I have to say right from the off, I voted to stay in Europe. Yes, I am one of those who saw mutual and great benefits for Britain in the EU and not out of it. That said, I am also a Democrat and as such have to abide by those principles or face the charge of being called a hypocrite. As much as I may and do dislike the way the vote went, we lost, that is the remain side lost, not by a huge margin, it has to be said but large enough. Yes, lies and great exaggerations played a part in terrifying those susceptible to the belief Europe controls us rather than the USA who controls the whole of the western world. Yet on the whims of fancy that by leaving the EU all immigration would cease and our tiny nation become fortress Britain the UK voted to go. Post haste, forthwith, as of now (or then as the case has proven not to be). What makes me wonder now is the clear skullduggery taking place under the leadership of Theresa May. Are we in, are we out, is this really the hokey cokey? Why is it taking so long for us to leave? Personally, I believe that the general electorate, especially those passionate for us to leave sharpish like, have been hoodwinked.
Currently, Mrs. May is succeeding, or so we are told, in negotiating a transitional period whereby Britain, before formally leaving the EU, stay put whilst appearing to have left yet still enjoying all the benefits of being in the club they are determined, eventually, when the time is right, if the Brexiteers haven’t all passed away or grown listless or as bored of the whole thing as the rest of us, to part company with. Is this not a case of having one’s cake and having someone else eat it? Surely this whole scheme is being engineered on a two-fold plan. Firstly so that British business can have a few years breathing space before the awful axe cuts away all financial advantages. Secondly in the hopes that as time passes and that other J.C, you know the one they’d like to crucify for having principles rather than the one they did crucify for the very same reasons, become’s P.M and grants the vote to sixteen-year-olds who, having a great deal more common sense than their common all garden older generational superiors, demand another referendum because the situation by then has changed and what was perceived as good sense appears dated, empirically wrong and just a little absurd. This notion of having time to adjust is little more than a metaphor for having time to forget. Time in which to reflect on what was thought as a jolly good idea being seen for what it really is – a jolly bad one.
Don’t forget, should this ‘implementation’ scheme be accepted that the UK will pay into the EU budget for another two years. This surely is what that delectable doughnut Nigel Farage was dead against? This also means, having ‘won’ a battle the like of which such a victory hasn’t been seen since Agincourt, the defeat of the Spanish Armada or perhaps the Battle of Britain, we end up, during this intervening period, being regulated, adjudicated and bloody well taxed the same as before our monumental triumph but without having a voice to cry ‘leg before wicket!’ No representation. No influence.
Yes, I see it now, Theresa May upon her white charger delivering justice and prosperity to the nation she leads. But hold up, leave it out, turn it up. Won’t this legendary charge of the ‘blight brigade’ merely best serve him who is waiting his turn, bidding his time, that left of centre socialist, the man who has ensured that 40% of Brits would now favour him and his reformed Labour Party to that of this hokum Conservative mob – Mister Jeremy Corbyn? After all, Mrs May is hardly the doyen of Brexit but worse, she is hardly the doyen of the Tory Party let alone those who voted one way only to find the one way they are being led by the nose down is a way far worse than that what they voted for.
Indeed, the truth, the reality of the situation is not delivering Brexit to the Brexiteers but rather in pacifying those desiring its immediate initiation into believing that a two-year leaving deal is best for all. For as time ticks, the clock, which waits so patiently on its stupefying passage, so those who voted to leave are met with a maturing electorate who will by then have started to think, as the delaying tactic works, that being in the EU isn’t such an evil, it isn’t really that bad in fact it’s rather good so why leave? This, of course, might trigger yet another tedious referendum which those younger people, growing older, feeling able to vote to remain.
Ladies and gentleman of Brexit. You are being conned.