I'm writing this the day before the European Elections. With some disclaimers. I dislike the EU intensely. But, says my sole Belgian reader, how can you? You are from New Zealand. True. Firstly, the common agriculture policy gutted New Zealand's economy. When we finally ran out of money and could not subsidize our farmers, I would sit at the dinner table and my Dad say this or that acquaintance "had walked into the back paddock". Unstated was that it was a one way trip. The suicide rate spiked. Secondly, the elite in England have lost the mantle of authority. Consider the following quite.
These are the elections we were never supposed to hold. If it wasn’t for the intransigence and cowardice of our political elite, Brexit would have happened by now and we wouldn’t have had to take part in these EU elections. We would have left the European Union, including its toothless parliament – the ‘democratic’ fig leaf on the Brussels technocracy.Tom Slater, Spiked.
But here we are. And as Theresa May offers parliament a vote on a second EU referendum – an elite-demanded rerun in the hope we give them the right answer next time – we must use these elections as an opportunity to reassert the Brexit spirit. We must tell them again. Tell them that we still want to leave the EU. Tell them we won’t go quietly.
The way to do that is to vote for the Brexit Party tomorrow, an alliance of democrats from all political and social backgrounds that is making one simple demand in these elections: respect the electorate. It is the only party that is making a positive case for Leave and for democracy; which is not just asking for your vote in this election but is demanding that every vote you ever cast in future be respected and acted upon.
The media are complicit. They are prepared to celebrate assaults of one side -- the Brexiteers -- while leaving their allies of this day alone. There have been so called community organizations generated by professional Greenpeace activists.
To my mind, Greenpeace is a converged multinational menace to any nation or any state that attempts to have a democratic process.
At the same time, Mrs May's premiership is coming to a slow, painful end. The best thing that this parliament could do would be to then vote to tear up any agreement, and leave the EU to its own imperial devices. But, given the left, that is not the way to bet.
As far as I can ascertain, May's resignation is now inevitable. The Tories are probably going to have very few Members of the European Parliament. The left and remainers are both triumphant and blaming the Tories for losing their bottle and listening to people.