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This isn’t Soft Brexit; it is Remain by another name

“Truly heading for the status of colony”

Britain is suddenly very interesting (for the eight hundredth time in the History of Western Civilization). It’s a defining moment. Fans of the establishment didn’t want Brexit,  so they tried a scare campaign, which failed. They tried on a second vote and legal means, and namecalling “xenophobic isolationist” — all the usual. Anything but a polite list of good reasons to stay in (something to counter the brilliant Daniel Hannan’s points, not to mention the happy existence of Switzerland and Norway). Now they wear the cloak and try the Remain By Stealth option (like our Carbon Tax by Stealth). Call it Brexit but make the reality the same. It is an absolute scandal for the working class and poor in the UK. Hence the string of resignations…

The peasants don’t want people in Brussels deciding what kind of hair dryer and vacuum cleaner they may buy.

James Delingpole is in fine form as a spokesperson for the downtrodden:

Brexit, it is now becoming clear, was our Peasants’ Revolt in more ways than one.

It was our Peasants’ Revolt in the sense that it was an uprising of ordinary people against an accountable elite.

The poor voted for Brexit:

…and this from Brendan O’Neill in the Spectator.

We know two things for sure about the vote for Brexit, and both of them make the political class uncomfortable: first, that the poorer you are, the more likely it is that you voted Leave; and secondly, that most people voted Leave in order that Britain might assume greater sovereign control over her borders and her law-making. This was a fairly working-class revolt against the dilution of British sovereignty by Brussels and our own politicians who love Brussels. I’m sorry, but it was. And what does Theresa May do, cheered on by ‘Soft Brexiteers’ and some Remainers too? She proposes the continued selling-off of British sovereignty through tying us into a customs arrangement that would limit our sovereign decision-making on trade, and keeping us beholden to certain ECJ rulings, which would limit our ability to make and live by our own laws.

This is a betrayal. A grotesque betrayal. It is a haughty rejection, in euphemistic language, of the great cry made by the 17.4m, which was for the recovery of national sovereignty and democratic authority. The electorate said ‘Britain should have control of its borders and laws’, and May says, ‘Actually let’s leave some of that control with Brussels’. This isn’t Soft Brexit; it is Remain by another name. When will our political leaders realise how serious, how historically serious, it is that they are reneging on the largest democratic act in British history? May should go. Chequers this weekend should be her ending. In her place, we need a leader who recognises the positive, democratic drive behind Brexit, and who is willing to make it a reality. If such a politician exists.

Always, these things are done by bullying, not by polite persuasion.

James Delingpole on the intimidation:

All the ministers in the Cabinet were hauled up to Chequers, the Prime Minister’s country residence, where their phones were confiscated, as though they were naughty children. Then the stubbornly pro-Brexit ones who were rightly disgusted by the shaming sell-out deal May had cobbled together with her virulently Remainer civil servants were given the same choice Rommel was in 1944: cyanide pill or slow career death.

The cyanide pill option would have involved resigning immediately on principle: but then being ritually humiliated by having their official car confiscated and having to walk to the train station via the mile-long drive, or catch a cab, with a £67,000 pay cut.

Luckily for Britain, they didn’t need to vote or think, because Australian ABC genius  on international relations conducted her own indepth assay of the ten other people on the ABC team. Lisa Millar, “…let me tell you how the English are feeling, ...”people are over the Brexit chaos here and there just doesn’t seem to be an end to it”. [14 mins]

Who needs referendums?

See also Tallbloke and the Vassal State:

Lawyers for Britain chair Martin Howe has written this assessment of the ‘Chequers deal’ summary released to the press. It lays out in strong terms just how deceptive TMay is when she claims in parliament that her Chequers deal represents the Brexit the country voted for. If it was, those ministers wouldn’t have felt the need to resign their positions.

Summary of the assessment:

  • The Chequers proposals would involve the permanent continuation in the UK of all EU laws which relate to goods, their composition, their packaging, how they are tested etc etc in order to enable goods to cross the UK/EU border without controls. All goods on the UK manufactured in the UK for the UK domestic market, or imported from non-EU countries, would be permanently subject to these controls.
  • There would be a general obligation to alter these laws in future whenever the EU alters its own laws, with a mechanism for Parliament to block such changes which is probably theoretical rather than practical.
  • read the rest at Tallblokes…

If you had bad news to release that was better not discussed, the World Cup Finals beckons..

h/t Pat

PS: BREAKING NEWS that all the boys and coach trapped in the Thai Cave are rescued. Fantastic!

