From ‘Stop the Coup’ to ‘Stop the Election’

We thought Remoaners could sink no lower. We were wrong.

Tom Slater

Tom Slater
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Stop the Coup was the Remainer rallying cry of last week. Now it’s Stop the Election. These hysterical anti-democrats have gone from calling Boris Johnson a dictator, over his cynical proroguing of parliament, to refusing his offer of a General Election. These people are a disgrace.

The Labour-led Remoaner Alliance says it will not vote for a General Election until No Deal is taken off the table via another Article 50 extension. They say they can’t trust Johnson. They argue that if they backed an election, then he would set it for after 31 October, our current EU exit date.

This is nonsense. These people aren’t scared of the PM forcing through Brexit – they’re scared of voters returning a parliament that will implement Brexit. The upshot of all this is that the PM will for now remain in place, at the behest of people who last week were likening him to Hitler.

Johnson stands humiliated, after a series of defeats, defections and bizarre public outings. His authority is falling away like so much wet newspaper, his weaknesses fully exposed. But the story of this week is not his uselessness, but elite Remainers’ shamelessness.

They are in open revolt against democracy. If you were so inclined, you could call it a coup. But let’s not go there now. Where these people are concerned, another, more fitting c-word comes to mind.

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Comments

Tom Forrester-Paton

9th September 2019 at 9:35 am

“Johnson stands humiliated, after a series of defeats, defections and bizarre public outings. His authority is falling away like so much wet newspaper, his weaknesses fully exposed.” This rests on a rather narrow definition of ‘authority’. In key parts of the electorate, his ‘authority’ seems to increase with every insult delivered by remainers to his parliamentary ‘authority’. And rightly so.

One of the remainers’ key weaknesses is that they believe leavers are primitive simpletons. Consider their fondly-held belief that leavers will desert Johnson if he doesn’t ‘deliver’ a 31/10 Brexit. They clearly believe that leavers would respond to such an outcome like ancient Egyptians when the Nile fails to flood – ‘we must sacrifice our god-king!!’ Seriously? Surely it’s more likely that they will see Johnson’s present demarche for what it is – a coup staged by people they now see as their implacable enemies?

Michael Lynch

8th September 2019 at 11:11 am

Just watched Andrew Marr. Amber Rudd on explaining her position to leave cabinet. Bit disingenuous as she is hanging on by a little over 300 votes in a Remain area. No self interest there then?! Followed by John McDonald who has basically mirrored Thornberry’s nonsensical position; to go negotiate a deal and then vote against it in a subsequent referendum! Labour are now officially the party of Remain and are determined to cosy up to Europe and its economic globalization policies. This is coming out of the mouth of a Socialist! He also stated that the reason they won’t go for a GE is that they don’t trust Boris to hold true to the October 15th date. Well, all that Boris has to do is issue a letter to the house stating a solemn promise to honor the date or he’d resign and walk from Parliament forever. What would their excuse be then? They obviously know they can’t win because if they thought otherwise there’d be no problem of Corbyn going to Europe as PM on the morning of the 16th and ask for an extension. These are the people calling Johnson liar. How on Earth could anyone vote for this lot ever again? Sajid Javid ended the show and he gave a sterling performance even though Marr pursued him relentlessly. How com Marr didn’t do the same to that suppering fool, McDonald?

Arlo Falconbrook

8th September 2019 at 5:16 am

The strategy of the remoaners is purile and old hat and leads inevitably to an election. Blackstone’s commentaries are full of historical precedents the upshot being the Westminster system deplores any attempt by the opposition or back bench to try and run government through blackmail – consequently there are numerous conventions that militate against that happening. Boris merely needs to tough it out to succeed against the rabble. No law they pass alters Boris’s position. Passing a law ‘forcing’ him to delay brexit does not oblige Boris to comply (as they will find out with their pointless court action to try and enforce it). Similarly a no confidence vote does not mean Boris ceases being PM. They would have to present a credible alternate government and carry a vote of confidence before the Queen would intervene and invite them to form a government (with about a snowflakes chance in hades of that happening). This is a political crisis not a constitutional one so the Queen will stay well above the fray and await a political solution (ie an early election). She is not going to anoint anyone or offer any advice (except perhaps to Boris as PM suggesting he bide his time). If it becomes a Mexican standoff with no side budging then Boris wins because brexit will simply go ahead with no deal at the end of October regardless.

