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Brexit on WTO Terms
aka: 'No Deal' / Actual Brexit / Clean Break Brexit

Articles and Videos

Articles:   |   Videos and YouTubes   |   Petitions   |   Project Fear: Post-Referendum

The Single Market (EEA), Trade, Industry, the Economy: UK Independence Day 24 June 2016   |   Some Questions for Remainers

Putting the Pope in Charge of the Reformation   |   The Battle is Fierce   |   Liberty: The Battle for the Very Soul of Britain

Norman and Saxon   |   The Tower of Babel: EU / UN / NWO   |   History of the EU and Historical Documents


David Cameron: "Your Decision. Not Politicians. Not Parliament. Just You"

"If we vote to leave, we will leave. There'll not be another renegotiation or another referendum"

"For two and a half years, leave voters have endured the establishment political class
along with the establishment media lecture them that:
* They didn't really understand what they were voting for,
* They wanted to leave with 'a deal' from the EU,
* Staying in parts of the EU means the same as leaving the EU.
All specious garbage.  All deceits.  All part of the plan to wear the Leave vote down.
All part of the pro-EU political establishment determination to stop us leaving.
The simple truth is that we never voted for 'a deal'.
It is a matter of fact that 'a deal' was not on the 2016 Ballot paper" [




Boris Govt Prepares For No Deal Brexit But EU Could Delay It Until 2020  (21 October 2019)

"'The risk of leaving without a deal has actually increased because we cannot guarantee that the European Council will grant an extension' explained Michael Gove, the Cabinet minister who has been tasked with No Deal preparations. 'It means we are triggering Operation Yellowhammer, it means we are preparing to ensure that if no extension is granted - and we cannot guarantee that an extension will be granted - that we have done everything possible to prepare to leave without a deal'..."

A Door of Hope  (18 October 2019)

"So Boris has got a deal! But the big question facing Christians in Britain is this - what is God saying to us? Is the hand of God inexorably guiding the nation towards a no deal outcome? ... I would seriously question the value of the deal, as I have no confidence that this Parliament will do anything righteous, or that anything agreed with the EU will be in the best interests of Britain. I firmly believe that leaving with no deal is far better tan leaving with a bad deal that keeps us partially tied to the EU. We need a clean break so that we have the opportunity to recalibrate all our relationships with God and with others..."

Former Port Chief Says No Deal Border 'Chaos' Widely Exaggerated  (10 September 2019)

"A former customs officer at the English port of Dover has said that remainer predictions of huge delays in cross-Channel shipping in a no deal Brexit have been massively exaggerated ... [He] said that if there are any delays it would likely be on the export side ... but said that 'the government have literally today released a project which I've been working on for quite a few months, which is 150 pop-up stations and truck parks across the UK - and Europe - where drivers can call in and have their paperwork checked so that they can approach the border, "border ready" so they can proceed on their journey. These will be all over the UK, so don't come to Kent unless you are boarder-ready, is the message'..."

The Art of the Deal  (07 September 2019)

"Life requires a series of negotiations ... More often than not a bargain is struck, but one or both sides may miscalculate and end up with no deal. If one or other side is unable to walk away from the deal, then they will usually get a bad deal. The other party will exploit their weakness to a greater of lesser extent. Most people understand this ... and that you have to be willing to walk away if you want to keep the pressure on for good quality and good value. This makes people all the more frustrated when they see how the UK has not done this in negotiating with the EU. We have seen time and again how the opposition to Brexit in Parliament and in the establishment have constantly been undermining efforts by the UK to pursue a firm line in the negotiations..."

A Time of Trouble  (30 August 2019)

"The Boris factor has bounced onto the world stage, adding a new dimension to the Brexit debate. But DEAL OR NO DEAL has never been the core issue. It is only a useful peg on which to hang the real issues, which remains our membership of the EU - we either love it or loathe it!  Why is this such a massively controversial issue? The answer can only be discerned through spiritual eyes. There are some mysteries that cannot be unravelled with human logic ... at the heart of [the great Brexit controversy] is an enormous spiritual battle between the powers of darkness and the Spirit of God..."

