My response to the Brexit march counter demonstrators

Momentum, John McDonnell and various others on the regressive left have urged their followers to turn out and counter protest the Brexit march on 9th December.

This is my response to their hysterical and hypocritical narrative

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Why a hero of mine has got it so wrong on the EU

Dear Mike

 

I grew up listening to your anecdotes and songs as a youngster whose family on his father’s side were from the North West of England – I still have some of your vinyl here and ‘Comrade Olga’ continues to raise a smile!

You have my agreement in full on Theresa May’s ‘Brexit Deal’ – it is the worst of all worlds.

I heard your heartfelt plea on James O’Brien’s show on LBC and whilst I agree with the sentiment, I can’t agree with the content.

My mother’s side of the family have six generations in England after fleeing the Irish potato famine and my Grandmother on my father’s side was from Waterford – they didn’t need EU freedom of movement to come to England and contribute.

The Poles were a massive help to us in WW2, driven by the conquest of their country and their huge patriotism in trying to get it back – I have a friend who is a second generation Pole whose grandfather fought with 303 Squadron at RAF Northolt locally and then settled after the war and who fully supports Brexit. I have also met skilled Poles who came in the first wave of migration after the accession who have since seen their dreams of building a life here smashed as the big corporations have driven their wages down through competition pushed by uncontrolled migration and EU rules that have allowed less able people to challenge them for their jobs. I still vividly remember knocking on the door of one in Thurrock who had obtained a mortgage, settled with his wife and had a child who then saw his wages eroded to the extent that they had to take in a lodger to keep up the payments – a man who wanted to embrace our culture and community but saw his lifestyle destroyed by those who want to come here for a few years, earn money and then go back to their home countries without putting in to either ours or their own country’s economy to support their fellow citizens.

With regards to living, working and settling in mainland Europe this happened before the creation of the EU. I have British friends on the continent and European friends here whose residency predates 1973, including a particularly feisty French lady called Armelle who married a war hero (Who was half British/Half French but took UK citizenship to fight in the war) who is massively active on local issues and is an ardent Brexiteer.

The van going around telling illegal immigrants to ‘go home’ was, I agree, pathetic – if you are illegal, would you listen to it? What message did that also send out to those here legally who help to contribute to our society?

The treatment of the Windrush Generation was a national disgrace, but at least the Tories apologised for it – it was the previous Labour government who issued the instruction to destroy the documents that proved their right to be here and have since disgracefully used it to score political points rather than engaging in sorting out the mess they caused.

This must be sorted as a matter of priority.

 

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How Britain suffered a second “1066”

A guest post from UKIP Reigate’s Peter Lindsay

As we face a Fake Brexit, we should ponder just how it has come about that while nearly 60% of us (if you adjust the actual % vote for Brexit – 52% – for the fear factor generated by Project Fear) want an independent Britain, 85% of our “representatives” (sic) in Parliament – those MPs who supported Remain – want our continued subservience to a foreign power. Are these really our representatives?

One might also ponder why it is that the same representatives have allowed mass immigration over the last 70 years to change the culture of this country, without even asking the native population whether they wanted this. The explanation is that we have been beaten in a bloodless war. To explain:

Britain has not been conquered by a foreign invader for nearly a thousand years. Not militarily, that is. But you can just as effectively “take over” a country by other means. This can be done by either (1) successfully taking over its vital institutions as a precursor to government, or (2) a revolution or coup d’etat. An example of (1) was the aftermath of the Boer War: although the British won the war, the vital institutions – media, education, civil service, local government etc. were all run by the Afrikaaners, who were the majority white population and by the 1920s they had taken over the government. An example of (2) was the Russian Revolution or French Revolution but such coups can happen over time and even without violence.

In the 20th century, Britain suffered a “pincer” attack from both outside – (2) and within – (1). Like a vice closing. Whereas our glorious Royal Navy and RAF had always beaten off a foreign invader, we found ourselves wide open to these more subtle attacks and so we were eventually beaten by them.

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A challenge to James O’Brien

Hiding behind his fader and famous for talking over people he disagrees with and deflecting conversations, James O’Brien hosts his own show on LBC between 10am-1pm on weekdays.

But would O’Brien be as effective in a neutral environment with a public debate and chairman to officiate? My friend ,Gerald Gravett, has issued the following challenge –

 

To

Mr James O’Brien.

LBC Radio

 

Dear James,

 

I am a regular listener to your radio programme. I listen as I like to keep an open mind.

 

May I congratulate you on the preparation and construction of your arguments. You clearly select angles which brilliantly favour your stance. Your weakness seems to me to be that whether you are right or wrong, you alienate many people by verbally denigrating and abusing those who disagree with you. You surely need to rely on strong arguments supporting your contention – which you do really well – but do rather less shouting at opposing views. You have perfected the art of shouting in a quiet but condescending manner, one that appears specifically designed to aggravate and provoke anger in those who disagree with you. You do yourself no favours in this regard. Understand opposing views, address them directly and do not just rail against them.

