Being in the United Kingdom as I have for the past two months, I have had the distinct privilege of observing political matters of a British nature very much “up close and personal”, particularly as it relates to the upcoming referendum (this coming June 23rd), on “Brexit” the brand new word invented to describe Britain’s possible exit from the European Union. Prime Minister Cameron (the “full white version” of Barack Hussein Obama) as staunch an EU proponent as Obama is to one day elevate himself to the position of Secretary-General of the United Nations, seems to be hell-bent on EU membership at all costs, the people be damned. A little trip down historic memory lane might help the current generation of voters as to how all this came about.
The UK was unwilling to concede its nationality and sovereignty through two world wars and yet the UK appears only too willing to concede to governance by other countries under the label of “European Union” which is a political aspirational cabal that uses “single market” trade as its window dressing. Forget that the EU is currently being blackmailed by Turkey and other member nations – just when are the British people going to wake up to this facade? The UK is the fifth or sixth largest economy on the planet (depending which source is used as reference) but the UK is the second biggest net financier of the EU bureacracy (Germany being first). In 41 years of UK membership of the EU (1974-2015) the UK has had a trade deficit with the EU (except for one year 1980), so how a trade deficit benefits jobs is beyond me. The EU bureaucracy controls whom the UK can trade with outside the EU and also takes a financial levy on UK non-EU trade. How the UK “benefits” economically from this “association” defies even my basic knowledge of economics. On the other hand, a globalist-cabal pretension to rule the entire world economy is not going unnoticed with all these trade deals going forth from Obama, Cameron, Cuba, the UN, the EU, the Asia-Pacs etc., etc., etc.
Everyone over the age of 75 probably thinks the EU constitutes an undemocratic – and unreformable – racket. Some of us don’t need to be that old to think so too. Needless to express, many people I speak with about Brexit voice three concerns regarding the referendum and its timing thereof. First, the youth vote; because they weren’t around at the time and are unable to compare the UK pre-and-post EU (let alone pre-Common Market from 1957!). Second, Cameron is a committed Europhile and has government resources to back his beliefs. Third, that nasty EU habit of having referenda until the “right” verdict is reached (somewhat akin, and not too far removed from, all those referenda on homosexual “marriage” in the USA. Does CA Prop 8 come to mind against the overwhelming will of We The People?)
Enter Her Majesty The Queen (about to celebrate her 90th birthday) who has served her country with pride and dignity all these years. Her love for Great Britain shines like a beacon, and of course she wants out of the EU, she doesn’t want her people subjugated by the dictators of Brussels; Europe is heading into the abyss, and she won’t allow it to drag Britain there with them. The Queen has every right to state her views on the EU and I don’t doubt she did. The Queen’s Constitutional Right is to warn and advise her Government, and she was merely tending to her Constitutional duty. Secondarily, I’d also love to hear her husband’s views as well, and what do you think they’d be? Probably unprintable but fiercely supportive of her majesty! I would much rather hear her advised views on the sovereignty issues than that of Cameron who is being allowed to travel the country spouting unchallenged on radio and TV effectively working for his own career future (I repeat myself, the white version of Obama the Clown Prince of Fools – any arguments?)
Give Her Majesty her due, she has lived nearly 90 years in which she has experienced Britain’s glorious highs, its deep lows, a fight for its very survival. She has also seen the decline of a powerful empire (as in the British Empire and Commonwealth) and the decline of a once world-renowned manufacturing industry, so I think she is eminently qualified to comment. On the other hand, many have it that The Queen has signed 6 EU treaties including the Lisbon Treaty betraying her Coronation Oath to uphold the laws of the land. She is a constitutional monarch, they say, and knew exactly what she was doing. Only by voting “Brexit” will Britain maintain a parliamentary democracy headed up by a constitutional monarch. If the country votes “stay” the Queen will just be a regular citizen and should be treated as such. Can’t have it both ways.
Obviously, a “stay” vote would be evidence that The Queen had been tricked by UK politicians into signing away her sovereignty, the plain fact of the matter being that she and her offspring following after, would now be citizens of the EU, and subject to its laws. I too would be very surprised if she didn’t support Brexit. I think she would prefer to be Head of State of a self-governing democracy as opposed to a subservient outpost of the EU.
God Save The Queen!
Stephen Glover from the UK Daily Mail…
We cannot be sure what the Queen thinks about all manner of things, but we may take it for granted that she is a fierce patriot and British Unionist who has given her life to the service of this country. It seems to me highly likely that she is a convinced Eurosceptic, though whether she really wants us to pull out of the European Union, as The Sun newspaper has suggested, is unknowable.
How could she not be sceptical about an institution which challenges the British sovereignty which she symbolises, and has eroded so many of the powers of Parliament as well as the independence of British courts?
She was born in 1926, a year after the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley showed off the manufactured wonders of Great Britain and many of its far-flung colonies. The notion of a united Europe would have then seemed outlandish to virtually every Briton of every class — though not to the nascent Nazis, including Adolf Hitler, who later promulgated their sinister version of a federal Europe dominated by Germany.
Throughout her long life, the Queen has seen Britain dwindle from a proud and independent great power with the biggest navy in the world to a sort of craven outpost of the EU which must get the say-so of mini-states such as Estonia and Latvia before it puts the paltry terms of David Cameron’s so-called renegotiation to the British people.
How could a person born at such a time and in such a place not hold Eurosceptic views? Indeed, apart from a handful of sandal-wearing Lefties with their heads in the clouds, almost everyone over the age of 75 probably thinks the EU constitutes an undemocratic — and unreformable — racket.
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And this update (a/o 5:25 PM GMT): Boris Johnson: EU Exit Win, Win For Us All..