There are hundreds of reasons that leaving the European Union is great for the United Kingdom. There are as many reasons to leave as there are absurd regulations coming out of EU headquarters in Brussels. But the most important issue at stake, the issue that probably swung the vote in the end, was immigration. After Angela Merkel invited millions of Muslim men into Germany, she came up with a plan to distribute portions of the migrant population to every EU member state. As the people of Britain looked at Germany and saw the chaos unfolding there, enough of them decided they didn’t want that in Britain on top of the grave problems they already have.
So it really doesn’t make any sense what Theresa May is saying now. She has suggested that EU migrants could continue to come into the UK for years even after Britain leaves the EU in 2019. She says this continued “free movement” is for the benefit of businesses and governments so they can can “adjust” to the new conditions.
The flow of migrants should have stopped as soon as Brexit won.
Many of these EU migrants are workers from countries like Poland. These people cause economic problems and some minor social friction, but in general the presence of these eastern Europeans is not that big of a deal. But the EU principle of “free movement” applies to anyone with an EU passport. Merkel is going to start handing out passports to the “Syrian refugees,” or her likely successor Martin Schulz will, and these people will be included in the flow of EU migrants.
Most of the people who voted for Brexit don’t care about minor confusion at a government office or some profit loss at a business. They care about who is coming into their country. Even if we were only talking about Polish people coming to work in England as cooks or cleaners for a few years, that still causes economic harm to the working class of England, which should be a greater concern than “adjustment” for businesses and governments.
The time between now and 2019 should be more than enough for needed adjustments. Even that amount of time is too long, but years beyond that is just ridiculous.
“If you think about it, once we’ve got the deal, once we’ve agreed what the new relationship will be for the future, it will be necessary for there to be a period of time when businesses and governments are adjusting systems and so forth, depending on the nature of the deal,” May said.
May even admitted that the “crucial” issue is immigration, so why the long wait? “What is crucial for the British public, what was part of the vote that they took last year, was that they want to ensure that we have control of our borders and control of our immigration,” she said, adding “that’s exactly what we will do when we come out of the European Union.”
Paul Nuttall, leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) had a harsh response to May’s comments, which he said set off “alarm bells.”
“By voting to leave the EU, the British people asked the government to reduce the high levels of immigration that see a city the size of Hull and Newcastle come to the UK each year,” Nutall said. “The fact that the Tories won’t even specify how long the period of open-door immigration will continue after we have left the EU sets alarm bells ringing,” he said.
What does democracy even mean to these government and business leaders who are so against the outcome of the referundum? Brexit was an exercise in pure democracy. The “leave” side won by more than 1.5 million votes. The majority of British voters made their will clear. May needs to be held accountable to the will of the people.
It should be remembered that during the 2016 Brexit referendum May supported the UK remaining in the EU. However, she did not campaign heavily for “remain,” and she did criticize the EU, to her credit.
Brexit never would have happened without the work of Nigel Farage, who helped found UKIP. One can only wish he were the Prime Minister of the UK right now. President Trump wanted Nigel Farage to be the UK ambassador to the United States, but the British government refused.
May has also engaged in some distasteful virtue signalling, such as wearing a hijab in solidarity with Muslim women. How British!
If the UK is ever going to deal with its problems of Islamic terrorism, Sharia supremacism, and the mass abuse of young girls by rape gangs, then they must project British identity with power, not cower in fear of being called names while they appease the aggressor.
Theresa May isn’t necessarily against the new renaissance of national identity we are experiencing, but she’s never been a true believer either. And when we are up against such incredible odds and well organized enemies, the fighting spirit of a fierce lion is needed.
After the recent Islamic terror attack outside the British Parliament, May argued that the attack was Islamist, not Islamic. “It is wrong to describe this as Islamic terrorism. It is Islamist terrorism. It is a perversion of a great faith,” she said. Whether this is an accurate characterization of the ideology can be left for another article, but this habit some politicians have of always coming out right away and explaining and apologizing to the enemy represents the wrong approach in such a struggle as this.
Theresa May is not the worst leader Britain could have right now. She should be able to get the job done, and hopefully President Trump is having a good influence on her.
But she’s far from perfect, and needs to be criticized relentlessly until she gets the message. If nationalist patriot Marine Le Pen wins the upcoming French presidential election, this will likely push May in the right direction.
After nine months of “preparations,” Brexit was finally triggered at the end of March. Why couldn’t it have been triggered right away? If these preparations were really necessary, then fine, but one wonders if there wasn’t a plan to somehow keep Brexit from actually happening. There were certainly plenty of elites coming out and demanding another vote, or saying that somehow it wasn’t really going to happen.
It was similar to the period after the election, but before the inauguration, when Donald Trump was president-elect. That time seemed to stretch out forever, and there were all kinds of schemes hatched to somehow try to keep him from assuming power.
And still, even after now that he’s president, the denial and the schemes never seem to stop. And I’m sure that with Brexit, the struggle will continue on for years to come.