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay Signs Commencement Order  (19 August 2019)

"I have signed the legislation setting in stone the repeal of the ECA 1972..."

It's Time To Quash the Remainer Myth That "Nobody Voted To Leave Without A Deal"  (30 July 2019)

"What does 'no deal' mean? It means there will be no 'Withdrawal Agreement', that is to say, no new treaty with the EU covering the rights of EU citizens, the financial settlement, the Irish border, and a range of other issues including 'non-regression; of social, environmental and labour legislation ... So, did everyone assume they'd be such a Withdrawal Agreement Treaty during the EU Referendum? The answer's pretty obviously no ... This notion, so beloved of Remainers, that Leave voters all assumed we'd never leave without such a 'deal' only needs to be stated out loud to be seen as preposterous: 'So what you're saying is that everyone assumed we'd only leave the EU if we got the EU's permission and blessing for doing so, and that if the EU objected then we'd remain? That that's what leavers voted for?'  It simply is not true that no-one anticipated 'no deal' during the referendum. Quite the reverse..."

TWITTER: John Longworth, Leave Means Leave  (02 April 2019)

"Both major parties promised to leave the single market and the Customs Union. All of the options being presented, including the PM's deal, lead to this commitment being overturned and a Brexit Betrayal. Leaving without a deal is now by far the best option. This would free us to make our own laws, free us from paying money and lower the cost of living by removing tariffs. Combined with making trade deals and taking back farming and fisheries our economy will boost as a result. it is time to leave with No Deal and deliver the will of the people."

Remaining In the EU Will Constitute Perjury By The Queen  (01 April 2019)

"The correct clause [in the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaty Making 1969] states that no trading agreement may be entered into which significantly compromises the constitutional integrity of the responding nation ... we must begin to educate the public and electorate as to the relative risks of both a Remain strategy and the reasons why a No Deal exit may be the only means to preserve our national independence and our continuity of our proud sovereign status..."

Brexiteers Must Get Their Act Together - Fast!  (29 March 2019)

"How to end the Brexit betrayal so the UK leaves the EU now: After the PM succeeded in delaying Brexit in Parliament on Wednesday, it has become blatantly obvious that the British public are being grotesquely betrayed on their vote to Leave the EU. Remainers have been running the government ... A couple of years ago, those who argued that the remainers could actually stop Brexit were largely treated with scepticism. Those who warned that Theresa May could not be relied upon were treated with disbelief. Yet the soothsayers were right. There was a plan of betrayal from the moment the referendum was won. All resources, all tactics, every argument, was used to delay and hamper Brexit..."

Former Bank of England Boss Mervyn King: No Deal Brexit is the Answer, Project Fear is a Myth  (29 March 2019)

"One of the most respected figures in British economics has made a last-minute appeal for Brexit sanity, pointing the way forward to a managed no-deal full Brexit while dismissing politicians suffering from collective 'nervous breakdown' and project fear claims that do not reflect reality. Speaking this morning, just hours before the legal deadline that the British PM repeatedly promised would be the moment the UK left the EU before changing her mind at the last minute, former governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King has called for a full Brexit and for politicians to reject Theresa May's WA..."

"Not Afraid of Brexit": Calais Ready For No Deal, "No Delays" Says Port Chief  (28 March 2019)

"Jean-Marc Puissesseau told Sky News that Calais has been planning for a customs border between his EU port and Brexit Britain for over a year, introducing new customs processes including internet-based customs declarations and a revamped area for the small percentage of  lorries that will need to park ad be checked. 'We have been planning for a no-deal Brexit for more than a year so we have been improving the flow of traffic. We started the building work ion January with a deadline of having it done by 29 March', Mr Puissesseau said..."

There's No Such Thing as 'No Deal': A WTO Brexit Is the Only Rational Choice  (20 March 2019)

"A package of agreements and legislation is now in place which means that an exit from the EU on 29 March 2019 - as promised - can be properly called a 'WTO Brexit' ... It's a deal in the best sense of the word - a collection of arrangements of mutual benefit that guarantee continuity for businesses and individuals. It seems that most MPs haven't even bothered to take note of the masses of no-deal Breixit legislation that has already been passed by Parliament to ensure there is no 'cliff-edge' on 29 March 2019..."

