26, July, 2019
Will BREXIT happen?
Yesterday UK’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, reaffirmed the date for leaving the “European Union” as 31 October. The next day the new European Commission will take office. Will UK still be a Member State?
He gave a very upbeat speech in the Commons about how UK was going to be Great Again and lead the world.
“By 2050 it is more than possible that the United Kingdom will be the greatest and most prosperous economy in Europe…”
The United Kingdom will stay united despite the different votes. “Our Constitutional settlement, our United Kingdom will be firm, will be secure. Our Union of nations beyond question. Our democracy robust.”
“…we must take some immediate steps. The first is to restore trust in our democracy and fulfil the repeated promises of Parliament to the people by coming out of the European Union – and doing so on 31 October. I and all ministers in this Government are committed to leaving on this date, whatever the circumstances. To do otherwise would cause a catastrophic loss of confidence in our political system. It will leave the British people wondering whether their politicians could ever be trusted again to follow a clear democratic instruction.”
“I do not accept the argument that says that these issues can only be solved by all or part of the UK remaining in the customs union or in the single market.”
“I believe that at this pivotal moment in our national story we are going to prove the doubters wrong again. Not just with positive thinking and a can-do attitude, important though they are. But with the help and the encouragement Government and a Cabinet that is bursting with ideas, ready to create change, determined to implement the policies we need to succeed as a nation. The greatest place to live.”
“I believe that if we bend our sinews to the task now, there is every chance that in 2050, when I fully intend to be around, though not necessarily in this job we will look back on this period, this extraordinary period, as the beginning of a new golden age for our United Kingdom.”
My question was: had he read my book, that I sent him when he was Foreign Secretary in September 2016? It has Churchill and Robert Schuman, the founder of European democracy on the cover. (Boris has written his own biography of Churchill as leader).
On the back cover the text starts with the phrase “A Golden Age could be ahead, not only for Europe but for the planet.” That is based on the premise that ethical democracies have the greatest means for growth and prosperity as well as social well-being.
A “Golden Age” will only occur when Europeans ban trade wars against themselves in a fully democratic Customs Union. That is what Schuman’s government proclaimed in 1948. In May 1950 he made WAR, “unthinkable and materially impossible“.
Secondly, President Trump famously advised Mrs May when PM that the best way forward was to “sue the EU” not get into endless negotiations. That is exactly what I say in chapter 3, written three years ago. Two strategies were presented: painful and fruitless negotiation or legal clarification first about political corruption and fraud that caused “Democratic Deficit and Denial“.
Painful and fruitless negotiation is a continuing fact. Legal action is inevitable. Justice demands it. Human Rights have been violated since the Maastricht Treaty.
Have the Prime Minister and US President read anything in the book? Who knows. But it is not likely the UK and other European politicians will pay any attention to it. They are the guilty ones! Past politicians were all responsible for acting as if European democracy can be made by a cabal plotting to stop the people’s voice in referendums being followed.
The treaties all made powerful changes on the Constitutions of European countries. The people must agree or reject them. All the changes, however, were made either WITHOUT the people’s consent or directly AGAINST the people’s voice.
When the people say NO, it should mean NO.
The only valid European referendum in the UK was the 1975 referendum when two-thirds of the electorate voted in favour of membership of the European Communities.
Mr Cameron’s 2016 referendum was a dishonest trick. He gave a ‘cast iron guarantee‘ of a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty itself. Then refused to do so.
The 2016 referendum was not not about accepting the Lisbon Treaty or not. It was about Article 50 of that Treaty! The people had NOT endorsed it! Everyone knew it would never be endorsed in a referendum. That Article and many others of the Lisbon Treaty had already been rejected by referendums in France and the Netherlands. European politicians told UK that Britons could not have a referendum on it.
Honesty is the only way to have peace in Europe. For Boris, he would have to pay attention to the several chapters about telling the truth and replacing Brussels secrecy with open politics. Robert Schuman, when a prisoner of the Nazis SS, refused to collaborate and tell a lie to save his life. The book also describes a Seven Day Mental Diet to free the mind of self-deception!
Boris is gung-ho for leaving on 31 October. Will it happen or will he be blocked in parliament? Will the cost to industry eventually tip a change? Will there be private legal action in the Courts?
Certainly the policy to change the “Irish Backstop” — equivalent to puncturing the legal integrity of the Customs Union and the Single Market — will not happen. It would require 27 States to deny the Rule of Law in European politics. That is delusion. But UK could stay within Customs Union of the European Community system and ditch the anti-democratic, corrupt additions of the “European Union”.
At the moment I see no evidence that the new UK Government have this intention. We will have to wait and see when reality strikes.
David Heilbron Price