In essence, the bigots – I know an 'outer' who constantly and openly refers to those from Arabic nations as 'ragheads', describes Labour MP Diane Abbot as a 'baboon' and believes that Hitler was 'a bit naughty' with the jews* – had won the day.
Daily Mail readers throughout the land were rejoicing. Little Englanders (because that's what most of them are) were peering out from behind the net curtains and smiling slyly at anybody who looked foreign, ignorant of the fact that the British Government has always had total control over non-EU migrants, by far the biggest chunk of people coming into the cuntry.
|Do you really want this overweight buffoon running the cuntry?|
Soon they, the Brexit voters, will realise that nobody is going to 'make Great Britain great again' and will ask: was it ever great? If it wasn't for the Americans we'd all be driving Volkswagens because, ultimately, we're a bunch of Captain Mainwarings – or soon will be – who think we're something special, something a cut above the rest, but, ultimately, we're now just becoming a bunch of inward-looking, small-minded bigots living on a tiny island separated by just 20-odd miles of sea from mainland Europe – and a huge, single market that we're no longer a part of.
David Cameron – or 'Dodgy Dave' as he will always be known – is the main villain of the piece on this occasion. Scared of losing votes to a vocal UKIP headed by Nigel Farage during the run-up to the 2015 General Election, he offered the electorate a straightforward in-out referendum, purely out of self-interest and self-preservation. He wasn't bothered about the future of the cuntry, he was more concerned about the future of the Tory party.
Once the campaign started, however, it was clear that those voting to remain in the European Union were being led by somebody distrusted by the people. Cameron is a master of saying one thing and doing another and that's just the half of it. We've all heard about his stance on Turkey's future membership of the EU; he wanted them in and was pretty vocal about it at a time when there was (and still is) real concern about uncontrolled immigration through being members of the EU. While Turkey's membership was a long, long, long way off, the more vocal Leave campaign seized upon every opportunity to worry the hell out of the working class vote – 75 million Turks would soon be heading our way, they lied.
Nobody is saying that uncontrolled immigration isn't an issue and you don't have to be racist to want to sort something out, but to leave the EU is, in my opinion, not the answer. Better to remain and lead reform from within – but it's too late now and the cuntry will simply have to make the best of it.
Cameron was piss poor as the poster boy for the 'remain' campaign. Let's not forget his tax affairs, another example of him saying one thing – we must cut down on tax evaders/avoiders and close down foreign tax havens – and doing another – conveniently having cash stashed away in a Panama tax haven. Not only does Cameron have no shame, he takes us for fools and that, my friends, played into the hands of the Leave campaigners and their brainwashing call for us to 'vote Leave and take control'. Cameron was definitely a major contributory factor behind the UK leaving the EU. No wonder he's announced his resignation. He should go now and not wait until October.
But Cameron's leaving brings into question who should be running the cuntry. Just think about it for one minute: Boris Johnson, that fat, Port-swilling Tory buffoon. Can you imagine him in charge of the cuntry? Or what about Orville being in charge? Michael Gove, the man who has co-authored a book about privatising the NHS, the man who played havoc with our education system?
Perhaps we should have a general election and attempt to get rid of the lot of them, but what would be the alternative? The Labour Party? What a mess they've made of everything. Sticking with the EU referendum, where were they? What message did they put across? Where was Jeremy Corbyn? Look, the thing about Corbyn is this: he's a fervent anti-Europe campaigner of old and he was being forced to support voting 'remain' to save workers rights (I bet he voted out). But he did an extremely half-hearted job of supporting the 'remain' cause. Corbyn seems to shirk the media spotlight – not a good stance if you're the leader of a major political party – and he's doing the party more harm than good in my opinion. But the fact that Corbyn is leader of the Labour Party is down to Ed Miliband and his piss poor performance in the 2015 General Election. But can Ed really be blamed or should we be looking at those who made him the leader in the first place, Labour's National Executive Commitee, when they could have chosen his brother David? Or somebody else.