There Is A Brexit Plan B Built Like A Springboard Which the UK and EU Both Ought to Embrace  (21 January 2019)

"There are undoubtedly many Remainers in the establishment who are determined to stop Brexit outright. Others are trying to create a fiction of Brexit that in reality keeps the UK in the EU in all but name. Many Brexiteers would like to see the UK leave without a deal, on WTO terms - a clean Brexit. After all, this is what was on the referendum ballot paper: it said Leave, it said nothing about a deal and David Cameron was explicit that there would be no further deals beyond his. However, there are those in both camps who are prepared to countenance some sort of deal that would smooth the UK's exit from the EU..."

Time to Bust the No Deal Myths  (17 January 2019)

"Summing up the HoC debate over the WA on Tuesday, UK PM Theresa May began by declaring that this was a debate 'about the economy'. This pushed one of the enduring myths about Brexit: that it is primarily a matter of economics. 'Economics' has been used throughout the Brexit discussion to evade the fundamental political significance of what is going on ... Brexit is a matter of supreme political import. Initially, until the referendum vote, the discussion was primarily about national sovereignty ... Leaving without a formal WA does not mean 'crashing out' or 'jumping off a cliff', or any of the other pejorative phrases about the possible economic consequences. All leaving means, economically speaking, is that Britain will no longer be trading with, and its businesses connecting with, other EU countries on the terms set by the rules of the EU Single Market and Customs Unions. This was always going to be the consequence of implementing the Brexit vote. Government and businesses, as well as individuals, could and should have been preparing for that change ever since 24 June 2016. If, in places, this has not happened yet, that cannot be blamed on the Leave vote itself..."

Govt Whistleblower: UK Prepared for 'No Deal' Brexit, Scare Stories 'Absolutely Untrue'   (29 December 2018)

"A senior civil servant has blown the whistle on 'Project Fear Mark III', revealing that the country is actually well-prepared for a 'No Deal' Brexit and scare stories about Britain 'crashing out' into 'chaos and doom' are 'absolutely untrue'. The anonymous official, who has been working on Britain's preparations for a Brexit on WTO terms - the so-called 'No Deal' scenario - revealed ... that there are 'hundreds' of plans in place to ensure that outlandish threats of food, water, and medicine shortages will not be realised, and that 'it is purely a political decision not to make this clear to the public...'"

No New Deal, Just Leave, Says UKIP Leader   (17 December 2018)

"The political establishment is doing everything it can to scupper Brexit and the British people are being bombarded with anti-Brexit propaganda daily. To add insult to injury we have a PM who prostrates herself at every opportunity in front of other world leaders. The solution to this mess and to deliver on the referendum decision is to repeal the 1972 ECA and get Britain out and trading on WTO terms at the earliest opportunity"

"The origin of the English Constitution
and how Britainís membership
of the EU is unlawful"

(Bretwalda Books Ltd, March 2013)

Gerard Batten MEP, Books

"The constitutional, legal, political
and practical means
by which Britain can leave
the European Union"

(Bretwalda Books Ltd, August 2013)

Gerard Batten MEP, Books

The Remainers' Shocking Litany of Lies   (18 December 2018)

"In their annoyance at the people for rejecting their beloved EU, yesterday's men claimed that the people had been bamboozled by lies, Russian propaganda and their stupidity in not understanding the huge benefits of the EU. Particularly to our establishment. Their real concern was that their own lies and manufactured fears were rejected by the people after forty years' experience of the rambling shambles that is the EU. Defeated, they've now launched an even bigger programme of lies to but the people back in their box and con them to stay in it and the EU. They're top grade lies ... Here [they are]:..."

