I first posted this comment 12 months ago to the day; much of it remains relevant now, as our new ‘super-hero’ [Boris Alexander de Pfeffel Johnson] continues to shuffle the same cards as his predecessor, albeit now with the grudging ‘support’ of many thousands of erstwhile ‘Red Flag’ adherents who have somehow gritted their teeth and put their ‘X’ in the BLUE box.
I take the liberty of posting an exceptional piece by ‘Democracy 17.4’ [WJ] on the total duplicitous mismanagement of our domestic affairs since 23.06.16 –
‘The humbling of a British Prime Minister (Teresa May) continues apace: a sorry chapter in our island story. The myriad excursions to Brussels, cap in hand, are somewhat redolent of the final journey of Caractacus being brought in chains to Rome.
‘The British electorate will never forget or forgive this wretched, ignominious Parliament for such humiliations, as fealty is sworn to the Brussels bureaucrats. And the reckoning at the next General Election will be fearsome to behold.
‘As we at Democracy17.4 have pointed out repeatedly, the EU is our enemy, not our friend. All our representatives were obliged to do was to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act, and sever our subsequent Treaty obligations by serving notice under the Vienna Convention of Treaties. This work was capable of accomplishment on a summer afternoon, after the 2016 referendum, thereby honouring the result to Leave unilaterally.
‘Then, of course, the EU, with a £90 billion trade advantage at stake, would have begged for a trade deal with the U.K. shortly afterwards, as indeed they are likely to do after the 29th March deadline expires. Elementary.
‘The root cause of such endless procrastination has been a fundamental misconception about the nature of the EU. They are empire builders, and Brexit remains a threat to their imperial ambitions; hence their spurious ‘backstop’ idea to lock us into the EU in perpetuity. But they have overplayed their hand, and will no doubt offer a sweetheart deal at the last moment, a sucker’s punch to lock the U.K. in by other means. Certainly, the EU regard our parliamentarians with contempt, as indeed do the British people.
‘The EU, remember, sought to annex the Ukraine by toppling the then Russian President, offering a bribe of 18 billion Euros to join their club; and imposing sanctions on Russia after a peaceful referendum to decide the political future of the Crimea. If Khrushchev, not Putin had been in power, we would have landed in World War III. As it stands today, the EU desire to build its own Army undermines NATO. And who could blame the US if they decided to pull out because other EU countries fail to make adequate contributions?
The EU is an evil force, with its roots in fascism (= control without authority), funded by a Fourth Reich; a source of instability in an unstable world. At Democracy17.4, we will welcome its destruction, paving the way for bilateral trade with individual European countries.
‘Meanwhile, life is getting tougher for our European friends, particularly in France, where civilians are now being shot indiscriminately by police with guns loaded with rubber bullets.’
And people want to REMAIN – tied to a system like that??
(With thanks to Alexander Knox Wylie for a timely reminder)