Ms May is off to Brussels today to see M Juncker and Mr Tusk, in the hope that they now ‘unlock’ the trade talks for Brexit. She’s like a schoolgirl who has to convince the Headmaster and deputy Headmaster that she’s been a good girl … Our readers and contributors have sent me the following letters reflecting on this crucial date. The first one is from our contributor and correspondent Jack Thomas:
With the current shenanigans of May likely to result in her giving away billions of taxpayers’ money to the Evil Union, the likelihood of a foreign court being able to exercise its judgments in the UK and her acceptance of our military being given over to EU control, I am reminded of Cromwell’s speech to the House of Commons all those years ago:
It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.
Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter’d your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?
Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil’d this sacred place, and turn’d the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress’d, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.
In the name of God, go!
Oliver Cromwell – April 20, 1653
I wonder on this day when May once again takes a trip to Brussels, likely in order to cave in the EU’s demands, if we will look back on this day as the one when our present day HoC should have faced their “Cromwell moment”.
Respectfully, Jack Thomas.
Another correspondent, Mr S.P., also uses a historical example which illustrates that great minds from the past have encountered the phenomenon of the ‘enemy within’:
I believe the following thoughts on treason by Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC) describe the situation we’re faced with today in our own country:
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.
An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.
But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.
For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.
He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.
A murderer is less to fear.”
We must beware of the many traitors in our midst, just as Cicero has warned the Romans these many years ago.
Finally, our contributor Jack Russell has picked up one news item which shows to what length the Remainers (or should we just call them ‘traitors’?) are prepared to go:
Every day we read about this or that Big Business firm moaning about Brexit and how bad it will be. There was one article in today’s DM (here) which, forgive me, takes the biscuit! The CEO of an American ‘influential city trading firm’ is reported to have said:
“After reviewing Mr Corbyn’s manifesto, Mr Norland said: ‘Corbyn advocates increasing income taxes and authorising the Bank of England to directly finance infrastructure spending rather than buying bonds during quantitative easing and vastly expanding public spending. In the event that the UK takes a ‘hard’ Brexit followed by a Labour victory, it could see Britain transform into a more socialist, centrally-controlled economy – just one that happens to be outside of the EU.
This is the nightmare scenario for the pound If events spiral beyond May’s control and the Brexit talks are further paralysed, this should intensify the downward pressure on the sterling.”
So while there’s nothing wrong with business preparing for this or that Brexit, I see this report as yet another ‘Project Fear’ item, but with a twist: Business regards Labour as potential winner of the next GE, Business is fearful of a ‘socialist’ UK, Business is fearful of a hard Brexit – so their ‘advice’ is to let Brussels dictate to us (softest Brexit possible) because a hard Brexit makes a Corbyn government worse. Why? Because we’d be outside the EU – who would, as we all know, be able to send Eurogendfor paramilitary police into our country to squash an uprising. It’s anybody’s guess if that uprising would be against Corbyn’s socialism or by Corbyn’s socialists should the Tories win. I think it’s another Project Fear warning to ensure that there’s no hard Brexit. Who do these people think they are!
Respectfully, Jack Russell