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Saturday, October 19, 2019

BREXIT Runs Afoul of the Deep State

I don't pretend to understand all the parliamentary ins-and-outs of the ongoing battle over whether to execute the people's will in the UK. What I do know is that in June 2016, the British people, to the horror and chagrin of the global elite and their "Deep State" allies throughout the bureaucracies and legislatures of the Western World, voted to have their country returned to the people and taken out of the hands of the Brussels corruptocrats.

I wrote in May of 2016 (here) that the,
force driving the pro-Brexit movement is not solely or even mostly about economics, or finance, or currency exchange rates. It is about something much, much more important. It is about reclaiming the soul of Britain; preserving and restoring that which made Britain, notably England, one of the world's greatest countries, a nation of stunning consequence. It is about deciding whether the great British traditions and innovations that have made our modern world are worth saving or should be discarded . . . 
For me as an outsider, a person with zero British blood, and no family ties to the UK (although I do like British cheese), what's driving the anti-EU movement in Britain is the need to save the country, or what's left of it. Perhaps without the EU and its courts and mandates, British common sense can prevail, and the UK be saved, or at least England--and if the Scots want to stay in the EU, they should have another referendum and swap London's "rule" for that of Brussels, that'll teach 'em.
That little bit of analysis holds true.

Ever since the British people voted to get the UK out of the EU's smothering embrace, the Remainers have launched a campaign, not unlike that of the so-called "Resistance" here in the States following Trump's 2016 victory, of sabotage and obstruction to prevent the people's choice from becoming policy.

I have said it before, the left loves humanity, but hates people.

The left is for the people except for when the people are not for the left. The left in the West has become the party and movement of the bureaucratic diktat; the "elites" who run the public and corporate bureaucracies, the entertainment and "news " industrial complexes, and the "education" machines have become, in the words of the great Thomas Sowell, "the anointed ones" possessed of a "revealed truth" which entitles them to lead the rest of us deplorable hillbillies out of the darkness and into the progressive sunlight--whether we want it or not!

Britain, following the Brexit vote, had the upper hand in dealing with the Brussels mafia. The UK establishment, however, decided that Britain was NOT to be independent, and that the British people still just had too much say in how the country should run. The imbecilic PM May went along with the nonsense put out by the Remainers that the UK needed to have a negotiated exit from the EU. Rubbish. Britain should have announced that it was leaving as of a certain date, stuck to it, and told the EU that any legacy issues could be negotiated after the UK had regained its independence. But, no. A series of complex and foolish "deals" were negotiated with the EU and put to the yahoos in the Parliament. The Parliament geniuses gummed things up badly, even declaring that Britain COULD NOT leave at all without a mutually agreed deal with the EU, thereby putting the power in the hands of Brussels and taking it from London.

I have never seen such resistance to national independence.

Well, it seems, that Boris "The Dude" Johnson, given a lousy hand of cards by his "own" side, still managed to negotiate a deal with the EU. I don't know if it was great deal or not; maybe Farage is right, I don't know. What seems to me, however, was that it was a deal that got the UK out, at least in principle. Any remaining issues, e.g., the Irish border, I assume, could be renegotiated in the future. Just establish the principle that the UK is out! But no. That does not seem to have happened. Further delay and obfuscation comprise the order of the day.

Maybe PM Johnson can pull it off. I, once again, don't pretend to know.

I, however, do know that I am horrified at how one of history's greatest nations has fallen into the hands of those who hate it so much that they trust the Mandarins of Brussels over their own people.

17 comments:

  1. The resistance to Brexit by its own Parliament is astonishing. It seems the members of Parliament are fine enjoying the perks of office, but like the idea of responsibility for the voting to be handled by the EU. The left in the U.S. firmly believes that if the U.K. leaves without a deal it will be a calamity and the end of the U.K. to which I shrug, err.. Worse than two world wars? Really? The British people will pull through. If I were a Brit, I would be pro-Brexit. I can’t stand the idea of something like the EU, when I live in a country with a 1000+ year history of independence. I wonder if it is going to come down to the Queen. As the sovereign, it really is her country.

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  2. I cannot fathom why people would want to live under a system, where you are ruled, not governed, by people who answer to no one, but themselves.

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  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzJh3py3fJE

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  4. When I lived in the UK the pitched battles being fought in the EU were on crucial topics such as what can be legally called "milk chocolate", what can be officially deemed a "banana", and something about butter. Armies of lawyers dug trench lines while scores of highly paid and privileged bureaucrats and self-interested elites "worked" tirelessly to rake more and more resources into the fires. You would think that after fighting two horrendous wars that drained their youth, their finances, and their futures, European nations could see past their politicians long enough to say "No. Not again.", but no, it will be again and again and they will all go down for it with the most devious of their kind leading the way because those holding power do not answer to the people as long as they can hold power.

