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"I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them"
24th June 2016
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Article 50 and the ECA 1972 | Hard Brexit and Soft Brexit | EU Leaders | Scotland
The Battle is Fierce | Liberty: the Battle for the Very Soul of Britain | Norman and Saxon | The Tower of Babel
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].
50 and the European Communities Act 1972
"Leaving the EU amounts to repealing the ECA 1972 ... the Article 50 negotiations are superfluous. Look at the following paragraphs from the Great Repeal Bill White Paper:
"Article 50 is EU law, but on the repeal of the ECA, EU law is not supreme - unless the Government insists upon it. Leaving the EU does not have to be subject to Article 50 negotiations - and that fact is reflected in the next paragraph:
"This flat out admits that the Great repeal Bill will anticipate the complete failure of Article 50 negotiations. It is recognition that no Article 50 deal is required. The UK can leave the EU without a deal, and this is because the UK's exit from the EU is brought about solely by repeal of the ECA. The next paragraph alludes to this fact:
"But here, in this last paragraph, does the Government use the trickery that this Brexit process is riddled with. The last line implies that the repealing of the ECA is a consequence of leaving the EU - and this repeats the deception in the last line of Para 1.11. But this is not correct. What this line is telling you, albeit in a heavily and dishonestly disguised manner, is that the day on which the ECA is repealed will be the day the UK leaves the EU" [source].
"The question to most of us was only ever black or white: either leave or stay - if we stay we accept all the EU rules, if we leave we are free to trade where and with whom we like and also control our own borders. But here's the point: WE VOTED LEAVE. Yet they have created these strange mutant children called soft brexit (nice) and hard brexit (boo hiss!). At the end of the day these chimeras do not exist, they are purely creations of the political/globalist class to try and muddy the waters and create confusion and false debate. There is only brexit and no brexit. But the evident truth of this will never be admitted by the remoaners and their globalist friends as this would illuminate the fact that all their arguments are illusionary and are built on sand" [comment at source].
"Will leaving be easy - of course not. We will be made an example of and punished and then beckoned back, because in truth they need us to help bail them out - but also want to make an example of us at the same time. What the EU in effect has done is make most EU nations lazy, dependent and lose self confidence. The truth is the EU's waste, corruption and over complex system have made its own demise inevitable. And when the rest of the Europe realises this fact our orderly leaving will turn into a EU wide stampede" [comment at source].
"It is only right that people should demand what's best for their country before worrying about the needs of another, and [Scotland has] proved to be effective in getting this:
The term you're looking for is 'well played', because of course it is. We can only see it as natural for the Scottish to demand the very best, it's the fault of the incompetent rabble occupying Westminster that England has been so greatly ignored in order to placate them" [source].
"88% of Scottish households take more from the public purse than they contribute in taxes. The average Scottish household consumes £14,151 more in benefits and public services than they contribute, and whilst public services and healthcare provision are largely devolved matters, the money must come from somewhere. Of course, much of this overspending on public services accounts for Scotland's budget deficit, but the rest can be accounted for by what is contributed by the English taxpayer. 60% of English households contribute more to the public purse than they receive in benefits and public service spending, therefore one can come to the obvious conclusion that the SNP-designed culture of middle-class welfare-ism is partially funded by us, the English" [source].
Battle is Fierce, Friends
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]
"'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
"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.
"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.
"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
"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
"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.
[Poem by Rudyard Kipling]
"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:
"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,
"And I do declare that no
Foreign Prince Person Prelate, State or Potentate hath or ought to have any
"Parliament voted to put the decision about our membership of the EU in the hands
of the British people.
"June 23rd 2016 was the
day the people of the UK voted to LEAVE the EU in the single biggest expression
of our will in British history.