Reasons not to vote Labour #3 – A toothless Brexit, if we even have one

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In this third part of my series on why you shouldn’t vote for the Labour Party this Thursday, I will talk about Labour’s position on the most important issue of the election – Brexit. The Labour manifesto states that the party “accepts the result of the referendum” and wants to maintain a close relationship with Europe. One thing that Corbyn has made crystal clear on numerous occasions is that he has ruled out a “no deal” option at the end of Article 50 negotiations. What that basically means is that, for him, even if the EU gave him the worst deal you can possibly imagine, he would rather take that than end the negotiations with no deal.

He also wants to “retain the benefits of the single market and the customs union”, blissfully unaware that to be in the single market means us complying with the EU’s laws, and still being under the jurisdiction of the EU courts. He also wants to scrap the Great Repeal Bill, which would repeal the 1972 European Communities Act and hand lawmaking powers back to MP’s, and replace it with an EU Rights and Protections Bill. Of course he doesn’t seem to care that the fact that we couldn’t make our own laws one of the biggest reasons we voted to leave the EU in the first place.

I mentioned before that Corbyn was a moral coward because of his refusal to deal with the issue of nuclear weapons, but his stance on the EU confirms such cowardice. Think about it for a moment – you have a Labour leader who, in contrast to the bloody difficult woman we have as Prime Minister, is soft on the EU. He would mostly cave to the EU leaders’ demands if he thought it was convenient for him. If the EU demanded that we take in more immigrants to fit Merkel’s migrant quotas, I am throughly convinced that Corbyn would do exactly that. As for that £100 billion divorce bill, Mr. Corbyn would probably pay up, as if he hadn’t already gutted the taxpayer’s purse enough already.

He and his supporters have claimed that Theresa May’s approach to the Brexit negations is “reckless”, and they say this primarily because she is pursuing the hard Brexit route, which is what the people actually want. The truth is we don’t have to give the EU anything. In fact, it is the EU that has to appease us, or else they will face the consequences of alienating Britain. As long as Theresa May remains as Prime Minister, we have the upper hand, and she knows it. It also helps that Theresa May is confident in her role as Prime Minister, backed by undivided party loyalty. Corbyn, meanwhile, is not. He acts on his feelings rather than logic, most of his party hates him and would happily see him go, and he’s so gullible that the EU could easily take advantage of him. I would not be surprised if the EU leaders would celebrate a Labour victory.

And that’s just if we even have Brexit at all. I’ve been hearing talk of how a progressive coalition with Labour and other left-wing parties might actually happen. This would require a hung parliament to happen, in which case Labour may have to form a coalition with any left-wing party that’s willing. If in the unlikely event that such a progressive alliance would succeed, then they will try and stop the Brexit process however they can, and if they succeed, then that’s it. Our last hope for sovereignty would be all but dashed.

So, as I’ve said many times before, if you want Brexit to happen, then you cannot allow Jeremy Corbyn to become Prime Minister. He would bring utter ruination to the dream of taking back our national sovereignty, and our right to self-determination, but he’d also do far worse. He’d unwittingly kill off any faith the people have in trying to better their situation through democratic, peaceful means, and that’s when the more far-right nationalists would come in, and usher in something far worse. In the fourth and final part of this series, I aim to debunk the idea that Labour want to change things for the better, using what happened the last time we tried nationalisation as an example.

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A victory for Britain

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This morning was very tremendous day indeed. It was declared that my country voted to leave the European Union, with a close 51.9% of people voting Leave, against 48.1% who voted Remain. I was honestly shocked and surprised, mainly because of all the cheap tactics the Remain side were using to swing the vote their way. They even had my generation fooled into thinking Brexit would destroy us. It honestly looked as if we were doomed to remain in the EU, but what the Remain camp didn’t count on is the amount of working class people who are tired constantly being lied to, and they’ve made their voice heard.

