Three long exhaustive years of debate on how Gt Britain should leave the European Union. Hard,soft, deal or no deal, has mattered little to a Government who swore on oath, a promise to deliver the people’s vote, but what of that promise?
17.5 million people decided that enough was enough, when one financial crisis after another reaped havoc on the public sector, causing untold suffering, when enforcing austerity measures onto the hard working class, left to pick up the tab because of corporate greed. Those living in rueal area’s were initially the hardest hit, when vital bus services that aided pensioners otherwise house bound into town to collect weekly shopping, medicine’s, attend appointments, to socialise even, were drastically reduced. Then their libraries were taken away, further exasperating their sense of isolation, as coffee mornings; an initiative introduced to help raise funds to retain the services of a part-time, professional librarian to provide essential services would fail to raise sufficient funds to make the scheme viable. As the austerity measures continued to bite, rural police stations would close for the graveyard shift,(Night’s) constables that walked the beat, giving welcome assurance by their presence and even stopping for a chat, would not be spared and in correlation to this, rural crime has now reached epidemic proportions, with many farmers reporting the lose of valuable machinery and more essentially, the live- stock that provides for their livelihoods. The National Health Service (NHS) would also be put under emence strain and continues to feel unappreciated, being both under staffed and greatly underfunded, to meet the demands of a society that is living longer.
The lose of 20.000 frontline police officer’s over a relatively short period of time, has had catastrophic consequences with an increase in both violent and non violent crime. In many instances, crimes whilst logged, would go unpunished, let alone be solved, due to the necessity to restructure and prioritise crimes. Armed police officers now patrol the streets as a matter of course and attend incidents that are presumed to be a threat, fingers lightly resting on the trigger guard, when they were once happy to turn up with their sleeves rolled up. Prisons bursting at the seams with an ever increasing number of foreign nationals preferring the luxury of knowing that their solicitors would fight any extradition and tying the courts up in lengthy litigation procedures, in the realisation that their time whilst up, can nevertheless be dragged out on humanitarian grounds.
Brexit has undoubtedly ruffled the aspirations of the European Union. It’s architects now scamper around attempting to shore up its infrastructure by a showing of unity, amongst its members. Their way or no Brexit, is their solution and their mantra of a battle cry. Red lines are drawn with no quarter what-so-ever to be given, and all of this rhetoric has gotten us precisely no where. With 650 MPs, Parliamentarians if you like, now having unanimously rejected a no-deal scenario, then what of their promise to uphold the people’s choice on leaving the European Union? The likelihood of our now leaving the European Union, given just how acrimonious the divorce is proving to be, is a deliberate attempt to thwart the will of the democratically held referendum result. The Coalition Government brought together to negotiate the intricate withdrawal from the European Union have failed abysmally. Made up by conservatives and the (DUP) Ulster Democratic Party of Northern Ireland, they have between them gifted the European Union with the upper hand and the European Union, as well we now know, only prefer to destroy those Nation States, who’ve expressed their reluctance to continue down a ruinous path with fiscal suicide, should they persist. Referendums were held again and again to convince weaker nation’s that their instincts were wrong and being in it together, somehow made them stronger.
Unlike Ireland, Greece and Italy;. Gt. Britain has by far a much stronger hand than all three of those nation’s combined. The lose of revenue otherwise provided by Gt. Britain to the European Union, even with the reputed £39 billion divorce bill, is going to have a generational impact on those 27 remaining countries within the European Union, with both Germany and France picking up the lions share of their own citizens taxes to cover those revenue’s otherwise lost. What with their having signed up to the United Nations, Safe and Sustainable Global Migration Pact, a monstrosity that is bound to cause much suffering, then the situation is only going to get worse for the European Union.
Fears about what the strengthening European Union might look like, we’re it to continue ahead at pace with the restructuring of Nation States into a single entity, aspiring to merge their respective ground, air and sea armies into the European Army, have finally been revealed. Their protestations about fear mongering was a disengenuiouse rebuttal, and however they may now want to drum up support to realise this aspiration, the writing is on the wall and without the British Fleet, their eventual goal, may take some time to realise.
As an island, we are undoubtedly stronger on a united front, brexit has certainly brought the nationalists out in droves, espousing nonsense at the expense of reasoned debate for there are bound to be differences of opinion and our being able to express our discontent without our being fearful of any reprocussions, helped characterise who we as a united country actually are, as a people. Democracy wasn’t handed down to us to fritter away, for on the contrary, it was hard won and at great expense to those countless many who gave their lives to ensure that we, the masses, were given a say. I’m an extremely proud citizen of Gt. Britain and value the contribution our great nation has provided time and again to the world, those who chose to turn their backs on the European Union, did so to protect their heritage and let’s not forget our ties to the continent of Europe, for our communities brought about this rich tapestry in our shared heritage, it’s culture, Christian or otherwise, helped shape those values now emulated throughout the world.
Brexit was not a declaration of WAR, although seemingly the rhetoric would have us believe otherwise. Pitchfork anyone!