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75 comments to This isn’t Soft Brexit; it is Remain by another name

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    Serp

    No deal is better than a bad deal. I wondered how sincere the whilom Home Secretary was about that statement; now we know.

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      Going against the will of the people with a half-baked deal is not a good deal, no matter how you spin it. Close your eyes and pretend this spinach is a steak.

      The US is almost on the verge of another civil war with the way that the Democrats and the rest of the elite are playing things, and the UK may well be heading towards a peasants’ revolt with the way their elite is playing things.

      The Western world is beginning to wake from their slumber and they are not happy. Reminds me somewhat of Pearl Harbour; the wrong side decided to wake a sleeping giant.

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        toorightmate

        bemused,
        Don’t you think Turnbull has done precisely the same in Australia in relation to power?
        He has aided and abeted a path which the populace did not want
        Once a snake, always a snake.

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          I totally agree, both parties have sold out the Australian people. But there’s a difference between Australia and most other countries; other than the unions and the Left, Australia doesn’t have a history of rioting etc, so I don’t think civil unrest will occur as it well could in the UK and the US.

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            Kratoklastes

            cough – Eureka stockade – cough…

            Straya doesn’t have a recent history of rioting, but that’s because for most of the first 3/4s of the 20th century our political class as able to gin up ‘patriotic’ fervour (getting young men to go off and die in other people’s wars) – which is always a good way to keep a lid on dissent.

            By the mid-80s, the political class had ensured that any prole who rose up on his hind legs, faced the loss of a significant dollar-value in handouts (and not just for the genuinely-downtrodden: nowadays the median household gets a significant proportion of their weekly nut from other people’s taxes).

            Also, ‘serried ranks’ confrontation has been a no-win proposition since the invention of machine guns (do not fool yourself that ADF ‘heroes’ would refuse to open fire on civilians: that false hope has been disproved time and again throughout history).

            The next revolution will be 4G; it will attack infrastructure nodes (and not necessarily ‘key’ nodes: if a network is fragile, more can be achieved by breaking 2 ‘trivial’ nodes, than by breaking a key node).

            Notice how many outages there have been in telecomms infrastructure lately? The sexagenarian C-suite types have under-resourced their back-end (which is what critically determines datasec)… and that is going to be a problem.

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              I’m well aware of Eureka, but it was a revolt against the UK authorities and a very isolated incident. However, it did lead to the UK changing its approach to Australian independence, following the US War of 1812, as it didn’t want another similar event happening in Australia. Australia has been lucky to have never had any such conflicts.

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                clivehoskin

                I wouldn’t take any bets that”We the People”will put up with the”Uniparty”stuffing around with OUR rights for much longer.Whether it will be at the”Ballot Box”,or”Pitchforks and Tar and Feathers”will be the only question.

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        rapscallion

        The treasonous tories are going to pay for this blatant treachery. If there is a UKIP candidate I will vote for them, As much as I loathe and despise Labour, and I know they’re going to ruin the country, if I can’t vote UKIP I will vote Labour to punish the tories. May’s allegiances are EU, EU then the party. Mine are country, country, country, and I strongly suspect I am not the only one.

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          Russ Wood

          Wasn’t there something back in the American Colonies about a Tea Party? And wasn’t that about “no taxation without representation”? And weren’t they ENGLISH colonists rebelling against an unrepresentative foreign domination?
          Just maybe there’s some ‘tea’ in Mrs May’s future?

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      Geoff

      We need a RETxit. We were happy at $30/MWh, nows its $90/MWh.

      All the fundamental mistakes done by the EU regulators have been done here on our energy market.

      Commercial & Technical stuff run by regulators who have a guaranteed income, taken from the populous by force.

      Its all going pear-shaped. Business that uses energy has left or is dying.

      Government has responded.

      Just like the EU, more regulations.

      “We, the government, are important. Yes, we understand that we live off you, the people. How can you live without us? What would politicians do if there was a small government? We were born to rule over you. You are too silly to rule your own lives, and silly people must be managed by the elite, us!”