A Game

8th September 2019 at 1:08 pm

That sounds very reasonable and very heartening. It doesn’t make sense that a dysfunctional government can’t be objectively put out of their misery.
This would be a loophole left from legislating fixed term, and the assumption that an opposition would never decline to pass a motion of no confidence the moment they had the numbers? If so, very shortsighted, which means very bad law.

P M

7th September 2019 at 11:48 pm

The Rebel Alliance are remainers and oppose every Brexit deals offered. They want to stay with the EU because it “feels” safe to be controlled by Europe. They were probably descendants of ruthless landowners obeying the Act of Settlement 1701. This Act was implemented in Ireland that led to starvation and poverty. The “No Deal” law is a renew Act of Settlement 2019 that must be made invalid and abolished ASAP.

Michael Lynch

8th September 2019 at 11:23 am

Getting more like the plot of Star Wars everyday. Boris has become Darth Vader and Corbyn is now Luke Skywalker leading the Rebel Alliance. Only one thing wrong, Luke is fighting the wrong Empire!

Linda Payne

7th September 2019 at 2:17 pm

I have a burning hatred for the remain MP’s and that filthy rich Miller (how does she ‘earn her money by the way?); all of a sudden they’ve discovered democracy when it suits them; I don’t believe we ever had true democracy in this country it was always a choice between one or other capitalist party that represents the ruling class, it’s been proved time and time again whenever the working class organise themselves, you would think we would have learned by now. The only way forward is a working class revolution and that has always been the case for the last 200 years

Vediovis Waller

6th September 2019 at 8:16 pm

Would this work?

The UK announces a second referendum – a binary referendum where a simple majority decides it. And gives a decent bit of notice as to when it will be held – 2 months, say?

Remain isn’t on the ballot paper because we have to try and hold on to our democracy.

On the ballot paper:
1. No deal.
2. Theresa May’s deal – or anything better that the EU can come up before the referendum.

Surely it can’t be this easy?

Eric Praline

6th September 2019 at 8:45 pm

MPs will never go for that.

More likely to be

Remain
No deal

Or

Remain
Remain

Michael Lynch

6th September 2019 at 9:00 pm

Or Remain, Remain, Remain, Remain until it’s all gone away!

Vediovis Waller

6th September 2019 at 9:16 pm

Well I can imagine that if Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt had stood on that platform they could’ve won the Tory leadership.
It ticks all the right boxes. It’s democratic, it honours the referendum result.
If Boris, for the sake of argument, had stood on this platform, do you really think he’d be in the trouble he’s in now?

Jerry Owen

7th September 2019 at 9:02 am

No.. it can’t be that easy because Parliament will never accept leaving the EU.

Jim Lawrie

7th September 2019 at 9:18 am

No deal has been legislated against. It is now against the law. The courts will confirm that if asked. That is the prelude to a second plebishite.
Legislating against no deal annulled the Brexit vote. With no extension, no deal not an option, then by default what is currently currently on the table fills the legal void.
I’d expect bars to be set as high as 75% majorities in Parliament and Referendums to change that.

Jerry Owen

7th September 2019 at 9:30 am

I am given to understand that a new government can undo that which a previous government has legislated.
However we live in times where no parliamentary propriety is seemingly adhered to.
So you could indeed be correct !

Jim Lawrie

7th September 2019 at 11:53 am

The FTPA lays the ground for anyone to ask the courts to declare that Parliament is bound by a predecessor. Had a simple majority voted this week for a General Election, whose side would the courts come down on if it were challenged as not being the ⅔ requirement of The FTPA ?

In Belfast they are being asked to rule that Westminster is bound by the terms of The Good Friday Agreement.

All of these actions challenge the fundamental of democratic rule.

These QC’s and judges are thick as thieves, particularly the substantial homosexual clique among them.

