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Monday, May 27, 2019

BREXIT, Again! Nigel Farage for President, 2024!

It appears that Britain's Brexit Party will take 28 or 29 of the 73 seats up for grabs in the UK's portion of the Europe-wide EU Parliamentary elections. For once, it seems, the polls called it right, and the predicted catastrophe for the Conservative and the Labour parties came to pass.

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn should be very proud of their achievement.

Those two arrogant members in good standing of the global elite sought to defy the openly declared wish of the British electorate to get their country out of the horrendous EU. They both sought to delay and complicate that exit, in league with the bandits who run the EU, in the hope that the British public would tire of it all, give up, and become resigned to Britain's loss of sovereignty, and quietly mutter, "OK, OK. We'll stay."

Well, folks, the last part of that scenario just didn't happen!

The voters did not let themselves get mau-maued into resigning to have Britain remain a colony of the Brussels caliphate of kleptocrats. Once again, the voters have said "no" to Brussels, and to the globalist vision so relentlessly pushed by their rulers--and lest we forget, large numbers of EU citizens resident in Britain also voted; and still wasn't enough for the remainers to win.

Much of the credit, of course, for the first referendum on Brexit, the results of that referendum, and now for the results of what is in essence the second referendum on Brexit, belongs to the remarkable Nigel Farage. He is the true definition of a Happy Warrior and a Patriot: amazing sense of humor, quick wit, terrific oratorical skills, and, of course, a keen political mind with a very notable organizational ability. The man does not quit. He knows how to get from point A to point B. Milk shakes bounce off him like bullets off Superman.

We must amend our Constitution to allow Farage to become president in 2024. It's the right thing to do. We send them Markle; they send us Farage. It's a win-win . . . for the USA, that is. If the Brits aren't going to make him their PM, we should offer him a job here.

Once again, the voters of the world have declared their antipathy for the globalist vision.

I ain't tired of all the winning, not yet.

33 comments:

  1. "Nigel Farage. He is the true definition of a Happy Warrior and a Patriot: amazing sense of humor, quick wit, terrific oratorical skills, and, of course, a keen political mind with a very notable organizational ability. The man does not quit. He knows how to get from point A to point B. Milk shakes bounce off him like bullets off Superman." WLA

    'Bloody well right mate'!
    Invested 3-4 hours of rack-time last night, watching recent Farage video! Interviews, and interactions with Brexit voters foils and foes! No dodging and weaving in reply, straight on broadswords with a smile, smirk, and a "here's the point"!

    And when answering questions directly in the midst of Brexiteers, a reporter asks the room for a show of hands on the "The Donald", the interlocutor gets a rousing cheer accompanied with both fists-up by Brits, young and old alike!

    If Nigel's ready to retire stateside in 2024, I'd support his appointment to be the Campaign Manager for whichever political heir La Grande Orange dubs! Plus, the position should come complete with a Castle, moat, Rolls,:

    https://st.motortrend.com/uploads/sites/5/2015/04/Rolls-Royce-Phantom-Limelight-Collection-front-three-quarters1.jpg?interpolation=lanczos-none&fit=around|539:358

    and an active duty Regiment of hand-picked Marine defenders compliments of Admiral Rogers!

    On a cautious note: Farage looks fit and not ready to quit! Although his baritone, while a strong voice today, has a bit of the tone I've heard in too many smokers... let's hope he kicks the habit before or after he kicks Brussels back across the Channel!
    On Watch~~~
    "Let's Roll"

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  2. We should probably be a little bit cautious about what these votes mean, because of the large number of parties in the races and the resulting vagaries.

    One analyst pointed out that about 1 UK voter in 8 voted for parties which are committed to Brexit. About 1 in 8 voted for parties which support a second referendum. About 1 in 8 voted for something else (including the dismal ruling Conservative party). And an overwhelming majority of 5 out of 8 chose not to vote-- despite Brexit & the EU supposedly being the hottest issue of the Century.

    We should not let our well-deserved distaste for the EU mislead us about the obvious deep divisions within the Disunited Kingdom.

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    1. Political decisions can only be made on the basis of those who do vote. Trying to infer what the non-voters want is folly, usually brought up by those who did not prevail at an election.
      It's safe to ignore those who can't be bothered to vote.