As a Leave voter, I’m very excited to hear that the people have decided to ignore the scaremongering of the Remain camp. Today has been a victory not just over the EU, but also a victory over the kind of pessimism that has dominated our culture in recent times. I’m very happy to see that the people have decided that they want a better future, and if that wasn’t good enough, it appears that David Cameron himself has conceded defeat, having announced that he will resign in October, resulting in a new Tory leader (and Prime Minister) being elected around the time of the Conservative Party Conference. I have to say that David Cameron has demonstrated a surprising level of maturity and grace in resigning his post. He took the results better than I expected, and even though he lied straight to our faces and fought hard against us Brexiters, at least he didn’t throw a public tantrum. While I hated David Cameron, I have to thank him for at least giving us the vote, and for handling his defeat with at least a shred of dignity.

As David Cameron resigned, there’s been talk that Boris Johnson may take his place. If he does I’ll be behind him. He performed so well in the Brexit campaign and did such a job at making the case for hope triumphing over fear that I think he would make a fine leader, and I’d vote for him. Nigel Farage, of course, celebrated the result. This is exactly what UKIP set out to achieve in their manifesto, and now Farage has what he wants. I guess that means UKIP won’t mean much to a lot of people anymore, unless immigration is still a big problem for a lot of people, but I think the main thing I take from this is that the establishment has taken quite a hefty blow.

Indeed, Brexit is the biggest sign of a populist revolution spreading across the West. The people are demanding that they be heard, and they’re tired of the political class sneering at them for actually being concerned about the welfare of their country, and there’s even talk of Brexit signalling the victory of Donald Trump. Speaking of Trump, I think that after Brexit, a Trump victory is very likely, considering that his followers are concerned about much of the same things as the Leave camp were, and Trump knows how to tap into the dissatisfaction of the working class, which the Democrats have totally isolated themselves from. The Brexit victory signals a big shake up of the establishment, and the establishment media outlets don’t like it one bit. The Guardian is already feeling the sting of having their self-righteous superiority complex spurned by the working class that they have failed to represent.

For me, today’s result has exposed the immaturity of the Remain camp’s biggest backers, including those in the media. While ordinary Remain voters might have taken the result better, celebrities like Lily Allen took to calling half the population racist. It’s because of that kind of attitude that Leave won. I’ve been hearing a lot of nonsense from people who voted Remain (particularly from the “University Applicants 2016” Facebook group, which might as well be a microcosmic House of Commons), saying that the Leave voters have destroyed the future of this country. I believe that it is THEY who would destroy the future of the country by continuing to allow the EU to destroy democracy. They honestly don’t appear to know what is going on here. By voting Brexit, we have chosen to reject the overbearing globalist elite. By freeing ourselves from the shackles of Brussels, we can make our own choices and mistakes regarding the country’s future. I’m tired of seeing young people complaining about democracy just because the vote didn’t go their way, especially when the argument comes down to belittling your elders as “racists”, and especially when you consider that only 36% of 18-24-year-olds who were registered to vote actually bothered to vote at all. They have no right to complain about how they were robbed of their democratic voice. They had it, but they barely used it, and it’s a telling fact the older you were, the more likely you were to even show up at the polling station. If anything, the old people saved this country.

To all the young people who voted Remain, I know you might be disappointed, but in a way, I think you should be happy. If you hate David Cameron and wanted him gone, you’ve got what you wanted. Cameron’s going to be out of a job in not too long. If you hate Nigel Farage, at least be happy that you might not have to put up with him that much, considering that UKIP have had their wish granted. If you’re worried about the economy, market uncertainty is inevitable. Markets tend to be nervous at the prospect of change, and that’s simply how they work. Even if we do have a recession, recessions don’t last forever, and I think we would be economically worse off if we voted Remain.

Though the Remain camp may protest, Brexit is definitely happening, and I think we will all be better off because of it. Whatever the outcome, the EU referendum has been perhaps the most brutal political campaign I have witnessed, and yet it has reaffirmed the value of democracy in the face of the global elite who seek to destroy it. It’s been a very bitter year so far, but now that we’ve won a better future for this country, I hope that now we can hold our heads up high and move on. As for the rest of Europe, I feel that thanks to us, more and more European countries will want to leave the dying EU (I would definitely support Italy exiting the EU), and with any hope, we may yet see the fall of the tyrannical superstate that is the European Union.

