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Pablo Picasso The actor 1904

 

 

I’ve had a few comments lately wondering why I’m against Brexit, while before the referendum I was not. Someone even remembered I had been talking about Beautiful Brexit back in 2016. It’s real simple. Brexit could be, or could have been, a good idea. There’s a lot wrong with the way the European Union is set up. There’s nothing democratic about Germany always having the last say when it comes to important decisions. Slaughtering the entire nation of Greece on the altar of saving Deutsche and Commerzbank says it all.

But Brexit today is not the same -anymore- as it was before or during the June 23 2016 vote. What happened is that nothing happened. The Brits wasted two whole years and change, and the complexity of the process never allowed for that kind of delay. There are many thousands of pages of EU rules and regulations that not only has the UK been bound by over the past 45 years, but that have shaped its own society.

It’s not just that these ties have to be untangled, they have to be replaced by other rules and regulations. And no, the UK can’t just go back to what they had before 1973; too much water under the bridge, both domestically and internationally. Politically, the EU may be a disaster, but the single market is quite the achievement. And they’re not going to risk it by letting London cherry-pick the rules it likes while leaving others behind. It’s a package deal.

But that is what the Brits, or at least the Tories, appear to have counted on: cherry-picking. They still do. It’s going to be a cold shower. And obviously, they’re going to blame it all on the EU, but that’s neither true nor credible. Still, expect a huge blame campaign. They’re practicing on Labour and its leader Jeremy Corbyn, who the entire UK press including the BBC and Guardian, who are supposed to balance out the slew of Murdoch rags that shape opinion, started accusing of anti-semitism a few weeks ago.

It’s as concerted an effort as the D-Notice gag orders issued earlier this year in the novichok cases. And now that the few media outlets who once had some degree of independence start saying the same things as their smut peers, Brits can safely assume they have no press left that attempts to inform them. It’s now all a propaganda machine.

 

As for Jeremy Corbyn, one can feel sorry for him, but he doesn’t even try to defend himself. Needs to take some cues from Trump? Still, if Corbyn’s a jew hater, I’m Napoleon. There’s nothing in the man’s life that points to that. Just saying that Palestinians are not treated fairly doesn’t mean you hate Jews. That this has become the thread of the ‘discussion’ is an ominous sign.

How are Brits supposed to find out what’s happening in their own country, let alone the rest of the world? There’s no-one left to tell them who doesn’t subscribe to pre-gurgitated ideas and politics. So Theresa May can claim today they know who poisoned the Skripals, and threaten further sanctions against Russia, without sharing any proof with anyone. She can do that because there are no media left in Britain that will ask questions.

If no. 10 says the Russians did it, everyone reports that. If the Blair section of the Labour party says their own leader is an anti-Semite, everyone reports that. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that both Huxley and Orwell were Brits. There is no proof needed anymore: the media will parrot anything the ‘authorities’ say.

Well, kiddo’s, enjoy it while you can, because Brexit is going to shatter that little controlled world of yours into very little pieces. Pretend won’t do it anymore after that. You will need proof for that one, in the form of actual food, and actual trade and jobs. And you won’t have those to offer.

 

Today, Bloomberg reports that both Germany and the UK are willing to accept less stringent conditions for Brexit, but after Brexit day, March 29 2019, goods can no longer move across borders the way they used to. Yes, there is a 21-month transition period, but British products will have to comply with ALL EU rules and laws to be sold to Europe, including Ireland. The same goes for products and services and people that move the opposite way. And in the meantime, the UK cannot close any trade deals with 3rd part countries that don’t comply with EU rules.

Taking control of the narrative(s), as has been the UK’s model, only gets you so far. Britain can trade with the EU, but it cannot simultaneously trade with the US under entirely different conditions. Likewise, London can let Polish people pick British fruits, but not without letting other Europeans work in Britain as well. These rules are broad, and there can be no exceptions, since 27 other countries will want them too.

