Turning Brexit into a crime

Remainers are using the law to subvert the will of the people.

Brendan O'Neill

Brendan O'Neill
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This week, the Remainer elite’s war on democracy reached fever pitch. There is now a distinct whiff of autocracy in their campaign to overthrow Brexit. Their aim seems to be to criminalise Brexit, to make it an actual offence to walk away from the European Union.

Remoaner politicians constantly complain about the rhetoric of Brexiteers. But this week their own rhetoric became genuinely alarming. They now speak openly about imprisoning those who try to bring about a clean-break Brexit (‘No Deal’). They compare politicians who refuse to extend Britain’s membership of the EU to common criminals.

So John Bercow, the puffed-up Speaker who abused his position in parliament to try to subvert the people’s will, says Boris Johnson will be no better than a ‘bank robber’ if he refuses to delay Brexit and take No Deal off the table.

Because the Benn Bill voted through by MPs last week outlaws No Deal and demands an extension to our membership of the EU, anyone who defies it is just a no-good criminal, Bercow says.

Meanwhile, anti-democratic lawyers are taking legal action in Scotland to ‘compel Boris Johnson to seek an extension to Article 50’. One of these lawyers – Jolyon Maugham – has said of Boris: ‘he’ll either see the extension or he’ll go to prison.’ That is, keep us in the EU or you will go to jail.

These people have lost it. It is a striking insight into their tyrannical mindsets that they can so casually speak of criminalising and jailing anyone who wants a clean-break Brexit and wants it now.

They are using the law to make it a crime to pursue the thing that millions of people voted for: leaving the EU. This genuinely feels like a coup, where a tiny but powerful elite uses its power and its connections to make it a crime for politicians to be faithful to the people’s will. They are tearing apart the democratic fabric of this nation.

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Comments

Trouble McTrouble

23rd September 2019 at 3:46 pm

There’s the old story of the science experiment of a live frog dropped into boiling water, immediately tried to escape. But a frog put into a pan of cold water and the temperature slowly raised until it was boiling, stayed put and boiled to death.

The same can be said for the UK now. We went into the Common Market and little by little and bit by bit, through the Maastricht Treaty and then the Lisbon Treaty, more and more we’ve been forced to go along with the EU against OUR country’s own best interests. However, because it’s been so slow and almost unnoticeable most don’t see the way our country has been almost completely destroyed.

However, if we’d been free all these years and only now were being shown the EU – most would see the rotting edifice for what it really is. A towering despotic monument to tyrannical narcissism and corruption…..given a vote to go in, like we were given with the Common Market, most would vote no. We would’ve been outraged at such a suggestion. But, because the water we’re sat in was brought to boil so slowly, many have got used to the degradation of our country, the almost base need to be seen to be openly hostile and hyper critical of our people – to hate the UK by its own people, is now considered not only normal, but almost required.

michael harris

16th September 2019 at 10:43 pm

Many years ago i researched, for a prize essay, the revolutions (failed) of 1848. I concentrated on the assembly of ‘liberals’ in Germany. Fine speeches extolling the glorious future of the German people when freed from the out of date little statelets where they were confined. And it struck me that these sentiments would be catnip a century later in Nuremberg.

Out of date little statelets, glorious future of our ‘European’ home. Fools waving the EU flag may be in for a shock. Political projects that rely on the accumulation of power don’t kick the habit. An integrated EU – not inevitable – offers nothing higher, nothing new. More likely WAR!

Glen Adams

16th September 2019 at 8:05 pm

I had an interesting experience today. On Twitter I stated that the Liberal Democrat’s should be named the Fascist Dictators…..and got a Twitter ban. You can’t make it up. It’s funny but there’s also a cold dark reality when ‘they’ can call whoever they want fascists or nazi but when the tables are turned……this is not going to end well.

Stephen Gwynne

15th September 2019 at 7:05 pm

EU liberal fascism will be televised unless you live in France.

Jerry Owen

14th September 2019 at 1:28 pm

I always wondered how democratic countries changed to anti democratic dictatorial countries.
We are witnessing it now, we can see how it starts. It is a slow drip drip of newspeak / doublespeak that is so relentless we are hypnotized by it, till to most is seems normal and to fight it seems pointless. it is like a slow cancer that creeps upon you and when you realize what is wrong it’s too late.
George Orwell’s vision is getting clearer by the day, what a magnificent man he was, history judges him more positively as each day passes.
I listened to BBC radio Surrey the other day discussing ‘yellow hammer’. Only two callers in 30 minutes were pro no deal. One worst scenario prediction has apparently been redacted, the BBC were at great pains to tell us numerous times that it must have been redacted because it was so awful and dreadful that it would scare the population witless.. unbelievable remainers now not prepared to use ‘project fear’ .. hilarious !
The presenter was actually suggesting that we just stay in the EU , not have another referendum or some sort of deal, just plain ‘remain’ in the EU.
We live in a tyrannical times, democracy is broken.
I thought my demonstrating on the streets days were over, but I am so incensed I want to be amongst tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands not marching on parliament but in the damned place and drag the bloody traitors out.

Dominic Straiton

14th September 2019 at 4:00 pm

Parliamentary sovereignty long proceeds the franchise. It could be we are seeing after a hundred years the clash of the two. Only one will survive.

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