 

You criticise observers and reporters by saying they are all talk and it is easy for them to talk as they are not in a position to make decisions. But these people are able to influence those who make decisions by leading and reflecting public opinion. You fall into this category, as do your colleagues on LBC such as Nigel Farage, Ian Dale etcetera.

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Project Fear 2.0

Following the Chequers agreement sell out, the remainers in government and their EU and big business allies are smelling blood in the water.

Whilst EU negotiators are playing hardball, the spin machine is launching in to Project Fear 2.0 in an attempt to either force BREXIT In Name Only (BRINO) or the EU’s preferred mechanism when a vote doesn’t go their way, a further referendum.

The latest scaremongering from Big Business saw Amazon UK head Doug Gurr stating that there could be ‘civil unrest’ within 2 weeks of a no deal BREXIT at a meeting with officials at the government owned country house, Chevening. Does he expect mass hysteria brought on by the inability to order a second hand hoover via his on line platform or is there a deeper reason to this statement?

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EU Withdrawal Bill receives government assent

The Royal Assent was given to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act earlier this week, meaning that it is confirmed that we are leaving The EU in March next year.

But are we?

The last few weeks have been dominated by manoeuvring, backroom deals and uncertainty.

Theresa May apparently gave ‘assurances’ to remain supporting Tory MP’s that she would give them a ‘soft’ BREXIT, MP’s who have since been critical of the vote that stops them having a say on the final deal.

Some media outlets have been reporting that a compromise has been made where Speaker Bercow can decide whether the Government needs to go back to The House in the event of a deal that doesn’t match what he wants – why so much influence would be vested in this pompous Popinjay, a remain supporter as seen by his vehicle stickers, is beyond me.

Labour are all over the place, an opposition that fears taking a stand either way for fear of upsetting their remain supporting intelligentsia in the South and their leave supporting core base in the North, not to mention their major donor the Unite Union who are solidly behind remain. The ‘principled’ Jeremy Corbyn, an outspoken critic of the EU when a backbencher, has been a passive remainer since before the Referendum in an attempt to put party unity before country.

One day they are saying we must leave the Single Market and Customs Union, the next they are not ruling out a further referendum.

This morning we saw Tory minister Greg Clark on Sky’s Sophy Ridge show state that a ‘transition period’ could extend beyond 2021 if the ‘evidence’ changes – a transition period that is merely a way of delaying BREXIT until the remain element can carry on their new version of project fear and either keep us in the EU by stealth (BRINO) or reverse the referendum result completely.

This whole farce is further evidence that the establishment in this country do not respect the voice of the British people who voted to leave in 2016, but it is hardly surprising. In his book, ‘The Road to Freedom’ which was published before the Referendum was even a possibility, UKIP leader Gerard Batten MEP predicted just such a response from the ruling class if we went down the road of triggering Article 50 after a successful campaign to get ourselves out of the EU.

Whilst we are officially leaving the EU, the ‘transition period’ is just what the powers that be want to try and get a second bite of the cherry – after all, the Irish were made to vote again after a referendum went against The Lisbon Treaty and the French and Dutch were ignored after votes against the EU constitution (They just changed the name and whacked it through without a vote).

Any attempt to bring ‘the deal’ back to The House will only weaken our hand in negotiations – after all, if Barnier and the Brussels negotiating team know that offering a bad deal will bring the UK back to the table and delay BREXIT then they have no incentive to offer us anything like what we are looking for.

It’s not over yet

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You can purchase a copy of Gerard Batten’s book ‘The Road to Freedom’ here for a full overview

Data Protection trumps citizen security

Digital Minister Margot James announced a change to government procedure last week regarding the sharing of information between the NHS and The Home Office as part of the debate on The Data Protection Bill. Under a Memorandum of Understanding, this information had been shared since 2005.

Previously, The Home Office had used NHS records to track down illegal immigrants in some cases but will now only use them if the subject has committed a serious crime.

 

MP’s, including Conservative Sarah Wollaston who tabled the amendments, said they were concerned about ‘patient confidentiality’.

So, there you have it – MP’s are more concerned about the privacy of illegal immigrants than they are about their unauthorised use of our overstretched NHS which, according to official figures, already suffers an estimated £2bn burden through ‘Health Tourism’ . This ‘privacy’ will also hinder The Home Office still further in their attempts to deport the unknown number of illegals residing here within the UK.

Furthermore, this whole ‘Data Protection Bill’ debate is a farce – the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) legislation is being enforced under EU directive on 25th May and the UK must comply irrespective of what is discussed from the Green Benches.

It would appear that the delays in our leaving the European Union are not only contributing to further red tape that costs UK businesses millions in compliance but also hindering Government attempts to protect our sovereign borders and remove lawbreakers.

It is high time that we rejected this legislation and implemented BREXIT immediately, with or without a deal.

You also have to wonder about the priorities of MP’s such as Ms Wollaston.

This article is syndicated by MBGA News