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    Spetzer86

    Maybe they should re-purpose the Trump blimp into a May blimp?

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    Serp

    Textbook timing putting it in with the World Cup, Wimbledon, Trump visit.

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    Kinky Keith

    The issue of loss of control of our government here in Australia has been discussed on this blog in recent weeks.

    The trigger was the appalling mess of our electricity system and the politics which lay behind it.

    Looking for a remedy for the fairyland governance that infests Australia at the moment, there was an attempt to first define the problem and see it a little better.

    The historical development of freedom for the serfs was explored with the trail from Magna Carta and later to Wat Tyler and the peasants revolt through to the eventual right to vote being gained for all in relatively recent times.

    Hard won gains and this history was not lost on many posting here; We are at a crossroads and need to carefully assess where we are headed under the control of powerful forces in our Parliaments, Media and schools.

    Possibly we need some form of Auxit to keep Trumpit and Brexit company in freeing ourselves from Unelected, Self Indulgent enslavement. How has it been possible to use a false story about CO2, the gas of life, to undermine our Democratic rights?

    I wish those in Britain good fortune in freeing themselves from Bruxelles and from those who would have them remain under the Yoke.

    KK

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    ivan

    Is it really surprising considering the majority of the cabinet voted remain including the traitor May.

    The unfortunate thing is that we don’t have any politicians with backbones to do anything about it. This is the usual EU/UN stitch up of the normal people since they knew that forcing another referendum would result in more people digging their heels in and voting leave they have tried buying the politicians votes which could create a large backlash from the people that will bring down the main political parties.

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    John of Cloverdale, WA, Australia

    One of the first things asked by the Thai Wild Boar boys to the first divers who found them was the status of the World Cup. I am pleased for them that they will now be able to watch the rest of the matches. My best wishes to them and I hope they get their hospital release soon. What a great job by all involved in the rescue operation. And we must not forget the Thai diver who lost his life.
    Dr Richard Harris for Australian of the Decade and Dr Fiona Wood for Australian of the last Decade.

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    Ruairi

    The Remoaners don’t need a rerun,
    Even though they did lose, they have won,
    With their freedom in sight,
    The Tories took fright,
    And now good old England is done.

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    Leonard Lane

    It takes great resolve and continuous vigilance and striving to obtain freedom. All too often an Obama, Hillary, or May pop up and must be defeated in their efforts toward graft and totalitarianism. I hope the British think of Churchill and redouble their struggle for freedom. Prayer and perseverance are needed.

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    If you like your Brexit you can keep your Brexit.

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    TdeF

    Speaking of our Carbon Tax by Stealth, the attack now is on the energy retailers, by law the very agents of the world’s biggest carbon tax.

    So having used the middle men to jack up electricity prices and send at least $3Billion every year overseas and another $3Billion in local markup profits is attack the companies required to buy phantom fossil fuel ‘certificates’ for the mere fact of wind and solar generation, not power at all. That’s two Pink Batt schemes a year and we do not even get Pink Batts!

    Plus retailers have to buy all available wind and solar power at twice the price of coal power. Their heinous crime? Marking it up like all other input costs, just like any other carbon tax. Now they will be harassed and shamed for the normal process of business, so the government can continue to hide, the world’s highest carbon tax, $200 a ton for coal, $400 a ton for gas. That alone explains the world’s highest electricity prices.

    When Turnbull refused to question Enron’s forced closure of Hazelwood, he said it was a ‘private company matter’. A private matter to close 1/4 of Victoria’s electricity supply? How utterly uncaring and facetious is that? He and Daniel Andrews wanted it closed, to please their communist, sorry, Progressive Green friends. Progressive sounds more positive than anarchist or fifth column.

    Now in England Teresa May who voted against Brexit is looking after the money men in London, people profiting massively from the giving away of all of England, from their industries to their nuclear technology to their fish, into the control of the French and German bureaucrats and money men, none of them elected. 10,000 bureaucrats in Brussels who earn more than Teresa May herself. People who now write Britain’s laws which British courts must copy. So much for common law.

