states have been transferred to the non-democratic European Commission mean that those individual member states also can no longer be regarded as genuine democracies. According to Democratic Peace Theory this bodes ill for international peace.

I just read an article at Breitbart.com entitled “The European Commission is pumping propaganda money into Britain, trying to interfere in the elections to the European Parliament” that shows how democracy within the European Union has been and continues to be subverted.  This development arises from the fundamentally anti-democratic structure of the EU itself.  If this article is correct then state resources are being actively employed to subvert the democratic process in order to control the outcome of an election.

The dirty tricks or “active measures” against political opponents of the EU regime are not restricted to UKIP.  On 26 April 2014 another candidate for the European elections, Liberty GB leader Paul Weston, was arrested because he quoted Winston Churchill in a speech.  Prior to this the Liberty GB radio host Tim Burton was taken to court in what appears to be an act of vexatious litigation.  After the expense and inconvenience of going to court he was acquitted.  The pattern is clear, it is only opponents of the EU who are arrested and exposed to what amounts to judicial intimidation.

These episodes of political repression illustrate clearly the direction in which the EU is going.  The claimed motive for such repression may be regarded as necessary by many, but never-the-less the impact on democracy is dire.  The way a state treats its own citizens is a window through which to see how it is likely to behave with its neighbours.  Repressive regimes are more likely to have aggressive foreign policies because a population’s natural inclination for peace is more likely to be supressed by those who hold power.

This perhaps explains recent EU policy with regard to Ukraine.  The people of Europe have no interest in the situation in Ukraine, but EU leaders do.  The people of Europe have not real power to stop them from the dangerous course that they have chosen to take.  The anti-democratic basis of the EU makes a major new war in Europe more likely!  Far from blaming Vladimir Putin for the crisis, blame – if any is to be applied, could more likely be laid at the door of the commissars, apparatchiks, and enforcers of the EU.