Will We see the Greatness of Brexit this Year?
Today, is the last day that Merry Old England will remain a member of the European Union.
It’s been a long three and a half years of reading and listening to the rants and raves of “Leavers and Remainers”.
None of the “leavers” could possibly know what the future holds. Nobody ever does, but in this world of technology, obsessed with predictions and future knowledge, many Pro-Brexit voters believe that Britain's future can only bode well, and become much better off financially. Even though it effectively means cutting off almost all access to the major European business markets.
“Remainers”, where quite happy to continue along the European path, probably in many cases with a “better the Devil you know” attitude, than a claim to knowing what the future of the European Union really looks like.
Both sets of voters based their decisions on information gathered from the morning headlines of right-wing and left-wing media outlets. A prism that offers a kaleidoscope view of a tangled world.
Self Determination to Wander off Anywhere the Government Wants
Their justifications all base on either a single idea of a new Britain that can determine its own way of doing business, or lies about saving enormous amounts of money (350 million pounds a week) — that soon dwindled into a lost fight for explanations that were never going to be given.
After all, Brexit is about moving on, right? Let’s not get stuck in pithy arguments about details.
Europe has many faults, but, when You think about it…what have the Romans ever done for us?
Europe isn’t a perfect idea, and it hasn’t panned out to resemble the dream that once was thought of, but Europe certainly does have a lot of clout in a Globalized World.
Europe has opened many new avenues of business for middle-sized companies and freelancers that were just not available 30 years ago.
Mass Immigration is often blamed on the European Union, but really? Surely, when you take a look at the real reason why, we could talk about Globalization and the Industrial Military Complex profiting from war, for a long, long time.
It’s Time for Old Blighty to show its Mettle
Britain, or a.k.a. Blighty will have to prove its mettle in the near future and start making solid deals that bring results.
It can’t afford to get bogged down in a mire of internal arguments about party politics, slagging off the opposition and blaming everybody except its own self for treating its citizens like cattle.
Scandals and Racism that won’t go away by itself
Scandals on immigration documentation and the rise in blatant racism, cuts to income benefits for unemployed people who couldn’t figure out the hoop-jumping order correctly, all contribute to ongoing problems that are likely to fester if not stamped out in the name of a modern World.
Remainers have been labelled as people who like Europe, and Leavers are people who seem to blindly follow and love the Conservatives, are romantically attached to ideals of an Old England that is long gone, and probably didn’t really exist, ever.
A reality of past British politics was to hear the Government calling for austerity, that’ll make a comeback when the coffers look depleted and the few pounds that each unemployed person receives looks tempting to the Home secretary.
Bowler hatted gentlemen strutting to work in the mornings, the world that matters, all in order, and the masses of workers happily toiling away in British Steel factories all over England.
Of course, there are the realists who believe that they know how to put the Empire back in order. Kick all the foreigners out and reestablish a British culture. Apparently, they know what British culture is. It seems to be obvious, and if you can’t express it in one sentence then you’re probably not a real Brit.
I have a sneaky feeling that we are going to see a big turn in party politics focusing on foreign policy, and hustling for trade deals with distant lands.
New partnerships with countries that could piss of the American right wing Government quite a bit, while still trying to maintain an ever more tentative relationship with the Americans.
Boris Johnson doesn’t get any points for allowing the deal with Huawei to go ahead, despite good security reasons, doing overseas business is more important at this point.
The U.K. does need to be bold to Survive and Prosper.
If prosperity is even on the books within the next few years can only be answered with a Brexiter’s positive attitude narrative, or a Remainer’s gloating and ongoing pessimism.
Twelve Months of Getting on with Brexit
The next twelve months will also entail negotiations between the U.K. and European Union about hammering out a solid leaving deal. Will the U.K. have any access so they can do business with some of the more wealthy EU countries?
How limited will that access be? What will people like Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab decide is a necessary evil regarding the Irish Border that divides a nation?
Martina Anderson, European Representative for Northern Ireland and Sinn Féin, has been working tirelessly to keep the people of Ireland aware of the trickery dressed up in benevolence, that often slips by the British and European public on occasion.
A very astute politician who is fighting to stop any policies from Westminster slipping through that could cause a new conflict in Ireland.
By the way, a little fun fact; the Irish have never ever raised arms against another country, or attacked another country. The Irish have only ever raised arms to defend their own sovereign territory, inland. And not a lot of people know that.
Look at the DUP, how they believed themselves to be a solid part of the Westminster Government. They brought in necessary votes for Teresa May’s Government and were then dismissed. British politics is often about those who actually live in England — any help offered will be gladly taken, and then the giver dismissed, quickly.
New Narratives for Brexit, New Lies to to Tell?
Once Britain leaves tomorrow, details of the future can be pretty much discussed and decided upon without too much public attention — just so long as the Government can come up with a brilliant new, optimistic narrative about how to go forwards.
If you are an Expat living in Europe, then you should’ve got your act together a while ago. I know several people who haven’t.
I suspect it’s because of the fictional feeling of politics today, the back and forth in the narrative with Johnson being once a remainer, and then a leaver, and then a Prime Minister, that some Brits abroad don’t know their limits and allowances regarding passports and documentation.
The usual, “but I’ve got a permanent residency in Germany”, doesn’t cut the mustard anymore — you not European anymore. So, you get nought.
Suddenly, Everybody is Irish
The Irish Government noted that over 900,000 people suddenly declared themselves Irish in 2019 and applied for an Éire passport to solve their problems.
Many of these application were in Europe and many others in the North of Ireland where a British passport is valid, and the option of an Irish passport is always open.
Now, the Irish passport is a ticket to a broader freedom that everybody always wanted.
Many U.K. residents also got themselves an Irish passport. This will enable them to continue living as a European citizen.
Brexiters seem to want to Have their Brexit, and Eat it
I wonder how many Leavers and Brexit supporters are among the applicants for an Irish citizenship?
Probably quite a few.
Looking back over the last 3 years of Brexit, we can see that all those officially involved, i.e. the British Government, didn’t have a clue how to deal with the Europeans.
So often, we saw, a British politician claiming that after Brexit is done and dusted, we will be able to control the French Calais port more effectively, and that we will also automatically be included in an old deal of the European Inner Market, none of which was true. Out of Europe means Out, done and dusted, Brexit.
It took a long time for politicians to stop assuming that the U.K. would have access to European business and policy making. Maybe, the stupidity of those politicians is a clue as to how Britain will go forwards in the near future.
Boris Johnson at the helm, swaying through the waves and pretending that life is no more than a sailing holiday in Cornwall.
Dominic Raab, notebook in hand, looking for clues as to which country he could have a chat with about setting up a market stall somewhere on their land. And ending up with the Chinese offering the best deal, so long as they can get a guarantee of cheap labour when they bring their operations into the U.K.
Brexit Day is not Christmas Day
Tomorrow is the real deal, Brexit will kick in and Britain will start to kick up dust about something new. Get the people’s minds off the past 3 years and put some new baloney on their plates to consider.