    Finally, popular Brexiteer Boris Johnson has made his move. The slow takeover of Europe by the Franco German elites and their British counterparts is finally going to be tested. No one wants Jeremy Corbyn’s anti semitic extremists except the Labor elites. No one wants May except the Tory elites. This is a people’s revolt.

    We need a people’s revolt in Australia. We need our major political parties to eject their faux leaders. Shorten and Turnbull represent no one except themselves. Nor do Albanese and Bishop. None are leaders of anything except their own factions and narrow self interests.

    Repeal the RET. End the ripoff. Prosecuting the very retailers who have been willingly doing the governments evil bidding is high farce. We need to empty our own green fetid swamp in Canberra and write our own laws. The Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2001 is a travesty of law, against 900 years of tradition that the people should not be forced to enrich others by law and for nothing at all. No democratic government has that right.

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      Yonniestone

      The gradual erosion of our Separation of Powers has also been a destructive tool wielded by self proclaimed elites, who needs a vote when one party one bureaucratic system will make decisions on how you live for you, next they’ll be telling us how to shop or hire out police duties to private contractors……oh wait.

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        Kinky Keith

        Here in NSW I think that the PRO or Public Records Office has been “privatised” to reduce bureaucracy.

        Getting a copy of birth, death and marriage certificates aside from being difficult is now very expensive: a bit like electricity.

        Perhaps, since our personal, private details are now in the hands of non government personnel we should have concerns about privacy.

        Will it be a legitimate extension of the contract to sell off access to the records to say Farcebook, or even China?

        Who got the contract. With a trapped clientele the sky’s the limit for fees.

        All of this questionable devolution of government into private hands probably has two benefits;

        1. Somebody gets easy access to a goldmine.
        2. It makes it easier for governments to avoid being held responsible or liable for quality of service, invasion of privacy etc.

        The aim must be kept to the forefront;

        Government of the People, by the People, for the People.

        KK

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    pattoh

    After jailing Tommy & now this, it appears that there will be a majority of British people waking up to the fact that their political & judicial system has become just public theater & every bit as non representative as the EU Parliament.

    I suspect the next general election will be a spectacular brawl fought on nationalism & self determination V Globalist Homogeneity run by unseen, unelected bureaucrats.

    It is high time the people of Australia saw the the world with Agenda 21/30, Mockingbird MSM & the Fractional Reserve Fiat Monetary system run by Wall St & the City for what it is.

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      OriginalSteve

      It reminds me if the movie “V for Vendetta”, ironically set in the UK which all are basically slaves under a totalitarian regieme…. Its a retellung of the Gunpowder Plot, but with a midern and dare i say it, resonant twist….

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    Steve borodin

    She will always be known as Traitor May.

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    Jonesy

    Channel surfing last night and came across the doorstop interview for LNP candidate for Longman. One report was practically yelling her question persistantly interupting, until the candidate finally answered that he believed in the science…and another drone heads for Canberra.

    May is, or should be, a dead man walking to the gallows. She has sold out her nation…ABC is now reporting that Johnstone accepted the Checkers position???? Realy??? By resigning?

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    Roy Hogue

    The peasants don’t want people in Brussels deciding what kind of hair dryer and vacuum cleaner they may buy.

    Oh Jo. Of course they do. Just ask the movers and shakers at any level of government who know what everyone really wants. They’ll give you the straight skinny on any subject, immediately. It’s more government intervention.

    NOT! :-(

    You know, if the words were different and the place was America instead of the UK this could be talking about the presidency of Donald Trump. It’s amazing that there are so many naysayers everywhere. One would think it was impossible to muster up enough voters to pass Brexit or elect Trump. It’s almost as though millions of phantom voters came out of the woodwork to turn things upside down when everyone wanted them rightside up excuse me, turn things right side up when everyone wanted them upside down. Then all those voters disappeared again, nevermore to be seen.

    It didn’t take but 30 milliseconds for the condemnation of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to begin. It took a little longer to hear the complaints about Brexit but that can be explained by the fact that the speed of sound is a mere 343 meters per second so it took longer to reach the west coast of America.

    Why is no one happy? Or maybe I should ask, why is no one but me happy? I’m doing well under Trump and I can see nothing but long term gain for the UK if they split from that house of political horrors called Brussels, otherwise known as the absentee landlords — the people who can make rules but don’t have to live under those same rules themselves.