Statesmanship Isn't What It Used To Be   (15 December 2018)

"[T]his government has handled Brexit in ways that would make Messrs Pitt, Castlereagh, Palmerstone, et al spin like tops in their graves. Sometimes they acted as true statesmen, sometimes they didn't, but they never went to Europe as supplicants, begging for 'deals' ... imploring chaps from Luxembourg and Poland to let our own parliament pass more of our own laws ... one thing a self-respecting country can never relinquish is its sovereignty ... British sovereignty is vested in parliament, and no fragment of it can be broken off and traded away ... Any courageous statesmanlike PM would be telling the EU what we're going to do, not asking if we could please do it..."

No Deal  (20 November 2018)

"Theresa May has claimed that the Withdrawal Agreement achieves Brexit by the UK 'taking back control of its trade, borders and laws.'  This is one of the most patently false spins in modern political history. We don't even regain control of our fish. The agreement involves the UK staying in the EU customs union until December 2020, entitled to negotiate trade deals with other countries but completely unable to implement them, and with UK parliament and courts remaining subordinate to EU laws and the CJEU. So, until 2021, far from regaining control of our trade and laws we become a rule taker - and pay an eye-watering £39 billion for the privilege..."

Theresa May Presents...  (20 November 2018)

"Theresa May presented her Draft Withdrawal Agreement on Brexit. May claimed that it delivered the Brexit that 17.4m people voted for. Yet, this is no 'strong and stable' Brexit Deal. It is a wholesale betrayal of the biggest democratic vote in our history. It leaves us wedded to the Customs Union for years, if not indefinitely ... it ties us into the Single Market ... we cannot control immigration or strike free trade deals ... We will be a vassal state having no say over laws that govern us ... the CJEU shall have jurisdiction ... We would be better off by leaving without a deal ... Theresa May is the worst PM in living memory. She is consigning her country to a state of political paralysis, locked in the orbit of the EU..."

World Trade Deal - An Exceedingly Good Option  (19 November 2018)

"There is much written about Brexit manoeuvres at the moment. Will the Protestants defeat the Romans in the long run? ... It would be a darn sight easier if the Brexit-leaning Cabinet 'rump' ... were to master the economics of free trade. To give them a helping hand, here is another guide to what a World Trade Deal means. They'll find it is nothing to fear. The supply of Mr Kipling cakes and Mars Bars will not dry up..."

From Dark November Morn to April Evening  (19 November 2018)

"The following quotation from a 1947 pamphlet entitled ' Design for Europe' by Peter Thorneycroft ... has long stuck in my mind: 'No government dependent on a democratic vote could possible agree in advance to the sacrifice that any adequate plan must involve. The British people must be led slowly and unconsciously into the abandonment of their traditional economic defences'..."

(Almost) Everything You Wanted to Know About the WTO in 14 Minutes  (17 November 2018)

"WTO is the forward-looking global trading option. It is not about falling off cliffs as the Treasury's Project Fear would have us believe. Jacob Rees-Mogg reiterated this on Thursday at his impromptu press conference: 'We trade with other countries on WTO rules - we do not need to trade on anything other than WTO rules...'  It will result in lower commodity prices and benefit the poorest..."

Fear Is All That's Stopping Us Getting Our Country Back  (17 November 2018)

"We have already made it clear ... that we believe the wisest and most honest way forward from the near-catastrophic mess Mrs May has landed the country in, is to repudiate her so-called deal and leave the EU (all of it, the customs union, the single market, and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice) as intended on 29 March 2019, on No-Deal, WTO terms ... Irrational fear is all that stands in the way of Britain restoring its sovereignty and reclaiming control of its borders..."

No Deal Is A Great Deal For the Taxpayer  (16 November 2018)

"For more months than I care to remember, Theresa May has droned on about 'a good deal for Britain' as if leaving the EU without a deal was a 'bad' deal. Our membership of the EU has been a rotten trade deal from day one. And here's precisely why. The single market was always trumpeted as a 'free market' (so much so that even Margaret Thatcher was deceived by this) which, of course, it is not..."

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'..."

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..."

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..."

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:..."

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..."