What now passes in court for legal argument and discourse is in fact naked politicking.

Christopher Tyson

6th September 2019 at 8:08 pm

Prior to the fixed term Parliament Act of 2011, a PM could call an election as he saw fit. This was a winner’s prerogative, we see it in sport, in boxing or the Ashes for example, a draw favours the current champion. It was deemed by somebody prior to the Act, that this was an unfair advantage. But surely the point was not to take power from the government and give it to the opposition? We now have a situation where a government is unable to govern but cannot call an election either, in effect held hostage by the opposition; and why would the opposition want an election when they can take power anyway? If the PM were to resign, what happens then, presumably the opposition parties would sort something out amongst themselves, a bit like a erm coup perhaps. Some of us were always sceptical about whether Brexit would happen, it certainly seems serious now ‘you’ve had your fun and games’, Kathy seemed so happy on Channel 4 news tonight and the ‘comedians’ in the News Quiz, well I almost felt sorry for Boris. Parliament is full of lawyers, don’t they have something called ‘the spirit of the law’? Whatever his faults, Boris seems to recognise this. The liberal/left centrist establishment see themselves as radicals, we can see the victim culture come to its full fruition, even as they emasculate the office of PM they are crying that he is a bully, that they are the victims in all of this. Even Stalin wanted to demonstrate some greater authority with his show trials, our Remainers appeal to today’s authorities of victimhood and anti -bullying, and of course Boris will never live down that letter box thing, the coup de grace ‘racist Boris’. Having set up Boris as the embodiment of Brexit they pull down ‘racist’ Boris, and that the end of Brexit, I hope not.

Michael Lynch

6th September 2019 at 8:39 pm

Holding the Government hostage is the real coup d’etat here. As Kate Hoey as suggested. Thornberry’s response to Hoey’s comment was to denounce her as not being a proper Labour politician anymore. Kate Hoey was old Labour, my party, and it’s such a shame that her peers are nearly all gone now. Since Blair, the Party has been hijacked by middle class, snobby careerist types. Orwell warned us about these high minded fools in his ‘Road to Wigan Pier’ and said that if they ever got their hands on socialism they’d basically twist it out of shape to suit their own ideals. They are far too self-righteous, with an over inflated belief in their own abilities, to have a practical world view. As evidenced by Thornberry’s ridiculous responses on last nights Question Time.

jessica christon

8th September 2019 at 11:42 am

The FTPA was a sop to Nick Clegg in the coalition government. The Lib Dems wanted it to make sure they got their full 5 years which seemed uncertain at the time. So really it’s another Cameron cock up; he should have got rid of it as soon as he won with his own majority in 2015.

martin campbell

6th September 2019 at 7:57 pm

This essay would be more convincing it the headline read ‘we was robbed…’ rather than ‘ …we were robbed…’

Jerry Owen

7th September 2019 at 9:08 am

I’m not sure what your point is.. but if you are , well done !

Michael Lynch

6th September 2019 at 7:28 pm

Can’t believe that letter from the South Yorkshire Police. This from the people that brought you the Rotherham grooming gang scandal and the cover up. That’s because the Labour Police and Crime Commissioner ghost wrote it for the Chief Constable. It’s so obvious and laughable.

jessica christon

6th September 2019 at 7:43 pm

They’ve been politicising the police with an ID left, social justice, politically correct agenda for about two decades now, but Boris gives one ropey speech in front of them and the chief’s freaking while his officers are fainting? If you didn’t laugh you’d cry!

Michael Lynch

6th September 2019 at 8:01 pm

And, Orwell, traditionally seized on by all socialists as their champion, warned us all that this is what would happen if we tamper with the autonomy of the law. It can be corrupt and stupid at times, but it must uphold the belief that all of us are equal under it. It should be being applied without fear or favor, but this has gone up in smoke since the installation of Crime Commissioners from political parties. God help us all!

Michael Lynch

6th September 2019 at 7:16 pm

Saw Miller on the box telling us all that Boris is setting a dangerous precedent! Sorry, didn’t the bloke standing next to her already do that? This is worse than farce now, this ‘Spitting Image’ come to life!