    I hate to repeat myself but the first thing I said when I heard the EU being tossed around was,

    They will regret it.

    And sure enough…well I think we all saw this coming.

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      Roy Hogue

      I wish I knew why the human race must repeat every mistake it has ever made, over and over and over again. It’s as though there’s something in the water.

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        ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N

        There’s something in the people that drink it, often blatantly lied to from birth and then holding those positions and beliefs regardless the treachery displayed blatantly before their very eyes.

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          Roy Hogue

          There’s something in the people that drink it…

          As I watched a group of 6 or 7 Ravens arguing over the remains of someone’s french fries one of them found in an uncovered trash can one day, I realized that I was watching socialism in action. And that’s what’s in the people that drink the water, the realization that you have it and I want it and it’s easier to steal yours than it is to earn it for myself.

          The Ravens and humans run on the same basic programming and humans have to be taught a higher standard of both understanding and behavior or things break down. We gave up teaching those higher standards and now western civilization is being destroyed by do gooders who see the necessity to struggle and grow as an individual as something evil. They are drilling holes in the bottom of their own boats. And when they sink they take all of us down with them.

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        Latus Dextro

        Every child born must climb out of the cave, and reaching across a colossal span of intellectual and social ignorance join the 21st century in full participation according to their ability. The wanton and intentional Leftist reinterpretation of history, tradition, cultural mores and behaviours is as vexatious as it is vacuous. It has through faux-academics, faux-teachers, bureaucrats and politicians marooned many in an abyss of ignorance, much as the UNFCCC would maroon the developing nations of Africa in the abyss of poverty and pre-industrialisation.
        Eco-Marxist globalism is a curse on humanity. It destroys prosperity, knowledge and freedom and its time is over.

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          Roy Hogue

          In just a few words: the problem is that those with the least interest in the welfare and personal growth of those around them end up having all the political power.

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    MrGrimNasty

    If it really is so difficult to completely extradite ourselves(UK) from the tentacles of the EU – then all the more reason why it should be done.

    And of course the bigger threat to national sovereignty is imposition by stealth of global governance and powers in the name of fighting climate change.

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    CharlesM

    “It was our Peasants’ Revolt in the sense that it was an uprising of ordinary people against an accountable elite.”

    …unaccountable elite, surely?

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    …unaccountable elite, surely?

    The British elite, aka Parliament, is accountable, but not so the Brussels elite. Splitting hairs perhaps, but one is technically accountable and the other is not.

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    Ian1946

    Until we get a true third force in Australia to strongly challenge the ALP/LNP snouts in the trough duopoly. We will continue to go backwards. Our current politicians, with a few exceptions, do not appear to give a stuff about the country they seem to only care about themselves.

    We have two leaders who believe in nothing and a host of cowardly sycophants who agree with them and are only concerned with keeping their job.

    I probably won’t be around to see the ultimate collapse but I worry for my grandchildren.

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      Yes, so many people don’t seem to realise where we are headed. Surveys in the US reveal that a majority of Millenials believe that Socialism is a good thing and is what the US needs. They think that Socialism hasn’t been properly implemented in places like Venezuela, making it what it is. They don’t realise that Socialism has been implemented perfectly in Venezuela, making it what it is.

      When history isn’t being taught in schools, we are bound to repeat it. And later they’ll all wonder ‘What happened?’ The Millennials may blame the Boomers for many things, but what will the children of the Millennials blame their parents for?

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    Gordon

    Brexit is just a cover for a bigger and deeper issue. Germany!

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    Casey

    Yes… this is not Brexit, it’s Remain. It’s what our traitor politicians always wanted.

    They fully expected to win that referendum and it scared the shit out of them that they didn’t… so they delayed and obfuscated for over two years and watered down each and every Brexit requirement.

    So now it’s “Stay” but they call it “Brexit”.

    We have been betrayed. The UK needs a civil uprising. But we have also been weakened by these liars and their bullshit laws as well as the TV propaganda.

    Britain is no longer a democracy.

