The year just gone by is probably, for a number of you, one that you are thinking ‘good riddance’ to. It has been the year that has seen political figures rising or decisions being made on the back of nationalistic politics where migration and protectionism are suddenly back on the agenda, and debate has become…
Demos-kratia. The people have power. They decided to go.
Deciding what sort of negotiating position we plump for is up for grabs – that’s fair play. Deciding to leave the EU is not. Any parliamentarian believing otherwise has just turned themselves into a power-grabbing despot.
This is, however, about baking. And equality. And confusion. It’s about the risk that we are having the life and colour sucked from us in a politically correct repressive void which cannot handle any shade of grey where people hold differing views.
In the minds of Juncker et al, fear of what will happen to the UK as it leaves the EU will keep the local systems in line. Oops, did I just say that? Freudian slip there. Local nations.
Labour is currently an irrelevance in British politics. Theresa May has parked her progressive tanks on the lawns previously occupied by Blair and Brown, and Labour looks likely to respond by riding off into a left-wing sunset for the foreseeable future.
Whatever your views were, a choice has been made and we will carry on. Continue to speak out against social injustice and hatred, but it’s time to move on from the memes and mutual prejudices.
Imagine a scenario… It’s 2020, Britain is not part of the EU (and never was), but is trading quite happily with the union as an independent state. Along with the Canadians, it has agreed a series of pretty good tariff arrangements, and is healthy, wealthy and prosperous. A deregulated services sector is powering the economy,…
I want my voice and vote to mean something in the UK in future, and yours as well – even if you disagree with my politics: you should have that right. If we vote to remain, we will slowly lose that privilege. The opportunity is here to recover it… don’t let it slip.
We need to open the gate wide to migrants, not kick the fence down. Voting to leave the EU will put us one step closer to doing this.
For the majority of us, we just want to know: will a Brexit make me and you more wealthy or less wealthy? Will I have less money to spend, or will the government have less money to spend in this country? This has been the gauntlet thrown down by Remain supporters to Brexiteers. I would…
The gloves are off… Queensberry rules be damned – this is no time for playing fair any more! The government is pulling out all the stops now, fair or unfair, to persuade all of the potential swing voters to vote to remain.
Closer and closer EU integration – which is where this EU project will end up – is no guarantor of peace any more than its absence is a guarantor of lessened security. Let’s give lie to this anachronism and leave it in the museum where it belongs.