Posted by: westlancashirerecord | June 22, 2016

The EU Referendum, As Seen By A Local Resident

It’s almost over, the long wait for freedom. That’s what it’s all about for many of us. A local resident commented on it, and I am reproducing his thoughts below. I agree with everything he says. I just ask, is Juncker For real? We read “British voters were today warned there is no chance of a second renegotiation with the EU if they back Brexit tomorrow. Jean-Claude Juncker, the EU Commission President, said ‘out is out’ and ruled out re-opening talks in a bid to reverse a vote to quit the EU. In remarks sure to be seized upon by the Vote Leave campaign, Mr Juncker said David Cameron got the ‘maximum’ reform possible in his renegotiation that was concluded in February. The deal has been derided as empty and useless by Brexit campaigners and the Prime Minister has been forced to admit more reform is still needed. Mr Juncker said today ‘The British policy makers and British voters have to know that there will not be any kind of renegotiation. ‘Out is out.’ He added: ‘We have concluded a deal with the prime minister. He got the maximum he could receive and we gave the maximum we could give. So there will be no renegotiation, not on the agreement we found in February, nor as far as any kind of treaty negotiations are concerned.’ Well, I for one am judging my view on what Cameron didn’t get!

Back to our local resident. “So, tomorrow is the day. The day I’ve waited for since I last voted (out, obviously) in 1975. Then, I was a rabid socialist, a 22 year old idealist – but even then, I knew the guys in the suits just wouldn’t be able to help themselves. Knew they’d want to tinker away, trying for their ultimate goal of political union.
“I always remember arch Tory, Sir Neil Marten marten & old style lefty Tony Benn on the TV in a political double act, old disagreements put aside – trying to convince the public that it wasn’t just about a trade agreement – the hidden agenda was much bigger than that. Such a pity not enough people believed them – and chose to vote to remain. BENN, Wedgewood 01
“Fast forward to today. 62 years old – now don’t class myself as anything politically, other to say the cynicism gene is flourishing within. I am married, 4 sons, home-owner, etc…. And tomorrow, I will again be voting to leave the EU pledge. Interesting that all 4 of my kids plus my wife will also be voting to leave. They have all come to the conclusion that the EU is a busted flush; a corrupt, power-mad oligarchy.


Which it is. Laughably, Cameron told us pre-negotiations that if he wasn’t satisfied with what was on offer, he himself, the Great Hardball Negotiator, Dave Cameron would lead the Brexit campaign. Like that was ever going to happen. Astonishingly, the man in beige, Jezza Corbyn has nailed his colours to the remain camp. This in spite of the fact that for decades, right up to him being elected as Labour leader, he has always, always been implacably against the EU. Yet now? Everything is fine, as long as we stay in the EU. His old friend, Tony Benn must be spinning in his grave. Any wonder I’m so cynical?

For, by giving his thumbs up to Brussels, Corbyn has, at a stroke dealt yet another kicking to Labour’s core vote. Betrayal of these people by new Labour started in 1997 – and has never really stopped since. The massive, massive influx of cheap labour from Eastern Europe in 2004 helped only the rich multinationals and millionaire bosses. It was made worse as every other country in the EU apart from Eire, Sweden & us issued working restraints on the newby countries. The govt shushed any objections from concerned experts by flourishing the Race Card and soothed the public’s worry by telling us that only 13,000 Eastern Europeans per year would come. Let’s just add on another two zeroes to that figure…I still have a letter written to me by the Home Office in 2003 in response to my concerns re Poland & co’s accession. From start to finish it’s an essay in condescension. The great power of govt talking down to a little nomark pleb…Don’t worry your dim little head.

The people who paid the price for Blair’s experiment in social engineering were the people who could least afford it. A race to the bottom started as British workers got undercut in virtually every industrial sector, a culture of dependency boomed as did low skilled indigenous unemployment. People like Sports Direct owner, Mike Ashley rubbed their hands at the possibilities. He opened a huge warehouse shed in Shirebrook in the Midlands which was projected to employ thousands. None of the locals, a place of huge unemployment were offered jobs. Every single new employee was shipped in from Poland, a condition of employment was that you had to speak Polish. What did Gordon Brown tell us? “British jobs for British workers”. And as the Eurozone tanked, the disenfranchised, the unemployed of Southern Europe cast their eyes to Britain, or more specifically to England. The result is a population boom which is simply unsustainable. And do those in power address this? Naw, of course they don’t.


The ONLY politician of any note to air concerns and to express a preference for a balanced population is the great Frank Field. frankfield England is already the most densely populated country in Europe (excluding Malta) – and the third most in the world. England’s pastoral soul faces being bulldozed to oblivion as the pressure on housing & services continues at a breakneck pace.

Meanwhile, in Scotland & Wales, Sturgeon and Wood waffle on about opening our arms, welcoming immigration within the EU, whatever the numbers. Well, that’s just fine for them, populations of 5 & 2.5 million people in their respective countries ensures their green & pleasant stays that way, as over 90% of EU immigration ends up in England.

The politicians blithely blather on about how we need to build more houses – so many hundreds of thousands a year to try and clear the backlog. Let’s be honest, we will never, ever keep pace with demand – it’s just not possible. So prices rocket, developers rub their hands, planning officers say “Sod developing Brownfield sites, too expensive, too much trouble, let’s have a chunk of green belt”. Yet, it’s the English landscape which is paying the price. It’s English villages, as old as time and recorded in the Domesday Book which are changing beyond recognition in little over a decade, as massive housing estates are carbuncled onto them via a sacrificial stroke of the pen, more of our green belt is trashed. 
I do not want to live in the world’s biggest housing estate!

The lying fraud Cameron and the befuddled turncoat Corbyn constantly go on about the economy. If we vote Brexit, we will be just fine. We live in a country which is the most creative and dynamic in the world. It’s us who have, over the past 500 years invented more stuff than any other. This is Creative Central – and the rest of the world knows it.


But tomorrow’s vote is not about the economy, or immigration – it’s much more important than that. We are talking Sovereignty. Thousands of people have died for it. Magna Carta, Simon deMontfort, The Levellers, Tolpuddle Martyrs, Suffragettes – all signposts to freedom over nearly a thousand years of struggle. And yet, some people are willing to just give it away because of cheaper roaming charges or perceived cheap air fares to Barcelona….
I’ve also heard people saying they will not vote Brexit because they don’t like Farage, Gove & Boris. As Robin Day once told Defence Secretary John Nott “Politicians are here today and gone tomorrow”. Not so our national democracy – that is forever!

Brexit will give us control. Just like the USA has – (can you imagine the Yanks joining a kind of America’s version of the EU?). Brexit will mean we can decide what is good for us, rather than a gang of unelected failures in Brussels. Brexit will mean we elect a parliament which is responsible for all our laws – rather than as now, an ever diminishing percentage. And if they Bugger up, we can kick them out! It’s called democracy. Time we in Britain got it back. FREEDOM! VOTE LEAVE! voteout


  1. Thank you for a very well written article .

    So true .

    • Yes, it is so true, and we would do well to consider words used in it, like democracy. Our top UK politicians don’t seem to want our version of democracy but prefer an EU version, leading to that political union, that corrupt body whose existence is for their own enrichment. God help us all if we are forced into further betrayal by our own government.

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