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By Pete Moore On June 27th, 2016 at 6:13 pm

BREXIT, we were told, is “a leap in the dark”. The same people are now telling us that it’s pretty much the Norway option that we’ll be getting: we must pay for access to the market and accept the free movement of people.

(Aside: the Norwegian Ambassador to the EU says that they don’t pay for access, but that’s by the by here.)

Of course there’s a terrible dearth of imagination so far. In one respect it is a leap in the dark. No nation has triggered Article 50 before. In this test case, we’re the fifth biggest economy in the world and the largest single market for other EU goods. By my count, German industry has, on three occasions since Independence Day, warned Berlin that it will accept nothing less than full access to the single British market in the settlement (see what I did there?) Bottom line: we are in a very strong position. All we need is a little imagination, and Timmy has provided some

If exporters want Single Market access then exporters can pay for it, not taxpayers. If they won’t pay it then it’s not worth it, is it?

If we must pay, he’s saying, then let exporters pay the access fee. Not taxpayers, but the primary beneficiaries of exports, which is exporters. If the fee is worth it, they do business. If it’s not worth it then they don’t do business. In either case, taxpayers won’t be saddled with the access fee, which is a direct subsidy to the beneficiaries of trade.


By Pete Moore On June 26th, 2016 at 9:34 pm

AS if bagging the referendum wasn’t enough fun, 12 (that’s twelve) Labour frontbenchers have left Corbyn today. Looks like those warnings about Brexit leading to job losses were right afterall. The latest is Underpants Chris Bryant a few minutes ago. I now suspect it’s more likely that the Labour Party will break up rather than ever form a government again.

That’s how much party politics has distorted the country. Just one day of real democracy has instantly caused the political establishment to break down.

One for the Brits

By The Troll On June 26th, 2016 at 4:27 pm

God Bless the Grand Ole Dame that She is……

IT’s Independence Lady

Love IT, enjoy IT, PROTECT IT!

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and now remember who you ARE.

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Both these clips are VERY relevant to Britain at this Moment in History. 

You have just freed YOURSELVES from a marriage to an Abusive Partner. Yet the World is what it is. You must Not forget neither your History or falter in your Resolve. The Wolves are not just at the door some are in the House.

Britain has been given an Opportunity to put her House in Order. The question is can she, and can she with the best interest of Her People. Will the electorate hold the Elected’s feet and other bits to the Fire.

The British people have spoken, they must keep speaking with their votes and Elect People and Not Politicians. It’s time to clean house, and Parliament, and council, and committee. Do have follow through, or do you just re-elect the same ole Gobs?


By Pete Moore On June 26th, 2016 at 2:32 pm

BOOM: As the Secretary of State flies to London and Brussels for some top level plotting, and as Lord Heseltine all but confirms on SKY News that the politico/media establishment will attempt to overturn the will of the people, Goldman Sachs man, fellow Bilderberger to Cameron and Osborne and major league crony insider Peter Sutherland breaks cover:

“Somehow this result must be overturned” he says. “A second referendum seems inevitable”. Seventeen million of us have spoken. We’ve given our servants their orders. We expect them to be carried out. This is how worried they are. This shows the awesome threat of actual democracy, of the demos for once having a meaningful vote, to the world they designed for their benefit. They have so much at stake and under threat. You think they give a damn that scores of millions of Europeans are without a job and any prospect of getting one? Of course they don’t. People are just chaff to these truly evil types. People are nothing.

If the power elites want to live in the most interesting times then they’re going the right way about it.

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out

By The Troll On June 26th, 2016 at 1:23 pm

I left the Republican Party after I was forced to support and campaign for John McCain. Although even though I believe McCain to be a scumbag and a traitor I did my duty that year and tried to help the scumbag win.

I am a registered Independent even though I still shill for and aid the Republicans for the most part. You see there are only two parties in the US. Democrat and Republican. You can’t win major office and just about every minor office unless you are a member of one or the other.

The Democrat party once a blue collar working class Union party was taken over quite awhile ago by the communist radicals that flourished and were nurtured on the American University Campuses in the 60s. It was a slow and steady take over of the Party. In the last 8yrs the Conservatives and Constitutionals have been working on taking over the Republican Party.

Unlike the Democrat Party the leadership of the Republican party attacked and minimized any candidate that won office through this not so quit revolt in their ranks. Removed them from any committee positions they held and even supported the opposition when one of these candidates was in an election.

