Brexit Won then Stymied, Thanks to Nigel Farage

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2018-12-13 04:30

By Olivia Pierson

Imagine Winston Churchill abdicating leadership right at the moment when the miracle of the Dunkirk evacuation was achieved…

“Right... now England, I’ve gotten our soldiers back for you, here Halifax, you man up and organise them to fight the Nazis, I’m taking a well-earned break.”

Nobody knew more than Nigel Farage how poisonous the snake pit of the EU parliament was, yet he prematurely chose the portentous moment of the Brexit referendum victory to resign his leadership of UKIP – knowing full well that the future negotiations would be, to say the least, devilishly difficult. I found this almost unbelievable at the time when he did it. I find it utterly unconscionable now that the mess has been borne out.

Theresa May has proved herself completely incompetent to negotiate a good deal for her citizens to exit the EU. She has lost the confidence of the House of Commons and her position as prime minister is now practically untenable. Tonight is the eve of the Parliamentary vote on May’s negotiated deal with the EU. Will her deal go through or will the British parliament say “no thanks!” One can only hope that Parliament will find May’s deal unacceptable and opt for a hard Brexit rather than a deal which gives the EU authority over Britain exiting the single market in the future. No deal is better than a deal which leaves the British without their own sovereignty; wasn’t that the point of Brexit after all?

Which brings me back to Farage, who has reverted to a career of constant sniping from the sidelines instead of taking an active role in leadership. He has spent undue time deriding Tommy Robinson’s involvement as an advisor to UKIP – hell, Farage has gone out of his way to make life even harder for Tommy, by publicly declaring him to be nothing more than a thug, as if Tommy needed that while having Muslims defecate in his food when, yet again, he served time in prison. Farage should’ve been Robinson’s greatest ally – but Farage betrayed him, just as he betrayed Brexit. For what? I’d really like to know the answer to that question.

Tommy has since been vindicated of those trumped up, false, hate-speech crimes by the highest courts in the UK, but has anyone heard Farage even whisper an apology to him?
Farage took a vicious set against Robinson because of Robinson’s stance against the Islamification of Britain. Yet this was an issue that, once upon a time, Farage was concerned about too. It is also an issue which, as Farage knows full well, carried huge weight with the British people when it came to their vote on Brexit in 2016. There was the economic factor coupled with the Muslim migration factor, and UK citizens, mainly from outside of London, said to their overlords in Brussels (and in their own country), “No more! Not here. This is our country and we want it back!”

Now would be a great time for British leaders, and Farage, to remember the words of England's most patriotic writer – Rudyard Kipling:

It was not part of their blood,
It came to them very late,
With long arrears to make good,
When the Saxon began to hate.

They were not easily moved,
They were icy — willing to wait
Till every count should be proved,
Ere the Saxon began to hate.

Their voices were even and low.
Their eyes were level and straight.
There was neither sign nor show
When the Saxon began to hate.

It was not preached to the crowd.
It was not taught by the state.
No man spoke it aloud
When the Saxon began to hate.

It was not suddenly bred.
It will not swiftly abate.
Through the chilled years ahead,
When Time shall count from the date
That the Saxon began to hate.

Whatever takes place tomorrow, I am going to extend to Nigel Farage exactly the same level of courtesy that he extended to Tommy Robinson, while Robinson faced despair in prison on the front lines of this battle for civilisation. If one single factor could be surmised that helped the betrayal of the Brexit vote, it was Nigel Farage’s abdication from leadership, just at the very moment when the British people needed him the most to take their referendum result and turn it into a much needed British victory over the dark forces which seek to bring England to her knees. Farage dropped the ball catastrophically. What will he do now to redeem himself? Keep ragging on Tommy?

[First published 11/12/18]

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What's the Hold-Up?

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Olivia has some interesting and intelligent insights above. I haven't been following along with this event closely enough to comment much. But what I know is this:

The British people wisely voted to exit the heavily bureaucratic, and even semi-tyrannical, European Union on June 23, 2016. So what the hell have all the British political leaders been doing these past 2 1/2 years? Britain should just leave. Unilaterally. No more "negotiations" with hostile, foreign, government agents. The U.K. politicos just need to make some quick, ultra-simple, ultra-free, free trade deals with America, Germany, France, Holland, and Ireland. Everyone and everything else they can deal with later. So what's the problem here?

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one of the most premature victory laps in British history:

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