Why John Oliver is a liar

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If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you may remember that I already wrote a post about John Oliver last week, wherein I attempted to make the argument that John Oliver shouldn’t be trusted as a reliable authority on politics, given his status as a comedian, which requires him to poke fun at the issues. I knew that John Oliver was a progressive, and since he came from The Daily Show, that’s no surprise, but I was able to tolerate him, until his recent segment finally gave us critics what we were waiting for – a crack in his pretentious façade.

Like Barrack Obama before him, John Oliver decided on Sunday night to use his mighty platform to weigh in on Brexit, taking the side of the European Union. Once I found that out, I already knew that I wouldn’t enjoy this one bit, and you could accurately attribute this to my pro-Leave stance, but at least I came to my stance by carefully looking at both sides, and finding Brexit to be the logical answer. John Oliver, meanwhile, took to virtue signalling (a favourite tactic of his) and slandering anyone who dares speak out about immigration, all while missing the point of the Brexit debate.

Oliver started by referencing a New York Times article which claims that the UK only pays £190 million a week to be in the EU (which Oliver claims is a reasonable cost). In reality, neither Vote Leave nor John Oliver are exactly right. According to FullFact and Civitas, we actually pay just shy of £250 million a week, which would amount to £13 billion a year, and we get back a net investment of £4.5 billion a year. Even if the weekly spending figure is less than what Boris Johnson has claimed, it would certainly be better to invest that money back into our underfunded public services. If we didn’t have to pay as much money to the EU, then we wouldn’t even need David Cameron’s half-cocked austerity measures. Of course, John Oliver doesn’t care about that. He only seems to care about Boris Johnson’s resemblance to Bamm Bamm from The Flintstones (how very ad hominem).

He then tried to debunk the amount of regulations the EU enforces, and he’s apparently in disbelief that the EU has this many regulations, and later described worries over regulation as “a red herring”. What he doesn’t know is that the EU’s vast sea of pointless regulations have turned the EU into a protectionist trading bloc, nor does he mention the Common Fisheries Policy (which was mentioned in Brexit: The Movie, which he cited), which effectively destroyed the British fishing industry. He also refuses to mention how large corporations favour those regulations because they can afford to comply with them, while smaller businesses are often strangled by EU regulations. In other words, most big businesses and financial firms back Remain because EU regulations protect them from failure by eliminating the competition. Of course, John Oliver won’t tell you that because he’s a progressive, and thus he’s in favour of the globalist EU.

Starved for an adequate Remain arugment, Oliver then tries to proclaim that “Obama knows best”. He appears to be of the persuasion that what the global elites favour is ultimately best for Britain, but he leaves out the opinions of experts who believe that Brexit may not mean a British recession. Of course, rather than give air to dissenting experts, he has chosen to instead decontextualise Michael Gove’s argument in order to make him sound like an idiot. His point wasn’t about dismissing the experts, it was about ordinary British people tired of being told what to think, and what he and fellow campaigner Gisela Stewart were trying emphasise is that in this debate, the voice of the voter matters more, which I thought was a fine argument. However, John Oliver has chosen to address it with mindless ad hominem slurs, which is exactly what he used when talking about Leave’s biggest supporter – the UK Independence Party.

