As we in the States Celebrate the Anniversary of our Independence Day July 4th. Our cousins across the Pond are still celebrating theirs. Things have come full circle, just as we Declared our Independence from Britain due to a lack of representation in that Government at the time making decisions where we had no input. Now Britain has declared it’s Independence from the EU for the same reasons.
The issue that faces Britain now is just that Now What?
It took 14 years for the Colonies to become the United States. Independence was declared July 4th 1776, but the Constitution was not ratified (agreed upon) for 14yrs. During those years the Debates raged. What would the new government do, how would it act, what were to be it’s policies?
These are the questions that the Brits now face, and I don’t think that realization has sunk in. It is an opportunity to restructure every level of their Government. The arguments for the direction and policies of this new Government need to be presented to the people, and it will not be a week or weekend job to flesh these positions out. Now I don’t think it will take the 14yrs it took us you aren’t going to change your nations structure as drastically as we did. However the British need to explain to the people the direction they want to take the country in.
We had Jay, Hamilton, and Madison writing those arguments for us. Who is explaining it to the British People?
We have always shared many common bonds with Britain and her People now we have one more. Remember be Patient, be Passionate, take this opportunity to regain control of your country.
May God Bless New Britain.
JOHN KERRY, the Secretary of State, rushed to London last week in the wake of the referendum. I said at the time that he was here for top level plotting. I did wonder after what came of it. Now we know. Indeed he was here to stitch up the British people.
The sight of America’s top diplomat rushing to London at the height of these uncertainties ought to fill those of us who voted Leave (and those who didn’t if they understand the significance) with a sense of foreboding. And if it doesn’t, then listen to what he said while he was here:
“Asked if the Brexit decision could be ‘walked back’ and if so how, Kerry said: ‘I think there are a number of ways. I don’t, as Secretary of State, want to throw them out today. I think that would be a mistake. But there are a number of ways” […]
I hate to say it, but be prepared for the mother of all stitch-ups. Better trust in God and keep your powder dry.
We’re conditioned to think of enemies only as those on the other side, people far away speaking different languages. Cicero knew the score, famously advising that a nation can survive its fools but not treason from within. In these terms, which are those of sovereignty and democratic will, Kerry is effectively a traitor within.
Washington DC is on the side of the bad people here. In our Brexit campaign, it ought to be considered a hostile enemy. The Secretary of States own words make that clear.
IT SEEMS that Theresa May, the favourite contender to become PM, has said that the status of EU citizens in the UK is to be negotiated. This is not sensible. There are numerous reports of EU citizens, who have moved to the UK, now being worried now about the future. There will be changes to UK immigration policy post-Brexit, so you can understand their anxiety. However May’s statement adds to the anxiety. It says that the prospects of some 3 million EU citizens in the UK will be held to ransom. In that case, the 1.2 million Britons living in other EU countries will be treated likewise.
Allow me to be the voice of reason.
No-one wants anyone kicked out. No-one associated with the Leave campaign called for it. In fact the Leave campaign said that their status will not be affected. Therefore it simply will not happen. This is 2015, not 1945. However David Cameron can give absolute reassurance, and he should do so. He ought to tell the Commons that a Bill will be introduced to Parliament this week giving a permanent right of residence to all current EU citizens. He should also make it clear that any changes to immigration policies will apply only from the time of the new policies. This would be supported by everyone in the Commons and the Lords.
Anyone can understand EU citizens feeling vulnerable and exposed. They’re not leaving in any case, but they need to know it. All patriots want others to see the best of their country and to feel welcomed. A small step such as this would go a long way to allaying their worries.
Japan’s Supreme Court has upheld the government’s blanket surveillance of the country’s Muslim community.
As I said, the Japs aren’t stupid.
THE Labour Party talks about wimmin while segregating them. The Tories are getting on with choosing their second woman leader and the second, Tory, woman Prime Minister. Michael Gove isn’t picking up support after knifing Boris. He cannot unite the party. He ought to step down and support fellow Brexiteer Andrea Leadsom.
Theresa May still has the most backers, but half of Tory MPs have yet to declare. I cannot see what they’re mulling over. In April May declared that we need out from under the European Convention on Human Rights. Two days ago she backtracked. No no no, we voted for our sovereignty, to get away from all that. May is a sharia-compliant Remainer whose record is one of betrayal and failure. She is unfit for Downing Street.
Andrea Leadsom is said by some to have only been an MP since 2010. True, but she was putting together a first class business and investment career up to then. She’s a fierce Brexiteer off the back of it, with a first class mind and a superbly calm temperament. Just look at her: you can see 100 per cent quality.
ATW declares for Andrea Leadsom.
THEY’RE marching for the EU today in London because, oh we stole Generation Snowflake’s future. Or something.
They’re narcissistic enough to think they’re the first to march for a united and undemocratic Europe. I think not. “Tens of thousands” are out there, a breathless media tells us. Gosh, that’s alot. I didn’t know that so many hated democracy. But 17.4 million people is still more. Around the world people demonstrate for democracy. This lot are so decadent they can’t wait to be rid of it.
It’s quite astonishing. The Left once campaigned against everything the EU stands for. Now it stands with middle class Jemimas to overturn the will of the people on behalf of Goldman Sachs. They’re on safe ground of course. I’d just love to see them try this in Sunderland, Barnsley or Thanet.
This Album is very raw but I always felt it was his best
“Ghost soldiers” have been appearing across the UK today. For once I’m finding an organised tribute powerful.
“The Somme” has been, for a century, shorthand in the British mind for the madness and futility of war. Not a family was left unaffected by it, or by Mons, the Marne, Ypres and Passchaendaele. They are us, we are them. ATW regular Seimi brings us this evening’s choice, about John Condon, of the Royal Irish Regiment, from Waterford. It was long thought he was the youngest Allied soldier to die in the Great War at 14 years of age, though now it’s believed he was 18 years old. Still mad, still such a terrible waste. You can see his image here.
It was the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland then of course. The Royal Irish and the Ulsters, Catholic and Protestant, had the blackest of days on 1st July 1916.
Austria’s highest court has annulled the result of the presidential election narrowly lost by the candidate of the far-right (sic – PM) Freedom Party.
The party had challenged the result, saying that postal votes had been illegally and improperly handled […]
Announcing the decision, Gerhard Holzinger, head of the Constitutional Court, said: “The challenge brought by Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache against the 22 May election… has been upheld.”
The court found that irregularities happened which might have influenced the result, without going as far as saying it was influenced. The complaints alleged that ballots were mishandled, that postal votes were opened before they ought to have been, and that under-16s and foreigners were allowed to vote. So that’s a complete re-run, in all districts, of a presidential election which was won by less than one per cent.
No-one has a crystal ball, but the winning margin was tiny. Only a few Austrian loins have to be girded by Brexit for the anti-EU moderate Norbert Hofer to come out on top.