I am now fully convinced that the EU presidents, hangers on and the majority of MEPs do not understand why a majority of UK citizens wish to leave the European Union.
I cannot follow the distorted logic of the Irish prime minister, who stated that British, Canadian and United States military died to enable the EU to exist. The Anglo Saxon military was fighting against an early version of the EU that was run by the German National Socialist party. Prior to that, British lives were lost in the fight against the first attempted European Union that was run by France. In common with the present EU, the two earlier EUs used peace in Europe as one of the excuses for ruling over most of the continent.
The two earlier EU incarnations were quite happy to plunder the economies of the nations they controlled. This is also reflected in the third EU administration, as can be seen from the agreements that the UK is trying to reach with the EU. As soon as the UK offers money to the EU, a small agreement is reached; the purportedly high principled EU seems to accept that bribery (or rather accepting bribes) is a normal means of negotiation, where the UK for many decades has condemned bribery as an unethical means of negotiation.
But what factors actually lead to the British public making the Brexit decision?
The EU’s Donald Tusk helped to trigger the Cameron government into giving the UK a Leave/Remain referendum. The citizens of the EU (even unwilling ones) expected a measure of wisdom and sincerity from the “leaders” during David Cameron’s failed negotiation prior to the referendum. Cameron learnt the hard way that the EU leaders do not negotiate. Instead they make demands. Nothing has changed following the Brexit vote.
Problems in England have been caused by an ever increasing population, an increase that is not driven by the native Britons. This population increase had costs attached to it, and these costs were transferred to the native British taxpayer, many of whom had very little disposable income. The main tax rise was an increase in VAT, which hit the poorest more than the richest. Financial curbs were also placed on local authorities that the poorest British depended on.
What does the native British tax payer get from paying his taxes? “Government provided services” are offering less and less as each year passes. The increase in population has led to increased demand for housing, increased demand to see doctors and increased pressure on the NHS. Some of these problems are caused by, as is well known, the generally incompetent British Parliament that has no respect for the native English. Instead of fighting for the English, Parliament places the them at the bottom of any queue, where law breakers seem to be better treated than their victims. The inept UK parliament accepts EU law without any hesitation and is content to rub EU law into the native Briton’s face. In return the UK parliament is totally disregarded by the EU administration, except for an annual meeting with the British Prime Minister.
Once a new British government is elected, its pro-EU political dogma overrules the duties of Parliament to its citizens. Both Houses of Parliament took the UK into what is now the EU. The House of Lords requires culling; it should not be opposing the will of the people regarding the Leave/Remain referendum. Apart from the “Common Market” referendum, generally inept British governments accept new treaties form the predecessors of the EU without consulting the native Briton and the British taxpayer has been the loser through it all. Like the EU, the British Parliament has and still treats the native Briton, mainly the native English, taxpayer with contempt.
The tax benefits for non British EU citizens are often sent back to various homelands. What is the estimated value of these benefits? David Cameron asked the EU for permission to restrict these payments and the response was a dogmatic NO. Import duties are paid on most of the British imports from outside the EU, it would be interesting to know the value of these import duties and how much of that value is taken by the EU.
During the first referendum, trade between the UK and EU was sold to the British as a ‘Common Market’ and the future political aspect was played down: a deliberate piece of deception by the Mother of all Parliaments. The prospect of an actual common market suited the native Briton, but most British never wanted to lose sovereignty to an outside political organisation. On the other hand, the inept British Parliament was very willing to give away that sovereignty and to give its loyalty to a foreign political organisation.
The Remain side during the last referendum could only offer, apart from Project Fear, freedom of movement as a reason to remain in the EU. Nothing had been offered that would improve the lives of the less wealthy Briton. The arrogance of Remain supporters was shown when Cornish fishermen’s working boats in the River Thames were overshadowed by a larger pleasure boat: the poor Leave voters and the rich Remain voters. The less wealthy Briton could see the UK become an economic disaster whilst remaining in the EU. The UK poor did not want to follow Greece.
UKIP Daily will publish part 2 of this article in the coming days.