What is to become of the cuntry? Nobody knows. Moody's have given the UK a negative credit rating, Ford is considering its position, I heard today, and the irony, of course, is that all of those who were conned into voting out – the white working classes who believed the Murdoch media – are going to find themselves out of work and more disenfranchised than they were already.
However, there's nothing we can do. The people have spoken, that's democracy, folks, and just over half of the electorate voted out. Now the cuntry must go forward and make the best of things.
What really needs to be done, however, is we need to find some decent politicians. Where the fuck are they? Think about it for a moment, there aren't any! They're all a bunch of Jeremy Hunts with nothing but their own self-interests at heart. They're certainly doing the cuntry no favours.
But how did we get to this point? Why is it that we've exited the EU and it looks as if Donald Trump might just make it to the White House? Well, it's simple: nobody is listening. The EU – or rather those Brussels bureaucrats the Brexiters keep going on about, they're not listening. They're fully aware of the fact that the British are concerned about the EU's free movement rule and how the cuntry is being overrun with EU and non-EU migrants as a result. They're aware of the arguments about wages coming down, local identities changing beyond all recognition, but they were not prepared to address the problem. Their arrogance, if you like, led to the current position we find ourselves in, i.e, out of Europe.
Equally, our political leaders are not listening either and while they talk a good game – I'm thinking of that elusive 'northern power house' – that's about as far as it goes. Up north there are parts of the UK where there is little in the way of hope. And in places like Boston, Lincolnshire (which isn't 'up north') there are real concerns. But the people living in these parts of the world are being ignored. They're getting steadily impatient with the so-called 'political elite' – politicians, like Cameron and Osborne and Hunt – who have absolutely no idea of what it's like to live a normal life. Unfortunately, the Labour alternative is not much better and, as I've already mentioned, the lack of any reasonable response from Corbyn, namely his failure to engage with the often disenfranchised north, is unforgivable. He should go, I'm afraid. Sorry Corbyn lovers, but bring on Andy Burnham.
The only good thing about the result is not the result but the fact that it's clear we DO live in a democracy. A democracy that allows me to refer to the country as the 'cuntry' and gives me the freedom to refer to our political leaders in a detrimental way (see above). So, if nothing else, it was a victory for democracy. Shame on all those who went to vote with their own Biro pens in fear that government agents might be erasing 'out' votes and changing the ballot papers to 'remain'.
As I mowed the front lawn a neighbour who, like me, voted remain, came over to say that he was still very angry about the result. "Me too," I said. Now it's fair to say that votes were cast, a democratic process was observed and we should, of course, move on. And it goes without saying that we will move on, in time. Right now people are smarting at the news that the UK is out of the EU. Others are rejoicing. Sooner or later we've got to come together as a nation.
Why did I vote remain? Well, because I believe in being a part of Europe and not being isolated and I believe that, going forward, it's the right thing to do for future generations. The last thing the British want to be is inward-looking and xenophobic. I can't but help think that the British people have been conned by the far right and that, sooner or later, the full extent of their mistake of voting out will be made clear. The jobs they think they will gain, will be lost; the migrants they thought they could control will continue to be 'uncontrollable' and our relationship with the wider world damaged.
As I continued to mow the lawn, my elderly neighbour joined me for a brief chat about the garden, but soon we got on to the subject of the European Union. "I'm old, I remember the war and being bombed by the Germans and that is why a lot of older people have voted out. But I voted remain, not for myself, but for the younger generation," she said. Good on her, I thought, as I considered the selfish attitude of those I know who have voted out.
Watching Glastonbury later on iplayer James, what a brilliant band, completed most of its set and then one of the band members said he saluted all of those who voted remain, but said good riddance to those who voted out – or words to that effect. There was a huge cheer from the crowd and I couldn't help but think that the country had let down the younger generation once again.
* I'm not saying he's typical of Brexit voters, but I'm guessing there's a sizeable portion of far right, racist individuals who voted for Brexit.