For my international readers, the UK Independence Party (colloquially abbreviated as UKIP) is a political party in the UK that advocates for the UK’s independence from the European Union, and for tighter controls on immigration. Its leader, Nigel Farage, is depicted as a racist by the mainstream media in our country, and John Oliver is no better in that regard. In trying to explain his point about UKIP by focusing on party members who have been caught saying racist comments, as if that’s all that matters. Of course he would, he’s part of the progressive witch hunt. I really don’t care about race, and that’s why I really don’t care about other people making racist comments, so if John Oliver thinks he can convince me to side with the EU because their enemy is somehow racist, then he has obviously failed. The fact that Farage is willing to stand by his party’s “bad actors” (so to speak) doesn’t prove he’s a racist. It shows that he cares about his own party members, apparently more than Labour does. In fact, I’ve watched Brexit: The Movie, and I haven’t heard Farage make one racist slur, or make a single political argument based on race. Apparently that’s now the domain of the “tolerant” leftists. I find that Farage knows far more about the EU than most of the people campaigning for Remain, and I bet John Oliver knows this, which is why he finds himself unable to present a logical counterargument, and in the absence of an argument, he resorts to calling UKIP voters bigots. I’m not a UKIP supporter, and even I find that disgusting.

He then moves on to highlight how “toxic” the debate has become, and what he means by that is that the debate is toxic for the Remain camp, who have lost every reasonable argument. In an attempt to prove his point, he cites the murder of Jo Cox, who was stabbed and shot by Thomas Mair, a man who was suffering mental health issues, and sought an appointment on the night before the murder. What he won’t tell you is that pro-Remain news outlets immediately sought to capitalise on Jo Cox’s death before she had even died. The debate become toxic because of the dirty tricks of Remain, and when they say the debate had become toxic, that’s the Remain camp trying to silence the debate so that the referendum may turn out in their favour. The fact that John Oliver is siding with those con artists is unspeakable. What does John have to lose when we leave?

He also makes the false assertion that the UK would have to obey EU rules to get a good trade deal. He ignores the fact that Norway is not a member of the EU, and still trades with the EU without having to obey their rules. Switzerland is also wealthier and far more prosperous than any EU state, and it’s not an EU member. Of course, because John Oliver watched Brexit: The Movie, I would have thought that he’d know that. Given the amount of evidence available to him, I’m surprised he isn’t advocating for Brexit. Even if we can’t trade with EU states, we can still trade with more prosperous nations like Japan and America without any trouble.

He honestly believes that our country is about to do something insane. If anything, I think wanting to remain a member of a protectionist trading bloc that wishes to erase democracy is even more insane than wanting to leave it. If he wanted to make an objective case, why didn’t he mention the possibility of an EU army? Why didn’t he mention Greece being forced to accept unpopular austerity measures, or the time when Italy’s prime minister was replaced by an unelected technocrat, or the time when Ireland rejected the Lisbon Treaty and was forced to vote again? Why didn’t he mention the fact that the EU plans to work with Facebook and Twitter to censor speech that it finds objectionable? While we’re at it, how can he dismiss people’s concerns about immigration, when there is indisputable evidence to show that the EU’s reckless open border policy has led to terrorist incidents in Paris and Brussels?

Finally, John Oliver seems to think that it’s all about venting our desire to “tell Europe to go fuck itself”. We’re mad because the European Union is making it impossible to run the country as we the people see fit. We’re mad because the European Union is potentially making us vulnerable to terrorist infiltration thanks to its open border policy. We’re mad because our government is being controlled by a group of unelected and unaccountable wealthy elites. This is why the far right is gaining popularity in Europe, and unless we vote Leave, that tension is only going to get worse over time, and I fear it could lead to nationalist violence and revolutions across Europe.

Normally John Oliver is at least somewhat capable of making a reasoned argument wrapped in delicious comedy, but with his recent Brexit section, I don’t feel that way. I feel like I spent 15 minutes of my life watching an idiotic propaganda piece catering to privileged, middle class Americans who shouldn’t have any reason to care about our affairs. Honestly, this is why I would seriously consider siding with UKIP if Britain votes Remain, because they seem to be the only party with any shred of concern for the common man. What’s worse is that John Oliver might actually influence (primarily young) people in this country to sell out their own future.

I ask my British viewers, don’t believe John Oliver. He is incapable of grasping the true importance of Brexit, and that’s certainly the case if he has to resort to virtue signalling and ad hominem slurs in order to persuade you. He’s a liar and a charlatan, as all progressives are. I may sound a bit biased, but unlike John Oliver, I’m totally willing to be honest about that. Unlike that stuffy pretentious moron, I’ve got nothing at stake except the right to hold the leaders of the country accountable, and we can only secure that right, and the future of this country, by voting Leave on June 23rd. If you can’t stand liars like John Oliver, then Brexit is the sensible option. It’s our last chance to show those unelected technocrats that we aren’t willing to surrender our freedom, nor our dignity.

