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UK Independence Day
24th June 2016

Articles

This Glorious Day!  |  Analyses of Results  |  Discussions and Analyses  |  First Steps  |  The End of the Beginning...  |  Scotland  |  The EU: Post-Brexit

Brexit 'Negotiations': The Mechanism for Leaving the EU  |  Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty / 1972 European Communities Act

Sovereignty and Democracy  |  The Establishment, Technocracy, Populism, Peasants' Revolt

The Single Market (EEA), Trade, Industry, the Economy  |  Jobs and Employment  |  Farming and Fisheries  |  EU Defence and Armed Forces

European Gendarmerie Force  |  Immigration, Free Movement, Border Control  |  Some Regrets...

 Reactions from Other EU Countries  |  Reactions from the USA and Australasia   |  History of the EU and Historical Documents

Liberty: The Battle for the Very Soul of Britain  |  Norman and Saxon  |  The Tower of Babel: EU / UN / NWO  |  "Our EU"

UK Independence Day: YouTubes and Videos   |   UK Independence Day: Quotes and Comments   |   BRINO: Articles

Legal Challenges: Articles  Article 50 Case  |  Overturning the Referendum  |  The Referendum Result is Binding  |  Lawyers for Britain


THERESA MAY'S SPEECH TO THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY CONFERENCE
"Today, we are going to talk about global Britain: our vision for Britain after Brexit,
because 100 days ago, that is what the country voted for: ...
a Britain in which we pass our own laws and govern ourselves"

BRITAIN HAS LEFT THE BUILDING!
"You can follow Breitbart London's LIVE coverage
of the EU Referendum on our live blog here"


"You could call it self-determination or independence
but it is basically the right to plant your feet on the clifftops of Kent,
raise your eyes to the cloud-scudding sky, and relish your ancient liberty as a free-born Briton"
[source].

"...it is still rather thrilling to see the British people stirring at last after a long, long sleep" [source].

 

 

This Glorious Day!

YOUTUBE:  Nigel Farage: This Will Be A Victory for Real People  (24 June 2016)

"Dare to dream that the dawn is breaking on an Independent United Kingdom!..."

YOUTUBE:  Nigel Farage: Speech Following Brexit Vote  (24 June 2016)

"The sun has risen on an independent United Kingdom!  And just look at it - even the weather's improved!  It's been a hell of a long journey, this.  I first got involved in Eurosceptic politics 25 years ago ... June 23rd needs to become a national bank holiday, and we will call it Independence Day! Thank you."

The Bird Has Flown  (24 June 2016)

"Despite the odds that the bookmakers were giving a few days ago (three to one against), Britain has surprised the world - and especially the world's financial markets - by voting to leave the European Union..."

Welcome to Independence Day  (24 June 2016)

Britain awakens today, June 24th, to a future as a free, independent sovereign nations. In a history-making referendum result, the people of the UK voted to leave the EU by winning 51.9% (17,410,742) of the vote (at latest counting) with 48.1% (16,141,24) choosing to remain on a turnout of 71.8%.  UKIP would like to thank every single person who voted for this historic decision, a validation of the party's fundamental belief that we should be no longer a part of the European political project. As the sun rises over our country this morning, we can all rejoice in our wonderful new Independence Day."

We Did It!  (24 June 2016)

"We Won!  To quote Winston Churchill after the British troops won their first great battle of the Second World War at Al Alamein: 'This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, this is just perhaps the end of the beginning'."

It's Independence Day!  (24 June 2016)

"Britain is once again an independent nation - free from the shackles of Brussels."  [Bayith note: please read the comments below the line - they are an absolute joy!]

We Did It!  Britain's Independence Day is Here!  (24 June 2016)

"No, I can't believe it either. Nor, I imagine, will anyone at Glastonbury festival - where I now am, surrounded by 100,000 muddy, rain-drenched hippies pinching themselves in appalled disbelief and hoping it's just the drugs that have messed with their heads, not reality they're experiencing right now..."

Kids, You Just Got Britain Back!  (24 June 2016)

"Just heard the news that Britain has won her independence. Wow!  Let me tell you about the moment yesterday when I first thought it possible that the pollsters might be wrong. I was in a supermarket around 8pm buying some last minute shopping and I said to the kid serving me: 'Have you voted yet?'..."

Independence Day!  The Great Escape  (24 June 2016)

"Despite everything, the British people have spoken, and having done so - we have shown the Western world the way!  NO to Globalism over National Sovereignty;  NO to unaccountable corrupt Elites;  NO to anti-democratic, liberal fascistic Totalitarianism;  NO to 'Open Borders'/Multiculturalism/Mass-Migration; YES to Liberty and Democracy.  All this achieved against incredible odds..."

RADIO:  Nigel Farage on Momentous EU Referendum Win  (24 June 2016)

UKIP leader Nigel Farage joined Breitbart radio to discuss the momentous victory in the referendum which saw Britain vote to leave the EU. ... 'We have broken away from a political union where our power was being overruled, our courts were being overruled, and we had a complete open border for anybody from southern and eastern Europe, so this is a major historic step. ... Threatening people insults their intelligence. Don't threaten people repeatedly because if you do in the end they think you've crying wolf and they won't believe you. It's Project Fear, or in the end when Obama came it as Project Threat..."

Independence Day UK: Resurgence of Democracy; Restoration of Sovereignty  (24 June 2016)

"It is the fissure of the state. The people have met the people: they looked and evaluated, and the greater soul has chosen to be more free, noble, ingenious and generous. The majority apprehends the future of British civilisation in terms of its own manners and morals; in its native religious and political institutions..."

Brexit is a Victory for Democracy  (24 July 2016)

"When the history books are written, June 23, 2016 will be remembered as the day when Britain's bravery ushered in a golden age of global freedom. This is a great country, with a long and proud tradition of standing up for what is good and right. And today you, the great British public, have struck another historic blow for the fundamental rights of our fellow men and women not just in Europe, but across the globe. ... Brussels tried to suppress you, to brow-beat and defeat you. But the bulldog British spirit is not so easily tamed. As David Cameron packs his bags and leaves Downing Street - his next door neighbour George Osborne surely following close behind - he will pass below the Union Jack fluttering proudly in the breeze. We hope it reminds him that this is a courageous nation that will never, ever bow to the type of tyrannical bullying his Project Fear so mercilessly espoused. ... We had almost forgotten how sweet liberty and democracy is. But [now] our children and grandchildren are assured the opportunity to forge their own futures. This may well be our finest hour yet."

This Was the Day the British People Defied Their Jailors  (24 July 2016)

"There were two referendums on Thursday. The first was on membership of the EU. The second was on the British establishment. Leave won both, and the world will never the same again. It's impossible to overstate how remarkable this victory is. Twenty years ago, Euroscepticism was a backbench Tory rebellion and a political cult. It was a dispute located firmly on the Right with little appeal to Labour voters. It took Ukip to drag it into the centre of political life - given momentum by the issue of immigration - and slowly it has emerged as a lightening rod for anti-establishment activism..."

Tipped the Other Way, it's Our Message to the EU  (24 June 2016)

"Never in my life have I been so happy, nay ecstatic, to be wrong. Along with so many others, including Nigel Farage, the bookies and the pollsters, I thought the cause was lost. Two propaganda juggernauts, those of HMG and the EU, has been rolling for months, and they seemed unstoppable. Now I'd like to apologise to the English [and Welsh] people for underestimating them. Their innate common sense has seen through the scaremongering lies..."

Social Conservatism Was Reborn Today  (24 June 2016)

"It still hasn't sunk in, and won't do for some time. We won. We won, and against more than one enemy. Yes, of course the vote was primarily about our membership of the EU, but it was also a profound rejection of our own arrogant, bullying, contemptuous Metropolitan elite. In this referendum campaign they threw everything at us, and they lost. Along with our membership of the EU, the tyranny of Political Correctness essentially died today..."

Brexit: A  Brilliant Revolt Against the Political Class  (24 June 2016)

"So this is what democracy feels like. This is what a ballot-box revolt looks like. Yesterday the people asserted themselves. They made plain their dislike of the EU. And they did so against virtually the entire establishment. The leaders of capitalism, the vast majority of the political class, experts, academics, world leaders, global institutions, the liberal media and the celebrity set united to warn the little people, to hector and lecture them, about the dangers of rejecting the EU.  And yet the little people did it anyway ... This was an uprising, a polite, quiet one..."

EU Referendum: Brexit It Is  (24 June 2016)

"Well, there we go. Democracy in action, whether you like the result or not. Remember, the EU only does sham democracy. The UK does democracy in the raw. Let's take a moment to look at some sentiments about the European Union:..."

Best of Brexit - Free Again!  (25 June 2016)

"An image says more than a thousand words - so here are some images which capture our mood and express how we feel since we got our country back on June 24th:..."

 

Analyses of Results

Brits Oppose 2nd Referendum by Two to One  (29 June 2016)

"A YouGov poll published today shows that less than a third of the public, 31%, believe the referendum should be re-run. By contrast, 58% say it should not, while 11% do not know. ... There is also no appetite for holding a referendum once the terms of Britain's withdrawal have been decided, with just 33% calling for a vote in such a circumstance, compared to 51% who would oppose it ... the poll also shows that 48% of the public expect immigration to be more tightly controlled after Britain leaves the EU, compared to 42% who think it will not be."

A Morning-After Bowl of Sauerkraut  (24 June 2016)

"How German-language news organisations headlined Brexit."

News Review  (24 June 2016)

Quickie immediate post-results from various newspapers.

Results: UK Votes to Leave the EU  (24 June 2016)

"The UK has voted to leave the EU by 52% to 48%. Leave won the majority of votes in England and Wales, while every council in Scotland saw Remain majorities. Follow latest updates and reaction..."

Breaking Down Brexit: How the UK Voted  (24 June 2016)

"So ends the most bitter and polarising experience of British electoral history. The economics of Brexit was heatedly and endlessly debated ... but ultimately it was trumped by voters' considerations about national integrity and identity. ... The country split quite neatly into those for whom pocketbook considerations were paramount (and who opted for Remain) and those who sought to protect national integrity and identity (and who chose to Leave)..."

 

Discussions and Analyses

Jo Cox's Murder Made Leave Voters Go Underground  (03 September 2016)

"The EU referendum debate shows no sign of abating. Remainers wait to be proved right about the terrible consequences, while Leavers are anxious to exit before the democratic will is frustrated by Sir Humphrey ort a political stitch-up. To see where we are going, we must understand where we are coming from..."

EU Referendum: What Now?  (10 July 2016)

"Post-EU Referendum analysis of the principle reasons for voting one way or the other threw out the following key conclusions. Remainians voted primarily out of fear of the economic and social consequences of us leaving the EU: honourable and fair enough. On the other hand, we Leavers voted primarily for self-determination: equally honourable and fair enough. Now, if the Establishment, the Political Class, the EU itself, or whosoever, works to undermine the majority decision of the British people, there would be hell to pay..."

UKIP's Post-Brexit Future  (08 July 2016)

"One must look at the areas that voted to leave. These are areas where neither the Labour nor the Conservative parties speak for the people. Leaving the EU is a prerequisite for national renewal but it is not guaranteed with the same political establishment in Westminster. The task for UKIP should be to win seats in the HoC at the next general election, not only to secure national independence but also to represent the decent working people of Britain who have been ignored and derided by a condescending and sneering elite..."

Whence Technocracy: Neofeudalism, Peasants and Pitchforks  (06 July 2016)

"C.H. Smith nailed it: 'There is no avenue for advocacy, grievances or redress in a system dominated by global corporations'.  In the old feudal days, peasants with pitchforks could assault the lord's castle on a hill. Today, there is no castle nor even a hill. Yet, we still have the same grievances, angst and desires for peace, safety and prosperity..."

What Do Leave Voters Really Think?  (06 July 2016)

"The EU referendum result exposed the enormous disconnect between the pro-EU views of the political class, and its affluent, metropolitan supporters, and the anti-EU views of the rest of the UK. It also exposed an enormous amount of elite snobbery towards ordinary voters. Many Remainers have been quick to dismiss those who voted to leave the EU as ignorant, foreign-hating, nationalistic bigots. They have also suggested that the issues at stake were too difficult for ordinary voters to comprehend. It's clear that many Remainers have never stepped foot in strongly pro-Brexit areas, let alone tried to find out what Leave voters really think..."

This is the Dawn of a Golden Age  (03 July 2016)

"This great nation has, at long, long last, asserted its democratic right and bounded from a crazed stupor to vote out of the EU. What it has not done, never will, and indeed never could do - even if it crazily desired to - is to vote to come out of Europe. To listen to the frenzied wailings of the defeated Remainers this past week has been akin to witnessing some harrowing Biblical-style tale of loss and eternal damnation. What this country has wisely turned its back on is the failed Soviet Union retread that was the European Union..."

Referendum Follies  (02 July 2016)

"Whenever I gave expert evidence in murder trials, I looked at the jury and thought, 'What a rabble! How on earth can you expect them to come to any proper conclusion?' ... But at the end of the trial, something funny happened..."

The English Town That Voted Brexit 'Out of Love'  (28 June 2016)

"'This whole seafront was packed with boats', said Vicky Thwaites, surveying the broad beach at Redcar, a once-prosperous town that voted overwhelmingly for Britain to leave the EU. ... Thursday's dramatic vote to quit the EU was driven by millions of people in the post-industrial north and centre of England ... The strength of feeling may have stunned metropolitan Britain, but came as no surprise [here], where 66.2% ultimately voted to leave the EU ... 'They took our fishing from us and took our steel. The backbone of Britain. They're raped the northeast. We're left with nothing. We're all just fed up and want Britain back'..."

