Opinion – Brexit supporters have unleashed furies even they can’t control | Polly Toynbee | Opinion | The Guardian – John Gelmini

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Like Dr Alf, I do not always agree with Polly Toynbee, and when she talks about elites she speaks with personal knowledge, since her late father was a prominent member of the Committee of 300, our true rulers in the shadows.

I also know that the UK has many problems – laziness, indiscipline, lack of exports, too big a public sector, weak defences, self-delusion, poor productivity, an obesity, dementia and diabetes crisis, overpopulation, too few houses, rampant corruption, too many civil servants, inadequate policing, an NHS which is not fit for purpose, inadequate food and energy security, weak Ministers who cannot negotiate, too many old, useless and unproductive people, the wrong foreign policy and a supine and craven attitude to Muslim troublemakers, jihadists, traitors and seditionists, a media which propagates lies and a self-serving elite.

Leaving the EU will not solve these problems but it will free up money with which some of them can be tackled and can start a process of ignition whereby the Government will be forced to confront the other ones from a position of being uncomfortable…the equivalent of applying a blowtorch to the rear anatomies of the complacent and the lazy.

I do not see a UK “Nazi Government” but the idea that people will vote for Remain and that everything can go on just as before is fanciful; people want change and they want a sense of proportion, so that the growing gap between the plutocrats and Times 1000 Chief Executives, earning up to 450 times average salaries, is narrowed a bit. People will have to up their productivity but “rewards for failure” and double-digit pay rises to deliver no optimised shareholder value whatsoever are going to have to end and I for 1 do not want any more Turks here at a time when we have a housing shortage of 12 million and are only building 100,000.

The Monarchy too has to slim itself down and set an example, the House of Lords needs to be abolished and replaced and we need a cull of civil servants and unnecessary local authorities not bleating about “savage cuts”.

John Gelmini

One response

  1. John, thank you for sharing your views. Whilst I believe that Remain is the only rational vote in the Brexit referendum, I am publishing your views to stimulate balanced argument.

    I agree with you that the UK has many deep rooted problems that have not been effectively addressed by recent governments. Painting your context of prevailing problems, I envision matters immediately deteriorating after a Brexit win.

    Perhaps, you favor a lurch to the right in the UK but I’m still a passionate one-nation tory. Also whilst I have my issues with David Cameron’s government, as far as Brexit is concerned, David Cameron and George Osborne have my full respect and support.

    Polly Toynbee’s comment about a Nazi type UK is legitimate risk in my view. The economic devastation in the UK after a Brexit win could well see economic hardship, similar to Germany in the thirties. But it is the combining of socialism and a right-wing autocratic government to which Polly Toynbee refers – this is far right politics, national socialism, like Nazi Germany.

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