Wednesday , June 19 2024

Brexit, the unmentioned disgrace

There is one aspect to Brexit that rarely, if at all, gets a mention amidst all the endless blather about deals and proposals and Chequers plans. More of that later as in this piece I don’t want it to disappear as just another piece of Brexit opinion for the Remain camp to dismiss. I believe it to be too important for that.

We all know, don’t we, that Brexit is the most damaging economic catastrophe this great country of the United Kingdom has ever embarked upon? Few can really tell us why and nobody can tell us what is in it for the loud and raucous Remain brigade of failed Prime Ministers and Cabinet members with land holdings and EU grants to maintain them or those who would pretend to be King for the day of the European Union of States. There are plenty of candidates for the latter in mainland Europe so when you go to the polling booth in 20something or other to vote using the most complicated version of proportional representation ever devised for your President of all the Europes, you will have a big choice. Local rivalries will leap to the front but whomever you vote for, don’t worry, it won’t count for anything as the bureaucrats in Brussels will have skewed the PR algorithm to ensure that their man, or woman, gets the post. You could well find your country being ruled by some obscure politician from some equally obscure former Russian state that you’d never heard of. Don’t worry though. You’ll get used to it. If you are intent on arguing that leaving the EU is a catastrophe, then you must be little read in the fundamentals of what the EU is for or was ever for.

We hear, don’t we, on an almost daily basis, the Prophets of Doom from the BBC and most of the mainstream media that we are walking towards economic oblivion. That investment in the U.K. will get the first flights out of the U.K. and jobs will be lost by the hundreds of thousands. The NHS will not be able to treat you because we won’t have any drugs with which to help you. We will become a sub Saharan land of famine when food fails to arrive from our vindictive neighbours across the English Channel who forget who bailed them out of German expansionism twice in the 20th century because we won’t have any import duties or mechanisms in place to import perishable goods. The U.K. will become a third world desert of social unrest and mass unemployment whilst the EU and the euro go from strength to strength amidst its international dominance of trade deals with the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The Chinese and Indians will be flocking to the EU’s doors to buy protected goods from the EU’s protected species of supplier. The WTO will cease to function being unable to compete with the mercilessly low tariffs of the EU. The IMF will bail out the U.K. when the Communist Government at the helm has destituted the country with debt levels akin to the famous Greek tragedy we had witnessed in 2015 when the IMF, ECB and Germans so charitably forgave them her ruinous debts and graciously let Greece back into the community of nations with a seriously devalued euro such that she could compete in the international marketplace. The mass unemployment in the U.K. by this time will have rendered university degrees worthless such that our youth, whose lives will have been so severely blighted by Brexit, now go to universities in Europe with guaranteed jobs in the burgeoning EU economy that last saw any form of youth unemployment in 2018 but now has 100% youth employment in Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Ireland to name but a few and adult unemployment down at 3-4% whilst it is at least 25% in the U.K.

Northern Ireland has become part of the prosperous South having spurned the Tory Government of 2018 and its failure to agree on the border issue and Sinn Fein is now the preeminent party of power in a united Ireland. A new Scottish Independence Referendum is imminently scheduled and the polls have the SNP so far ahead that the result is now a foregone conclusion that Scotland will cede from the now totally dysfunctional U.K. and immediately join the EU as a sister state of Ireland to be called the United Celtic Region or UCR for short. Wales, as a Celtic speaker is in advanced talks with the Sinn Fein leadership in Dublin to join the UCR leaving England as the sole surviving member of the former United Kingdom but now dependent on former countries in the Union for handouts and financial benefits much along the lines of the old Barnett formula that kept Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland afloat before the EU became the political, financial, commercial and economic powerhouse it has since becoming the United States of Europe. The UCR is happy to belong to the US of E because it has finally managed to sever ties with England.

A massive flight of ridiculous fancy but much of it is what the Remain camp would have us believe when we drop off Beachy Head to our economic doom. God forbid that we should consider not dealing with the EU when it has so much going for it. Dear me, we would have to trade on WTO tariffs just as we now do for 55% of our trade. That’s more than half if my limited maths is correct. This relationship with Europe was supposed to be about common border trading between like minded nations. That is what the duplicitous Heath told us in 1972 when we flocked to our sovereign polling booths when the U.K. was an independent country to sign up for the EEC. Far from balanced, fair and free trading between the EEC states, we now find ourselves in competition with one another to such an extent that the U.K. has a trade deficit with the EU of over £80bn. The protectionist instincts of the EU has now secretly woken up to how dangerous Brexit is to it with its own economists forecasting 8-9% GDP growth for the U.K. economy post Brexit compared with further decline for the EU economy.

So what does this all really mean? We know that the forecasts of doom and gloom by the Remain supporting Treasury Department in Whitehall have got their figures totally wrong. We know that the EU as a whole is a declining economic mess. We know that many countries of the EU have been impoverished by the nonsensical and badly conceived euro single currency. We know that many of the EU countries now have unemployment as a whole at indefensible levels and youth unemployment in many of them representing a total betrayal of the youth of those countries. We know that immigration is at unsustainable levels in the EU and that the open border policy of Schengen has been an unmitigated disaster. We know that the fabled single market and customs union in the EU is a cover up for corruption and protectionism on a gargantuan scale that has caused many countries outside of the EU to fail to compete and so become impoverished themselves. We know that this protectionist trade racket in the EU has cost this country very dear for over 40 years with an inflated cost of living on the very things that the less well off spend most of their take-home pay – food, clothes and footwear. We know that we have paid over the odds and much more than any other EU country to belong to this corrupt union for 46 years. We know that we have had our rule of law corrupted by the implementation of over 60,000 pieces of EU legislation or rules and diktats of one form or another.

