The arguments for and against Brexit are presented with an insulting show of certainty | Conservative Home


A week ago I made some intemperate remarks about the poverty of Theresa May’s language. Today I feel impelled to protest in equally strong terms at the insulting feebleness of the debate about Brexit.

Part of the trouble is that I have just been reading some of The Federalist Papers, the magisterial series of articles in which in 1787-88 James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay made the case for the new Federal Constitution of the United States, which had just been been drawn up in Philadelphia and now needed ratifying by the 13 states.

Between 1775 and 1783 the states had won, by force of arms, their independence from Great Britain, but they were now in danger of making a complete mess of self-government, with populists running riot in the state legislatures, printing paper money and undermining property rights, while the central government was so weak that men of sense feared a collapse into anarchy.

Hamilton himself said “a torrent of angry and malignant passions” had been let loose in the “great national discussion” about the Constitution. He wanted to rise above “the loudness of their declamations and the bitterness of their invectives”, which he and his fellow authors proceeded to do.

We are by no means in the same situation now as the Americans were in the 1780s. We and our friends in Europe suppose we are in a less acute crisis, nor have we ever been united under the British crown, and then in opposition to George III and a Parliament which insisted on taxing us without representation.

But the referendum campaign and its aftermath have helped to arouse, or release, a torrent of angry and malignant passions, and no Madisons and Hamiltons have managed to rise above these passions by making, in lucid, rational and historically informed terms, the constitutional case for a Federal Europe.

 

Source: The arguments for and against Brexit are presented with an insulting show of certainty | Conservative Home

Britain’s rival EU campaigns restart as polls show momentum for ‘In’ | Reuters


The campaign to decide Britain’s membership of the European Union restarted on Sunday after a three-day hiatus following the killing of lawmaker Jo Cox, with Prime Minister David Cameron warning Britons they faced an “existential choice” on Thursday.

Source: Britain’s rival EU campaigns restart as polls show momentum for ‘In’ | Reuters

The aftershocks of a vote to leave the EU will rebound on Britain | Natalie Nougayrède | Opinion | The Guardian


A lurch towards disintegration wouldn’t just rattle the institutions of the European Union, it would endanger the UK’s liberal values too

Source: The aftershocks of a vote to leave the EU will rebound on Britain | Natalie Nougayrède | Opinion | The Guardian

A Brexit and the Collapse of the EU Is all but Certain Now.


It is true that if we vote to leave we are not sure how it will span out, but to vote for remain is not the status quo for the unelected bureaucrats of the EU will do what they wish and Britain is a lone voice as 1 of 28 and that is if future Britain PMs do not do a Tony Blair. For he gave away to the EU some of the areas which should not have been given away without a mandate from the people.

In the long term we will be worse off in the EU as eventually it will be not 1 in 28 but 1 in an ever inceasing number and those new countries will need funding so our contribution will be forever increasing.

Brexit and Vote Leave means we are in control.

Talk about U-TURN: Now EU commissioner says Brexit would REVITALISE Europe


So there we have it from the EU, the only way they will change is if we Vote Leave, Brexit all the way as a vote to Remain is no change for the better.

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Mr Oettinger has said that the EU would gather a new perspective in the event if a Leave vot.  Gideon doesn’t seem to think so!

When Mr Oettinger was asked why the Commission had been so quiet about the UK’s EU referendum, he said that “we always hoped the Queen or the Pope would say something, that is why we held back.”  The Queen?  Are we in the Middle Ages? The Pope? A miracle is needed?

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/680006/Gunther-Oettinger-EU-commissioner-Brexit-revitalise-Europe

DER Comment: The EU certainly needs something to “revitalise” it.  A miracle could be needed.

GW:  Goodness Sake make up your mind!  This whole thing is becoming the latest joke at all sorts of community meetings when something ”untoward” appears on the agenda.  Eyebrows go up, faces smile grimly and everyone nods silently!

The 57 Tory MPs who have promised to reject the post-Brexit budget

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John Cleese backs Brexit and suggests ‘hanging’ Jean-Claude Juncker to reform EU | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV | Daily Express


JOHN CLEESE made his feelings on the EU referendum very clear in a series of Twitter posts last night.

Source: John Cleese backs Brexit and suggests ‘hanging’ Jean-Claude Juncker to reform EU | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV | Daily Express

“Deliberately Overblown” Brexit Fears Backfire | Zero Hedge


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Source: “Deliberately Overblown” Brexit Fears Backfire | Zero Hedge