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    Another Ian

    Might have seemed a good idea at the time but – -

    “EU President Donald Tusk Threatens U.S. President Trump: “appreciate your allies, after all you don’t have that many”…”

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/07/10/eu-president-donald-tusk-threatens-u-s-president-trump-appreciate-your-allies-after-all-you-dont-have-that-many/comment-page-2/#comments

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    FrankH

    When I voted LEAVE in the referendum I thought I was voting to leave the EU because I wanted to leave the EU. Over the last couple of years I’ve been told that in reality, I voted LEAVE becaue I’m thick, because the Russians told me to, because I’m working class and was having a tantrum, because I was lied to (I was lied to be politicians on both sides, that’s part of their job description), because of what was written on the side of a bus and did I say because I’m thick?

    Now I find out from Theresa May that voting LEAVE was actually the same as voting REMAIN. I don’t know why I bothered to vote.

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      Annie

      I’ve been deeply angry about all the slurs on the Leave voters; I’m one of them, and now I am completely sick at heart at the betrayal. ‘Brexit means Brexit’ said TMay. I didn’t really trust her but hoped that I was wrong. Now, it would seem that first impressions were accurate.
      The day after our very happy visit to England, to see my family, we then had the utterly sickening news of the arrest and incarceration of T0mmy Rob1nson….a shocking lack of news on that front.

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        Annie

        I mean that there has been a shocking lack of news since that happened and he was moved into a facility with a nearly 3/4 population of those who would want him d3ad.

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        Ross

        Yes Annie and FrankH –Mrs “Brexit means Brexit ” May has put forward a proposal that effectively means the UK stays in the EU and continues to be extorted but now will have very little say in what goes on in Brussels. So she is really saying the UK is happy to be in a worse position than it was before Brexit. She is plain stupid.

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        Yes Annie,

        A Sof BREXIT, case study in 1984 big brother … or here,
        big mother, guvuhmint deceit. For us cits, yr word’s supposed
        to be yr bond, broken contracts and word gets round, ‘don’t
        do business with this cit.’

        Guvuhmint, on the other hand, lives by divine prerogative to
        break its promises, it’s fiat all the way down – until, maybe,
        the glorious revolution. Take heed, Theresa and Turn/bull.

        A little history of the EU ‘Blue print to Utopia’ and the
        stealthy approach:

        The European project began as the European Coal and Steel
        Community in 1951 with six founding members, France, Germany,
        Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, In 1957, by
        the Treaty of Rome, the ECSC became the European Economic
        Community with the aim of fostering regional peace and co-
        operation. The Treaty of Brussels in 1965 established
        Europe’s centralized governing body. Britain entered the
        EEC in 1973 assured that this would have no implications
        for UK national sovereignty. In 1992, With the Maastricht
        Treaty, the European Union was created and ever closer
        union of its nation states and the fantasy that the national
        state was not only dangerous but archaic.

        At the time of the Brussels Treaty, the Australian Prime
        Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, in this case a better predictor
        than most, foresaw the usurpation of the powers of national parliaments, the large transfer of power to Brussels and an
        unelected, permanent civil service.

        Wise supra-state leadership for the cits own good? Well no.
        Europe has developed many problems as a result of leadership
        fiat decision making. Beset by out-of-control immigration from
        eastern countries and acts of terrorism by ISIS terrorists in
        Brussels as an outcome of EU policies, the European Union is
        dogged by high levels of unemployment, the growth of minority
        political parties in EU countries, Britain’s decision to exit
        the EU, all of which do not indicate wisdom by its unelected
        leaders. Nor do fiat decisions with regard to bailing out
        nations with huge financial deficits arising from philosopher
        king top-down currency decisions.Say, take a look at Europe’s
        vampire currency, it’s ‘A machine from Hell,’ writes Andrew
        Stuttaford, in Quadrant Magazine, (July – August, 2015.)

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      Phillip Bratby

      Don’t forget that you were told it’s also because you are an old white man.

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        Annie

        Not to mention old white woman.
        Annie, the peasant (deplorable also).

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        FrankH

        What do you mean, old? 69 isn’t old. :-(

        70 is old, 69 is the prime of life. ;-)

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          Annie

          Then I’m old!
          Annie the Deplorable Peasant. ;)

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            Dave in the States

            When I was a young man, I was riding in a beat up old pickup truck with my father, when he mentioned he was still the same person on the inside he was when he was 17 years old. At the time I thought it was strange and that he was ancient. Now after all those years gone by I realize that the inner soul, indeed, remains young forever, regardless of the body’s age and the aches and pains.