Now, if only Britain had a press that would tell people what’s going on. It doesn’t. The press only parrots. And if only Jeremy Corbyn told his anti-Semitism accusers to shut up or be sued for libel, and unveil an actual alternative plan for how to do Brexit -or not-. Nobody’s seen any such plan, and Corbyn doesn’t say a thing.

The whole place is just swirling down the drain, watching silly weddings and cooking shows, sipping gin and dreaming of a lost empire nobody can actually remember anymore. And the pace of the swirling can be adapted a little, but no-one is trying to stop it from happening. Oh well, tragedy can be beautiful too.

 

 

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    Pablo Picasso The actor 1904     I’ve had a few comments lately wondering why I’m against Brexit, while before the referendum I was not. Som
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    zerosum
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    You used an ancient word – propaganda machine.

    Did you mean “USA” or the world social/economic system with the following

    The whole place is just swirling down the drain, watching silly weddings and cooking shows, sipping gin and dreaming of a lost empire nobody can actually remember anymore. And the pace of the swirling can be adapted a little, but no-one is trying to stop it from happening. Oh well, tragedy can be beautiful too.

    #42719

    The gin should have given it away. That and an entire article about one specific country

    #42720

    Dr. D
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    So if the powers ignore the referndum, supposedly the people’s will, and just choose to make things wildly worse for them instead, should we just let them? Should they get their way, overturn the vote and not Brexit because they stamp their feet? What to do?

    #42721

    The ‘powers’ just want power, they’ll lie their way through any loop hoop and maze to get it and retain it. So a logical discussion about what they should or could do must be seen in that light in the Brexit case too. As in: the lust for power trumps the logic. But they will take the entire country down this time, and that’s too big even for their hallucinations. They won’t call it off, it’s what gives them the power. Take what they’ve already done to the country over the past decade and change, and multiply that by a factor of ten post-Brexit. “We once has Polish people to pick our fruits, imagine that..” And look at us now… My back hurts, Aunt Mildred, out here in the fields.. Fancy a cuppa? Oh wait. we don’t have any anymore, do we?

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    Nassim
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    The UK – and its predecessors – were not in the EU for hundreds of years. As soon as a hard Brexit takes place, you will see all the German exporters telling Donald Tusk and the other gangsters to F*** Off.

    Business will go back to the way it was before – you want the UK to buy Mercedes, then let us sell you insurance. You want us to buy your tomatoes, then leave our banks in peace. And so on.

    Business will go on almost like before. Wait and see!

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    V. Arnold
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    Take what they’ve already done to the country over the past decade and change, and multiply that by a factor of ten post-Brexit.
    Ilargi

    Yep, that’s what I see and continuity will remain firmly in place. Change will accelerate down; the US will follow, continuing its downward spiral.
    Even my Pollyanish sister is finally seeing it…

    #42729

    Dr. D
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    The People: Stop it.

    The Government: Make us.

    Nothing will happen until you grab them by the hair, push their feet in the fire and make them stop. But it’ll be ugly. I can’t help that.

    #42731

    traderone
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    Why is it so hard to understand that the Brits didn’t have to “do” anything. THEY WANT TO LEAVE!!! All they have to do is walk out the door. How can you POSSIBLY blame the Brits for not “doing” anything?

    The reality is that it is the EU itself that has tried to hold up the proceedings, obfuscate, throw up obstacles… all with the intention of wearing down the Brits to the point that they’ll give up and just stay with the EU.

    Again. Why is this so hard to understand?

    Everybody knows what I say is true yet nobody wants to admit it!

    So the Brits will leave and things will go on just as before. The EU27 will quickly realise that there’s nothing to be gained by continuing their aggressive tactics, arrangements will be made and life will continue.

    The truth is that those who have a “view” all want Britain to stay within the EU straitjacket… which is about to get a lot worse. They are all globalists who are looking to create a world run by the U.S. Brexit is a terrible inconvenience because when it becomes evident that the Brits got out, others will want to as well.

    Look: Britain wants out. Let ’em go. Stop making a fuss and making problems where there are none. If you don’t like it, tough. But the British have chosen. So respect that. OK?

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