Yes, This is a Crisis: A Brilliant Crisis Packed with Possibility  (28 June 2016)

"The fallout from last week's EU referendum has brought one thing in particular into sharp, unforgiving relief: the immaturity of the British political class ... the infantile nature of their response to Brexit. They've responded with fear, distress, emotionalism, statements about feeling 'lost' ... They speak in the language of the threatened child rather than an in-control class ... The elite's disturbed response to the Leave victory ... shatters their claim that it is we the people who respond overemotionally to political matters. In truth, where the electorate calmly and seriously, and in huge numbers, went to polling stations and made their consciences known, it is the political class that has found it difficult, if not impossible, to approach this political reality rationally and honestly. ... Well, they need to grow up. And fast. Of course Remainers will feel bruised by the referendum result. But enough is enough. They have a responsibility, in a democratic society, to engage with majoritarian opinion and to respect its writ [and] a responsibility to heed and act on the will of the people ... Brexit must happen, and it must happen now. Our political class must invoke Article 50 and set in motion the thing that a majority of the British people want: to leave the EU ... behave as adults, make judgements, take action..."

Brexit is a Chance For a New Socially Conservative Party  (28 June 2016)

Laura Perrins interviews Peter Hitchens.

Democracy Under Attack - Brexit Have Won a Battle but Not the War  (28 June 2016)

"Initially, Brexit supporters including myself rejoiced at a victory which has been a long time in coming. However ... I had a gut-feeling that the globalist elites would not accept this vote without a fight. And sure enough, as the result sunk in, outraged reactions soon proved Brexit supporters may have won a battle but they have by no means won the war. Democracy is in danger of being stamped out by pro-EU fascists who are determined to reject the will of the people by hook or by crook..."

Bukovsky on Brexit  (27 June 2016)

"During the past 15 years, I have voiced many times my support for leaving the EU. I am, of course, very happy with the referendum results ... Why am I happy? Because the EU is a huge and insanely expensive bureaucracy, reminiscent of the USSR. A system hostile to its people. People finally realised that and voted accordingly. The EU, the monster that it is, took away the rights of the citizens [sic] of Great Britain, trying to turn us into a province..."

Brexit, the Bible and Democracy: The Judgment of God is the Voice of the People  (27 June 2016)

"As the winds of Brexit crack their cheeks throughout Europe, and the refiner's fire purges the political parties - if not our whole political culture - of its vanity, overbearance, arrogance and pride, there are crafty moves afoot to subvert the will of the British people..."

The Long Road to Democracy  (27 June 2016)

"It really is time for remainers to grow up and give up the ghost. We have been arguing for decades about this and politics is not going to progress until the issue is resolved. We have two choices. We can either bicker about the result, or we can focus on the question of what next. One of the them is a valuable use of intellect, the other is not. The fact remains that for whatever reason, the British public answered a single and unequivocal question and that is what we must abide with..."

The Battle for Democracy Starts Here  (27 June 2016)

"What are [the elite's] reasons for overruling the will of the people? What intellectual contortions are they performing, seeing as they can't quite summon the courage to say 'stupid plebs'? They say we were misled, we were hoodwinked. ... [But] the majority voted Leave in the name of popular sovereignty - precisely the principle that so turns the stomachs of the elites. The idea that the public are liable to be misled or exploited by colourful demagogues is the oldest anti-democratic argument in the book..."

After the Vote, the Implosion of the Political Class  (27 June 2016)

"[Politicians] have emotionalised the decision of the Leave voters, turning it into a momentary spasm, a paroxysm of anger. ... You can see why [they] would want to reduce the votes of 17.5m people to an emotional reaction, an eruption of anger. It diminishes the significance of the referendum. It turns it into something spontaneous, something momentarily irrational. It will therefore pass, as the red mist disperses, and a more reasonable, presumably, pro-EU, attitude returns. But this wasn't a temporary outburst. No, it was something positive: it was an articulation of a rational political desire ... 'the principle that decisions about the UK should be taken in the UK'..."

David Cameron Has Salted the Land, Poisoned the Wells for Boris  (27 June 2016)

"Why wasn't the British government better prepared for Brexit? This is the question being asked now by all the disgruntled Remainers who can't quite get over the fact that they didn't win..."

YOUTUBE:  How the 'Experts' Got the Brexit Vote Wrong  (26 June 2016)

"Douglas Murray of the Gatestone Institute joined Ezra Levant of TheRebel.media to analyse the historic Brexit vote, and how the establishment failed to predict the result."

Boston, Lincolngrad: I Saw the Seething Resentment. Now it it Time to Finish the Revolution  (26 June 2016)

"They shouldn't have tried to scare us. It is a sign of how little the Remainers understand or know about Britain, and above all about England, that they thought that would work. I do sometimes wonder if these odd denatured shiny types, who actively prefer foreign rule to their own, ever visit their own country. Confined to glossy multicultural London neighbourhoods for most of the year, they then hurry abroad. Most of them are more familiar with Florence or Barcelona than they are with the equal glory of Lincoln Cathedral, whose history, beauties and significance are alike unknown to them. Well, they should have tried harder to visit Britain. They might also have learned to like it, its unspectacular difference from anywhere else in the world (I know, I've visited 57 other countries), its gruff reserve that masks much deeper feelings, and its ancient dislike of being pushed around. The Remainers' snobbery was their undoing. They believed they were superior to their fellow countrymen and women, when they were just luckier and richer. Judging from their response to the referendum result, many of them still do..."

YOUTUBE:  Brexit: Aftermath - Paul Joseph Watson and Stefan Molyneux  (25 June 2016)

"Has the sky fallen?  Has gravity reversed itself?  Has World War III started?  Paul Joseph Watson joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the aftermath of the Brexit vote, the impact of the UK's EU Referendum, the short term economic fallout, the possibility of a second referendum and much much more!"

Britain's Great Divide  (25 June 2016)

"Every election is divisive, but none has pitted rich against poor like this one. The social divide has been far more dramatic than the divide between the two main political parties. ... As a generalisation, the split has been between the educated 'haves' on one side and the working class on the other. The Remainers found ways of making this point - casting themselves as cosmopolitan and 'open' against the crude and (presumably) closed-minded Leavers..."

Thank You, America!  (24 June 2016)

"For my final broadcast to the nation on the eve of Britain's Independence Day, the BBC asked me to imagine myself as one of the courtiers to whom Her Majesty had recently asked the question, 'In one minute, give three reasons for your opinion on whether my United Kingdom should remain in or leave the EU.'  My three reasons for departure, in strict order of precedence, were Democracy, Democracy, and Democracy. For the so-called 'European Parliament' is no Parliament. It is a mere duma..."

It is Best Not Just for Britain but for the EU That We Part Ways  (24 June 2016)

"A few thoughts on today's events. First - it wasn't working. With each year it was becoming more and more obvious that Britain and the EU wanted different things. Many (though not all) continental countries seem happy with a political union which pools their national sovereignty. There may be virtues in that, problems in it or both. But it was never a desire of the British people. last night demonstrated that..."

Brexit Brings the Light of Liberty  (24 June 2016)

"Long ago folk only lightly touched by politics have spotted how the governing classes benefit from the mounting role in British life. These beneficiaries are heavily located in the yellow (BBC's code for Remain) stream ... [But Remain were not] able to make a positive case for the EU ... they failed to see that millions of fair-minded and balanced people had checked out their arguments and found them shallow. Too many ordinary folk sensed that the idea of swallowing up a respected independent democracy in a failing technocratic experiment was ludicrous. It showed faulty judgment on the part of the elites for whom they had vanishing respect..."

YOUTUBE:  [What] Just Happened? What Comes Next?  (24 June 2016)

"The mad man did it. He really did. After two decades of trying, the mad man has pulled it off. The UK has voted to leave the maniacal, undemocratic and dysfunctional EU. This is a watershed moment in Western history, but it's not over yet..."

Uncomfortable Britain Delivered the Great Escape  (24 June 2016)

"Yesterday, in the Westminster bubble, all the talk was of a win for Remain. The bookies lengthened the odds on a Leave victory to 10/1, the markets soared, presumably on the strength of private polls by hedge funds, and the talk turned grimly to the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox as the moment when the Leave campaign lost its momentum and liberal left denunciation of the 'politics of hate' turned the tide. As it transpired, it was all nonsense, as so much Westminster talk is, particularly now the Parliament and its hangers-on has become a playground for ambitious young public school thrusters and holier-than-thou warriors for the public sector and endless right-on charities. ... hidden below the blizzard of Westminster virtue-signalling, some things were happening..."

 

First Steps

PETITION:  Nigel Farage Must Be Involved in the Brexit Negotiations in Brussels

"The decision, by the Vote Leave Campaign, to exclude Nigel Farage from the negotiations in Brussels under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is considered, by the undersigned, to be detrimental to the possible benefits to be achieved during the negotiations, and an insult to many of the 17,410,742 people who voted to leave the EU and to the thousands of UKIP members and supporters who campaigned for 4 months to help achieve this victory. UKIP was, and still is, the only party united in their commitment to Brexit, and Nigel Farage, as an MEP, has experience of the EU environment, [and] the voice and the determination to achieve the best possible outcome for the UK. Failure to include Nigel Farage in the team will be seen as vindictive political act by many people, and may result in a massive shift of Brexit voters to support UKIP in the future."

PETITION:  Invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty Immediately

"The British people have spoken. We have voted to leave the EU. We want article 50 of the Lisbon treaty to be invoked immediately. We still have two years to discuss our exit from the EU, but we do not wish to delay it any further."

PETITION:  Repeal 1972 European Communities Act

"We call upon our MPs to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act immediately should the EU Referendum result in a Leave majority vote, thus making membership of the EU null and void, without any further interference from the government or the EU."

PETITION:  All European Union Flags, Emblems and Logos Be Removed From All Public Buildings

"In the EU referendum of 23rd June 2016 the UK voted, by majority, to 'Leave the European Union'. As such we request that all EU flags, emblems and logos be removed from all public buildings in the UK."

Thursday, 23rd June 2016, and the Days After: a Look Back  (23 July 2016)

"Thursday, 23rd June will go down in history as one of the greatest dates in our country's history. For on that day, the Government finally allowed our people to have the Referendum for which the members of the UK Independence Party and all Brexiteers had fought so hard and so long to achieve: on whether the UK should Remain in the EU or should Leave and once more become an independent country. And we voted to Leave..."

Theresa May Prepare[s] to Take Over as Britain's PM  (13 July 2016)

"British PM David Cameron steps down on Wednesday and Theresa May prepares to take his place following a momentous referendum to leave the EU that has sent shockwaves around the world ... European leaders have asked the government to move quickly to renegotiate its relationship with the EU but May has indicated she will not be rushed into triggering the formal procedure for Brexit..."

Article 50 Yes, But No Snap General Election  (12 July 2016)

"A snap General Election would be good for UKIP, especially in the many Labour seats in which we were placed second last year. I don't think there is a desire in the country to have such an election though. The government must now get on with its job and inspire confidence. Whilst I did not want Mrs May, a Remain supporter, to become PM she has now said 'Brexit means Brexit.'  To hold faith with over 17 million voters who opted for Leave she must trigger Article 50 at the earliest realistic opportunity. I hope she picks a strong negotiating team. UKIP will be watching like a hawk to ensure that there is no backsliding."

Britons Who Believe in Brexit Must Seize This Moment  (03 July 2016)

"For those jubilating in the Brexit verdict of seven days ago the past week may have seemed like a seven-day party. But, in the words of the song, the party's over. On every side are pseudo-friends hoping that we fail as a people and as a nation. Nowhere are they more numerous and more vindictive than right here inside the UK. ... The two urgent tasks, new trade treaties and phasing out of screed of useless red tape, need not wait. We have the right and the duty to start now..."

What's Remain on About? Of Course Brexit Has a Plan  (01 July 2016)

Apart from the propositions that democracy is really a rather bad idea - we knew they thought that already - and that the markets are tanking - in fact the FTSE has posted its biggest weekly rally this year - the biggest, endlessly repeated, charge from the Europhiles is that the Brexit camp doesn't have a plan now that it has won the referendum..."

A Smooth Brexit: Project Fear Becomes Project Fail  (30 June 2016)

"Most people want a speedy move. Those who want out do not wish to wait for long until the result of their vote is achieved. We need to move in a purposeful and friendly way to achieve an early settlement which deals with the worries and fears of those who voted Remain. The aim should be to secure the main point of the campaign, taking back control, as soon as possible. We will only have achieved this aim when we have repealed the European Communities Act..."

It's Time for George Osborne to Go - And Go Now  (29 June 2016)

"George Osborne says he can stay in the government in some capacity ('a decision for the next prime minister'). Monday's Financial Times reported 'Friends say a move to the Foreign Office would be the only other job that would appeal.'  No doubt they are right, but have Mr Osborne and his friends not noticed that what 'appeals' to him has nothing whatever to do with what the country needs? Unlike David Cameron, who said immediately and firmly that he will go, the Chancellor does not seem to understand that he got it all wrong. His sense of entitlement is completely unfounded..."

YOUTUBE:  Peter Hitchens So Happy About Brexit  (24 June 2016)

"Never seen Peter Hitchens so happy..."

BREXIT Wins, Democracy Wins. Cameron, Osborne, Carney Must Now Resign  (24 June 2016)

"The EU Remain effort was perhaps the most disgraceful official campaign in modern political history. The British people were deluged with scare stories of such magnitude and breadth that describing it all as a campaign of lies is no exaggeration. But it didn't work. Britain has voted, with a turnout of over 70%, to leave the European Union. Fear failed; hope prevailed. There is much now to do; but some first steps should be clear..."

Independence Day: David Cameron is Ruined  (24 June 2016)

"'How would it be for David Cameron if he lost the Referendum?'  When a BBC crew asked me this two days ago I don't think either they or I imagined for a moment that this scenario would come to pass. ... [Cameron] took a massive gamble ... Fortune's wheel turned. And now he is crushed beneath it. I feel no joy in this. Whatever you think of David Cameron, this is his tragedy."

Brexit - How It Would All Work  (No Date)

"There are many myths and misconceptions about the Brexit process and what it will involve. During the campaign, near hysterical fears are voiced that somehow the UK would be plunged into a situation where we would be cut off from trading with the EU or even somehow severely hampered in trading with the wider world. ... These alarmist claims do not stand up to critical scrutiny for reasons which we shall carefully explain..."

 

The End of the Beginning...

