Does Boris Really Want to Leave?
|by the Editor
25/1/2020 (slight amendment 26/1/2020 to one sentence to make it clearer)
Slight amendments amde on 24/10/2020
I wrote much of this article around the time of the European elections, but chose not to publish it, however now after seeing a brilliant (though worrying UK Column article on EU Defence Union, I felt the need is great to make sure we see off this threat.
For any overseas readers, this is not an attack on the people of Europe. I view the people of Europe just as much as being victims of the EU as we are.
Back when leave won the European elections last year, farcical claims, diversions and excuses came from the likes of Campbell, Thornberry and others on BBC News in what made hilarious viewing on a Sunday night results special.
Thrashing after thrashing came in as the Brexit Party won nearly every area, but one of the men who took the country to war on a tissue of lies, Alastair Campbell, had the temerity to claim that remain was winning. It seems that perhaps in his mind anyone who voted Labour, Liberal or Green was automatically remain. Quite clearly there was no evidence to back up such claims and it is likely that a portion of the Labour, Liberal, Conservative and Green voters want to leave. I do concede though that the Liberals are likely to have a large percentage of remain voters amongst their votes. We've since seen a Tory landslide at December's General Election after Boris Johnson styled the Conservatives as the party who would get Brexit done, but the questions I ask are:
Is this true?
Does Boris really want to leave?
It is at this point I come onto the UK Column article. I want to pick out a point from it.
“The Government has stated the UK’s unequivocal commitment to European defence and security, which will continue after we leave the EU.”
Pauline Latham MP
To me this adds more fuel to the fire that we are going to be tied into the EU via our military and security being placed under single point EU control after we "leave" the European Union.
Please read this article from the UK Column:
The rumours of Corbyn nominating Bercow for a peerage are perhaps (and if true) the ultimate insult to the people of this country. Few can be said to have outwardly done more to thwart the will of the people over this issue than this man. He ought to consider himself happy that he isn't in a jail cell for his activities.
Back onto the European elections and it is highly unlikely that anyone who still wants to remain would have voted for the Brexit Party. There may be those who voted to remain at the 2016 referendum who have voted for the Brexit Party to uphold democracy, but if they are voting to uphold democracy they can no longer be counted as part of the remain vote. Aside from perhaps a small number of people who may have accidentally crossed the wrong box, I think we can safely say the Brexit Party votes are clearly a vote to leave. Conversely aside from the parties that are all about the EU such as Change UK, who were thoroughly drubbed, it is not possible to say with a high degree of accuracy whether those voters were voting with their traditional party or if they were voting to remain. Also to take into account is those who want to leave who refused to vote as voting in these elections could be said to be giving your consent to being governed by the European Union.