In one of the interviews Tommy Robinson conducted with Gerrard Batten, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Mr Batten said to (paraphrase) that to deal effectively with Islam in the UK we must first leave the European Union (EU).
Without doing that it is like fighting a war on two fronts. Not impossible to win but still the chances of success would be greatly improved if we eliminated one of our enemies. And make no mistake about it. The Bureaucracy in Brussels, the EU project is an enemy of democracy and freedom.
The official departure date of the UK from the EU is 29 March 2019. But though only a few weeks away, the nature of that departure is still uncertain and even the departure itself is up in the air.
To mark this generational crisis and opportunity to this country and the EU I wish to note here my thoughts and hopes; and reproduce some of the comments from other sources I have gleaned about this whole struggle to leave a politically sick and debilitating arrangement.
I trust this forum will make things clearer for those outside the country.
[On 9 December 2018 at a pro-brexit rally in London I wrote the following talking points for a friend.]
Brexit talking points and why we must leave
It is Brexit or Brussels
The British people are sovereign; the Brexit vote must be respected.
The British people knew exactly what we voted for.
We voted for sovereignty and freedom.
We do not need guidance or rule from politicians and Courts of the European Union – we have enough trouble with our own politicians and Courts!
Rule by Brussels means no accountability by those who make serious decisions about our lives. If we have problems with our political servants – notice I said ‘servants’ NOT masters – we can give them the boot at the next election.
Operation fear is on full throttle. Everyone seems to know the future these days. We are told of the many made-up disasters that will befall our nation and Europe should we leave the EU.
People who promote this type of thinking assume that the majority of people value economic matters more than our social and political life; that we are merely money orientated. That is an incomplete and paltry view of humanity, which I do not share.
But we are not afraid of the future.
We are a proud and resourceful nation. We have not only managed and survived many troubles in our history we have thrived – and we have done so without interference or meddling from Europe. We can and will do so again after 29 March 2019.
There is loose talk about the possibility of "no Brexit at all" but that would be the greatest betrayal that this country and democracy will have faced. Would our political leaders dare to thwart the vote of 17.4 million people? Would they dare?
Even those who voted to remain should also fear the non-implementation of the Brexit vote. They should know that if Politicians ignore the Brexit vote they can ignore any vote in the future. Democracy itself is at stake.
Those who campaign to reverse the decision do not believe in democracy. They do not believe in basic political freedoms like freedom of speech and assembly; if they did we would not need all the police here and now to protect us from being attacked by the counter protesters.
We want our country back and to be fully in control of our borders, our land and surrounding waters, our laws, our businesses, and our future.
In a few weeks a United Nations committee (to be signed on the 10th and 11th of December, 2018) is trying to push through a document to be signed by all members to create a new “human right” for foreign migrants and migration. Many countries are refusing to sign this document but Britain still has refused to say whether we will sign it. This UN document is just another attempt by the Globalists to undermine national sovereignty and chip-away at our national rights. [update: sadly our ‘leaders’ signed this document. I am sure we will be adversely affected all too soon once the court cases and appeals start.]
After 29 March 2019 we will be an example to other disgruntled European countries, which will soon get tired of the shackles of Brussels. If we can leave, so too can other countries.
We can put the ‘Great’ back into Great Britain and make it mean something again. We need not apologise for our past and we can be proud of our future.
To take responsibility for our national destiny is a sign of a mature and resourceful people.
To love our country is what will save our country. And there is nothing wrong with that.
The EU bureaucrats and Globalists do not understand our patriotism but they will have to live with it after 29 March next year.