"The Battle is fierce, friends.  Many analogies were made before the referendum about the children of Israel crying out to God for deliverance from Egypt.  Well, I am reminded that after they had been released, that wasn't the end of the matter: 'and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, "Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?".'  Sound familiar?  The whole force of Egypt went out after these freed people, determined to bring them back under their power.  [Pharaoh] pursued them and suddenly [the people of Israel] found they were left with nowhere to turn; with the Red Sea before them and the power of Egypt behind them, seeking to bring them back under their control.  When faced with this, the people then turned on Moses as the one who had brought them out, because the situation seemed so dire; they then wanted to go back under the power from which they had been delivered: 'Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians. For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.'  However: 'Moses said unto the people, "Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show you today ... The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace".'  I don't think this was an instruction not to pray, but rather to not talk against Moses and what God had done. 'And the LORD said unto Moses, "Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they may go forward".'  The way forward may seem unclear to us, but we know for sure, God can direct our paths if we seek His direction.  Whatever people say and do in the coming days, let us pray for God's direction and for His decision to stand" [IFB, July 2016].

PETITION:  Nigel Farage Must be Involved in the Brexit Negotiations in Brussels

"The decision, by the Vote Leave Campaign, to exclude Nigel Farage from the negotiations in Brussels under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is considered, by the undersigned, to be detrimental to the possible benefits to be achieved during the negotiations, and an insult to many of the 17,410,742 people who voted to leave the EU and to the thousands of UKIP members and supporters who campaigned for 4 months to help achieve this victory. UKIP was, and still is, the only party united in their commitment to Brexit, and Nigel Farage, as an MEP, has experience of the EU environment, [and] the voice and the determination to achieve the best possible outcome for the UK. Failure to include Nigel Farage in the team will be seen as vindictive political act by many people, and may result in a massive shift of Brexit voters to support UKIP in the future."

PETITION:  Invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty Immediately

"The British people have spoken. We have voted to leave the EU. We want article 50 of the Lisbon treaty to be invoked immediately. We still have two years to discuss our exit from the EU, but we do not wish to delay it any further."

PETITION:  Repeal 1972 European Communities Act

"We call upon our MPs to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act immediately should the EU Referendum result in a Leave majority vote, thus making membership of the EU null and void, without any further interference from the government or the EU."

PETITION:  All European Union Flags, Emblems and Logos Be Removed From All Public Buildings

"In the EU referendum of 23rd June 2016 the UK voted, by majority, to 'Leave the European Union'. As such we request that all EU flags, emblems and logos be removed from all public buildings in the UK."

Britain's Brexit Bill Given Royal Assent, Becomes Law  (16 March 2017)

"A bill authorizing Britain to start its exit from the EU received royal assent and became law Thursday, empowering PM Theresa May to begin divorce proceedings from the bloc..."

Voting for the Brexit Bill  (13 March 2017)

"Today I will be voting to ensure the Brexit Bill at last passes the Commons again unamended, so the government can send the Article 50 letter. I do so because I campaigned to give UK voters a referendum, and made clear before and during the referendum campaign that the people's decision would be implemented by the government..."

Theresa May Says Britain Must Look Beyond Europe - Vows to Trigger Article 50 by March  (03 October 2016)

"'Speaking in Birmingham, [the PM] said ... 'Brexit should not just prompt us to think about our new relationship with the EU ... It should make us think about our role in the wider world. Because we know that the referendum was not a vote to turn in [on] ourselves, to cut ourselves off from the world. It was a vote fro Britain to stand tall, to believe in ourselves, to forge an ambitious and optimistic new role in the world'..."

PM Vows to Make Britain 'Sovereign' in First Brexit Detail  (02 October 2016)

"PM Theresa May will promise to make Britain 'a sovereign and independent country' by repealing the act that took it into what is now the EU next year, ... 'We will introduce, in the next Queen's speech, a Great Repeal Bill that will remove the European Communities Act from the statute book' ... The British leader is expected to trigger Article 50 to start formal departure, which can take up to two years to negotiate, early next year, but she has been clear she does not want to give her hand away before the talks..."

May Will Trigger Article 50 by End of March  (02 October 2016)

"British PM Theresa May has confirmed she will formally begin the process of leaving the EU by the end of March 2017. Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, the PM confirmed that the British government would trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty in the first quarter of next year and leave the EU before the next European elections in 2019. She added that there would be no parliamentary vote on triggering Article 50, accusing those calling for one of attempting to 'subvert democracy' and 'kill [Brexit] by delaying it'..."

YOUTUBE Theresa May's Speech to the Conservative Party Conference  (02 October 2016)

"Today, we are going to talk about global Britain: our vision for Britain after Brexit, because 100 days ago, that is what the country voted for: ... a Britain in which we pass our own laws and govern ourselves..."

All That's Missing From This Sorry Line-Up is a Seat for Humpty Dumpty  (04 September 2016)

"What are the real thoughts of Chairman May as she sits amid a Cabinet made up moistly of nonentities nobody would recognise in the street? There this feeble Politburo hunches, squeaking amid the Elizabethan grandeur of Chequers, a government committed to a task most of them hate., Even Boris Johnson doesn't really want to leave the EU. 'Brexit means Brexit' intones the PM. But this slogan seems to have escaped from Lewis Carroll's Alice books, where Humpty Dumpty proclaims that words mean what he says they mean..."

We Should Seize the Benefits of Brexit Sooner Rather Than Later  (31 August 2016)

"Every week that we delay Brexit costs the British taxpayer nearly £200 million in membership fees. So both the Treasury and Health (which will have first call on extra spending) should be pushing for a speedy exit. ... Project Fear happily did not become a self-fulfilling prophecy but Project Delay can extend damaging uncertainty as well as postponing the fruits of our new freedom. So let's hope ministers press for speeding up Brexit. Joining the EC was far more complex than leaving: and that barely took two years."

Breversal Is On the Cards  (14 August 2016)

"The EU is like the intimate portion of canine anatomy: it locks a member in and holds on tight. Tempting though it may be to expand this simile, I'll just repeat what I've said before. The main problem with the EU isn't that it's undemocratic but that it's evil ... the EU, abetted by quislings in the national governments, has so far been able to reverse every referendum that has gone against it..."

Unelected Lords Admitting Plotting to Block or 'Delay' Brexit  (01 August 2016)

"Baroness Wheatcroft, the former editor-in-chief of the Wall Street Journal Europe and business editor of The Times, said it was 'imperative that we don't press the button on Article 50' in an interview with The Times. She advocates a second referendum - as 'there is an argument that at some stage people ought to be given an opportunity to think again' - and believes unelected peers have the right to 'delay' any attempt by the government to trigger Article 50..."   /   Readers' comments: "Utter bilge! Does this 'reasoning' apply to all other elections, votes, policies, etc? Or just one she disagreed on the outcome of?"   /   "What makes me despair is that if Remain has won, then those of us who voted Leave would be expected to shut up and put up with the EU. Now the awful Heseltine and Wheatcroft are crying cos they lost"   /   "Indeed, 'to be given the opportunity to think again' actually sounds quite threatening"   /   "Every one of them already had a vote, the same as everyone else in the country. Remain lost. Get over it and start helping to put the UK back on top"   /   "Just try it Mzzz Wheatcroft; you just try it"   /   "Prior to the Blair vandalism reforms, the Hereditary element of the HoL provided a fairly robustly independent source of influence that was not bound by feelings of patronage in the same way that the flood of Life Peers created since are. Also, by not being transfixed by the date of the next election, the Hereditaries provided a much longer sighted view of matters rather than the short sighted view all too often taken by the Commons ... The old HoL was an anachronism, but it worked and and often worked better than the Commons"

Don't Be Fooled: EU Enthusiast Theresa May is Intent of Subverting Brexit  (21 July 2016)

"In office for less than 48 hours, Theresa May showed her true colours and intentions for Brexit when she made the remarkable promise that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty will not be activated until there is agreement between Westminster and the devolved governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This has the effect of allowing the UK's departure to be delayed indefinitely..."

Students, Join the Fight to Invoke Article 50  (21 July 2016)

"Nearly a month has passed since the British people voted for Brexit, providing the biggest democratic mandate in British history. And yet there's still no sign of Brexit. Voters were promised immediate action following a Leave vote ... The people have spoken and the outcome is clear, but it is what we do next, it is how we stand up for the people's vote against the powerful interests seeking to undermine it, that will be really key, and really binding..."

What I'm Watching Closest in Our Brexit Negotiations  (13 July 2016)

"Today Theresa May will head for Buckingham Palace to become the UK's new PM. ... the real question is what happens next and will the views of seventeen and a half million people count? The good news is that Mrs May has said Brexit means Brexit. Indeed I am confident that we will get back our parliamentary and judicial sovereignty. It is important that Article 50 is triggered shortly after the summer recess ... Whilst there are problems with Article 50 it is the statement of intent that is important. My real worry is not whether we regain control of our laws but on what terms we separate..."

The Consequences if Brexit is Thwarted  (09 July 2016)

"For every British person to read - this is YOUR life we're talking about.  I respectfully request that the media stop their continued campaign to scaremonger about the Leave vote, and read the letter below to see the bullet we dodged..."

Britain Won't Leave EU Despite Brexit Say 'Experts'  (07 July 2016)

"Admittedly, when you look at some of the names on the experts list, these predictions look somewhat less plausible. When a list includes figures as risible as Green party leader Natalie Bennett, as feeble as Brexit turncoat Alan Duncan, or as parti pris as ex-Goldman-Sachs-er and former EU commissioner Mario Monti, not to mention various serving EU functionaries, you can be pretty sure that what you are hearing here are the voices of the losing faction in the EU debate hell bent on proving they were right all along ... But just because these people are embittered, biased and away with the fairies is no reason to discount their analysis fully..."

Escaping the EUSSR Mental Asylum  (06 July 2016)

"Imagine these circumstances. Forty-three years ago your 'guardian' committed you to an insane asylum. It was for your own good... so he said. You're not crazy, but then neither are any of the inmates of the asylum ... each seems relatively normal to you. Over time the staff of the asylum have conducted experiment after experiment upon you and the other inmates, ostensibly to see if they can 'cure' you. From your observations you arrive at the eerie conclusion that it is the staff - not the inmates - who are the insane ones. One day, 'Nurse Ratched' offers to set you free, if you really want to be free, that is ... That faceless tyranny that now terrorised Europe was formerly convinced that it had so cowed the British people into submission that given a choice between freedom and slavery, the British people, they believed, would choose continued slavery. Imagine their shock as the returns rolled in on the morning of Friday, June 24, and the 'Remain' (slave) was overpowered by the 'Leave' (free) vote ... freedom-loving voters of UKIP and of the Conservative party joined together with Labour Party voters of working class neighborhoods to carry the day for Britain's exit from the EU..."

The Concerted Effort to Sabotage Brexit  (05 July 2016)

"One would think that in a country that is a beacon for parliamentary democracy, the will of the people would be respected and implemented. But times have changed and following the referendum on Britain's membership of the EU held on June 23rd 2016, democracy in Great Britain is in peril. ... Since the result, the Remain camp egged on by Labour and Conservative politicians and the mainstream media, especially the BBC, has launched a concerted assault to demonize leave voters and put the wheels in motion to ensure Brexit is sabotaged..."

EU Commission Writes to MPs demanding Parliament Overturn Brexit Vote  (05 July 2016)

"A British MP has claimed that an 'EU Commission employee located in Brussels [is] demanding... I vote to cancel UK referendum' result in Parliament. Henry Smith, a Eurosceptic Conservative MP who represents Crawley, backed up his claim by posting a screen shot of an email from an unidentified employee of the EU's unelected executive arm to Twitter..."

'Trigger Article 50!: The Great Democratic Cry of Our Time  (04 July 2016)

"The anti-Article 50 movement is about taming the democratic will, slaying it in slow-motion. It is an assault on democracy by stealth ... with ceaseless legal challenges and parliamentary dithering. What is a stake is not just the result of the referendum, but the very idea that the people's view should be the sovereign view, that our say is the say. The political class's profound discomfort with democracy stands exposed. Its ringfencing of Article 50 is an attempt to push the people away from politics. We must demand Article 50 be triggered both to uphold the result of this referendum and also as a firm, loud defence of the long-fought-for idea that the public must have the right to choose the political system it lives under. Article 50 is the democratic test of our times..."

Brexit: Reasons to Be Cheerful  (02 July 2016)

"A symposium on the benefits of leaving the EU."

The US Prepares to Sabotage the Brexit Vote  (02 July 2016)

"I don't usually like to indulge in prophetic utterances, and I'm not sure I would describe this as such an attempt - more an informed hunch - but I believe that the 17,410,742 people who just expressed their opinion in a democratic vote to leave the EU are about to find themselves involved in what can only be described as the mother of all stitch ups..."

A Smooth Brexit: Project Fear Becomes Project Fail  (30 June 2016)

"The aim should be to secure the main point of the campaign, taking back control, as soon as possible. We will only have achieved this aim when we have repealed the European Communities Act. ... Once we have taken control we will need to legislate urgently to put in place the points system promised to control migration from the rest of the EU. This matter is not negotiable. We will also need to take back our contributions, so we can get on with the spending and tax plans set out in the Leave campaign. The negotiations with the rest of the EU will centre on how many other changes they might like in our current business regulation and trading agreements..."

After the EU Referendum: The Battle Has Been Won But Not the War  (28 June 2016)

"The Europhiles threw a great deal at the EU referendum campaign ... it says much for the strength of character of the British that they refused to be cowed by this onslaught of propaganda and threats. The Remain camp started with Project Lie, moved to Project Fear and ended with Project Slander as their accusations of racism became ever more shrill as polling day approached. None of it worked..."

EU Prez Juncker: 'It's Clear What Brits Want and We Should Act Accordingly'  (28 June 2016)

"President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has said that: 'It's clear what the British people want and we should act accordingly', and pushed for Article 50 to be triggered as soon as possible. ... Mr. Juncker opened his address with the unequivocal statement: 'Our British friends have expressed their views with universal suffrage and their decision must be respected. Democracy is democracy and we must respect British democracy.' ... and urged for Article 50 to be triggered as quickly as possible..."

Nigel and Juncker Agree on Brexit Timing, Euro MPs in Denial  (28 June 2016)

"UKIP leader Nigel Farage received a rowdy reception in the normally docile European Parliament today as he told MEPs they were in denial over Britain's decision to leave the EU..."

