This letter has been sent by email to the Guardian’s Agony Aunt, Pamela Connolly.
Please can you help me. I am really, really confused.
My husband is bullying, controlling and unreasonable and has always helped himself to my money. Three years ago, on the advice of my friends, I decided to separate from him.
I have always believed you get more from life with compromise, so, after long discussions with him, we have come to an agreement. He will let me sleep in the loft, provided I agree to have no say in the running of the house, agree not to see anyone else and continue to give him money.
He is going to take my CD collection and will keep it as what he calls a â€œbackstopâ€, in case I do not behave as he wishes in future.
Although he tells me this is the only arrangement he is prepared to contemplate, I think this is a really great deal and was quite taken aback when my friends told me he was taking me for a ride.
They told me I should just move out, but that would cause enormous chaos, as I would have to find somewhere else to live, tell the bank my new address, find out about a different bus route to get me to work etc. It just doesnâ€™t bear thinking about.
I was so confused that I felt I really needed someone to talk the matter over with. I decided on the man next door, although I have never really seen eye to eye with him.
People tell me he doesnâ€™t really like me and has always been jealous of my house, wanting to move in there himself one day. He has strange friends who seem to know rather a lot about bomb-making. My friends tell me to steer clear of him.
If the European Union is such a good thing, as the Euro-federalists claim, then why doesn’t it just let us leave? Why haven’t other nations who wanted to leave been allowed to do so?
Brexit is all about trust and betrayal. The British voting public are on the whole a trusting lot. They’re quite happy to leave the running of the country to their elected representatives. That is, as long as they themselves are left alone to run their lives the way they want.
They are very slow to get excited or emotional over politics. They regard that as the preserve of foreigners. It’s somehow un-British to actually get out and demonstrate your political views. Strolling down to the polling station on election day is enough (and a substantial number of us don’t even bother to do that).
But the Brexit saga is changing everything. On the 29th March 2019, the day we should have been leaving the EU, a sign of real change occured. Thousands of ordinary folk who had never been on a political demonstration in their lives did just that. They attended rallies outside the Houses of Parliament protesting against the betrayal of Brexit. People who normally just aren’t interested in politics are suddenly finding themselves very interested indeed. And angry.
It’s not only the scale of the betrayal. It’s the sheer brazenness of it. Just consider. Only three years ago, all leading Remain politicians, from David Cameron downwards, were promising us that it was our decision, and ours alone. If we voted to leave then we would be leaving the EU completely and more or less immediately. That included the “Customs Union” and the “Single Market”. There are dozens of videos on YouTube to illustrate this point.
Shortly before the referendum every household in the country received three pamphlets telling people which way to vote. Two of these were pro-remain (including the Government’s own “advice”, that cost the taxpayer Â£9 million), and one was pro-Brexit.
There was no mention of a three year waiting period (plus whatever further period we are now facing). There was no talk of a “hard” or “soft” Brexit. Nothing was said about a “deal” being necessary. There was no mention of an “Irish backstop” that would threaten the integrity of the UK.
Nothing was said about having to remain in the “Customs Union” and the “Single Market”. And there was no hint that we may become a “vassal state” – having to obey all the rules of the EU without any representation in the Euro “Parliament”. All these options are either in Mrs May’s “deal” or in various other proposed deals currently being considered by Parliament.
Parliament’s Betrayal of Brexit Almost Complete
If the Remain camp had told us to expect all this if we dared vote Leave, how would that have affected the referendum result? Probably our margin of victory would have been much larger. But then openness and honesty has never been the hallmark of the Euro-federalists.
As I write the betrayal is almost complete. Although the House of Commons has refused to ratify Mrs May’s deal (on no less than three occasions, so far), that is only because most MPs are opposed to any form of Brexit, even one that is as weak as Mrs May’s. Some members refuse to endorse it because it is a sell-out of Britain and our heritage, and we must acknowledge their brave stand.
Now the Remainers in the House of Commons have made Parliament a laughing stock by forcing it to hold “indicative votes”. MPs voting for or against a number of horrific alternatives to a genuine withdrawal from the European Union. So far they’ve all been rejected. But the most ludicrous and dangerous move of the Remainers is to outlaw leaving the EU without a “deal”. All this does is indicate to Barnier and his cronies in the EU negotiating team that they can dictate whatever terms they want.
No-one in the real world would ever tie their own hands behind their backs in this way. You always need to be able to walk away (or threaten to do so) from the party you’re negotiating with. It’s a vital tool of negotiation used every day in business throughout the world. You even see it in action on TV soaps. By voting to sabotage our position in this way, the Remainers in Parliament are destroying any chance of Britain leaving the EU with our national sovereignty fully intact.
May’s Plan All Along
Turning Brexit into a complete mess has been May’s plan all along, aided and abetted by the Euro-federalists and the EU’s apparatchiks. Early in the “negotiations” she said that no deal is better than a bad deal. Now she tells us that we need to have a deal after all. As lawyers say when dealing with a witness’s inconsistent evidence, “Was she lying then or is she lying now?”
If Mrs May’s “deal” is eventually accepted by Parliament then it is Brexit in name only. It is in reality a new treaty that binds the UK to the EU potentially until the end of this century. It keeps us in the “Customs Union” and the “Single Market”. And EU law will be dominant over UK law.
Our ancient and hard-won rights and liberties will be abolished. That includes Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, and Habeas Corpus. In their place will be the malign “human rights”, much loved by Euro-federalists. These, as we know, give more rights to criminals and other undesirables than they do to honest citizens. Moreover, they are “granted” by the EU which, by implication, has the power to take them away again. By contrast, every Briton is born with inalienable rights and freedoms which can only be taken away in extreme circumstances.