A rational argument for Brexit

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As I’m sure everyone in Britain is aware, this month will see the most important vote you will cast in your lifetime. We’ll be deciding whether or not we should stay in the European Union or leave, and as you can expect, the government and the mainstream media are so scared of the prospect of leaving that they will do literally anything to make sure the referendum ends with the “Remain” vote prevailing. This has led to many scaremongers campaigns aimed at coaxing idealistic young people into voting “Remain”. Indeed, I worry that all the misinformation might have been somewhat successful, as many will say we should remain in the EU to “protect jobs”. If the Europhiles think we benefit from our relationship with the EU, they have no idea how bad the EU is for Britain.

The mainstream media and the government seem so interested in the UK remaining in the EU that they’re trying as hard as they can to convince voters that Brexit is a bad idea. The government is trying its best to tell you how to vote, and they’re doing this because they’re scared of the people voting for any real change. They’re doing this by sending junk mail telling you that the government wants you to vote Remain, and against your self-interest, and they’re also trying to appeal to the young people with the patronising “Votin” ad campaign. If you look at the facts, the case for Remain begins to look incredibly shaky. In this article, I aim to lay out a clear, rational argument for leaving the EU, which shouldn’t be too hard given the amount of time I’ve spent researching the subject.

I’ll start by clearing up what the European Union is and how we got the point where we need a referendum, because I don’t think the Remain camp knows that much. The European Union is an economical and political union that arose out of a desire to prevent the kind atrocity and chaos seen in World War II from happening in Europe ever again. Initially composed of six founding countries in the form of the European Economic Commission, it eventually grew into the gigantic mess we see today. During the 1970’s, members of the European Union apparently enjoyed economic prosperity (with Germany having the led the charge during the 1950’s) while Britain continued to stagnate. The British government, possibly attracted by the prosperity of the other countries, opted to join the European Economic Commission in 1973, with a public referendum held two years later. In the 1975 referendum, most of the public voted in favour of remaining in the EEC, but from then on things started to go out control.

The European Union in its current form was codified by the 1992 Maastricht Treaty, and then-Prime Minister John Major corralled us into that arrangement without the consent of the public. As the European Union expanded, it became the colourless beast that you see before you. It is now a Byzantine entity that is capable of overriding the will of its member states, and coercing them into ignoring the will of the people. The most memorable example of this occurred last year in Greece, when despite the public’s demands to reverse austerity, the Syriza-run government, under the thumb of EU pressure, introduced a harsher wave austerity measures to try and fix an economic crisis the country had gotten itself into years ago.

Now I’d like to get into some of the common arguments proposed by Remain, and why they’re essentially nonsense. We know for sure that the mainstream media spins lies all the time because it has an agenda, and will stop at nothing to make sure that it achieves its goals. Hence, David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn and the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign will repeat these common arguments until they’re implanted in your skulls, but that doesn’t make them true, and let’s take a good look at why.

The most common argument from the Remain camp seems to be that remaining in the EU “preserves jobs”. In fact, that’s the first thing I’ve heard people say when they try to rationalize voting Remain, and they never explain how the EU is supposed to preserve jobs, and if they can’t explain their argument, you know it’s false. The idea comes from the number of people whose jobs are linked to exports to European customers. Those jobs would still be safe because the Lisbon Treaty actually requires the European Union makes a trade agreement with a country that leaves the union. In other words, our jobs are completely safe.

This also debunks the myth that leaving the EU would damage our ability to trade with EU states, or even with other countries. Most baffling of all is President Obama’s claim that a post-Brexit UK would be the last in the queue for trade negotiations. What the Remain camp won’t mention is that Norway, despite not being a member of the EU, has access to the single market, and as part of the European Economic Area, enjoys close relationships with the EU, but is not subject to the overbearing whims of the EU.