Farage Tells MEPs: 'You're Not Laughing Now'  (28 June 2016)

"Mr Farage made his comments after the President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, rounded on UKIP members, asking them: 'Why are you here? We must respect British democracy and the way it has expressed its view' he said to rare applause from the UKIP group..."

Farage in Euro Parliament: Britain is a Beacon of Hope That Will Be Europe's Best Friend  (28 June 2016)

"UKIP MEP Nigel Farage declared in Brussels today that Article 50 should be invoked as soon as possible, and that Eurocrats were 'in denial' over the failings of the EU political project. ... Mr. Farage opened his first address of the European Parliament since the historic win on Thursday:..."

YOUTUBE:  Farage's EU Parliament Victory Speech (Condensed Version)  (Full Version)  (28 June 2016)

"Isn't it funny. When I first came here 17 years ago, you all laughed at me when I said that I wanted to lead a campaign to get Britain to leave the EU. You all laughed at me. Well I have to say, you're not laughing now, are you?..."

Enjoy Nigel Farage's Victory Speech  (28 June 2016)

"This morning, Nigel Farage delivered his well-deserved victory speech in the European Parliament after the UK voted to leave the EU. Nigel overcame Jean-Claude Juncker, Martin Schulz and a chamber full of jeering MEPs with what must be regarded as one of his very best speeches - this is what we were all fighting for:..."

Beware a Sell-Out Over Immigration Control  (27 June 2016)

"Since Friday morning and the peasants' revolt that shocked the elites and sent Britain tumbling out of the EU, the PM has resigned, the markets have gone into a tailspin (then recovered), peevish Eurocrats have been fearfully rude (though not Angela Merkel), the Twitter generation has thrown a monumental tantrum, a dozen members of the Shadow Cabinet have resigned, and the hapless leader of the Labour Party has found he is facing a vote of no confidence..."

Breitbart Editor Kassam Demands 'Article 50 Now'  (27 June 2016)

"Breitbart London Editor in Chief Raheem Kassam has urged Brexit campaigners to push for the UK to leave the EU quickly, warning a delay could allow soft Eurosceptics and 'Remainers' to keep the country within the block - partly or completely. Kassam said he had  received 'over a thousand messages from Leave campaigners, saying "we need to invoke Article 50 this week. This ball needs to get rolling".'  He said such people could see that 'the establishment is going to try and keep us in some sort of associate [EU] membership'..."

Brexit Victors Ignore Farage at Their Peril  (24 June 2016)

"The Vote Leave political elite (and I am not talking about Farage) who appeared to be struck dumb this morning by the scale of the vote [are on notice]. Their combined attacks on Mr Farage and Ukip - which followed later this morning yet again encouraged by an elite media - could prove another gross error of political judgment ... these efforts to marginalise, minimise and further demonise Mr Farage as a racist will come back to bite them ... Our new Brexit elite could be hoist by their own petard if they refuse to hear this and manage to misread popular opinion as badly as the Remainers have."

What Now for UKIP?  (21 June 2016)

"In the event of a Leave result, one could be tempted to assume that was it, the battle was over and Britain is again a free and sovereign nation. But at the risk of being a spoil-sport, a Leave result is just the beginning of the road, the starting point of the enormous task of removing ourselves from these shackles ... Some will argue that [UKIP] could, and will, simply fade away. The fact of the matter is however ... UKIP has never been more important ... those who vote to get out of the EU should consider whether or not they trust the current establishment with Brexit, or whether thy think greater UKIP influence might be a safer bet..."

 

Scotland

Scottish Independence? Go For It!  (13 March 2017)

"It may seem somewhat ironic for a publication entitled 'the British Observer' to reveal a pro-Scottish independence position and yes, it is with a heavy heart that we would see the union dissolve, yet it would also be with a heart full of hope, hope that England will once again see her time in the sun. For too long the union has been kept up by the national government at Westminster focusing acutely upon the 16% (by population size) of the United Kingdom that is not English, all the while dangerously neglecting the people of England and their interests. This is no way to prolong a relationship. The esteemed First Minister of Scotland Ms Sturgeon furiously pounds the proverbial table, demanding that Scotland be treated as an 'equal partner' of this union, but it is in fact England that is neglected in the central government's efforts to prolong the inevitable..."

Nicola Sturgeon's Ill-Judged EU Strategy is Riddled with Misleading Errors  (13 March 2017)

"Watching the live stream on the Press & Journal website of Nicola Sturgeon's statement at Bute House yesterday, I had a deep sense if déjà vu. Literally hours after the EU referendum result last year - before all the votes were even in, before anyone had any time to contemplate or reflect on an extraordinary, quite historic result - Nicola Sturgeon was in front of those cameras in Bute House seizing her Nationalist opportunity  to crowbar Scottish Independence back onto the political agenda. I felt like I was watching that opportunist, ill-judged speech again; ... Alas it was worse than déjà vu - it was groundhog day..."

Scotland is in a Successful Single Market. It's Called the UK  (18 November 2016)

"It is a curious position that owes more to the SNP's obsession with independence and its habit of virtue-signalling than anything else. ... Scotland exports £11.6 billion to the EU, £15.2 billion to the rest of the world, and £48.5 billion (64% of exports) to the rest of the UK. The EU Single Market is the least important component of Scottish exports. The UK is the most important. Yet the SNP policy is to put up barriers with its biggest trading partner in favour of its smallest trading partner. That is not, to put it mildly, a sensible idea..."

Don't Forget England in the Brexit Process  (04 August 2016)

"The arrival of a new PM in office has reminded us of how complicated our constitution has become in recent years. Theresa May has had to go to visit the First Minister of Scotland, the First Minister of Northern Ireland, the PM of the Irish Republic, the President of France and the Chancellor of Germany to discuss vital matters of UK national interest as well as of wider significance..."

Nicola Sturgeon Takes Political Fantasy to New Heights  (23 July 2016)

"It was courteous of our new PM, within hours of her coronation, to visit Edinburgh to see Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.  Mrs Sturgeon, who we are routinely assured is a consummate politician who positively demands our unequivocal admiration, did not repay that courtesy. Instead, she spent the ensuing days mendaciously implying that she had some sort of veto over the UK's decision to leave the EU. When even her usual toadies in the mass media struggled to believe this fantasy, she started peddling the idea - also completely unsubstantiated - that the rest of the UK could leave the EU while Scotland remained in..."

Nicola Sturgeon's Gigantic EU Bluff  (02 July 2016)

"The Scottish Parliament might be able to block Brexit, [Nicola Sturgeon] said.  No, it cannot. Yes, 1.5 million Scots may have voted to Remain in the EU, but 2 million Scots voted to remain in the UK less than two years ago. The UK that existed before 23 June no longer exists, she said. Wrong. It very much exists, and until Article 50 and the two-year process is triggered the UK is in the EU.  Scotland is European, [the Scottish Parliament] repeatedly said. Indeed, and so are England and Wales - they simply choose not to be in the EU (as did a third of SNP voters, as it happens)..."

The Obstacles to Scottish Independence Are Greater Than Ever  (02 July 2016)

"Within hours of a 'Leave' vote being declared in last week's referendum, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon emerged to solemnly sprinkle slat over the ice-cream, declaring hat another Scottish independence referendum was 'highly likely.'  Her rationale: that it was 'democratically unacceptable' for Scotland, which had just voted 'Remain', to be made to leave the EU. This despite the fact that it had been a UK-wide referendum..."

Spanish PM Opposes EU Talks With Scotland After Brexit  (29 June 2016)

"'The Spanish government is opposed to any negotiations with anyone else but the British government', [Spain's acting premier Mariano] Rajoy said after 27 EU leaders - excluding Britain - met in Brussels to discuss the Brexit vote. 'The United Kingdom leaves and with it, all those who make up the United Kingdom,' He said..."

The SNP's Attack on Democracy  (28 June 2016)

Ever since Scotland rejected independence from the UK in the 2014 referendum, the SNP leadership has been tirelessly looking for ways to trigger a second referendum. And in the UK's EU referendum result, in which 53% of the English electorate voted to leave and 62% of the Scottish electorate voted to remain, the SNP thinks it has found one..."

Nicola Sturgeon Threatens to Block Brexit in Face of English Fury  (26 June 2016)

"Nicola Sturgeon has warned that the Scottish Parliament could try and block the UK leaving the EU using an obscure legal mechanism even if it infuriates the English ... But David Mundell, the Scottish Secretary, and Theresa Villiers, his Northern Irish counterpart, said the devolved administrations cannot veto Brexit.  James Chalmers, Regius Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow, said they could only make the process more 'awkward' by rejecting the legislative consent motion (LCM)..."

 

The EU Post-Brexit

My Friend Junk Owns Up to Lies  (17 September 2016)

"Jean Claude Juncker, or Junk, as he likes to be known to his friends, among whom I proudly number myself, put his finger right on it when he ascribed the Brexit vote to '40 years of lies'..."

Juncker: More Federalism Will Overcome Populist Nationalism  (14 September 2016)

"The EU is facing existential threat, thanks to the 'forces of populism', Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said in his State of the Union address. But he said the threat could be overcome by doubling down on the European project..."

Wake-Up Call: The EU Must Change or Collapse  (29 July 2016)

"Understandably there are bad feelings in Brussels at the outcome of the vote - it was ... a rejection of all the EU stands for. However, there should also be recognition of the need to re-establish good relations. The UK is, after all, simply too important to the EU and Europe as a whole. ... Rather than recognising the growing tide of Euroscepticism across the continent, some of the EU's leaders have decided the best solution is to try and make an example of the UK 'pour encourager les autres' ... They do not recognise the potential damage this would cause to the people of Europe - or even the potential breakup of the EU project as a whole..."

The Consequences if Brexit is Thwarted  (09 July 2016)

"For every British person to read - this is YOUR life we're talking about.  I respectfully request that the media stop their continued campaign to scaremonger about the Leave vote, and read the letter below to see the bullet we dodged..."

EU Commission Writes to MPs demanding Parliament Overturn Brexit Vote  (05 July 2016)

"A British MP has claimed that an 'EU Commission employee located in Brussels [is] demanding... I vote to cancel UK referendum' result in Parliament. Henry Smith, a Eurosceptic Conservative MP who represents Crawley, backed up his claim by posting a screen shot of an email from an unidentified employee of the EU's unelected executive arm to Twitter..."

Analysis - EU Authority Fraying in Reaction to Brexit Vote  (05 July 2016)

"The EU's authority is fraying as governments and politicians in many members challenge EU policies and take aim at 'Brussels bureaucracy' in the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave the 28-nation bloc. The Czech president and some contenders for the French presidency have called for their own referendums on continued membership of the pan0-European economic and political community..."

The EU's £1Trillion Plans Kept Secret Until After the Referendum  (01 July 2016)

"EU leaders are preparing to unveil a raft of unpopular changes and power grabs in announcements delayed until after Britain's EU referendum..."

Just Days After Brexit, EU Releases Plan for Further Expansion, an EU Army, and Turkish Membership  (29 June 2016)

"The EU is going through an 'existential crisis' that can only be solved through more military integration, Turkish accession and the creation of a 'true union', EU chiefs have said. In a document on the political union's foreign policy objectives in light of the UK's vote to leave, EU officials call for 'stronger Europe' ... the EU needs 'full spectrum defence capabilities' ... 'to acquire and maintain many of these capabilities, defence cooperation must become the norm'..."

EU Prez Juncker: 'It's Clear What Brits Want and We Should Act Accordingly'  (28 June 2016)

"President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has said that: 'It's clear what the British people want and we should act accordingly', and pushed for Article 50 to be triggered as soon as possible. ... Mr. Juncker opened his address with the unequivocal statement: 'Our British friends have expressed their views with universal suffrage and their decision must be respected. Democracy is democracy and we must respect British democracy.' ... and urged for Article 50 to be triggered as quickly as possible..."

YOUTUBE:  Bombshell EU Moves to Full Dictatorship to Stop Other Countries Exit  (27 June 2016)

"Lord Monkton [talks] about the devastating victory for freedom, Brexit. What does this mean for the future of Europe?"

 

Brexit 'Negotiations': The Mechanism for Leaving the EU

PETITION:  Nigel Farage Must be Involved in the Brexit Negotiations in Brussels

"The decision, by the Vote Leave Campaign, to exclude Nigel Farage from the negotiations in Brussels under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is considered, by the undersigned, to be detrimental to the possible benefits to be achieved during the negotiations, and an insult to many of the 17,410,742 people who voted to leave the EU and to the thousands of UKIP members and supporters who campaigned for 4 months to help achieve this victory. UKIP was, and still is, the only party united in their commitment to Brexit, and Nigel Farage, as an MEP, has experience of the EU environment, [and] the voice and the determination to achieve the best possible outcome for the UK. Failure to include Nigel Farage in the team will be seen as vindictive political act by many people, and may result in a massive shift of Brexit voters to support UKIP in the future."

PETITION:  Invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty Immediately

"The British people have spoken. We have voted to leave the EU. We want article 50 of the Lisbon treaty to be invoked immediately. We still have two years to discuss our exit from the EU, but we do not wish to delay it any further."

PETITION:  Repeal 1972 European Communities Act

"We call upon our MPs to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act immediately should the EU Referendum result in a Leave majority vote, thus making membership of the EU null and void, without any further interference from the government or the EU."

GE2017: A Manoeuvre to Deliver Fake Brexit: Part Two: The EU Still Rules  (01 May 2017)

"This article is going to look at revelatory material in the Great Repeal Bill White Paper, published without any fanfare at the end of March 2017, that confirms that the Tories aren't going to deliver what people think they are..."

Repeal ECA 1972 Now!  (13 December 2016)

"As Nigel Farage pointed out on QT on 8 December, the UK could leave the EU in two weeks. It is neither a complex nor a difficult thing to do. As he said, we simply tell them we are out, and offer a free trade deal. ... it should have happened on 24 June ... Why is it not being done? There are two parts to the answer, which might conveniently be called respectively 'Whitehall' and 'Westminster'..."

UK Parliament Set to Back PM's Brexit Timetable  (07 December 2016)

"The British parliament was set to back PM Theresa May's Brexit timetable on Wednesday after she headed off a rebellion in her Conservative Party over a lack of insight into the government's strategy to leave the EU..."