Bear Mac Mathun

6th September 2019 at 6:44 pm

No matter what one’s view of Brexit is, it is obvious that trying to stop it is causing much more disruption and chaos than leaving with no deal. Until this is resolved politics will be crippled and other important issues will be eclipsed. The only way to resolve it is to accept that a No Deal Brexit is a possibility.

Those who want to remain in the EU would be better to plan on how to rejoin and under what conditions they will rejoin.

Jane Carter

6th September 2019 at 5:05 pm

The opposition parties have just stolen my right to vote in a general election and quashed democracy. I am not well pleased and needless to say I will be unable to vote ever again for any of these parties. Shameful.

ZENOBIA PALMYRA

6th September 2019 at 6:17 pm

The opposition parties will be devastated by the loss of one vote, I’m sure. Why do you want to do so much damage to your own economic prospects and those of your family? Why do you want to create violent unrest in Northern Ireland? Why do you want to separate us from the world’s largest trading bloc, in which we have flourished economically for the last thirty years? Why do you want to destroy the union? Why? Where are the advantages to Brexit?

Jane Carter

6th September 2019 at 6:48 pm

I said I wanted the vote which had been offered to me and then taken away from me.

Why can you not hear what other people say?

Jerry Owen

6th September 2019 at 6:58 pm

Z Palmyra
You said yesterday a few days ago that you didn’t know anyone that was scared of a general election.. you are clearly wrong, want to admit it ?
And as for ‘an extremist stance’ of wanting an election, are you somewhat insane ?

Jerry Owen

6th September 2019 at 7:00 pm

Z Palmyra
Couldn’t edit ‘yesterday’ out , nevertheless look forward to your acknowledgement that the opposition are indeed frit ?

Jerry Owen

6th September 2019 at 7:05 pm

Jane Carter
Because she lives in an echo chamber !

Michael Lynch

6th September 2019 at 7:20 pm

We want to leave because there is no such thing as a Liberal Dictatorship. The Soviets tried it, Mao tried it and even a National Socialist tried it. History ain’t much of a hot topic for you is it?

Dominic Straiton

6th September 2019 at 9:47 pm

For democracy to function you have to have
A) that the losers move aside for more than on day let alone three years
b) everyone should argue in their own name in the open square. Nothing you say has any relevance.Sargon is Carl.

Neil McCaughan

7th September 2019 at 2:36 pm

No one needs to justify Brexit to the likes of you. We made our decision (and the decision was ours alone) and it’s for the rest of you to accept it.

Do we need to explain the workings of democracy to you every day of the week?

Dominic Straiton

6th September 2019 at 5:04 pm

I am sick to death of having that bozo in the photo braying and shouting “stop brexit” over every radio and news program. He is the perfect manifestation of remoan. He should be in this ridiculous Parliament not outside it.

david Oxley

6th September 2019 at 5:02 pm

I can’t wait for the next Scottish referendum, I hope it’s a marginal victory to leave, then we can say how difficult it is to unravel 300 yrs of cooperation, how the people who voted to leave didn’t know what they were voting for, how the SNP ‘lied’ etc etc.
Democracy is Brexit, and Brexit is democracy, the will of the people has been sharpened over the way the current crop of MP’s have behaved., and they will have to answer to the people. If Labour/Remain win then they can do what they want, but if Tory/Brexit Party win we are out and can start to build a new different kind of House of Commons. And on day 1, Abolish the house of Lords, stop the Courts interfering with Parliament, make a new European Union of equal and Sovereign nations through out Europe. and when this current Monarch shuffles off he mortal, end the Royal assent. Viva la Republic ! Viva Europe !

Jane 70

6th September 2019 at 5:48 pm

Yes, how will the SNP go about unravelling The Acts of Union?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acts_of_Union_1707

How will Fat Controller Blackford and FM Sturgeon sell their version of Leave, having done their utmost to stymie ours?

Bear Mac Mathun

6th September 2019 at 6:48 pm

Generally I agree, however, I hope the the next Scottish Referendum is to overwhelming leave.