In the forthright words of a leading Greek politician, Mrs May’s deal is the kind of deal that you would only sign after being defeated in war. Most genuine Brexit supporters, thankfully, are not taken in by it.
The alternatives to her plan are even more disastrous. Whatever the outcome of the present impasse, Parliament has shown that, as currently constituted, it is not fit for purpose.
The Argument Is Over
At this point it’s important to remember that there really isn’t any need to argue our case for Britain to leave the EU now. We did all the arguing in the run-up to the 2016 referendum. We won it, and that is enough.
But let us not forget the 2017 General Election as well. Both main parties pledged to implement the result of the referendum. Now a majority of Conservative MPs and nearly all Labour MPs (with a couple of noble exceptions) are actively going back on that pledge. So it’s not just one betrayal, but a double-betrayal.
Meanwhile the same anti-Brexit voices are heard every day on the mainstream media. They’ll do anything to stop Brexit. Now they’ve taken to the spreading of “fake news” to discredit anyone who opposes them. For example, one item suggests that big companies such as Cadbury, Ford Transit, Jaguar Land Rover and Dyson have been closing factories in the UK and moving abroad with the aid of EU money.
Some of these instances may be true, but others are not, and that’s where the Remain camp hope to discredit us. Anyone seeing such news items on social media should be careful to verify the information before passing it on.
What If the Remainers Succeed in Keeping the UK in the EU?
Here are just a few jollies we can look forward to in the rat trap of the EU –
The pound sterling will be abolished soon after next year, and we will be forced to use the Euro. Our economy will be at the mercy of the European Central Bank. The depressing days of the Exchange Rate Mechanism of the early 1990s will return, only this time there will be no escape. We were lucky last time – we “crashed out” of the ERM on “Black Friday” in September 1992 and in the following years British industry recovered well and unemployment fell dramatically.
The European Army will become a reality, with powers to intervene in any “member-state”. It will most likely be used to suppress civil disorder such as we are now witnessing in France with the Yellow Vests opposing Macron’s oppressive rule. With civil unrest likely following the final betrayal of Brexit, it would be only a matter of time before it was deployed as a “peacekeeping force” here in Britain.
The “European Arrest Warrant” will be introduced, providing for the arrest of British people in their own homes on the flimsiest of evidence, perhaps for a “hate crime”. They will then face deportation to a prison cell somewhere in Europe where they’ll languish while the authorities try to concoct a case against them.
It really is sad that so few people realise all this. How many people arguing for us to remain in the EU know or care about any of this? How many MPs who are frustrating Brexit have taken the trouble to acquaint themselves with these facts? And would it make any difference if they did know? The plain truth is that many of them are not intelligent enough to understand it all.
Where We Are Now
The battle lines have been drawn. By preventing the UK from leaving the EU on 29th March 2019 the Remainers (including the mainstream media led by the “BBC”) and Parliament have betrayed the British people. And they have, arguably, committed high treason in knowingly co-operating in the subjugation of Her Majesty’s Writ to the will of a foreign power. Not only that, but in the face of clear instructions from the electorate to the contrary.
Another General Election – the third in four years – is becoming a distinct possibility. The Establishment will attempt to falsify the debate and skew the result so as to legitimise the Brexit betrayal. They will do this by making out that the result shows majority support for one of the phoney “options” that the House of Commons has been voting on. An option that involves Britain staying in the EU under some arrangement or other. This will be taken to have overridden the victory of the Leave campaign in 2016.
We have to get our message across, and that message is simple. The Remainers are subverting the referendum result, and with it the whole democratic process. They want to imprison us in the EU with no option to leave it.
We must get everyone to realise that the EU is not there for anyone’s benefit other than the globalists who control it. That it’s a monstrous vampire, a massive quagmire-cesspit sucking up formerly independent nation-states and refusing to let anyone out once they’re in. Like the Soviet Union in the last century, it’s a house of cards that has to constantly expand to avoid collapse.
The Awful Truth
If the European Union is such a good thing, as the Euro-federalists claim, then why doesn’t it just let us leave? Why haven’t other nations who wanted to leave been allowed to do so? If the EU was a genuine, legitimate organisation set up for the mutual benefit of its members there wouldn’t be a problem with any nation that wished to leave. But there is a problem.
Why did the EU Council President, Donald Tusk (a failed Polish politician) say that all Britons who voted to leave deserved a “special place in hell”? Does he expect such language to endear himself to us? And why was he not pulled up by one of his fellow apparatchiks as having spoken out of turn? Why was there not one word of rebuke from any of the Remainers in Parliament or the media on this side of the Channel? Would it be because they agree with him?
The “chaotic Brexit” we are witnessing has been created by the Remainers, colluding with the likes of Tusk and his henchmen in Brussels. Parliament has had a collective nervous breakdown rather than carry out its duty of obeying the will of the people. Only the ideology of racial-nationalism can save Britain, and few MPs have any ideology other than a vague, unworkable liberal-leftist mind set and a commitment to their own careers.
The European Union is but a staging post on the way to a tyrannical world government. It’s a sinister, secretive, intolerant and anti-democratic set-up that thrives on lies, corruption and force. Well, if it’s force they want, we have a pretty good track record of dealing with it on European soil. We’ve done it before and now it’s beginning to look like we’ll have to do it all over again.