ShowDown: May Calls Snap Article 50 Vote Forcing Europhiles' Hands  (07 December 2016)

"The HofC is set for a showdown this evening, as the government has forced a vote indicating that parliament supports the invoking if Article 50 by the end of March. The vote effectively forces the hands of the Europhiles who have hinted that could rebel against invoking Article 50, against the wishes of the British people..."

Theresa May Says Britain Must Look Beyond Europe - Vows to Trigger Article 50 by March  (03 October 2016)

"'Speaking in Birmingham, [the PM] said ... 'Brexit should not just prompt us to think about our new relationship with the EU ... It should make us think about our role in the wider world. Because we know that the referendum was not a vote to turn in [on] ourselves, to cut ourselves off from the world. It was a vote fro Britain to stand tall, to believe in ourselves, to forge an ambitious and optimistic new role in the world'..."

PM Vows to Make Britain 'Sovereign' in First Brexit Detail  (02 October 2016)

"PM Theresa May will promise to make Britain 'a sovereign and independent country' by repealing the act that took it into what is now the EU next year, ... 'We will introduce, in the next Queen's speech, a Great Repeal Bill that will remove the European Communities Act from the statute book' ... The British leader is expected to trigger Article 50 to start formal departure, which can take up to two years to negotiate, early next year, but she has been clear she does not want to give her hand away before the talks..."

May Will Trigger Article 50 by End of March  (02 October 2016)

"British PM Theresa May has confirmed she will formally begin the process of leaving the EU by the end of March 2017. Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, the PM confirmed that the British government would trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty in the first quarter of next year and leave the EU before the next European elections in 2019. She added that there would be no parliamentary vote on triggering Article 50, accusing those calling for one of attempting to 'subvert democracy' and 'kill [Brexit] by delaying it'..."

YOUTUBE:  Theresa May's Speech to the Conservative Party Conference  (02 October 2016)

"Today, we are going to talk about global Britain: our vision for Britain after Brexit, because 100 days ago, that is what the country voted for: ... a Britain in which we pass our own laws and govern ourselves..."

Brexit 'Negotiations' Are a Nonsense: We Just Need to Say Goodbye Politely  (24 August 2016)

"It is time to stop using the misleading term 'Brexit negotiations'. Britain's exit from the EU is not subject to negotiation: it has been determined by the British people, the sole legitimate authority on this issue. One negotiates to enter an institution, not to leave it. We are simply checking out of the EU hotel; we paid our bill long ago and we are free to leave. We are merely saying a courteous farewell..."

Juncker: Britain Needs Months to Prepare for Brexit  (25 July 2016)

"Juncker ... said his preference would have been for Brexit talks to start as soon as possible. ... 'I would have preferred the UK presents us its letter of resignation, so to speak, as soon as possible, as I had thought that the British, especially those who wanted to leave the EU, would have prepared for this possibility'...."

What I'm Watching Closest in Our Brexit Negotiations  (13 July 2016)

"Today Theresa May will head for Buckingham Palace to become the UK's new PM. I have to say that the choice of a Remainer and her selection on the grounds of party unity is not particularly to my liking. That feeling is shared by many Conservative Party members, a fact that is proven by significant numbers of them joining UKIP in the past twenty-four hours. So the real question is what happens next and will the views of seventeen and a half million people count?..."

'Trigger Article 50!: The Great Democratic Cry of Our Time  (04 July 2016)

"Let's shoot down the claim that delaying Article 50 is just tactics, and good tactics. Some, including prominent Leavers, say, yes we will invoke Article 50 but let's put it on ice for now until British officials have got stuck into negotiations with Brussels and started working out a good deal. This makes no sense. It would be far better for Britain to go into negotiations decisively, confidently. Refusing to trigger Article 50 before negotiations sends a message of nervousness. It demoralises the Brexit position, in turn strengthening those of an anti-Brexit persuasion. It will lead to sheepish negotiations, which could end, not with a good post-Brexit deal, but with Brexit-lite, a slightly tweaked version of the status quo - the thing the people said they do not want. At the level of both principle and tactics, in terms of both respecting democracy and boosting Britain's negotiating position, it makes sense to invoke Article 50, and to do it now..."

 

Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty / 1972 European Communities Act

"If the British people vote to leave, there is only one way to bring that about, namely to trigger article 50 of the treaties and begin the process of exit, and the British people would rightly expect that to start straight away" [David Cameron, HofC Hansard Debates for 22 February 2016, Section: European Council, Column: 24, source].

"Mishcon's proposed challenge is devoid of all legal merit. As a matter of law, giving of notification under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union is a matter of Crown prerogative. No Act or other parliamentary approval is required before this is done. In the European Union Act 2011, Parliament has chosen to require parliamentary approval before ministers are allowed to take certain actions under the European treaties, but notably has not extended any such restrictions to Article 50. Any argument that there is an implied restriction is therefore quite hopeless. As a matter of constitutional and political authority, the decision of the British people in a national referendum authorised by Act of Parliament not merely permits but mandates the giving of notice, without the need for any vote by Parliament. It is deeply objectionable but sadly not unexpected that those who suffer from a deep-rooted contempt for democracy should resort to legal antics of this kind in an attempt to frustrate the democratic decision of the British people" [Martin Howe QC, Chairman, Lawyers for Britain, 04 July 2016, source].

Please see also Brexit: Legal Challenges here and here

PETITION:  Invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty Immediately

"The British people have spoken. We have voted to leave the EU. We want article 50 of the Lisbon treaty to be invoked immediately. We still have two years to discuss our exit from the EU, but we do not wish to delay it any further."

PETITION:  Repeal 1972 European Communities Act

"We call upon our MPs to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act immediately should the EU Referendum result in a Leave majority vote, thus making membership of the EU null and void, without any further interference from the government or the EU."

Repeal ECA 1972 Now!  (13 December 2016)

"As Nigel Farage pointed out on QT on 8 December, the UK could leave the EU in two weeks. It is neither a complex nor a difficult thing to do. As he said, we simply tell them we are out, and offer a free trade deal. ... The short point is that the repeal of the ECA 1972 is what must happen; it should have happened on 24 June..."

ShowDown: May Calls Snap Article 50 Vote Forcing Europhiles' Hands  (07 December 2016)

"The HofC is set for a showdown this evening, as the government has forced a vote indicating that parliament supports the invoking if Article 50 by the end of March. The vote effectively forces the hands of the Europhiles who have hinted that could rebel against invoking Article 50, against the wishes of the British people..."

PM Vows to Make Britain 'Sovereign' in First Brexit Detail  (02 October 2016)

"Speaking on the first day of her party's annual conference on Sunday, [Theresa] May ... [pledged] to overturn the 1972 European Communities Act, the law [which] allowed the accession of Britain to the EEC, which later became the EU. ... The British leader is expected to trigger Article 50 to start formal departure, which can take up to two years to negotiate, early next year..."

May Will Trigger Article 50 by End of March  (02 October 2016)

"British PM Theresa May has confirmed she will formally begin the process of leaving the EU by the end of March 2017. Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, the PM confirmed that the British government would trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty in the first quarter of next year and leave the EU before the next European elections in 2019. She added that there would be no parliamentary vote on triggering Article 50, accusing those calling for one of attempting to 'subvert democracy' and 'kill [Brexit] by delaying it'..."

The Referendum Result is Binding  (No Date - July/Aug 2016)

"Since the result of the Brexit referendum was announced on 24 June 2016, it has become clear that there are significant forces in this country who do not accept the democratic result. There have been both legal and political moves in certain quarters to seek to delay, frustrate, re-run or somehow ultimately reverse the decision taken by the people of the UK. ... This series of attacks on democracy raise a number of legal, constitutional and political issues, which will be addressed in depth in this article..."

Don't Be Fooled: EU Enthusiast Theresa May is Intent on Subverting Brexit  (21 July 2016)

"I am against using Article 50 because it allows the EU to control matters and leaves the UK as an EU member for at least two years after the Article is activated, but Davis, Johnson and Fox are all signed up to its use, so at present it seems unlikely that an alternative way of leaving will be used. However, it is possible that could change once the public realises that for several years the UK would not be able to control EU immigration and the EU directives, including new ones, have to be followed. The only thing which can be said for Article 50 is that, in theory, it means there is no going back. Once activated, the UK is irrevocably on the way out. Of course the EU has a record of breaking laws when it suits them. It is not out of the question that a combination of EU power brokers and Europhile MPs could simply cancel the UK activation of Article 50 and leave the UK in the EU. There are two possible alternatives means of leaving the EU..."

Students, Join the Fight to Invoke Article 50  (21 July 2016)

"Nearly a month has passed since the British people voted for Brexit, providing the biggest democratic mandate in British history. And yet there's still no sign of Brexit. Voters were promised immediate action following a Leave vote; ... Our new PM Theresa May has said she will delay the triggering of Article 50, the part of the Lisbon treaty that allows a nation to leave the EU, until there is an agreed 'UK approach', backed by Scotland. ... All this interference in the democratic process by the political and media elites should be of concern to everyone..."

The Letter From 1,000 Lawyers to David Cameron Over EU Referendum  (09 July 2016)

"More than 1,000 lawyers have signed a letter addressed to PM David Cameron saying the EU referendum result is merely 'advisory' and not legally binding. Here it is in full:..."

Hairdresser to Bring First Brexit legal Challenge Within Two Weeks  (09 July 2016)

"A high court judge, Mr. Justice Cranston, has set the 19th of July for a preliminary hearing of the judicial review challenge brought on behalf of British citizen [sic] Deir Dos Santos. The case will attempt to put an injunction on the new PM, stopping her using the royal prerogative to invoke the two-year mechanism (Article 50) which would get the UK out of the EU..."

'Article 50 Now!' Protestors Picket Law Firm Trying to Stop Brexit  (08 July 2016)

"'Mishcon De Reya's planned challenge, on behalf of unknown business people, is an outrage to anyone who considers themselves a democrat' ... 'The aftermath of the referendum has shown how fragile the idea of democracy is ... Our campaign is about defending Brexit, defending the demos, and defending the idea that the people should have the overarching say in politics'. The elitist, anti-democratic backlash against popular sovereignty and the Brexit vote has been building pace since the referendum, particularly in largely pro-EU London..."

Turning Parliament Against the People  (05 July 2016)

"London law firm Mishcon de Reya, on behalf of an anonymous group of clients, has announced its intention to launch legal proceedings against the UK government if it invokes Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty ... without an Act of Parliament..."

Article 50 and the EU Referendum Decision  (04 July 2016)

Letter to the Times.

Parliament Not Required to Trigger Article 50  (04 July 2016)

Forum Discussion.

'Trigger Article 50!: The Great Democratic Cry of Our Time  (04 July 2016)

"Right now, today, the government must invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. The people voted for it. More Brits voted to leave the EU than anything else in history. So for officialdom, experts and agitators to demand that we hold off from triggering Article 50 - the clause that sets in motion a nation's rupture with Brussels - is a straight-up denial of the democratic will. It's an attempt to stymie, weaken, make meaningless the political demand of 17.5million people..."

Leadsom: Article 50 Should Be Triggered [as] Quickly as Possible  (03 July 2016)

"Andrea Leadsom ... said on Sunday she would be quick to start the process of negotiating the terms of Britain's exit from the EU. Asked when she would trigger article 50, the step that will formerly begin the process, Leadsom declined to give an exact framework but made clear she thought it should happen as quickly as possible. 'We need to get on with it, we need to seize the opportunity,' she told BBC television..."

After the EU Referendum: The Battle Has Been Won But Not the War  (28 June 2016)

"Gratifying as the referendum result is, it was only the first battle in the war to recover Britain's sovereignty. As things stand we are still subject to EU law until either we leave without an agreement with the EU or fight our way through the provisions of Articles 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. ... Let me quote [Article 50] in full as it is short:..."

EU Prez Juncker: 'It's Clear What Brits Want and We Should Act Accordingly'  (28 June 2016)

"President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has said that: 'It's clear what the British people want and we should act accordingly', and pushed for Article 50 to be triggered as soon as possible. ... Mr. Juncker opened his address with the unequivocal statement: 'Our British friends have expressed their views with universal suffrage and their decision must be respected. Democracy is democracy and we must respect British democracy.' ... and urged for Article 50 to be triggered as quickly as possible..."

Farage in Euro Parliament: Britain is a Beacon of Hope That Will Be Europe's Best Friend  (28 June 2016)

"UKIP MEP Nigel Farage declared in Brussels today that Article 50 should be invoked as soon as possible, and that Eurocrats were 'in denial' over the failings of the EU political project. ... Mr. Farage opened his first address of the European Parliament since the historic win on Thursday:..."

Article 50: How the UK is Expected to Leave the EU  (28 June 2016)

"The British Public's will needs to be followed, here we explain the initial steps towards Brexit via Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty. The people of the UK have voted to leave the EU - a magnificent example of British resolve as the people - in the face of the establishment's Project Fear campaign - chose hope and democracy by voting for their accountable, elected representatives to regain the ability to govern the UK on their behalf. How do we actually leave, and when?..."

Confusion About Vienna, Article 50, the ECA, and Leaving the EU  (27 June 2016)

"There does seem to be some serious confusion about Vienna, Article 50 and the ECA. This is really a subject for experts - non-expert frankly, seem almost inevitably to fall into the trap of confusing international and domestic law, miring themselves in utter confusion in the process. re-stating what I have been emphasising for over 20 years:..."

Breitbart Editor Kassam Demands 'Article 50 Now'  (27 June 2016)

"Breitbart London Editor in Chief Raheem Kassam has urged Brexit campaigners to push for the UK to leave the EU quickly, warning a delay could allow soft Eurosceptics and 'Remainers' to keep the country within the block - partly or completely. Kassam said he had  received 'over a thousand messages from Leave campaigners, saying "we need to invoke Article 50 this week. This ball needs to get rolling".'  He said such people could see that 'the establishment is going to try and keep us in some sort of associate [EU] membership'..."