Jim Lawrie

7th September 2019 at 8:59 am

It looks like a result similar to Brexit is on the cards, although which way I do not know.

There has not yet been a poll showing 50% in favour of another Indyref, but Sturgeon interprets the entrails of a haggis as being pro-independence and wanting a vote right now.

Jane 70

6th September 2019 at 4:46 pm

“I am seeking every day to restore faith in Parliament – to ensure we have a House of Commons which is representative, effective and reconnected to the people we serve.” John Bercow

Just found this disingenuous gem of a quote from parliament’s vertically challenged latter day Napoleon.

‘Run that by us one more time’ is the immediate response.

Jim Lawrie

6th September 2019 at 5:33 pm

The Speaker, as one of the Great Offices of State, was utterly devalued under Blair as he and his cronies abused their supine majority to install low calibre appointees answerable to them, and unable to answer for themselves.
Had Bercow been serious, he would have immediately reinstated twice weekly PM’s questions.

Alex Salmond in Scotland took his cue from them and kept their Blairite Lord Advocate on. She was a bit taken aback though, when he stopped her going into Scottish Cabinet meetings. You’d have thought that being the legal adviser to the Government she would have known that was not her right.

Jane 70

6th September 2019 at 5:42 pm

‘How low can you go’ applies to Bombastic Bercow.
Of course Salmond will have some questions to answer before long won’t he?Early in 2020 apparently.

Gareth Hart

6th September 2019 at 4:45 pm

We will not be allowed a General Election until the Tories (or at least Boris) are completely annihilated, the foundation is laid for indefinite purgatory via repeated extensions to lead to stopping Brexit (probably through a “confirmatory vote” designed to guarantee a remain victory), the end of direct democracy making parties advocating for Brexit, political reform and independence (careful what you wish for SNP) impotent and pointless, and the disillusioning of leave voters, lower socio-economic voters and working class voters so they never, ever vote again as their belief in democracy is obliterated.

Only then will we plebs be allowed a General Election from our betters.

Jane 70

6th September 2019 at 5:04 pm

This is why I call it purgatEUry- trapped in the half way house with no exit in sight.
And your point about apathy is telling; I think this might well be a sign of things to come.

ZENOBIA PALMYRA

6th September 2019 at 6:23 pm

The UK’s democratic deficit is of its own making. The lack of a written constitution, unelected head of state and upper chamber, dominance of the so-called ‘public schools’ and destruction of local government have created this feeling of alienation. Decades of political over-centralisation and Thatcherite economic policy created the preconditions for the leave vote in 2016 (combined with the innate racism and snobbery of many in the southern Tory shires).

nick hunt

7th September 2019 at 12:49 pm

Do you see Remainers’ behaviour as supportive or restorative of UK democracy? How about showing us why Tom Slater’s title “From ‘Stop the Coup’ to ‘Stop the Election’: We thought Remoaners could sink no lower. We were wrong” misses the mark at all?

Jerry Owen

6th September 2019 at 7:02 pm

G Hart
The end game of the EU is of course no national elections.. you are witnessing the testing of the waters. Dark times ahead.

Jane 70

6th September 2019 at 4:31 pm

Thornberry on Brexit: ‘I’d negotiate a deal… but campaign against it’

Would anyone buy a used manifesto from this lot?

Corbyn faces both ways-the Janus of politics.

Michael Lynch

6th September 2019 at 7:07 pm

Yep, and nary a word about it on SKY REMAIN NEWS either. This is exactly what Cummings was after; for the real Remainers to come out from under cover.
So she’s going to Europe to negotiate a deal and then vote against it a referendum, is she? This nutter is a gift to the Tories that just keeps on giving. Her ‘white van man’ tweet played a part in Milliband’s disastrous election and now this. The media may keep it off the air all they like, but I’m told it’s gone viral on social media. No wonder they want to control too. Give me a horizontal, snoring his head off, Rees-Mogg, any day of the week rather than the bumbling idiots on the opposition benches.

James Knight

6th September 2019 at 4:28 pm

It is not stop the election or stop the coup it is all about stopping Brexit.

