The time is 5:30 am and the results of the British vote to leave or remain in the European Union are coming through on the radio. At the time of dictating this the vote is 51.6% to leave. This makes me incredibly happy. If this small majority to leave remains stable up until the end of the count I will be opening the champagne later on today. This is our Independence Day!
The majority of the people of Great Britain want to leave the European Union. We know there will be some negative consequences, at least initially, but we are prepared to accept those for the long term benefits and well-being that will arise out of our departure from the European Union.
We don’t know exactly what will happen next but the pound will fall in value. The Treasury and the government of the UK have no plans in place for leaving the European Union. This shows us their arrogance and incompetence.
“The EU cannot survive. It is too undemocratic, corruption is too high, the Eurocrats’ ambition is too much, there is too much money in the gravy train. ‘It makes ordinary people raving mad.” (Peter Lundgren, an MEP speaking after the Brexit vote)
“….[Brexit is a] revolt against the elites.” (Brian Appleyard writing in the Times)
To vote to leave the EU is like a bloodless revolution of the masses against the monied elite and big business. This time the elite have not got away with it. The average man/woman of middle England have demanded to be free of the EU out of frustration that those that run it never change their ways and never listen to the citizens of Europe.
There will be shocks because the markets will be jittery. But who cares about the markets? This is just the establishment becoming anxious who have over the centuries made money out of “ordinary” people and they want the status quo to remain but the people have spoken.
The average, decent Brit wants to be out of the European Union and away from the smug Eurocrats who have so badly mismanaged Europe and in a manner which is against the wishes of the majority of the people of Europe. The European Union is essentially undemocratic. For me, immigration is not the major issue. Some immigration is good for the UK. However, there has been uncontrolled immigration which has placed services under too much strain.
So what about domestic cats? Well, in a simple formula, if the majority of the people of Britain are happier as a result of voting to leave the European Union, then their cats will be happier as well! We will be hugging our cats today. We will be kissing them. We will buy them treats. Our mood will be lifted. A burr in our collective psyche will have been removed.
There will be some negatives. There are bound to be. The British government has made no plans in the event of a vote to leave the European Union. This shows us their arrogance and incompetence. The current government is distanced from the people. They are part of the establishment.
I believe that the negatives will be short lived. The British vote to leave the European Union is based upon long-term benefits. It will mean a restoration of democracy in Great Britain which has been so smuggly and arrogantly taken away from us by the distant machinery of the Eurocrats. This vote is about the average British person who sees how the dream of a European Union has been tainted and degraded by mismanagement.
Update: At 5:46 am I have just heard on the radio that the leave vote has reached a threshold whereby it is impossible for it to be overturned.
Therefore, at this time Britain has voted to leave the European Union. This is a great day for British people.
So if the value of the pound falls dramatically and if the cost of some cat products go up in the short term, who cares? I certainly don’t. This is a big, long-term decision and it is the right one.
We have to thank Boris Johnson who legitimised a Brexit vote and made it a viable adventure and not something to be feared.