Article 50 Is a Poisoned Chalice - Don't Drink From It  (03 March 2016)

"Those who think that British Europhile politicians will play fair if Britain votes to leave the EU in June will be horribly disappointed ... Far from a vote to leave ... putting Britain in the position of a sovereign nation engaging in a negotiation for a treaty with the EU it traps Britain into an extended period of negotiation ... The Gordian knot of Article 50 can be cut simply [by] repealing the European Communities Act and asserting the sovereignty of Parliament..."

Was Britain Taken Into the EU Illegally?  (2011)

"Many constitutional experts believe that Britain isn't actually a member of the EU since our apparent entry was in violation of British law and was, therefore, invalid. In enacting the European Communities Bill through an ordinary vote in the HofC, Ted Heath's Government breached the constitutional convention which requires a prior consultation of the people (either by a general election or a referendum) on any measure involving constitutional change..."

EU Law - The ECJ and Primacy Over National Laws  (No Date)

"The European Communities Act 1972 was passed through Parliament in order to allow the UK to join [the EEC], and two of its key provisions gave effect within the UK to the so-called 'direct effect' of Community law, and the doctrine that that law has primacy over other laws..."`

Lawyers for Britain

"Our membership of the EU is governed by the European treaties, the powers of the EU Court and its other institutions. As lawyers we have a duty to explain these complex issues so that the debate on EU membership and what now replaces it is conducted on the basis of reason and informed understanding. ... [T]he legal process by which Brexit will occur ... is governed by Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. Preparations for exit involve the need to make changes to the UK's international treaty relationships and to its internal laws, as well as addressing the post-exit relationship between the UK and the remaining EU. We have published our step-by-step guidance to all the major aspects of this process in Brexit - How It Would All Work."

 

Sovereignty and Democracy / EU Law

PETITION:  Invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty Immediately

"The British people have spoken. We have voted to leave the EU. We want article 50 of the Lisbon treaty to be invoked immediately. We still have two years to discuss our exit from the EU, but we do not wish to delay it any further."

PETITION:  Repeal 1972 European Communities Act

"We call upon our MPs to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act immediately should the EU Referendum result in a Leave majority vote, thus making membership of the EU null and void, without any further interference from the government or the EU."

PETITION:  All European Union Flags, Emblems and Logos Be Removed From All Public Buildings

"In the EU referendum of 23rd June 2016 the UK voted, by majority, to 'Leave the European Union'. As such we request that all EU flags, emblems and logos be removed from all public buildings in the UK."

PM Vows to Make Britain 'Sovereign' in First Brexit Detail  (02 October 2016)

"PM Theresa May will promise to make Britain 'a sovereign and independent country' by repealing the act that took it into what is now the EU next year, ... "This marks the first stage in the UK becoming a sovereign and independent country once again. It will return power and authority to the elected institutions of our country. It means that the authority of EU law in Britain will end'..."

YOUTUBE Theresa May's Speech to the Conservative Party Conference  (02 October 2016)

"Today, we are going to talk about global Britain: our vision for Britain after Brexit, because 100 days ago, that is what the country voted for: ... a Britain in which we pass our own laws and govern ourselves..."

On Leaving the EU: Immigration and Fish  (28 July 2016)

"Once we are independent the EU should have no authority over us and we should be free to accept or reject any deal they offer and to change it later on should the need arise..."

YOUTUBE:  Mark Blyth Explains the UK's Decision to Leave the EU  (24 June 2016)

"Trying to understand what happened with the E.U. and the Brexit vote? Watson's Institute for International and Public Affairs Explains."

EU Law - The ECJ and Primacy Over National Laws  (No Date)

"Many treaties bind states with rules at the internal or external level - but it is this internal penetration which marks out the European treaties (formerly the Treaty of Rome) as different from other treaties. In fact, this internal penetration is a classic characteristic, not of international treaties, but of the internal constitutional arrangements of federal states. And like a federal state, the EU has its own supreme court, the ECJ, which has ultimate power of decision over both the content and the scope of EU law. This court is not a neutral or impartial interpreter of the rules..."

EU Law - How It Works and Why It Matters to Our Democracy  (No Date)

"Unlike normal international treaties, [EU law] penetrates into the internal legal systems of Member States ... it has 'primacy' and claims to override all national laws including fundamental and constitutional laws..."

 

The Establishment / Technocracy / Populism & the Peasants' Revolt

Freedom Vs Fascism: Brexit & Trump Wins Have Triggered the Battle for Democracy  (November 2016)

"What a momentous year 2016 is turning out to be! First came the shock decision of the British people to leave the EU. This political earthquake was followed by Donald J. Trump's astonishing victory in the US presidential election. Both [of these events] have been met with furious outrage from the liberal left. Exasperated that people dared to reject them, offended leftists and their liberal lackeys are refusing to accept the democratic will of the people..."

UKIP's Steven Woolfe Slams 'Axis of Anti-Democratic Elites'  (16 September 2016)

"...And that is why you see the rise of what I call democratic populism - in Britain and across Europe - because we're tired of them ... What you're seeing across Europe is people falling out of love with the EU and falling back in love with their own national pride and national sovereignty'..."

Juncker: More Federalism Will Overcome Populist Nationalism  (14 September 2016)

"The EU is facing existential threat, thanks to the 'forces of populism', Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said in his State of the Union address. But he said the threat could be overcome by doubling down on the European project..."

Labour Has Turned Its Back on Patriotic Working People  (14 September 2016)

"On a drab housing estate in Stoke-on-Trent, red-jacketed students go from door to door reminding citizens of a staunch labour constituency to follow the party line. Any doubts on why they should vote to Remain in the EU are rebutted by the educated middle-class volunteers, who betray their exasperation for the simple folk of these unenlightened parts..."

Brexit Is One in the Eye for the Patronising Left  (01 September 2016)

"Well, what a herculean medal haul by the miserable, cake-filled island cast adrift in the Atlantic - maybe we had too much time on our hands after the millions of Brexit job losses. At the 2012 games there was as much ideological fanfare as celebration of sporting success, but Rio was unconstrained glory. ... Unlike Boyle's liberal-left fantasy, ... the much-maligned Brexit showed the British people at their best: standing up to self-serving authorities and freeing themselves from the politically correct straitjacket that defies common sense. After defeating the Nazis, ho would have though that politicians would willingly cede our democratic rights to [a] foreign power?..."

YOUTUBE:  Mark Blyth Explains the U.K.'s Decision to Leave the E.U.  (24 June 2016)

"Trying to understand what happened with the E.U. and the Brexit vote? Watson's Institute for International and Public Affairs Explains."

 

The Single Market (EEA), Trade, Industry, the Economy

Leaving the Single Market  (11 November 2016)

"Let's have another go at explaining why many of us want to leave the so-called single market, whilst having access to sell into the EU internal market..."

The Brexit Bounce That's Making Doom-Mongers Look Foolish  (10 September 2016)

"Next time it comes to redesigning the PPE course at Oxford, I suggest a module beginning with a quotation from George Osborne. It's something he said to the Treasury Select Committee in May, back when he was still Chancellor:..."

Well, Did We Go Bankrupt Then?  (09 September 2016)

"It's almost three months since we ignorant white oldies destroyed the UK by taking it out of the EU. What a price would be paid. The stock market would crumple, the pound collapse, the economy go into a spiralling recession, business confidence disappear, house prices plummet, and a plague of frogs infest Hampstead. Of course it was only because we racist dum-dums, too stupid to make up our own minds, 'believed Boris's lies' that we had voted out. Meanwhile the people of Notting and Primrose Hills were far too smart to believe Boris. Instead they believed the lies told them by Osborne, Cameron, Lagarde, Carney and the Brussels pygmies..."

PMI Data Shows UK Brexit Fear Has Receded  (01 September 2016)

"Today we saw surprising PMI data released in the US and UK. The UK surprised on the upside with a 53.3 reading, the US surprised on the downside with a 49.4 reading. The €urozone average is 51.7. That puts post-Brexit Britain in gold medal place in the PMI podium... It is important to understand that the PMI is a survey and reflects the attitude of purchasing managers to the economy and market conditions. Last month UK PMI came in negative and the headlines in the remainstream media were apocalyptic. The reality is business and purchasing managers' outlook was probably subjectively influenced by George Osborne's irresponsible 'Project Fear' propaganda that the UK would go into immediate recession, require an emergency budget, and be attacked by zombies..."

The Single Market  (29 July 2016)

"We are constantly hearing Ministers and business leaders insisting on the importance of 'access to the Single Market' ... It's become a mantra, almost an article of faith, for many in the debate. It's also, perhaps deliberately, a massive ambiguity. So let's try to deconstruct it. The EU's Single market is an old-fashioned Customs Union, overlaid by massive and damaging levels of regulation and bureaucracy. ... (1) All trading nations have access to the Single Market ... (2) Many countries have bilateral Free Trade Deals with the EU ... (3) A few countries have quasi-membership terms ... (4) 28 countries are EU members ... But above all we must not be hoodwinked into accepting free movement or EU budget contributions as a price for 'access to the Single Market', which we will have anyway..."

Wake-Up Call: The EU Must Change or Collapse  (29 July 2016)

"The UK is the EU's largest single export market, ensuring any trade war would hit the EU harder than the UK. ... [Angela Merkel] recognises the importance of the UK as a market for German exporters, who would not take kindly to the loss of trade links, simply to uphold some European ideal. ... The UK will undoubtedly experience some short term pain, but is clearly swiftly changing its focus to the wider world. A number of countries including New Zealand, Japan, Pakistan, India, as well as King Abdullah of Jordan, have all expressed their interest in agreeing trade deals with the UK following Brexit. Why would the UK government want to solely engage in trade with the one part of the world which is so clearly in economic decline? ... In the long term it would be the EU which comes off far worse if they turn their backs on us and do not arrange a proper free trade deal for Britain..."

On Leaving the EU: Immigration and Fish  (28 July 2016)

"Boris Johnson, in expressing confidence that Britain will strike a 'deal with Europe' that combines free trade with 'slashing immigration' and 'the curtailing of immigration' ... is missing a number of points. ... Free trade is only free if it does not infringe ... our national sovereignty. As a nation we need to avoid wolf-in-sheep's-clothing trade deals that in reality are political deals, especially any of the kind that bind the next parliament..."

After Brexit Doom Mongering, IMF Admits Britain Will Grow Faster Than Germany and France  (20 July 2016)

"...just weeks after it claimed a vote for Brexit would be an economic disaster. ... The IMF based its prediction on the fact [that] no serious trade barriers have been put up between Britain and the EU and that there has so far been no serious financial disruption. Before the referendum, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said that quitting the EU would be 'pretty bad to very, very bad' for Britain's economy. She added that Brexit would result in a 'protracted period of heightened uncertainty' for the country with 'sizeable' long term losses in income. The IMF's admission comes as the Bank of England says it has seen 'no clear evidence' that there will be a heavy economic slowdown after the Brexit vote..."

Fisheries and Free Movement - What I'm Watching Closest in Our Brexit Negotiations  (13 July 2016)

Already I hear the weasel word 'access' to the single market being used. This establishment line is that to have full access to the single market (corporate cartel) we have to have the free movement of people. My MEP colleague and UKIP Trade Spokesman William Dartmouth points out that last year the EU bought 1.4 trillion euros worth of goods from countries with whom there is no pre-condition of free movement whatsoever..."

Brexit: Fast Track Negotiations  (08 July 2016)

"How about looking for an easy and fast track way to switch from EU/Single Market to a win-win agreement with EU countries, perhaps using the EFTA/Single Market + opt outs approach? This could help business confidence and also ease the strain on public services. There could be three tracks for the negotiations:..."

Media Types Need to Stop Talking About 'Access' to the Single Market  (04 July 2016)

"to clarify... You do not 'access' the single market. You either participate in it as part of the EEA bloc, or you trade with it as a third country. Participants in the single market (EEA) must follow the rules of the bloc, such as freedom of movement of people and capital. ... Third countries such as China simply do trade with the single market, i.e. they buy and sell goods or services from/to countries in the single market. They don't need to follow any rules to do so, they merely comply with regulatory standards..."

'Germany is Your Ally' Germans Vow to Fight for British Access to European Market  (03 July 2016)

"An influential German MEP and former business baron said last night his country's industry will fight for Britain to have the best possible access to the European market. Hans-Olaf Henkel said firms wanted a satisfactory resolution in Brexit negotiations to protect their own markets. The former IBM Europe president and head of Germany's chamber of commerce, predicted Angela Merkel would push for a compromise, faced with the prospect of being forced to pick [up] the tab after Britain leaves..."

'Freedom of Movement' Is Not Required for Access to the (EU) Single Market  (01 July 2016)

"William Dartmouth MEP, the UKIP Trade Spokesman, speaking today said, 'The Facts are clear, 'freedom of movement;' is not currently required to access the Common Regulatory Zone, otherwise known as the Single Market. 'Exports to the EU in 2015 from 35 countries without 'freedom of movement' amounted to over £1.3 billion, are the European Council and the European Commission now going to embargo all imports into the EU from all of those countries? None of whom have a free movement requirement?..."

Brexit: From Project Fear to Project Hysteria  (30 June 2016)

"Formal trading arrangements are not that important ... If Single Market access is so decisive for Britain's economic performance, how come British productivity grew faster in the 22 years before the EU Single Market was established in 1993, than in its 22 years of existence since? From 1971 to 19923, labour productivity grew by an average of 2.3% each year. This was getting on for double the 1.4% a year from 1993 to 2015. People have traded overseas for millennia. The Ancient Greeks exported wine, bronze goods and olive oil and imported wheat from Egypt and wood from Macedonia and Thrace. They didn't need trading agreements or WTOs to export and import. Nor do countries today need to be inside customs unions or Single Markets to sell their goods and services. Scores of countries export successfully to the EU:..."

Get Behind Brexit as Countries Are Racing to Trade With the UK  (29 June 2016)

"Countries scrambling to arrange trade deals with the UK prove Brexit was the right vote for Britain, Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said. ... Since leaving the EU share prices have plummeted for businesses like Barclays bank and the pound hit a 35 year low. But Mr Farage said short term reactions would soon be reversed, after Prime Ministers elsewhere in the world revealed they would immediately begin looking at the kind of trade and movement deal they can work out with Britain..."