    All the while those over here in America that wish we could be more like the fools "over there", seem to be getting their wish. Term limits - the only peaceful means to reduce power hungry, corrupt politicians individually and collectively by party is our "Brexit".

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    1. Should there be limits to the length of a bureaucrat's career receiving federal funds in some fashion (direct federal employee, employee of contractor receiving federal funds, etc?)

      - reader #1482

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    2. Decades ago, when I lived in Australia, I watched & enjoyed a BBC production: Yes Minister. It was insanely funny, even after I realized that it was actually the truth presented in a humorous way: elected officials are merely a fig-leaf covering government's actual rulers, the bureaucrats.

      Bureaucrats have the most power, and generally cannot be fired; even reprimands are few, as the repercussions can be devastating to those who try to exert their authority. As a crooked politician in our own government said, "They've got six ways from Sunday to get back at you."

      It's not a coincidence that the EU Headquarters looks like the Tower of Babel. They mean to rebuild that Tower, and overthrow God; that's not hyperbole, that is their intention.

      I'd recommend buying the series, it may be old but the principles it discusses are as old as government. It's available at Amazon, but most episodes can be seen on YouTube at lesser quality. Here's a part of an episode which discusses some aspects of the EU:

      https://youtu.be/rvYuoWyk8iU

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    3. Apparently it was Margaret Thatcher's favourite program.

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  5. This morning, after Saturday's victory by the Remainers, it looks like Britain will stay until a new Parliament can be elected.

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  6. You might want to read this -

    http://voxday.blogspot.com/2019/10/hey-i-sent-letter.html

    It ain't over till it's over...

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  7. I wouldn't give up on Old Blightie yet. I rcently read how a crowd in the "chyube" got so mad at one of the Extinction Rebellion protesters who climbed on top of one of the carriages that they pulled him down and beat him. Maybe there's some fight in the old lion yet.

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  8. Watching this debacle unfold from Australia has been both horrifying and frustrating. England has now discovered the perils of not having a formal written constitution, rather one based on Acts of Parliament, court judgments and conventions. This only works if the elected Parliament chooses to follow precedent, this one has thrown most of that out of the window!

    I thank the Lord that when the fathers of Australia were looking into joining the separate states into the Commonwealth of Australia they looked very closely at the American constitution as well as English law and precedents and combined ideas from both.

    I am convinced that it is now time for England to look at producing it's own written constitution.

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    1. No panacea... The US has proven it's fairly easy to ignore or twist a written one.

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  9. Back to that referendum -- where the Leave side (not defined if that meant leave with a deal or leave without a deal) got the votes of 37% of the population, the Remain side got 35%, and 28% chose not to vote. The people of the UK were obviously deeply divided. One could argue that Parliament is indeed representing the people of the UK in regards to Brexit, in that Parliament is also deeply divided.

    The big failure has been with the hard-line Brexiteers, who are a fairly small minority. Only 6 million people, about 1 in 8 of the population, voted for the Brexit party in the recent European elections. After the Referendum, Leave had the moral high ground, having won a narrow plurality. But they should have recognized the need to build broader support for their position. Instead, they adopted the Barry Obama "We Won!" approach, and tried to bully rather than persuade their peers.

    Most of the Brexit imbroglio is really irrelevant to the UK's main problems, which stem from their own demonstrably incompetent Political Class. There is no evidence that those UK politicos after separation from the EU will be ready to address the big issues, like excessive immigration and stultifying Political Correctness.

    The Brits that built an Empire and fought in World Wars are gone. Today's British elite are unworthy inheritors of that tradition.

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    1. Meanwhile, Germany has begun integrating the armed forces of other EU countries into their military... it beats 'rearmament', I suppose?
      Watch your back, England.

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    2. Your bottom line is accurate; but most of the rest isn't.

      Here's the breakdown in various ways of leave vs. remain, and the bottom line there is "Brexit isn't the problem. It's our MPs who are the problem."

      http://www.dailypundit.com/dailypundit.wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/image001_48329_1.jpg

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  10. Off-topic but something that may be of useful knowledge for some Diplomad community readers:

    https://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2019/10/a-serious-warning-about-firearms.html

    JK

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  11. Britain, following the Brexit vote, had the upper hand in dealing with the Brussels mafia.

    I am curious how you justify that sentiment, outside of Anglophilia. Does Britain have a near monopoly on some sort of product the rest of the EU can't do without?

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