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    2. In this case -- it is safe to ignore the majority of the population? Good luck with that!

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  3. Mr. Longmuir, over on the Sage of Somerset's site a commentor by the handle of "Wigner's Friend" provides a helpful link.

    https://order-order.com/2019/05/27/bad-als-magical-numerical-thinking/

    I at least found it helpful. Perhaps ...

    JK

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  4. Anonymous/JK -- Thanks for the link to Guido Fawkes. To be honest, I did not find it particularly informative.

    In these days of segmented communications, it is easy to get the impression that every sentient being would trade his right arm for Brexit, or alternatively that everyone recognizes the benefits of being part of the EU -- depending on what sites one cares to visit. We have to be careful to avoid confirmation bias.

    Personally, I have no dog in the Brexit fight. Looking at it from the outside, it is tangential to the real issue that most of the UK's problems are home-grown; leaving the EU will not of itself fix the problems of intrusive rule by an incompetent Oxbridge-credentialed Left-Wing metropolitan set which exerts ever more Politically Correct control over the lives of its subjects.

    But it is interesting for those of us outside the UK to see whether a "democracy" can in fact make a significant change. And particularly interesting in that regard that the majority of Brits at a critical time like this chose not to vote -- far outnumbering both those who want separation from the EU and those who want to maintain the status quo.

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    1. "And particularly interesting in that regard ... those who want separation from the EU and those who want to maintain the status quo."

      Right Mr. Longmuir, and as I have no dog init either my interests emerge mainly as a result of being "acquainted" with both a son and his Dad.

      So just for the joy of that sort of entertainment grab yourself some popcorn and look up on our host's sidebar - see that Sage of Somerset? Oh no I suppose you don't, look rather for Duff & Nonsense. Third post down currently. Interesting (Internecine?) comments there.

      JK

      (Don't let on to either Duff I said anything about Sage!)

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    2. Thanks, JK, for the reference to Duff & Nonsense. Definitely worthwhile!

      "What Nigel Farage has achieved, virtually single-handed, against the monstrous, bureaucratic stodge at the top of our country is almost unbelievable."

      Duff's comment points to the usually-ignored dirty underside of Brexit. So the Brexiteers separate from the EU and escape from rule by the incompetents in Brussels. Hurrah! But now those poor Brits will be ruled by their own "monstrous, bureaucratic stodge". Oops!

      Brexit will be a giant disappointment unless it is accompanied by fundamental, root-and-branch change in the governance of the UK. There has been so much discussion on Brexit, but very little from the proponents on what happens on the Day After.

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    3. JK said (Don't let on to either Duff I said anything about Sage!)

      Said the elder saluting Farage: "If anyone deserves an Earldom, or some such, it is him!" Then, chairs and tables shifted squealing as the room rose in a swell then squared off for a rumble! Twas touch n' go for a few rounds of shaking fists and mug mashing, and not the last of it I suspect!

      The old man's last words were prophetic, metinks! "In any event, if Boris takes over the Tories we'll be >-->out of the EU by October!"

      Which, unsurprizingly set the Lad's head to spinning, currents shifting, a gail a blowing up from the bowels of Historical PoMMmmy blathering -- speaking in tongues, transmorgafied mit spittle flying: "...a Tory party lead by the Bastard. Two, imagine the privilege: Dual citizenship and therefore freedom of movement for the 3m but not for the rest of us. "We Love you" writ large. Three, imagine the synergy: 3m gig economy immigrants, the modern day Mayflower folks, natural born Tory Thatcherite voters. Jesus Christ and Mother of God: Could the Bastard turn Fluffbun into a Brexiteer?! By God this man does war honour. SoD"

      HeySuzMaria 'Jolly Old' and my dear Aunt Fannies fanny! We, the genteel folk from southernn climes abandoned the boiling bailywick jest in the nick of time n' circumstances! Awkeye! They May- couldBe thee latest wee wave of imported street Arabs, and Islamo Clerics will succor, nay soothe, the savage beasties tweakend temperaments~~~ Whose minding the Rhumb line?!

