The unpatriotic, deranged remainers are losing their marbles. Britain was a successful nation before the European Union and will be successful nation after it.
It is clear in my mind now that there will be a second referendum on Brexit before the final deal is ratified. Both houses of parliament, dominated by remainers, will force one through. This is not about democracy or giving the people the final say. This is nothing but a cynical ploy to try to frustrate Brexit.
The call for a second referendum would have more credibility if the desires of those calling for it were not so transparent. Over the weekend we had Lord Andrew Adonis making it clear that the House of Lords will send back to the commons, any bill ratifying the final Brexit deal, unless it is first approved by the people, through a second referendum. We then had John Major weighing into the debate, making a speech mid-week savaging the governments negotiation strategy, calling for a free vote on the issue when the government come backs with the final Brexit agreement, followed by Tony Blair delivering the pièce de résistance, sending out material from his institute and touring the TV studios where surprise, surprise, like Andrew Adonis he also called for a second referendum.
We Brits are proud people and most of us will be looking on in horror at how deeply tangled we are with the European Union. No sovereign nation can accept being locked into the membership of a club for time in perpetuity, regardless of whether said membership continued to serve the individual nations interests. If we were truly in such a situation, we could no longer lay claim to being a self-governing state. The fact disentanglement from the European Union has thus far proven to be as complex as it has been, is for me a huge cause for alarm and the biggest argument for getting out now. Of course this may mean short term pain, as moving from one equilibrium to another often is, for the restoration of British sovereignty, this is a price worth paying. It is for this reason that when this second vote does come, the British people will return an even more decisive vote in favour of leave.
Ultimately in the medium to long term the economic success of a nation is not decided by a centralised political body, whether that be in Brussels or in Westminster. This is even more the case in the globalised world of trade and commerce we current live in. The economic success of a nation actually comes from you and I trading with each other on the basis of voluntary exchange. You do not need a deep knowledge of economics to see this. You exchange your labour to a private producer in exchange for a wage which you can then use to trade for other goods and services.
The only proper role of the state in helping facilitate trade, is the protection of our liberties. The EU does nothing on this. In fact the EU is not only failing on this, it is encroaching in areas where it really has no business. I recently had some personal experience of silly European regulation. For this blog, in due course we will be recording video interviews, upon ordering the necessary recording equipment I discovered that most cameras have a recording limit of twenty nine minutes. This is because cameras that can record over thirty minutes are classed as video recorders, which are then subject to an EU customs duty on imports, of fourteen percent. In how many other areas does this type of regulation hamper demand, costing jobs and productivity? In walking away we will be able to tighten up our borders while at the same time remove some of this awful regulation. There is real potential for an explosion of trade with the rest of the world.
Those who critique Brexit are profoundly unpatriotic. Infected by an extraordinary level of pessimism and religious fervour, their ability to think clearly on this issue is non-existent. As we speak the economy is growing at a stable rate, exports are up, the current account deficit is down, unemployment is down and wages are up. The permanent recession predicted by project fear has not come to fruition. Britain is getting its self-confidence back. The idea that this nation, the nation of Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Winston Churchill, John Locke, Adam Smith, William Shakespeare, The Bronte Sisters, Jane Austen, Margaret Thatcher, John Stuart Mill, Arthur Wellesley, Thomas Hobbs and so many greats cannot stand on its own two feet is preposterous.
The rhetoric coming from the hardened remainers is not anywhere matched by reality. Brexit will make Britain great again.