Just in case my article-cum-essay was too much to read, here is the long and short of it.
- The High Court says we cannot leave the EU without a vote in Parliament.
- The overwhelming majority of MPs are against us leaving the EU.
- Therefore, they will block, delay, or water down the terms of our leaving, e.g., we will have to keep
open borders“freedom of movement” and paying our dues.
- The result: either we won’t leave at all, or will leave in name only but not in effect.
And so, like I said in my article just days after the EU referendum, we will never meaningfully leave the EU!
So yes, we’ve been had again folks. The EU and its supporters simply will not let you quit. And just as voodoo pharmacology has it, once you’ve taken a hit of that sweet, sweet EU pipe, it’s hard to want to quit it anyway; that’s why the people will find it hard to summon the will to vote for freedom in the case of a second referendum
Let me sign off with this quote from Jean-Claude Juncker, EC President, on the 2005 French vote on the EU Constitution:
If it’s a Yes, we will say ‘On we go’, and if it’s a No, we will say, ‘We Continue’
© 2016 Bryan A. J. Parry