Brexit, Political

The knell of Doom

With thanks and hat-tip to JW – The Slogger

There’s one thing in Mrs May’s Brexit withdrawal agreement we’re overlooking . It is not the beginning of the end of Britain being bullied by Brussels, it’s merely the end of the beginning. If Farage et al wait too long before showing up, they will miss the bus.

 

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Pretty much every front page this morning is devoted to Theresa May and her doomed attempt to sell her “Brexit”. It is, if you like, the beginning of hard sell of an ultra-soft Brexit. The impression being put about is that, come 29th March, we’ll have a deal, and then it’s all over.

Both beliefs are disastrous on the scale of the asteroid that saw off the dinosaurs.

The biggest single danger facing British independence now is the resistance to EU colonialism sticking to a rigid timetable that has been overtaken by events.

Thus far, the Conservative resistance (whether we like it or not, still by far the most likely to succeed) has been running on a timetable allied to its Party rules about leadership challenges. Equally, the much-vaunted new Party being formed by Nigel Farage seems determined to dot the i’s and cross the t’s of every duck in a row before it launches. Both groups need to wake up: life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.

The key thing to remember is this: if via one means or another the May Withdrawal Agreement passes into law, launching an organised opposition to it in March 2019 (the last date mentioned by Farage) is going to be far too late. And even if – as I fully expect – that capitulation is rejected by Parliament, there is every chance that Rhino-skinned May will not resign, but rather turn to Brussels again for support. This will not be forthcoming, because the Commission sociopaths want an extension to Article 50, the better to both squeeze Britain further, and put off the cutting of money-supply to their busted bank.

It would be in their better interests to make concessions at this point, but Brussels-watchers have learned over the years that these clowns never know what is in anyone’s interests – least of all, their own.

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We learned over the weekend that if the May plan fails in Parliament, Chancellor Philip Hammond will resign and five other Cabinet ministers will follow him. While this is just more bollocks designed to scare Tory waverers into supporting the Withdrawal That Isn’t, it should bring home to the thinking Briton how uninterested in our independence and cultural survival the hardline Remainers are. The only upside of their antics is that they may, at long last, destroy the Neoliberal Tory Party forever…..assuming the PM doesn’t beat them to it.

March 29th can and will only be “the end of the matter” unless we leave the European Union with no deal. In all other scenarios, the bullying and subterfuge will continue. And the longer it goes on, the harder it will be to unravel.

Theresa May (and her friends in Brussels and NATO) are banking on that reality. Like it or not, the whole nation is suffering from Brexit fatigue: this time, a clock really is ticking – probably because Michel Barnier isn’t involved.

All this is extremely important, because I do believe now that, penultimately, there are five groups we need to consider: world opinion, the Italians, Tory Remainers, the active British Resistance and the UK electorate as a whole.

Of course May has to be removed, but that won’t solve much. If it brings on an election (which it should) then the Leavers HAVE TO BE SEEN TO HAVE WON so that global opinion is clear about what the People think, and the Italian resistors don’t feel isolated. This means the structure and influence of the Parliamentary Conservative Party have to be changed, to the extent that Remainers are challenged at constituency level and a credible Sovereign Brexit candidate stands.

Only by forming a united “front” against Andrex-soft Brexit ( that is, a Sovereign halfway house where it’s heads they win and tails we lose) can that outcome be achieved. It means a tactical, activist alliance between those who want the Tories out at all costs, and those who want the EU out of our hair at all costs. This will be incredibly difficult to achieve (if it was easy, someone would’ve done it by now) but failing to do it will mean the final frame in the movie called Great Britain.

There is a glaringly urgent need to coordinate a broad spectrum of thinkers who want to see the end of Blairism, the defeat of fluffy EUism, the restructuring of an overwhelmingly neoliberal Tory Party, and the genuine return of power to a Britain going its own way. This will shock some Sloggers, but I am absolutely certain that a great many Corbynites feel this way, as do Centrist Tories – and former UKIPpers who deserted Metropolitan pc Labour….along with the 2020/Waspi movement who want a Government of honest decency back in Westminster. Even Diane Abbott said on a radio call-in show last week, “We should not have a second referendum, because the voters will say, ‘which bit of Leave did you not understand the first time?'”. A lot of people on the Labour Left recognise that EUNATO is for the rich and the military and the repressives, not the poorest and most vulnerable in our society…..and avowedly not for Peace on Earth.

The desperate as well as the foolishly smug in society need to be made acutely aware of what’s at stake here. This is no longer about soft or hard this, that or the other: it is about the right of national creativity to defeat the crushing process of Might Is Right globalist big business, and reestablish a Rule of Law to defend us from dictatorship.

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In that context, Boris Johnson is making barnstorming speeches to the DUP, giving soundbites to the tabloids and pouring out vitriol in the Telegraph. But he doesn’t have an organisation, nor does he stand under a clear banner. He is, at present, nothing more than a disgruntled right-wing Tory with disturbing ties to the City.

Equally, Nigel Farage is mouthing off on radio, and calling for UKIP leader Gerard Batten to be ousted in the light of the Tommy Robinson appointment. Less well known is that he is a vice-Chairman of the organisation Leave means Leave. He too lacks any real infrastructure, and is in danger of turning into a media shock-jock, and apologist for banking greed.

Will they act together? Will they act at all? We need to know. This is one of those rare occasions when late will not be better than never. For late will be far too late….and after that, it’s regional EU slavery for as long as the Federalist bandwagon still has wheels

Contact us urgently at ‘info@livingstones.uk’ for planning and action details

Brexit, Political

Watch and Pray! [Neh 4:9]

Having done all he could, to ensure that we, the little sheeple, would conform, David Cameron suddenly got a bloodied nose on Friday 24th June 2016. Oh dear, there was apparently a broken fence and half the flock had bolted..

