Saturday, 24 March 2018

Who would have thought that the process of leaving the EU would take longer and appear more difficult than winning the First World War?

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Blogger Effie Dean in her latest blog post asks:

Who would have thought that the process of leaving the EU would take longer and appear more difficult than winning the First World War?  But then at least we were more or less united between 1914 and 1918 and few indeed were the Brits who thought it was a good idea to hope that we lost and our opponent won.

8 comments:

  1. It has long seemed to me that Britain is in the midst of a cold civil war, if you will. The real struggle is not between Britain and some other European country or coalition of countries, but between patriotic Britons who love the history and culture of their nation and want their nation to survive as the distinct cultural entity that it has long been and cosmopolitan Britons who would like nothing more than to see their country become a multicultural mosaic with the diversity of the UN General Assembly. The cold civil war is, of course, taking place in many Western nations as well.

    Keep fighting the good fight.

    Sergio (my real name)

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    1. I wish I saw a cold war taking place in the U.K. along these lines. I see only the multiculturalists winning without fighting. The immigration figures are unbelievable. The same story everywhere else in Europe.

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    2. I wish I saw a cold war taking place in the U.K. along these lines.

      Sadly, I agree. I see no evidence whatsoever of any real pushback against the elites in any western country. All I see is surrender. Surrender without a fight.

      There has to be something very deeply wrong with a society that sees surrender as the answer to every challenge. Perhaps it's a fundamental flaw in democracy. Perhaps it's capitalism. Maybe it's mass media turning people into vegetables. But western society is very very sick indeed.

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    3. There is no pushback in the U.K. because the population have been successfully cowed into silence. Any serious pushback would be illegal. Look at how the British state has treated the Britain First leaders or Tommy Robinson who are not even ethnic nationalists. It’s like East Germany. I don’t think people quite grasp how oppressive the UK’s speech laws are. In fact, leaving aside Lese Majesty laws which exist in many countries I Britain probably has the most oppressive speech laws in the world outside perhaps the Gulf Arab states and North Korea. I would be interested to know if any other country has as expansive a definition of a “hate crime” as Britain where pretty much anything is deemed a hate crime if someone “perceives” it to be one.

      I struggle to see how Brexit will make much difference to be honest. I mean, Britain is now detaining and deporting 20-something year old blonde girls because they hold normal conservative opinions. Britain is now guilty of much worse repression than what it accuses states like Russia of doing.

      Video on Britain’s Soviet style speech laws.

      https://youtu.be/QQ8WPzu_u9U

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    4. I shall watch your video clip when I am in front of a computer. I fully agree about the vwey worrying lack of freedom of speech in the U.K. and the banning of those two courageous young women. It is the same story elsewhere in Europe and the problem will worsen unless people speak out. Mrs. May is no friend to liberty.

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  2. We spent over 40 years integrating with the EEC and then EU, leaving it was bound to be a highly complex process which will take time. Maybe you should read more of what Christopher Booker and Richard North have been saying rather than charlatans like Charles Moore and Dan Hannan.

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    1. I have read all four. Daniel Hannan was always in favour of a soft Brexit and remaining in the EEA. He makes a strong case now for joining EFTA which we of course founded. North is histrionic. Nigel Lawson favours leaving with no deal. This won't happen but is appealing. Is he a charlatan?

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  3. The people who pushed Brexit needed to have a better idea of what it would take to make such a big step a reality. Had merits as an idea, but the haplessness after the referendum has been an embarrassment.

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