They can live with an election if Brexit can be stopped first. Stopping Brexit is the ONLY thing that counts to the enemies of the people.

ZENOBIA PALMYRA

6th September 2019 at 6:20 pm

The Leave Campaign (including Gove, Farage and Hannan) explicitly rejected no deal before the 2016 referendum, so why are you all bleating on about no deal as if that was what people voted for? Nobody was talking about no deal at the time, precisely because people realise that it is economic suicide. I am a Remainer but I would have accepted a Norway/EEA style arrangement with the EU, as would many others. Why have you all adopted this absurd extremist stance?

James Knight

6th September 2019 at 10:10 pm

The extremists are in parliament. The UK can still leave and agree a FTA in principle, almost certainly if we had left on end March 19 we would have one by now. But from what happened is it is clear parliament cannot be trusted to deliver: whatever they negotiate will likely be Frankenstein sell out. With such a large EU fifth column in parliament, why on earth would the EU offer anything?

Stef Steer

6th September 2019 at 4:25 pm

Well said. There are obviously many in the Tory party who are owned by the EU and all the other parties apart from the DUP are wholly owned subsidiaries of the EU. It is likely we will get a BRINO now and be told to be greatful for that. I for one won’t accept that but its up to Farage and Brexiteer tories to come up with a solution that saves our democracy otherwise personally despite being on the older side I will start to look for a real democracy where legitimate votes are upheld, if there is one in this day and age.

Warren Alexander

6th September 2019 at 3:56 pm

Those fine and devout democrats Gina Miller and “Sir” John Major have used the courts to try and subvert democracy. I wonder if there is a case in law to enforce Brexit through the courts as a) the referendum and its specific binary wording, was the result of an act of parliament and b) the political parties, by passing the act, entered into a contract with the people of the UK to honour its result and c) by promising to honour the result of the referendum in the election manifestoes of both parties that contract was re-enforced.

H D Marshall

6th September 2019 at 3:54 pm

What it has shown in case any of us were unaware, is that the people are powerless, democracy is a myth. The question is what happens now, not next week, but long term. Brexit is overturned, we then have a Pro-EU governement, that Pro-Eu government doesn’t Veto when it comes to ever closer ties with Europe, and so a federal Europe becomes a reality?
It is such a betrayal, that I honestly don’t know what to do, never vote again? become an anarchist? protest? what is there that the average working person can do? It seems like the answer is nothing.

ZENOBIA PALMYRA

6th September 2019 at 6:13 pm

How on earth is the ‘average working person’ going to benefit from Brexit, particularly no deal Brexit. The UK economy will be hammered, not to mention the loss of international prestige and influence, which has been damaged enough by this absurd separatist programme. We are much better off inside the EU. Yes, the EU needs reform, but the UK needs to put its own house in order first, not least by replacing the monarch with an elected head of state and creating a written constitution.

Jerry Owen

6th September 2019 at 7:04 pm

Z Palmyra
How should the EU be reformed ?

A Game

7th September 2019 at 4:54 pm

Z Palmyra:

I’ve been reading your comments for a while now, and when you choose to be sane, as opposed to wheeling out the mad Remainer act, your fundamental conundrum is there to be seen, over and over.

You have sided with your tribe on Brexit. Your citing of “the workers” happens often enough to suggest you are align within the ball park of Socialism. But at heart, you are also a democrat. Your posts repeatedly point out the existing gaps in what prevents the UK being a purer democracy. You ardently argue the for the republican cause.
But then your consistency ends the moment you are trying to tie all of those beliefs into the remain camp.
A Norway solution would have satisfied you. A passionate democrat could live with having neither direct nor representative democracy. To be a country without a single tool to convey the people’s majority to their European rulers. That you have to have lived under a rock to not see the parallel between a monarchy and the structure of the hierarchy of the EU… the only difference – one you are born into, the other you smoke a lot of pole to get into.
But one comment you are showing all the flaws in the British Constitution, and then the next comment you are swearing allegiance to the EU and whatever they decide is omnipotent, untouchable, not to be denigrated, not to be questioned.