Not to labour the simile, he failed to point out that 138 of his shepherds had also decided that membership of the Evil Unelected was not turning out to be what the nice Mr Heath had promised, back there in 1972.

The other sad side of the equation is that, apparently, 185 of his team are content that all our history – industrious, military, commercial marine, regal and democratic excellence is of no value, suitable only to be sold off, nay, given away to the Entirely Unacceptable.

In time of war there has always been a coalition to ensure that this nation did not succumb to the enemy.

It is time for such a coalition, and, knowing as we do, that the ‘party’ system is moribund, at LIVINGSTONES we offer, NOT yet another party, but a rallying point – an Emergency Meeting Point – where we can gather and discuss our plan of action.

Please contact us in the first instance via ‘info at livingstones dot uk’ where we can share detail. Do feel free to SHARE this post, the time is short, the nation’s gates have been unlocked, swung open, and the drawbridge is already lowered, the Trojan horse proved to be unnecessary this time round. The gates must be closed, the drawbridge must be raised, persons wishing to join us must form an orderly queue, and then we shall deal with the seditious shepherds as we bring our house in order.

Brexit, Political

How to save BREXIT

(With acknowledgments to Tony Abbott – former PM in Australia)

27 October 2018

It’s pretty hard for Britain’s friends, here in Australia, to make sense of the mess that’s being made of Brexit. The referendum result was perhaps the biggest-ever vote of confidence in the United Kingdom, its past and its future. But the British establishment doesn’t seem to share that confidence and instead looks desperate to cut a deal, even if that means staying under the rule of Brussels. Looking at this from abroad, it’s baffling: the country that did the most to bring democracy into the modern world might yet throw away the chance to take charge of its own destiny.

Let’s get one thing straight: a negotiation that you’re not prepared to walk away from is not a negotiation — it’s surrender. It’s all give and no get. When David Cameron tried to renegotiate Britain’s EU membership, he was sent packing because Brussels judged (rightly) that he’d never actually back leaving. And since then, Brussels has made no real concessions to Theresa May because it judges (rightly, it seems) that she’s desperate for whatever deal she can get.

The EU’s palpable desire to punish Britain for leaving vindicates the Brexit project. Its position, now, is that there’s only one ‘deal’ on offer, whereby the UK retains all of the burdens of EU membership but with no say in setting the rules. The EU seems to think that Britain will go along with this because it’s terrified of no deal. Or, to put it another way, terrified of the prospect of its own independence.

But even after two years of fearmongering and vacillation, it’s not too late for robust leadership to deliver the Brexit that people voted for. It’s time for Britain to announce what it will do if the EU can’t make an acceptable offer by March 29 next year — and how it would handle no deal. Freed from EU rules, Britain would automatically revert to world trade, using rules agreed by the World Trade Organization. It works pretty well for Australia. So why on earth would it not work just as well for the world’s fifth-largest economy?

A world trade Brexit lets Britain set its own rules. It can say, right now, that it will not impose any tariff or quota on European produce and would recognise all EU product standards. That means no border controls for goods coming from Europe to Britain. You don’t need to negotiate this: just do it. If Europe knows what’s in its own best interests, it would fully reciprocate in order to maintain entirely free trade and full mutual recognition of standards right across Europe.

Next, the UK should declare that Europeans already living here should have the right to remain permanently — and, of course, become British citizens if they wish. This should be a unilateral offer. Again, you don’t need a deal. You don’t need Michel Barnier’s permission. If Europe knows what’s best for itself, it would likewise allow Britons to stay where they are.

 

Third, there should continue to be free movement of people from Europe into Britain — but with a few conditions. Only for work, not welfare. And with a foreign worker’s tax on the employer, to make sure anyone coming in would not be displacing British workers.

Fourth, no ‘divorce bill’ whatsoever should be paid to Brussels. The UK government would assume the EU’s property and liabilities in Britain, and the EU would assume Britain’s share of these in Europe. If Britain was getting its fair share, these would balance out; and if Britain wasn’t getting its fair share, it’s the EU that should be paying Britain.

Finally, there’s no need on Britain’s part for a hard border with Ireland. Britain wouldn’t be imposing tariffs on European goods, so there’s no money to collect. The UK has exactly the same product standards as the Republic, so let’s not pretend you need to check for problems we all know don’t exist. Some changes may be needed but technology allows for smart borders: there was never any need for a Cold War-style Checkpoint Charlie. Irish citizens, of course, have the right to live and work in the UK in an agreement that long predates EU membership.

Of course, the EU might not like this British leap for independence. It might hit out with tariffs and impose burdens on Britain as it does on the US — but WTO rules put a cap on any retaliatory action. The worst it can get? We’re talking levies of an average 4 or 5 per cent. Which would be more than offset by a post-Brexit devaluation of the pound (which would have the added bonus of making British goods more competitive everywhere).

UK officialdom assumes that a deal is vital, which is why so little thought has been put into how Britain might just walk away. Instead, officials have concocted lurid scenarios featuring runs on the pound, gridlock at ports, grounded aircraft, hoarding of medicines and flights of investment. It’s been the pre-referendum Project Fear campaign on steroids. And let’s not forget how employment, investment and economic growth ticked up after the referendum.

As a former prime minister of Australia and a lifelong friend of your country, I would say this: Britain has nothing to lose except the shackles that the EU imposes on it. After the courage shown by its citizens in the referendum, it would be a tragedy if political leaders go wobbly now. Britain’s future has always been global, rather than just with Europe. Like so many of Britain’s admirers, I want to see this great country seize this chance and make the most of it.

Tony Abbott served as Prime Minister of Australia from 2013 to 2015