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Rule Britannia?

The UK is poised on the edge of a monumental decision for its future in the world. On June 23rd, the UK will have a national vote to decide whether we stay in the European Union, or leave it and become independent. Pretty important huh? It cannot be overstated, how significant this decision is, but the Politicians in the UK are once again fulfilling their own agendas ahead of the needs of the people. The same story over and over again, in America as well as in England.

 The Politicians are using this referendum as a platform for their own views and for promoting their own profiles in the media. What the people actually want are unbiased answers to fundamental questions such as: 

  1. the potential impact for the economy,
  2. what happens to people from the EU already living and working in the UK
  3. how long will it take to set up new trade agreements

Instead of enabling us to come to an informed decision whether to remain in the EU, our leaders have resorted to scare mongering of the highest order – even President Obama has joined in the diatribe. On his visit to the UK in early May, he told the British public we would be “at the back of the queue” for a trade agreement if we left the EU!

Threats of World War III, economic meltdown, housing price disasters, huge unemployment increases and the end of the world as we know it have been blasted across the newspapers and television shows. I do not believe them!

I obviously cannot tell you exactly what will happen if the UK vote to leave, but I can tell you there are a lot of people in the UK who are fed up with uncontrolled immigration from other EU countries, they are fed up with pointless red-tape legal interference from Brussels bureaucrats, they are also fed up with being told that Britain isn’t good enough to stand on its own.

I will vote to leave. I believe the UK has a strong enough buying power and economy to withstand a short period of post-leave adjustment, and I believe the UK will be better off in charge of its own destiny again.


  • I am seeing rise in anti-Nato spending comments coming from Trump – fuelled in part by certain EU countries not meeting their 20% of GDP Nato spending commitments – amount other reasons I’m sure. The UK met the requirement in 2014 but was fractionally under in 2015

    If the EU start making a noise about ‘an EU army’ post referendum on exit, even if they try to fudge the conversation under the auspices of a ‘border force’ and EU countries start shifting spending in that direction and move away from their Nato pledges, I can imagine US Nato spending being under even greater threat.

    • I agree that it is pity, I agree, and I blame the EU Commission for that. if the EU had not moved from a customs union to a political unification project I for one would be all for it. Sadly – not to be.

  • The Polls seemed to swing both ways. Hard to forecast. I’m hoping for a low turn out as those that don’t know or case might vote remain.

  • I don’t have a dog in this fight, I’m a Yank. But any American would want independence. I urge the UK to get out of the EU and go it alone. They’ll be glad they did!

  • Would you believe what the EU Remain brigade are offering now. If we give up the sovereignty our elders fought and died to protect – and vote for closer integration, the EU will … wait for it … enforce lower rate roaming tariffs for mobile phones when we are abroad.

    So, forget my grandad, Alan V Winkworth, and his 5 years of service in North Africa and his war medals won protecting our democracy – what an amazing trade-off, freedom for shiny baubles – count me IN!

  • I took a brief opportunity on Sunday to ask Daniel Hannan, (EU MP for the South East), about the position of TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). TTIP renamed from TAFTA has very little do with trade and much to do enabling private industry to sue governments if they attempt to democratically reverse the privatisation of national industry. As little had been heard about it in the Brexit debate for a couple of weeks following the 200 or so pages leaked to Greenpeace. Mr Hannan’s update news is, he confirmed, that TTIP is shelved – too much resistance.

    So with that all but dead – the ‘queue’ for Trade Deals is looking rather short.

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