You are a hot mess.
That’s why you are on this page. You are in exactly the same boat as the Spiked journalists. But where they saw that the Progressive left were willing to trade their democracy away for an easier life, you have been unable to. And thus, you are still in the Remain camp, arguing for a system, a solution that contradicts in every, tiny, possible way, what you believe in your heart to be a truly beautiful system: One that empowers people to be a contributor to their society, rather than a captive passenger.

The capitalist class loath democracy. They always have, they always will. Because the majority in any country, outnumbers them. The only protection the masses have against abusive exploitation, to not be used in the same manner as animals and the environment (the capitalist class have a long and glorious history of not caring about the air we breath, the water we drink and biodiversity – and all of this now bitterly reflected in what happens when the capitalist class moves in on environmentalism – Robin Island in Tasmania. To be the site of the biggest windfarm in the southern hemisphere. Where the birdlife will be slaughtered. King Greenie, Bob Brown, now has to turn around, after successfully lobbying for renewable energy, and fight big business who now own the green movement and are giving people so much renewable we’re gonna choke on it.) has been the right to vote in governments willing to obstruct their entitled appropriation of everything and everyone on the planet.
Thus, the Remain cause, fundamentally, opposes any politics that empowers the people because it compounds the project of the imperial EU, whose agenda is to empower the wealthy to do business without impediment. Which then means, anyone who is a democratic socialist, cannot in good faith, support such an institution.

You have been blackmailed by your tribe. It is a testament to your thoughtfulness and inclination to always seek a truth, that you are on this website. It has been your true, socialist unconscious telling you that something doesn’t add up, something isn’t right. And I will salute you for being, even though you don’t know it yet, the truer socialist than any of your fake, posing, apparently Socialist tribe of the Labour/Remainer edifice of treachery.

Why do think a Claire Fox is in the Brexit Party? Why the rage at her decision to align her publicly stated leftism with Brexit? Because she broke ranks and is, liked Spiked, exposing them for the grotty capitalists they are. And the product that they sell? The illusion of socialism being achieved in their hands.

Gerard Barry

7th September 2019 at 6:58 pm

“How on earth is the ‘average working person’ going to benefit from Brexit, particularly no deal Brexit.”

For one thing, there will be far less immigration from other European countries, as there will no more freedom of movement. This could well have a positive impact on wages and on rents and house prices. I’m not saying there will be no disadvantages to Brexit, perhaps even severe ones, but the advantages are pretty obvious to me. And being opposed to freedom of movement isn’t of course the same as being anti-immigration, let alone as being racist, despite what many Remainers would have you believe. Heck, I bet many Remain voters would happily opt out of freedom of movement as well if that were an option.

Jim Lawrie

6th September 2019 at 3:50 pm

On the bright side, the courts and lawyers have now been exposed to the full glare of publicity and they don’t like that everyone has seen what they are up to before they have finished the project.
So the cases in Edinburgh and London have seen the courts opt for a tactical retreat, without conceding a point. We await the Belfast outcome.

The embattled, but still emboldened Ms Miller, declares “My legal team and I will not give up the fight for democracy.” They might if you stop paying them Gina. They’re like that.

There’ll be a few dusty cases of Claret uncorked in the wine bars of our capitals tonight.

Jerry Owen

6th September 2019 at 3:23 pm

How is it possible to comment on these people anymore ?
There is a saying that.. ‘If they didn’t have double standards they wouldn’t have any standards’.
The fact is ..’they just don’t have anything at all’ !

Philip Humphrey

6th September 2019 at 3:39 pm

Exactly, you just couldn’t make it up. They’ve said for ages they want an election, and they want a “people’s vote”. Now they get an opportunity for both, if Boris wins he can take us out of the EU on 31st October, if the remain parties win we stay in. So they refuse, frit they’d lose. I personallythink Boris and all his cabinet should mass resign just before 31st October and then watch the fun as the remainers scramble to find a PM and a government in time to ask the EU for an extension.

Jane 70

6th September 2019 at 4:51 pm

They’ve got plenty of double speak, to match their double standards.

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