The Liechtenstein Solution  (28 June 2016)

"Throughout much of the referendum debate, it has been assumed that, in order to continue participating in the Single Market, we would have to accept freedom of movement. Any number of high-ranking Commission officials have warned us that this is 'non-negotiable' ... However, we should have known that the Commission officials (and the European politicians who joined them), were not telling the truth about freedom of movement - or at least the whole truth in respect of the EEA..."

What Next? The UK's Future Relationship With the EU  (28 June 2016)

As a massive economy and a net importer of EU goods, the UK is well placed to get what it wants from the EU. Here's a breakdown of existing options:..."

 

Jobs and Employment

Siemens' Continued Investment in Hull a Sign of Things to Come in Post-Brexit Era  (12 July 2016)

"Hull MEP Mike Hookem has welcomed the announcement from Siemens that they will continue to invest in the UK despite threats during the referendum campaign that Brexit would lead to job losses. ... INEOS said the decision was 'based on its confidence in the UK economy and its ability to continue to deliver for its customers' ... UKIP employment spokeswoman Jane Collins MEP added, '[what] it shows is that throughout the referendum campaign we were subjected to a campaign of fear from politicians including our new PM ... who attacked the work ethic of this country and its people. Luckily, the people ignored the threats of the establishment..."

Reward the Eurosceptic Working Class  (05 July 2016)

"The working class towns came out strongly for Brexit ... The first Brexit government should take vast amounts of money that would have been wasted on EU membership and create funding streams for training, employment and entrepreneur grants. Priority should be in the towns that voted Brexit. ... We would not now be on the road to independence were it not for the men and women of these towns ... To take a leaf out of the EU's book, why not put up big posters advertising that this training centre was 'Paid for by Independence'?..."

YOUTUBE:  Why Brexit is Good for Working People in Clear, Simple Terms  (01 July 2016)

"Scottish political scientist and professor of international political economy at Brown University Mark Blyth explains how the EU [affects] working people who aren't big banks..."

 

Farming and Fisheries

On Leaving the EU: Immigration and Fish  (28 July 2016)

"Little mention has been made of the return of our territorial waters in reports on the discussion so far. I'm hoping that is because it is accepted as a 'given' on both sides of the English Channel. I consider this to be crucial because with control of our Territorial Waters we also gain control over our fish. This in turn will allow us to rebuild our fishing industry and create employment. ... with the return of our territorial waters we could see control of fish stocks centred on co-operation amongst the nations that rely directly on this valuable resource..."

Fisheries and Free Movement - What I'm Watching Closest in Our Brexit Negotiations  (13 July 2016)

"Unmentioned since the referendum is the key issue of our territorial waters and the fish stocks that swim within them ... It's going to take real courage to take back what is rightfully ours. In fisheries terms we want to be like Norway, Iceland, and the Faroes. We want our own exclusive 200-mile zone. Already in Brussels there is blind panic. Meetings have taken place over the last two days. And other governments will fight hard to keep catching as many of our fish as they can. We have a battle on our hands. A positive suggestion I would like to make is that..."

 

EU Defence and Armed Forces

Just Days After Brexit, EU Releases Plan for Further Expansion, an EU Army, and Turkish Membership  (29 June 2016)

"The EU is going through an 'existential crisis' that can only be solved through more military integration, Turkish accession and the creation of a 'true union', EU chiefs have said. In a document on the political union's foreign policy objectives in light of the UK's vote to leave, EU officials call for 'stronger Europe' ... the EU needs 'full spectrum defence capabilities' ... 'to acquire and maintain many of these capabilities, defence cooperation must become the norm'..."

YOUTUBE:  Bombshell EU Moves to Full Dictatorship to Stop Other Countries Exit  (27 June 2016)

"Lord Monkton [talks] about the devastating victory for freedom, Brexit. What does this mean for the future of Europe?"

 

European Gendarmerie Force

Theresa May as PM Is a Danger to National Security  (07 July 2016)

"Ms May said in 2012 that - as Home Secretary - she would be happy to invite lethally-armed, paramilitary units owing allegiance only to Brussels onto British soil. Once here that would obviously obey any ECJ ruling and ram alien laws down our throats, by main force. It would amount to a military occupation. ... once the armed, paramilitary, Eurogendarmerie are inside the country, no British government can ever order them to leave, for they will only obey orders from their masters in Brussels..."

 

Immigration, Free Movement, Border Control

On Leaving the EU: Immigration and Fish  (28 July 2016)

"[I]f the UK is to take its place in the world as an independent, free, sovereign country rather than just an EU colony, we should, like almost every other country in the world, be in full control of our borders and our territorial waters. We should accept nothing less than full and complete control not only of how many but who is allowed to cross them. ... it is about the UK's sovereign right to make the decision on each and every new immigrant to the UK ... it is the UK that should be 'slashing numbers' no the the EU..."

Germany Stands by Mass Migration Policy Despite Terror Attacks  (28 July 2016)

"After a week of Islamist [sic] attacks by migrants and 'refugees', the German Chancellor has admitted terrorists used her open door policy to bring in people to commit violence, but refused to reverse her approach. Defending her decision to tear up EU asylum rules for Syrian migrants, she said she had acted in line with my knowledge and conscience' and said Germany would 'stick to our principles'..."

Sacrificed to Islam - A People Dying for Multiculturalism  (26 July 2016)

"The reaction to these atrocities shows that the people of the West are now being betrayed in plain view ... those who are supposed to serve and protect their people know they've caused an almighty problem and will therefore refuse to solve it. They are the ones who forcibly imposed multiculturalism on their people and imported Islam into the West ... despite these diabolical attacks - and everyone knows there'll be more of them - the European political elites will refuse to close their borders. This was confirmed by the President of the EU Jean-Claude Juncker. The elites will continue with their pernicious multicultural experiment to transform their nations without caring a jot for the safety of their own people. ... A core principle of democracy is that no Parliament can bind its successor. Yet with multiculturalism, this principle has been mixed. All governments, left, right or center, must continue with the Multicult experiment. It cannot be stopped and it cannot be reversed. Despite the carnage and the suffering, the desire to make the lands of the West lebensraum for third world invaders is merely intensified. In doing so, the elites are ... sending a signal that their loyalty is the aliens, not their own people. And any patriot who dares to oppose the invasion of their land and the betrayal of a people is smeared and criminalized as a racist Nazi. ... This isn't just betrayal. It's treason on a scale never previously seen in Western history. People are dying for multiculturalism and the elites are happy to sacrifice them on the rainbow altar..."

Juncker: No Matter How Bad Migrant Crisis, Terrorism Gets, We'll Never Give Up on Open Borders  (25 July 2016)

"Mr. Juncker insisted that however bad the 'migrant crisis' and terrorism in Europe gets, the EU will never call into question the free movement of people within the bloc. 'This is one of the four fundamental freedoms of the founding Treaty of Rome. It is an inviolable principle', He said. ... [He] is not just committed to open borders within Europe, under his presidency, the EC lists migration as one of its priorities ... Dismissing suggestions that open borders led to [recent terrorist] attacks, Mr. Juncker said he believed 'exactly the opposite' - that the the attacks should be met with a stronger display of liberal values including open borders."

'Freedom of Movement is Non-Negotiable'  (23 July 2016)

"Angela Merkel is prepared to die defending EU freedom of movement. Or rather, she's prepared to have many others die for it. This stands to reason: the times are long gone when chieftains defended their tribe's freedom in a joust with their counterparts. Today's wartime chieftains specify non-negotiable freedoms and then let others die for them. Also they refuse to acknowledge there's a war under way. Hence their tendency to ascribe multiple casualties to a fit of madness suffered by some downtrodden loner acting on his own..."

Brexit Will Boost Racial Harmony  (12 July 2016)

"To end the free movement of people, as Brexit will bring about (unless a truly humungous betrayal is about to be perpetrated), is to rob potential future extremists of their weapon: fear. People will be far less likely to fear immigration because it will be controllable ... The true threat to social cohesion is posed, not by Brexiteers, but by those liberals who would welcome an endless tide of refugees [sic] to the UK, and in so doing send fear levels through the roof. A properly implemented Brexit will be the progressive option..."

New Prime Minister Must Not Renege on Immigration  (03 July 2016)

"It must not be forgotten that the Leave campaign won the debate and that Brexit is a reality, not just another 'aspiration'. The candidates [for PM] must not lose sight of what the country wants; one of the reasons behind Boris Johnson's decision not to stand appears to be that he was backtracking over freedom of movement. The winner must be made of sterner stuff. Uncontrolled immigration was at the heart of the recent campaign and the next Tory leader will not be forgiven if he or she fails in this crucial sphere..."

'Freedom of Movement' Is Not Required for Access to the (EU) Single Market  (01 July 2016)

"William Dartmouth MEP, the UKIP Trade Spokesman, speaking today said, 'The Facts are clear, 'freedom of movement;' is not currently required to access the Common Regulatory Zone, otherwise known as the Single Market. 'Exports to the EU in 2015 from 35 countries without 'freedom of movement' amounted to over £1.3 billion, are the European Council and the European Commission now going to embargo all imports into the EU from all of those countries? None of whom have a free movement requirement?..."

Hollande Says Brexit Won't Change Channel Migrant Deal  (30 June 2016)

"'Calling into question the Touquet deal on the pretext that Britain has voted for Brexit and will have to start negotiations to leave the union doesn't make sense,' Hollande said after an EU summit in Brussels..."

How the Elite Weaponised Immigration  (30 June 2016)

"[H]ere's why immigration has become a problem. Our post-traditional, postmodern rulers, have simultaneously devalued borders and valorised immigration. And, in doing so, they have weaponised it. They have turned immigration into the means by which they transform society, bring it into line with their borderless, vacuously cosmopolitan vision. The immigrant here is not an autonomous individual, and end in himself. He is a means to an end, a political tool to create a multicultural, margin-less society..."

YOUTUBE:  The Politics of Civilizational Destruction  (29 June 2016)

"In his first video since last week's Brexit vote, Paul Weston of Liberty GB talks about the hatreds and divisions fomented by the Left through their policies of mass immigration and Multiculturalism..."

The Liechtenstein Solution  (28 June 2016)

"Throughout much of the referendum debate, it has been assumed that, in order to continue participating in the Single Market, we would have to accept freedom of movement. Any number of high-ranking Commission officials have warned us that this is 'non-negotiable' ... However, we should have known that the Commission officials (and the European politicians who joined them), were not telling the truth about freedom of movement - or at least the whole truth in respect of the EEA..."

YOUTUBE:  What It Means to Have Our Freedom Back  (28 June 2016)

"For more than 40 years, the UK has followed EU regulations regarding trade deals, immigration laws and foreign policy discussions. Denis MacEoin discusses the negative impacts of EU control and the positive changes that are now possible. Moving forward, the UK will have the ability to decide its own laws and future."

What Now for UKIP?  (21 June 2016)

"UKIP is the sole voice in mainstream politics to present a clear and unambiguous defence of British and Western culture. Such a position has also never mattered more. Internationalism is growing in power an intensity, and as it does, the nation-state will fade way and bring accountable governance along with it. Unless actively prevented, the nation will be replaced by a self-appointed elite that won't recognize borders or peoples because this would be too empowering of those at the bottom - it would give them unity, strength, and belonging to something worth defending,. all things inconvenient to the fantasy leftist global government. ... But there is one issue on which UKIP really should now step up to the plate - Islam and Muslim immigration. The party must admit and publicly acknowledge that Islamic culture is simply not compatible with our own..."

Theresa May: Sharia Courts 'Greatly Benefit' Britain  (28 May 2016)

"Theresa May has claimed Muslims in Britain 'benefit greatly' from Sharia law as she launched plans for an 'independent inquiry' headed by a Muslim and guided by two 'leading imams' into whether some of the controversial courts' judgements are at odds with British gender equality laws. ... Baroness Cox ... said 'the aspects that are causing such concerns ... are [not] a distortion [of] Sharia law. These are aspects of Sharia which are unacceptable'..."

 

Reactions from Other EU Countries

Islam and the French Republic  (July/August 2016)

"I have come to Hayange to find out what is turning France's north and east into Le Pen Land. Is it unemployment or the fear of the great replacing? ... The mayor is the new Front National. ... 'I'm an atheist', he says, 'But I defend Christian civilisation. ... It makes me hurt to see Paris becoming effectively a land of little Islam - little by little a land of Islam ... Nothing would be as great or as beautiful for us as Brexit. It fills me with excitement and hope to see our allies, our friends marching with happy songs to victory. To destroy the European Union.'..."

After Brexit Geert Wilders Vows to Push 'Nexit' at Forthcoming Elections  (08 July 2016)

"Mr Wilders said Brexit was an 'enormous victory ... Britain regained national sovereignty, became a free and independent country again' ... He also said that any economic pain Britain experiences after Brexit will only be temporary ... He insisted that the Netherlands would also be better off outside the EU, and called for the return of the Dutch gilder currency that was scrapped in 2002 to make way for the euro..."

How Brexit Has Fractured EU Countries Leading Rebellion Against Founding Nations  (03 July 2016)

"Cracks in the European project are becoming increasingly visible in the wake of Brexit, with some of the EU's newest members leading a rebellion against the bloc's founding member states. ... Last week's [Brexit] referendum alarmed governments in the former communist eastern region of the EU who had seen London as their main eurosceptic ally in efforts to reduce centralised control from Brussels..."

Marine Le Pen in Euro Parliament  (28 June 2016)

"Berating the 'propagandists for the EU on the left and the right' for their 'sulky faces and angry looks', Ms. Le Pen said: 'Look at how beautiful history is when liberty succeeds through the will of the people! This is perhaps the most historic event to occur on the continent since the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is a signal of liberty and freedom sent out to the entire world. It's the cry of love, of a people, for their country. The British have chosen a route which it thought was closed for all time'..."

French Government Refuses 'Frexit' Vote  (26 June 2016)

"The French government has refused to even consider holding a French EU membership referendum, Front National leader Marine le Pen has said. In addition, she said, the EU intends to make the Brexit process as 'painful as possible' so as to teach any other would be 'leavers' a lesson. Le Pen made the announcement after attending an emergency meeting of all the major political party leaders at the Elysée Palace on Saturday to discuss the Brexit vote..."

