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?

Dr Alf's Blog

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 – Secret plot to oust Theresa May as ministers threaten ‘stalking horse’ if PM fails to deliver ‘hard’ Brexit – Telegraph – John Gelmini

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Dr Alf is right and to reinforce the point the Sunday Times has reported today that May has been given 10 days to shape up or ship.

The Leader of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council is a Conservative and is in denial, claiming that his council is on the ground helping people, that a “Gold Command” is in place and that the tragedy is bigger than the ability of any one local authority to handle despite the fact that his council owns Grenfell Towers and all the surrounding buildings.

May’s response should have been to send in a “hit squad” to take over the management of the council and remove this man who is not up to the job.

Her second response should have been to direct the police to seize all e mails, computers, tablets, memory sticks, smartphones and paper correspondence relating to the council’s dealings with KCTMO, its contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and cladding providers as well as fire risk assessments and the paper/electronic trail between the London Fire Brigade, fire risk assessors working for KCTMO and the authority.

As things stand much of this data could go missing or get shredded but once again May is behind the “eight ball”.

So far 18 letters have been sent to the Tory backbench 1922 Committee so with 32 more, May is on the train to Maidenhead and a new era will begin.

There can be no election now because the opportunities to deal with Jeremy Corbyn have been squandered so Boris or whoever the new Prime Minister is to become will have to regain popularity by for once doing the right things.

John Gelmini