Best Blogs Series – Opinion – Brexit: A Very British Revolution – Fraser Nelson – WSJ


On the first anniversary of the Brexit referendum, it’s timely to revisit some of our most popular blogs of 2016. It’s obvious that the Brexit decision was based on false evidence, sponsored by a narrow cabal – now a soft Brexit looks most likely but smart people know that ‘No Brexit is infinitely preferable to a Soft Brexit’. Once again, why are MPs not earning their pay and defending the public interest? Finally, which UK political leader might be more interested in domestic revolution than Brexit?

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Fraser Nelson, editor of the Spectator publishes an excellent article in the WSJ. He argued that the U.K.’s vote for a “Brexit” from the EU began as a cry for liberty and ended as a rebuke to the establishment.

Source: Brexit: A Very British Revolution – WSJ

As I reflected on this article, a couple of themes emerged.

Firstly, the Brexit vote was largely supported by less well educated working class people in England outside London. These are the same people who have suffered from austerity. This large group of people at the instigation of puppeteers, like Farage, have completely ignored the prevailing evidence from experts – believing that ‘they would say that wouldn’t they to protect their interests’.

The second theme is that older voters disagreed with their children and grand children and voted for Brexit. This is the group that want to stop the foreigners and put the…

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Opinion – Can Brexit be stopped? The answer is in our hands | Jonathan Freedland | Opinion | The Guardian

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a provocotive op-ed article by Jonathan Freedland, published in the Guardian. He argues that one year on, the certainties of the ‘leave case’ are collapsing. Importantly, he concludes that we’re no longer shackled to that verdict.

Source: Can Brexit be stopped? The answer is in our hands | Jonathan Freedland | Opinion | The Guardian

Since the election, Hard Brexit seems to be doomed, and the UK parliament will correctly play a pivotal role. Whilst, most agree that a Soft Brexit now looks most likely, it’s a small jump to say that, ‘No Brexit is infinitely better than a Soft Brexit.

So what’s stopping a complete reversal?

Well, firstly, the right-wing of the Conservative Party have been deeply wounded by May’s election defeat. They’re keeping her in office for now, rather than risking a replacement, which would precipitate an early election and loss of government to Corbyn’s Labour or a left-wing coalition.

But the real villains are on the Far-Left not the Far Right. Confused? Well, Corbyn’s Labour Party is supporting Theresa May‘s call for a Hard-Brexit. But we need to peel the onion further. The Economist reminded us that Jeremy Corbyn is lukewarm towards Brexit and is more concerned with ‘domestic revolution’ in the UK.

Let’s face it, the Labour Party has been hijacked by Far Left radicals for whom revolution is more important than democracy.  But the Conservative Party has been taken hostage by hedge-fund managers and foreign newspaper owners. So we have a stand-off between the Far Left and the Far Right, neither of whom are interested in democracy or what’s best for the majority of citizens in the UK.

Surely, it’s time to write to your MP and demand debate in parliament to protect democracy and reverse Brexit?

Views?