You don’t have to  be a committed Remainer or an ardent Brexiteer to be more than a little disgusted with the performance of our present Government over the farcical ‘negotiation’ of our surrender to the EU on their terms.

How the Prime Minister has lasted in her post as long as she has, most people in the country fail to understand. Some admire her staying power… most shake their heads at the sheer stubbornness of the woman and her arrogance in believing that she’s the only member of her Government who has any idea what  the voters wanted when they chose Brexit by a clear and adequate margin.

I cannot claim to know what anyone else wants. I do not rub shoulders with politically active folk… I don’t even go to my local for a pie and a pint to chat with fellow villagers. However, I do know what my gut feeling tells me and that is that I am not alone when I say that I want OUT of the EU. I want our country to have no further commitment to that non-democratic construct that has set itself up as a dictatorship over the twenty-seven nations, that will remain subject to the Commission after the UK has left in March 2019. 

OUT to most of voters means just that. We must no longer be a member of the single market; no longer be subject to the jurisdiction of the barely legal European Court of Justice; no longer be subject to EU business regulation; no longer pay exorbitant annual membership fees, so often misused for extortion and blatant corruption.

We have to regain control of our own borders and enforce our own immigration laws. There must be no kowtow to the EU’s blatant attempt to annex Northern Ireland by their insistence on border controls between North and South – or else. We must regain control of our territorial waters with NO un-negotiated concession of fishing rights to France or anyone else.

Anything less than an exit with those red lines uncrossed will be a total betrayal of 17.2 million voters, who decided after due deliberation in June 2016 that they wanted to return to being an independent sovereign country governed by its own Parliament, without interference from unelected ‘civil’ servants domiciled in Brussels or Strasbourg. That decision was made in the teeth of a propaganda campaign carried out with barely legal government backing, using taxpayers’ money.

Should Remainers succeed in their all-knowing arrogance in forcing a second referendum or – worse – a deferment of Article 50 of the EU constitution (which will inevitably result in our not leaving at all), that will finally prove to the voting public that the Government and the opposition parties do not give a damn for what Joe Public thinks. The establishment will pay at the next election. Unfortunately, so will Joe Public, if the result is a Marxist Communist government by default. 

Author: John Timbers

Retired, ex-soldier, ex-tank technologist, ex-salesman, ex-project manager, ex-business development consultant, ex-security consultant, ex-editor. V happily married w/three grown&flown children and four grandchildren. Author of a number of books available on Amazon (see my website). Enjoy surfing the web, walking the dog and generally 'being retired'.

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