Videos and YouTubes

YOUTUBE:  Lord Pearson Cuts Through the Brexit Betrayal  (13 March 2019)

Lord Pearson's speech to the House of Lords.  Viewers' comments:  "Well said Lord Pearson. The voice of reason in that treasonous den of snakes"  /  "Thank you Lord Pearson. A lord to be respected. Maybe the only one, rare indeed"  /  Lord Pearson must feel constantly that he is in enemy territory, an intelligent man in an archaic chamber of low IQ ... political traitors"  /  "Gerard Batten and Lord Pearson. Two voices of reason amongst a sea of self serving shysters"  /  "Finally a lord that actually understands how the people think!"  /  "Representing the people - unheard of in that building"  /  Lord Pearson, what a great man"  /  "One true voice in a chamber of sociopaths"  /  "A politician calling out the BBC, wow I sense truth and integrity, a very rare thing indeed coming out of that place"  /  "Lord Pearson speaks for me"  /  "Lord Pearson is a national hero"  /  "This man is wise and truthful"

YOUTUBE:  David Cameron: "Your Decision. Not Politicians. Not Parliament. Just You"  (Uploaded 06 December 2018)

"If we vote to leave, we will leave. There'll not be another renegotiation or another referendum"  /  Viewers' comments: "But we didn't know what we were voting for apparently! This should be played every 15 minutes in parliament"  /  "'This will be an In or Out referendum'  (That is, if you vote to remain. Vote to leave and we will do everything in our power to nullify the vote)"  /  "Sounds like Mrs May didn't get the memo"  /  "Once upon a time it was Parliament against the Monarchy, now who is going to protect the people from parliament?"  /  "The word TREASON exists for a reason"  /  "'An in or out referendum'. He lost his way - he should have been a comedian"  /  "When I voted to leave, what I really meant was... Give them 39 billion and agree to the next round of the 7 year spending, agree to the new rules proposed by the commission and accept the ECJ rulings. Isn't democracy fun?"  /  "Of course, they never thought we'd dare to be so uppity and vote to leave their precious EU. It didn't take long for those promises to get thrown out the window"  /  "The time could be coming when its Roundheads vs Cavaliers again, but this time it will be Leavers and Remoaners"  /  "You see, remainers. Once in a generation choice. Now respect democracy. WTO now"  /  "They never meant it. Amusing that this was meant to make us vote Remain at the time"  /  "A lying politician... well what a shock"



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."


Putting the Pope in Charge of the Reformation

My first thought, when Theresa May was made Prime Minister just after the referendum in June 2016, was that putting a Remainer in charge of Brexit would be like putting the Pope in charge of the Protestant Reformation: It ain't gonna happen...

"To the best of my knowledge no democratic country has ever voluntarily agreed to a treaty in which it agrees that a foreign power may, if it so wishes, overrule that country's laws forever. In a week following the centenary remembrance of the WWI armistice, the UK government has agreed a deal arguable worse for the UK than the Treaty of Versailles was a hundred years ago for Germany ... It was always naive to hope that somebody who campaigned against democracy could be trusted to respect the referendum result. Thanks to Theresa May a strong hand has been deliberately misplayed, taxpayers' money wantonly thrown away, divisions deepened and a precious two and three quarter years to prepare for the future squandered. No doubt the pain and trauma of no deal will be the greater as a result of her Brexit betrayal. There will be more drama ahead in what May has made into an all or nothing game of chicken. True democrats of any party however now have no choice. We must all prepare to crash out of the EU gaol come what may" [source].

"Time wouldn't be running short if we hadn't wasted two years on Oliver Twist-like supplicancy, begging our European masters to be kind, whereas all they want is to punish us, discourage others and, ideally, torpedo Brexit. A PM committed to Brexit, rather than to the warped ruling elite, could have invoked the Royal Prerogative, left immediately after Parliament activated Article 50 - and only then started negotiating 'deals'." [source].


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]


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 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

"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]

"Parliament voted to put the decision about our membership of the EU in the hands of the British people.
The people made their choice, and did so decisively.  It is the responsibility of the government to get on with the job
and to carry out their instruction in full.  MPs and peers who regret the referendum result need to accept what the people decided"
[Prime Minister Theresa May, 5th November 2016]


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