Brexit: The Nation Is Back!  (25 June 2016)

"'How quickly the unthinkable became the irreversible' writes The Economist. They are talking about Brexit, of course.  The question of today is: Who could have imagined that British people were so tired of being members of The Club? The question of tomorrow is: What country will be next? In France, before the British vote, the weekly JDD conducted an online poll with one question: Do you want France out of the EU?  88% of people answered 'YES!'..."

Geert Wilders: Congratulations, Britain, on Your Independence Day!  (24 June 2016)

"Thursday, June 23, 2016, will go down in history as Britain's Independence day. The Europhile elite has been defeated. Britain points the way to the future and to liberation. It is time for a new start, relying on our own strength and sovereignty. Also in the Netherlands..."

Europe's Right Reacts with Joy and Hope to British Exit  (24 June 2016)

"The right-wing parties of Europe who have been keenly watching Britain's EU referendum with an eye on their own efforts to exit the EU have reacted to the Brexit vote with jubilation today. Leaders and activists of populist right parties from across the continent sent congratulations this morning and called for referendums for their own nations..."

 

Some Regrets...

Another Neocon Weathervane  (07 December 2016)

"[T]he elasticity of the neoconservative conscience continues to fascinate me. Neocons think like apparatchiks mouthing the party line: all that matters to them is knowing the wind direction. ... Considering this collective propensity, it's astonishing that Niall Ferguson has awaited almost six months to do an about-face on Brexit..."

 

Reactions from the USA and Australasia

USA

Brexit is a Big Slice of Freedom  (30 June 2016)

"Trans-Atlantic commentator or not, I would've watched the vote. Many Americans did, and not just pundits, polls, and investors ... we have a thing for declaring independence. Despite the media coverage, many of us are excited for the UK..."

Apocalypse Not  (26 June 2016)

"I lived in Britain for seven years in the nineties. It taught me to be cautious when pronouncing on conditions in other countries and to be suspicious of the pronouncements of others ... All the same, I couldn't help but be struck by Gerard Baker's description of Brexit in the Wall Street Journal:..."

Bye Bye EU: UK Votes for Independence from EU - Londonistan Lost, England Won  (24 June 2016)

"Despite the rigged polls, the hysteria, the emotional appeals, the stereotyping, the alarmist economic claims and the rest of the circus, British voters have voted to reclaim their independence. It's good new for Britain and bad news for the rotten edifice of the Eurocrats being upheld with fraud, lies, and bureaucratic malice. This is big. And unlike Ireland, the EU is going to have trouble shrugging and ordering the peasants to vote again. And this time to vote correctly..." 

After the Brexit Vote  (24 June 2016)

"This meme by Matt Bracken is adapted from a pre-referendum cartoon posted here a couple of days ago:..."

Brexit Signals The End of the New World Order  (24 June 2016)

"We Americans have July 4th, and the Brits now have June 23rd. ... June 23rd will be the day that the British people filed their papers to divorce a global bureaucracy that buried national sovereignty in a bureaucratic red tape. After constant failures that left many Brits without jobs and living in a nation being colonized by migrants with no attachments to British culture, enough was enough..."

Breitbart News Daily Callers Celebrate Brexit  (24 June 2016)

"On the morning after the UK's historic Brexit vote declaring independence from the EU, Breitbart News Daily's American listeners called into the SiriusXM show to express their solidarity with the people of Great Britain and their hopes for what this portends for America's populist movement in the November election..."

Magna Carta 2.0  (24 June 2016)

"The original Magna Carta was a charter agreed to by King John of England in 1215. It just celebrated its 801st anniversary. So no, I wasn't there. But that charter has become part of an important, iconic, political myth that the deal between an unpopular king and rebellious barons marked the beginning of individual English freedoms, personal liberties, and due-process protection of individuals under the law. Magna Carta has also been citied as providing the essential foundation for the contemporary powers of parliament and legal principles such as habeas corpus. That's the mythology, and it's an important one..."

Brexit: The Nationalist-Populist Rebellions Continue  (24 June 2016)

"The Secret of the English People: Britain's departure from the EU is a victory for English nationalism. Now we'll have to see what happens to American nationalism. But first, a bit more on the United Kingdom: What is English nationalism, anyway?..."

Per Winston Churchill, 'These Are Not Dark Days, These Are Great Days'  (24 June 2016)

"The big winners of the night are Nigel Farage, and of course, Britain. Somewhere deep down in its bones it recalled the virtue of sheer obstinacy, the power of No at a time when persistence, courage, and defiance were declared to be politically incorrect and out of fashion. It was as if they reconstructed for themselves the speech a British politician once gave a class of Harrovian schoolboys, back in the days when the glory of persisting against seemingly hopeless odds could be extolled without embarrassment:..."

Independence Day in the UK #BREXIT WINS  (24 June 2016)

"I have been an ardent supporter of the Brexit referendum. The results are a gorgeous surprise. The night was ... a roller-coaster... When Nigel Farage conceded (the first time), I was deeply distressed, but not surprised. So imagine my joy when the results began to turn at 2am (UK time). ... The markets will shake. But that is incidental. I would invest in the pound and in an England in charge of its own fate. The fascists at the EU have been given their walking papers and I suspect we will hear the rest of Europe beating a path to the exit doors..."

Australia

Brexit: The Fallout  (24 June 2016)

"This has been a remarkable outcome ... The changes will be complex and will take time, but the die is cast. A big lesson in all this is that people power can still work - big time. Obviously a huge amount of effort went into the Brexit campaign and its big win. For example, Nigel Farage of UKIP was tireless in this work for decades. ... He is perhaps the real champion here and we need more heroes like him. But there were others of course...  Freedom is contagious. What Brexit has done is encourage and empower millions of people throughout the West to also take a stand for local control, for national sovereignty, and for the rule of the people - not foreign elites. Well done UK."

Brexit and Beyond  (24 June 2016)

"What looks to be a great victory in the UK, despite what all the pundits and pollsters said, has ramifications for other places around the globe ... especially of the forthcoming Australian and American elections. But first, a few words about this historic vote in the UK ... This is a real victory for people power. It is a declaration of the importance of local governance, and a slap in the face to the globalist agenda. The majority of UK voters declared that the sovereignty of the UK is paramount. They want self-rule, local rule and national rule, not EU bureaucracy rule..."

 

Mainstream Media and Press

Please see Here.

 

Younger Voters

Please see Here.

 

"Our EU"

Please see Here.

 

The Curiouser and Curiouser Petition

Please see Here.

 

Real and Imaginary Hate Crimes

Please see Here.

 

The History of the EU

Please see here.

 

Historical Documents

Please see here.

 

Liberty: the Battle for the Very Soul of Britain

The following is an extended extract from Battle for the Very Soul of Britain

"Nine hundred and fifty years ago, between two hillocks at Hastings, an Anglo-Saxon king took an arrow in his eye and England surrendered her independence. That was our last - should I say most recent? - defeat on home soil. King Harold's forces fought valiantly but they had been exhausted by two earlier battles ... A shrewd and ruthless Frenchman, Guillaume of Normandy, seized power and London's Witan parliament was never heard of again. ...

"I have been contemplating poor King Harold a fair amount recently. ... As a schoolboy I visited the northern French town of Bayeux to see [the] tapestry and remember a sting of sorrow as I saw the needlework images of vanquished Anglo-Saxons. It was always the same when I read history yarns about British chieftain Caractacus fighting the Romans on his hilltop and later being paraded in Rome as a chained captive; or gallant ... Boadicea, Queen of the Iceni tribe, charging towards the Roman lines in her chariot ... In such accounts, I always rooted for the Brits. ... I always wanted the dwellers of our dank and foggy, sea-set isle to seize the day. Was it a nascent sketchwriter's innate bias or inherited love of country from my fiercely patriotic parents? Was that love wrong? Is that love wrong? I still feel that way.

"The likes of Mr Cameron and his fellow Europhiles ... presumably feel something different when they look at the Bayeux tapestry. I suppose they experience  a glow of quiet satisfaction that William and his forces of European integration over came the locals. ... A deep-rooted part of me rebels against that. ... I grieve for the freedoms that were squashed. And I feel just the same when I look at an castle built by English lords to crush dissent in Scottish and Welsh territory. My sympathies lie with the invaded. ...

"Hereward the Wake [a] Lincolnshire freeman ... had his lands taken by the Normans and decided to do something about it. For a few years after 1066, Hereward and his small army operated out of the Cambridgeshire town of Ely, then an island. They were beaten only after a treacherous monk showed the Normans one of the secret paths to Ely through the Fenland marshes. ... Almost a millennium after the event, I feel a lively indignation on Hereward's behalf. What a cur that monk was to betray him. What if Hereward had continued to oppose William? Could he have combined with the still unconquered Celts and Northumbrians to drive out the 'ingengas'? Or was Norman rule as inevitable as supporters of the EU now say their governing body is inevitable? As for that treacherous monk, was he a sort of Roland Rudd of his day ... the City PR smoothie pulling strings for the Remain camp? ...

"My support for Hereward may reflect a surfeit of foolish romanticism. But it may also echo enduring truths about the importance of self-determination and of remaining true to one's ancestral heritage. For what are we if we deny the past? What is the point of being British if we are not able to say who governs us? And let there be no doubt: if we vote to stay ion the EU, we will not be able to dislodge the elite that runs Brussels. They will be impervious to our democratic disapproval. They will be as safe as William and his shaven-headed Normans were in their mighty castle keeps. ...

"The Leave campaign ... has urged voters to quit the EU for a range of reasons ... Hereward the Wake ... would have heard Vote Leave talk of how we must 'take control' and would surely have thought 'I don't really want control - I want liberty.' ...

"It would obviously be good for us to retrieve national control of trade decisions, tax matters, ... immigration policy ... But where is the optimism in Leave's campaign? Where is the appeal to something more positive, more human, more ardent? The hearts of Hereeward the Wake and his 'green men' would have burned for something greater; something more essential. You could call it self-determination or independence but it is basically the right to plant your feet on the clifftops of Kent, raise your eyes to the cloud-scudding sky, and relish your ancient liberty as a free-born Briton. ...

"I think of my grandfathers. One was wounded three times on the Western Front in World War I. The other landed in Normandy - Normandy! - just before D-Day to clear the beaches of mines. They fought for king and country, yes, but they fought most of all for an idea: freedom. The days of ancestral sword and scramasax may have passed but that powerful notion of liberty, the spirit of British dissent which flared so wonderfully in the East Anglian fens 950 years ago, must never be allowed to die. Without it, we would be an island without pride, an island shorn of soul"

[End of Extract]

 

Norman and Saxon

"'My son,' said the Norman Baron, 'I am dying, and you will be heir to all the broad acres in England that William gave me for my share
when we conquered the Saxon at Hastings, and a nice little handful it is. But before you go over to rule it I want you to understand this:

"The Saxon is not like us Normans. His manners are not so polite. But he never means anything serious till he talks about justice and right.
When he stands like an ox in the furrow with his sullen set eyes on your own, and grumbles, 'This isn't fair dealing,' my son, leave the Saxon alone.

"You can horsewhip your Gascony archers, or torture your Picardy spears; But don't try that game on the Saxon; you'll have the whole brood round your ears.
From the richest old Thane in the country to the poorest chained serf in the field, they'll be at you and on you like hornets, and, if you are wise, you will yield.

"But first you must master their language, their dialect, proverbs and songs. Don't trust any clerk to interpret when they come with the tale of their wrongs.
Let them know that you know what they're saying; let them feel that you know what to say. Yes, even when you want to go hunting, hear 'em out if it takes you all day.

"They'll drink every hour of the daylight and poach every hour of the dark. It's the sport not the rabbits they're after (we've plenty of game in the park).
Don't hang them or cut off their fingers. That's wasteful as well as unkind, for a hard-bitten, South-country poacher makes the best man-at-arms you can find.

"Appear with your wife and the children at their weddings and funeral and feasts. Be polite but not friendly to Bishops; be good to all poor parish priests.
Say 'we', 'us' and 'ours' when you're talking, instead of 'you fellows' and 'I'. Don't ride over seeds; keep your temper; and never you tell 'em a lie!"

[Poem by Rudyard Kipling]

 

The Tower of Babel: EU / UN / NWO

"These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.  And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.  And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.  And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.  And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.  And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.  And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.  Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.  So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.  Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth" (Genesis 10:32-11:9).

 


 

The UK EU Referendum 23rd June 2016:

Articles  |  Quotations and Comments  |  Questions to Consider  |  Websites Books Etc  |  YouTubes and Videos

Some Questions for Remainers  |  The Propaganda War: Articles  |  The Propaganda War: Quotations and Comments

The Disgusting Exploitation of the Murder of Jo Cox MP  |  Further Articles, Quotations, and Comments on the EU


BREXIT: THE MOVIE
"On June 23rd 2016, the British public will decide whether to remain a member of the EU.
Brexit: The Movie makes the case for Britain to LEAVE the EU"

 

"The Queen's Majesty hath the chief power in this realm of England and other her dominions, unto whom the chief government of all estates in this realm,
whether they be ecclesiastical or civil, in all causes doth appertain, and is not nor ought to be subjected to any foreign jurisdiction"
[The Thirty Nine Articles of Religion ... as by Law Established, Article 37, quoted at
source].

"And I do declare that no Foreign Prince Person Prelate, State or Potentate hath or ought to have any Jurisdiction
Power Superiority Preeminence or Authority Ecclesiastical or Spiritual within this Realm.  So help me God"
[The Bill of Rights, 1689, Costin & Watson, The Law & Working of the Constitution, Documents 1660-1914]

"It was one of the cleverest strokes of those who took us into the EEC in 1972 to invent a sort of mutated, cancerous form of parliamentary sovereignty
in order to destroy the essence and reality of that sovereignty and to make Queen, Lords, Commons, and People into subjects of a foreign power, now the EU.
Ministers who, as Privy Counsellors, had assented by their most solemn oath to maintain the sovereignty of the Crown against all foreign powers whatsoever,
initiated, maintained, and deepened that subjection over forty years.  The people have now democratically and finally rejected this process"
[Edward Spalton, Chairman, Campaign for an Independent Britain]


 

 

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