Another argument, this one touted by the Stronger in Europe campaign, is that for every £1 we invest in the EU, we get £10 back. Once you look at the figures, you’ll find that that’s complete nonsense. We contribute £13 billion a year to the EU budget, and the EU gives us £4.5 billion back. That’s like investing £1 and getting 35p back. Imagine what we could do if we didn’t have to pay anything to the EU. We could take the £13 billion and spend it on the NHS, on schools/universities, and on the arts.

A popular argument is that Brexit will cost households £4,300, and that’s if people aren’t saying that Brexit will cause a house price collapse. As it turns out, research from the Capital Economics research consultancy firm suggests that Brexit would have little effect on the housing market whatsoever. Even if short term uncertainty leads to a drop in transactions, the prospect of Brexit triggering a housing market collapse is very slim.

Another myth is that the EU has a positive impact on the British economy, but that’s complete nonsense. As I previously mentioned, membership costs billions of pounds that we could have used to revitalize the economy when the recession hit us. The EU’s Common Fishing Policy has overseen the asphyxiation of Britain’s fishing industry, the decline in our nation’s fish stocks, and the destruction of our fishing communities. When Britain joined the single market, our fishing rights where divided up and handed to other member states, and we were powerless to stop them. On top of that, British fishermen are paid by the EU to destroy their boats.

The EU has practically turned Europe into the sickly region of the world that it is today, and as long as we’re in the EU, we will continue to be infected with it’s disease, and yet the Remain camp claim that we will be worse off if we leave the the EU. Norway, Iceland and Switzerland are not members of the EU, and they’re doing just fine. In fact, Switzerland, the richest country in the world, has a generally higher standard of living and vastly lower unemployment, while still doing trade with EU member states without having to apply any of the EU’s countless regulations. Switzerland is the very antithesis of the EU – prosperous, bright and democratic. The EU, meanwhile, has a number of tariffs and regulations designed to stifle economic competition, which stifles economic growth. Large corporations benefit from EU regulations not only because they can afford to comply, but also because the EU’s protectionist rules allow them to strangle their competition out of business.

Those on the Remain camp claim that the EU is helping to maintain peace across Europe, and that perhaps is the most foul and despicable lie from the Remain camp. If the EU were keeping the peace, then why is there a rise in civil unrest in European countries? In Europe, far-right populists are enjoying a surge of popularity because the people are getting desperate. They’re tired of living under a supranational dictatorship that undermines the will of the people, let alone one that has presided over years of toxic economic stagnation. Also, if the EU were committed to peace, why is there talk of a European Army? Yes, the EU is actually planning for an army, which was enshrined into the project via the Maastricht and Lisbon treaties, which the EU were so keen on us approving of.

After all other arguments apparently failed, the Remain camp had been reduced to scaremongering, with David Cameron claiming that leaving the EU would result in another world war (which is bizarre because even Germany is open-minded about making trade deals with us). If that’s what’s left of the desperate Europhiles, then Remain has no argument. A child could make a better argument than David Cameron. At this point, even Donald Trump could make a better point than Mr. Cameron, and when Donald Trump can sound better than our prime minister, then something is wrong with our elected head of state.

Isn’t it also a little suspicious that the man who previously wanted us to leave the EU is now pushing for us to stay in the EU? The reason is fairly obvious. Politicians love the EU so much because they see a future career working in an institution that will shelter them from popular contempt. Even the most hated and loathed prime minister in recent memory can find comfort knowing that the EU will take him in and give him an even bigger salary then he had back home. Meanwhile, the people living under the thumb of the EU have to contend with their attempts to regulate every aspect of our lives, with social media giants Facebook and Twitter kowtowing to their request to police so-called “hate speech”, which I assume will include anything critical of the EU.