      HOWling~~~ 3 sheets to the wind~~~





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  5. Your post opens a little-discussed issue — who might carry on in 2024 assuming Trump wins a second term? Pence has the character but not the vision or the spine. And the GOP does not seem to have cultivated a true Trump clone. Maybe Graham could be a counterpoint to Buttigieg? Don Jr.? Trey Gowdy? Nunez?

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    1. Dan Crenshaw, if he manages to get something accomplished before 2024.

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  6. Chickens with their heads cut off can run around like crazy on their peripheral nervous system.
    It's possible this is all we're seeing in the UK... dead man walking, struggling against the straps of the chair.... too little, too late.

    Mr. Mad, I admire your optimism and hope you are right.

    - reader #1482

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  7. 32pc voted out. 68 pc didn't. I am fully hard Brexit. Is disappointed in this result. The majority do not yet see that Brexit is the first step in the recovery against the Islamic invasion of the UK

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  8. BackofanenvalopeMay 28, 2019 at 7:15 AM

    Ivanka for 2024

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  9. I don't understand... how can someone hold such views... Look at this quote from an article cited by wikipedia.
    "The main conclusion of this literature is that Brexit will make the United Kingdom poorer than it would otherwise have been "
    Poorer! And proven by 'this literature' which is published in a MAJOR economics journal! (https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/jep.31.4.163)
    [End Of Sarcasm]

    I don't really understand why economists are paid at all. They are naught more than new-age mystics.. shamans for today. I have this discussion regularly with a guy who received an undergraduate degree in economics, and there's just so little of value in the discipline that I can't see why it's ever pursued.

    - reader #1482

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    1. I don't understand... how can someone hold such views...there's just so little of value in the discipline that I can't see why it's ever pursued.-No.1482

      As Uncle Milty famously asked: "So where do we find these angels"?

      Here he reminds us about the value inherent in the "Marketplace of Ideas"...

      A question from the floor:
      "But aren't people supposed to be intelligent enough to know the difference between Deceit and Truth?"

      Milton Friedman: NO!. . . excuse me. . .
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7E4_Fn5JiY

      On Watch~~~
      I feel ya #1482

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    2. Sorry for the negativity.. been living in California too long. Socal is not nearly so bad as norcal, but it can still be defeating. But there is still hope.

      - reader #1482

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    3. No apologies necessary Dear #1482! I have USN friends stationed in San Diego, they've kept me posted on the decline of the State, both North & South! Sadly for me, tho Happily for them, they received orders to a Boat in Hawaii. Not too sure how much of an improvement shifting berths actually is?
      Key in G: Oh there are no Submariners Down in Hell~~~
      On Watch~~~

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  10. If you took exception to that quote from the article you referenced, reader #1482, try this other quote from it on for size:
    "Support for Brexit came from a coalition of less-educated, older, less economically successful and more socially conservative voters who oppose immigration and feel left behind by modern life."

    Poorer UK? That depends on the timescale. It is intuitively obvious that in the short term (say, up to 3 years), leaving the EU will cause economic difficulties for the UK, because the EU has been the UK's main trading partner. It is not intuitively obvious what the results will be over the longer term (5+ years) -- because that depends on whether Brexit results in the British people innovating, working harder, becoming more efficient, and negotiating smart deals with other countries.

    The big risk with Brexit is that the same Westminster Political Class which has made such a mess of separation from the EU will probably be in charge of building this shiny new UK. Let's wish them good luck!

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    1. One of the mistakes made when discussing the vote on Brexit is that it was primarily about economics. I saw all sorts of arguments on both sides arguing that leaving/staying would be better for the pound, for London's status as a financial center, exports, tourism, innovation, etc. Brexit, in my very humble opinion, was not about that, but primarily about nationalism, about preserving that wonderful, quirky, incredible place called Britain, and not letting it become just another run -of- the- mill European country on the way to Islamization and a total loss of its historic culture and national identity.

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    2. What was Brexit about?
      http://malcolmpollack.com/2019/05/27/over-there-3/

      Insecurities: border insecurities, economic insecurities and cultural insecurities. All legitimate concerns.

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    3. "Brexit, in my very humble opinion, was not about that, but primarily about nationalism, about preserving that wonderful, quirky, incredible place called Britain …"

      How can one preserve something in a world that is constantly changing?