The list is endless of what we know to be wrong with our continued participation in the EU. And yet we are allowing ourselves to be persuaded by the loud voice of illogical Remain that things they do not know, cannot know because they haven’t happened are so potentially wonderful, will lead us to the Promised Land or economic Nirvana and bring us everlasting peace and prosperity that the EEC/EU has singularly failed to deliver anywhere on the continent of Europe for nigh on 50 or 60 years.

Why is that?

The answer to that question is relatively simple and is at the base of my premise for this piece.

Amidst all the economic nonsense spouted by the EU and the Remain camp in the U.K. lies one, fundamental omission from the thought process.

That is “What is the ultimate goal of the EU?”

A question barely discussed but the answer to which should bring any nation of the EU to a shuddering halt.

The second World War threw Europe into economic and political turmoil with countries such as Poland, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and the U.K. either invaded by an out of control Germany or mercilessly bombed as was the case with Britain. Two countries stood up to that. Britain and the United States and latterly Russia when Hitler made exactly the same mistake as had Napoleon 130 years before by invading Russia in a Russian winter.

When peace had been agreed in 1945 and some of the perpetrators of one of the biggest mass genocides in the history of mankind had been duly despatched on various gallows, the Allied powers agreed some kind of war settlement that cost the U.K. some £161bn in American aid and that cost this country over 61 years to repay. The fear of another German expansionist adventure caused a few of the European states to get together and form a trading consortium for the trade of iron, steel and coal. One of the agents of this seemingly benign agreement was Jean Monnet. He made it quite clear, though, that the ultimate aim of this agreement was not simply to secure peace in Europe and deny Germany the raw materials necessary to build armaments but to work towards a European Super State. A United States of Europe.

In meetings with Macmillan and Heath he spelled out in the details written down by his biographer exactly what he had in mind. The countries of Europe would cede national sovereign power to a centrally controlled European Parliament that would have a European President above all other heads of localised national governments and who would supervise all matters economic, fiscal and political of the United States of Europe.

Monnet was an archetypal socialist who followed the socialist maxim of centralised control of everything and everyone.

That is the answer to the question of the EU’s ultimate goal. And that is what the apologists for Brexit need to understand above all else. Brexit is not about trade and money. It is about the fundamental freedom of the people of the United Kingdom to control our own destiny.

The alternative is to become another USSR, China or other despotically ruled country such as Venezuela or Cuba.

Our politicians need to forget the blather of trade and money and remember the one, basic promise they make to our Queen and therefore our country to never, except in times of war, cede sovereign power over this country to a third party or other country. Halifax and Chamberlain wanted to do it in 1939 and cede our sovereign nation to Hitler’s Germany but Winston Churchill would have none of it .

Our elected Government now need to do the same as Churchill and not cede our national sovereignty to a third party.

The consequences for so doing would be as dire as those contemplated by appeasers in 1939 and will not be accepted in any shape or form by the truly patriotic people of this country who will not tolerate the voices of the apologists and appeasers.

About Ian Pye

Ian is grammar school educated although he briefly flirted with the idea of becoming Britain's answer to Breaking Bad's Walter White with a short sojourn at university. The constant smell of hydrogen sulphide caused the break up of that partnership and thereafter he pursued a career in sales culminating in partnering with his second wife for many years in their own recruitment business. When the second marriage came to an amicable end, so did Ian's allotted time in the world of commerce and he became a retired person of no means but a still active brain. He lives on the outskirts of the great metropolis of Manchester and has close affinity with the red side of the football city being a United fan of over 50 years. He has deep interest in British politics, is conservative by nature and persuasion as well as reading much on aspects of religious theology particularly the works out of Albuquerque, New Mexico of Richard Rohr and hitherto Richard's mentor, Thomas Merton. Ian has three children, two of whom live in London and the third in Toronto as well as four adorable grandchildren

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  1. I can’t find any fault in that summary, the problem remains, as I am told by the younger generation that we have “moved on from 1945” and we are now Europeans. Somehow this younger generation has lost all connection to the fact that they are English or even British. The fact that so many thousands of our men and women were killed fighting for England in two world wars means nothing to them, they don’t even care. And to be derogatory to the French or the Germans is almost heresy because they are all now under one roof in the EU!!

    They, being the younger generation, will find out the true facts at some stage in their lives and then thr shock will be fast and swift. Unfortunately I won’t be around to see it but trust me, it’s coming!

    • Isaac Anderson

      Spectacular Ian, you’ve really done it again. Rem Acu Tetigisti if I may say so. It always was really about sovereignty – and Mike – that’s the reason most of the young people I know voted to Leave.

      Don’t write us youth off too quickly, Mike; I’m fairly sure you’ll be around to hear us roar – it’s just the majority have never been offered real Conservatism and the European Echo Chamber is all they hear. As Ian said; there is a Lion ready to roar, we just need a Churchill to cue it for us to rally behind.