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      ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N

      Time for another Guy Fawkes, Frank..

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    Asp

    EU was never going to make it easy for UK to leave the union, not only because the UK was one of the few net contributors into revenue, but also once the UK departed, the likelihood of a total EU collapse was significantly heightened. The concept of the possibility of ‘Soft Brexit’ was pure beat up.
    By continuously demanding unrealistic and unfair concessions from the UK, ably assisted by that friend of democracy, MSM, the UK has been driven into an untenable position.
    It may be that a ‘Hard Brexit’ is now the only real option.
    Stories of Mutti offering Theresa May a ‘glimmer of hope’ are like a paedophile reassuring a child that there is nothing to fear, and make me sick in the guts.

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      Annie

      The balance of trade is very much in the EU’s favour. It is the EU who should be grovelling to Britain, not the other way round. TMay is a craven groveller.

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        Gerry, England

        In the midst of some very fierce competition, you have won the dumbest comment award.

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          Casey

          We buy more from them than we sell to them – their sales rely on us more than ours do on them.

          They should be paying US for access to OUR market!

          Leave should have been leave – out, done with; negotiate new trade deals between companies, not bureaucrats,

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    peter

    Those links to Delingpole don’t work?

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    Nicholas (Unlicensed Joker) Gray

    Amusingly enough, the EU has also rejected the deal! Maybe it didn’t grovel enough?
    And one good feature about a warming climate- if crocodiles emigrate south, we’ll all need to arm to protect ourselves, so we can effectively have a gun-loving climate come in. That will help us stay independent! Buy and release crocodiles, folks!

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    Good afternoon Jo,
    The elephant in the room is …
    other wavering EU. countries!
    (This isn’t rocket science.)
    The Italian result in March, and the likely Bavarian result in three months time, along with ‘Pro-coal’ Poland hosting this year’s IPCC. ‘climate scam’ COP24 the month after, are all portents of possible/likely reductions in EU. credibility in the coming year or so.

    Ever increasingly warm regards

    “Reformed Warmist of Logan.”

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    Robber

    Don’t mention the happy existence of Switzerland and Norway outside the EU – exactly.

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      Gerry, England

      With Norway a member of Efta and the EEA which provides access to the Single Market allowing frictionless trade, no payments to the EU budget and representation on international committees that drive global regulations that are then passed down by the EU where stupid people like Boris Johnson think they are EU regulations.

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    ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N

    “…let me tell you how the English are feeling, …”

    Feelings and emotions always control the SJW’s and Leftards, never practical reasoning or reality. They need to lay off the lavender scented coke.

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    Richard111

    Whatever. This peasant is no longer proud to be british.

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    Gerry, England

    Oh dear, venturing into the Outback with this subject where 99.9% of people have no idea what they are talking about – aided in that by politicians and the legacy media.

    To understand Brexit one must understand how the EU functions and how the Single Market works. Sadly, our government don’t have the faintest idea despite having handed ever increasing control of how our country operates otherwise it would not be wasting time talking about irrelevant issues such as customs and coming up with a stupid white paper that will be rejected by the EC – probably at the October meeting – because you can’t separate goods from services in the Single Market. If you understand the workings of the Single Market it will become obvious as to why the EU takes the position it does because it has no choice. If it bends the rules for the UK – which come 30 March will be a ‘third country’ – under the fabled WTO rules, all other third countries will be able to demand the same thing. The only sensible way to leave the EU is by joining Efta to retain access to the Single Market which will then allow the time to develop a better long term arrangement. Those still think ‘no deal’ is a viable option must have had their brains removed which is probably why when you explain to them the consequences of a no deal exit, they accuse you of promoting Project Fear, of being a remoaner, or just drivel that somehow it won’t happen while providing no supporting evidence.

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    My mate David Vance, writing for our Website AltNewsMerdia.net says it all in his acerbic piece:-

    https://altnewsmedia.net/news/the-final-betrayal-of-brexit/

    My own writing upon this issue will not be published, mainly because my fellow editors blanch at my language when truly annoyed!

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    Kleinefeldmaus

    Theresa has run out of time May has been duplicitous all along and finally Boris and a few others might deal to her.

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