      The Britain of today is not the Britain of Shakespeare, not the Britain of Churchill. The Britain of today has rampant Political Correctness, stultifying bureaucracy, and all the other problems of the West. While some people would undoubtedly like to turn back the clock, that is not possible. The only choice is what direction to go in the future.

      When it comes to future choices, the UK Political Class's stumbling under-performance on Brexit is a reflection of the reality that the people of the UK are very far from being united on what they want. The Brexit referendum was 37% for separation from the EU, 35% for the status quo, 28% choosing not to vote. The Brits need to start talking with each other, changing each other's hearts & minds, and build a strong majority for moving forward in whatever direction they choose.

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    4. "While some people would undoubtedly like to turn back the clock, that is not possible. The only choice is what direction to go in the future."

      Like many things under the Sun, and back in time, it's often a wise decision to think back and remember where you left your sidearm!
      On Watch~~~
      "Let's Roll"

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    5. Did you see that interview with Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey of the Who? The interviewer implied there would be a problem with them touring Europe if Britain left the EU. Daltrey laughed and said that they'd toured Europe before there was an E.U. Some of the things they bring up are just silly.

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    6. "E.U. Some of the things they bring up are just silly."

      Touché Teri!
      I'd just add that >most< of what I've read/heard emanating from EU bureaucrats goes beyond silly all the way to STUPID, and threatening!
      Tickled by Daltrey's quoted laugh! He performed here, in Florida last year sans~WHO and SOLD OUT the venue @ $70 each, for the cheap seats! Laughing all the way to the bank, not bad for a 2hour gig over at 10 PM w/ an encore! Suspect the Nouveau Europeon Reichstag, will be thrilled to limit the Continental musical faire to Wagnerian rock, a 'bombastic Teutonic style, alliterated with fantasy lyrics.' I'll wear my Viking horns & helmet if I catch the show in Berlin!~~~ Brunhilde, my Kingdom for Brunhilde ~~~
      OW~~~

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  11. I am reluctantly concluding that we cannot vote our way out of where we find ourselves presently. The tree of liberty is very very parched.

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    1. I wish you sucked at prognostication, dear sir. Unfortunately....

      - reader #1482

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  12. Nigel Farage was for BREXIT before there 'was' a BREXIT. On thing though. He has NO plan whatsoever. He talks about it but no plan. For years he has talked and talked.
    NO PLAN.
    He's just another wind bag.

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    1. "TOSH"! L@@K before you Leap, man, how'bout some particulars? As posted, all you've provided on topic here, is a puff of hot aire!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQOgUVsUQJQ

      Moreover,
      As many of our US political field observers (US-PFO) have learned from the behaviors of Faux News -- including our honorable leader and POTUS -- that providing detailed "Plans" too early, including: specific objectives, times, people, events, and dates certain, often become 'sitting ducks' for the progressive provocateurs!

      That is, convenient targets for sabotage by the anti-nationalist and GLOBAList opposition via Deep State Purple Press & PollCat pranks!

      A winning strategy in stark contrast, as demonstrated by DJT, has been to 'hit'em where they aint' & when they least expect it! Furthermore, if 'Mariah' aka windbag (bless her tempestuous heart) is available for direct action, she's often quite useful for delivery of political ordnance packages...

      Still, would like to hear you fill in your blanks, dear mister leaperman, please express what specific unfulfilled expectations of Farage that you desire to hear? Maybe we can learn something? That is, what's missing in his message that seems to be causing you to pass gas? Thanks in advance, just clearing the aire ;)

      On Watch~~~
      "Let's Roll"
      Farage: Terrific Speech to the EU
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AnQFwMqjlE
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQOgUVsUQJQ

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    2. Indeed. Absence of bloviating may convey a mistaken perception of a lack of strategic vision. Bloviating is the rule of the day in progressive-dominated politics.
      Mr. F and his compatriots may also be waiting for that oft cited group of under-decided to pick sides before acting?
      I really don't know, but there could be a lot of possibilities.

      - reader #1482

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    3. Fer shure!
      I almost used that perfectly descriptive cow exhausting word a dozen times above! We must have crossed paths whilst ruminating in the ether```
      OW~~~

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