The result was the Primary we just went through. The establishment candidates were utterly destroyed. The presumptive heir a Bush was pushed out almost immediately. The establishment was left with only Two other Candidates besides Trump Rubio and Cruz. Both of these candidates were a problem, both were Tea Party, and therefore members of what they viewed as the cancer within their own group. Rubio they could co-opt he proved that with the gang of 8 and immigration, except he lost his home State. Oh well.  That left the only insider that could win as Cruz.

The quit story behind the scenes is the Tea Party and their affiliates have taken over a majority of elected positions from Dog Catcher to complete control of over 30 State Governments. The most logical candidate to follow this trend was Cruz.

Except Mitch McConnell the RNC and the Republican mouthpieces in the Press hate Cruz they hate the Tea Party. They have done everything they could to destroy the Senator and the movement. Now refusing to give their backing to Cruz they allowed Donald Trump to run unopposed thinking that he wasn’t serious and the establishment would gain back control….

Well it hasn’t worked out that way. And the Tantrums are blossoming into full bloom.  Take for example George Will he has come right out and publicly declared that not only is he taking his ball and going home, he is throwing his support to Hillary.  He’d rather see a Felon and a Marxist in office than a candidate he helped create.

‘This Is Not My Party’: George Will Goes from GOP to Unaffiliated

WASHINGTON – Conservative columnist George Will told PJM he has officially left the Republican Party and urged conservatives not to support presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump even if it leads to a Democratic victory in the 2016 presidential election.

Will, who writes for the Washington Post, acknowledged it is a “little too late” for the Republican Party to find a replacement for Trump but had a message for Republican voters.

“Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House,” Will said during an interview after his speech at a Federalist Society luncheon.

Will said he changed his voter registration this month from Republican to “unaffiliated” in the state of Maryland.

“This is not my party,” Will said during his speech at the event.  He mentioned House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) endorsement of Trump as one of the factors that led him to leave the party.

Will, a Fox News contributor, said a “President Trump” with “no opposition” from a Republican-led Congress would be worse than a Hillary Clinton presidency with a Republican-led Congress.

Will did not say if he would vote for the Libertarian Party nominee, former Gov. Gary Johnson (R-N.M.), telling the crowd he does not know whether or not the Libertarian ticket is going to help or hurt Clinton.


By Pete Moore On June 26th, 2016 at 9:42 am

IT’S still escalating quickly

Brexit+3 days and the Labour Party is tearing itself apart. Hilary Benn, the Shadow foreign secretary, was sacked last night for disloyalty. Heidi Alexander resigned this morning. Half the shadow cabinet is to resign today according to reports. Corbyn says he’s staying on as leader. At this rate his new team will include Red Ken, a bust of Lenin, Mao’s Little Red Book and anyone they can press gang off the streets of Walworth. We haven’t even mentioned the Tories. They’re tearing themselves apart. The PM resigning is already way off the news and the Chancellor hasn’t been seen since Independence Day.

All because they asked the people their opinion. Splendid. Have yourselves an Open Thread then.



By Pete Moore On June 25th, 2016 at 7:14 pm

THIS is truly fascinating. On the night of the 1975 Common Market referendum, Robin Day questioned Enoch Powell, Jim Prior and Willie Whitelaw. We’re interested in the first part of the discussion, in which Enoch Powell displayed visionary powers. While everyone still thought of the Common Market as a trade block, of course Powell knew all along what membership would mean. But it’s not only that. He knew also that the British people, only once we knew what his towering intellect had already grasped, would reject membership. Not for the first time, Enoch Powell was right. Again, decades ahead of his time, what a great man he was.

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This is fascinating also for the gentlemanly manner of the debate and the wonderful way these men communicate. They’re from a different age. Prior is the only one not to see service in WW2, a war which Powell had foreseen. Each are educated, in Powell’s case spectacularly so, and each knows the world. What a change from today’s political midgets and oiks.

(With thanks to Mark B, who recommended it below.)

Obama’s REAL Legacy

By The Troll On June 25th, 2016 at 3:49 pm

You’re not Middle-Class higher or lower you don’t even count, unless you OWN a home.

American nightmare: Home ownership at 48-year low


By David Vance On June 25th, 2016 at 3:17 pm

I am off to California first thing tomorrow morning, arriving in San Fransisco early evening. I then have three weeks of travel ahead of me so as is my way, I leave you with a song! Be GOOD in my absence….


By Pete Moore On June 25th, 2016 at 2:17 pm

THE EU-funded BBC is doing it’s best to promote a petition calling for another referendum. It’s being reported as actual, real news. Apparently the one we just had was unfair because, well Generation Snowflake lost.

Here, let me reach out to kiss it better: Suck it up, crybabies.