Of course, one of the major reasons that people are voting Leave is because they want the UK to take back control of its borders. This sentiment is a response to the EU’s inept handling of the migrant crisis, which they addressed by instituting a suspiciously liberal open-border policy which many suggest is an indirect cause of the Paris massacre, the mass sexual assaults in Cologne, and the attack in Brussels. However, while I can understand why people would be concerned about immigration, that’s not my principle argument.

My argument for leaving is that we have nothing to benefit by staying in the EU, while we lose our rights every year where in the union. The EU in its present form is a bureaucratic technocracy that decides its laws without any discussion or public approval. Anyone who’s been involved with Brussels will tell you that the EU has nothing but contempt for the people. Even the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, openly confessed that “there can be no democratic choice against the European treaties”. That alone should be proof that the EU is a tyranny, and those words came straight from the horse’s mouth, the same man who said that “when it becomes serious, you have to lie”.

The EU will also punish elected officials for their dissent. Remember when former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was involved in a sex scandal with an underage prostitute? That’s not the reason he resigned. At some point, Berlusconi spoke out against the EU, saying that the EU had made Italians poorer. In 2011, he was practically ousted from power, and was replaced with an unelected technocrat named Mario Monti, a man whom Italians thought was so inept that they voted him out in 2013. Also in 2011, Greece’s PM George Papandreou called for a new referendum on the Greek bailout, and was promptly replaced by a Eurocrat named Lucas Papademos.

Juncker has also never given any rational argument for why we should remain in the EU, and you would think that the President of the European Commission would have some kind of argument against Brexit, but he’s clearly a megalomaniacal dictator. However, Juncker also admitted that the EU has no Plan B for when Brexit happens, so when we leave, we have all the power we want, and Juncker can’t do anything about it. The EU knows this, and they’re doing everything they can in order to convince us to remain in what is clearly an abusive relationship with a tyrannical superstate.

However, if you ignore all the threatening rhetoric of the Remain camp, you eventually realize that the Remain camp has no logical argument. The Leave camp, as I’ve come to realize, has provable facts and statistics, and can actually articulate their cause with sound reasoning. Even Nigel Farage, who is normally reviled by the mainstream press as a racist, can reasonably make a point in this debate. All the Remain camp has is scaremongering, virtue signalling, and vested financial interests that depend in remaining in the EU. In the absence of any reasonable arguments, all the Remain camp can do is appeal to a voter’s psychological aversion to change, and a young person’s desire not to seem racist to his/her progressive friends. The Leave camp, meanwhile, cares about democracy, and about the right to elect or remove those in power, a right we may lose if we remain in the EU. People on the Remain camp are also under the impression that we need to stay so that we can reform the EU from within. Given that none of our MEP’s have any influence in the EU, the idea that we have any hope of reforming the EU from within is simply laughable.

The other reason I feel that Brexit is the right choice is because the establishment is so scared of Brexit that it’s downright suspicious. They’re trying to trick the young people into voting for the establishment, the same establishment that has absolute contempt for the electorate. The elitist snobbery of the political class is more obvious than ever in this referendum, and if the Remain side has to resort to publicly calling Brexit voters “racists” and “neo-nazis”, and encouraging you not ask your grandfather about politics (as Pat Glass has done), then the Remain side has already lost.

I’ll end this article by making one final point. A vote for Remain is a vote for the establishment, and another generation of economic stagnation and civil unrest. It’s a vote for nihilism, it’s a vote for pessimism, and I believe that if the nation votes Remain, we will be telling the European Union that we are weak, and willing to admit defeat. I’m not a nationalist, but even I don’t think that sounds very British, and that’s not even why I’m voting Leave. I support Brexit because I care about democracy, and I care enough about this country that I don’t want to see it suffering from the same disease that the most of Europe is suffering as a result of the EU exercising power without responsibility. If you care about individual freedom, democracy, the right to hold your leaders accountable, and the future of this country as a whole, then the only reasonable choice is to vote Leave on June 23rd.

If you’re still not convinced, then I will leave you the link for Brexit: The Movie, which I feel can argue a better case for Leave than anyone can for Remain side. If you’re interested, the link is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTMxfAkxfQ0