Rule, Britannia — Britannia, rule thyself, by Chris Powell.
Recognizing that the objective of the European project, ever-closer political and economic union, meant the destruction of democracy, sovereignty, and the country’s very culture, Britain has voted in a great referendum to withdraw from the European Union.
The cores of both main parties voted to leave, revolting against their leaders:
The majority arose from a remarkable combination of the free-market, limited-government political right, the core of the Conservative Party, with the working-class political left, the core of the Labor Party, both party cores repudiating their leaderships as well as the national elites.
Scotland has so changed:
…Scotland — formerly the most industrious and inventive province in the world, now perhaps the most welfare-addled — probably will make a second attempt to secede, figuring that free stuff is more likely to flow through continued association with the EU than with England, which is growing resentful of the freeloaders up north.
The EU was always illegitimate:
The EU project never has won forthright ratification by the people of its member states and indeed has sometimes refused to accept rejection by them. Indeed, the whole EU government is largely unaccountable. So the British vote quickly prompted demands for similar referendums in France and the Netherlands, where conservative populist movements have been gaining strength.
It’s not xenophobia, but preservation. Imagine the PC outrage if Europe colonized Africa to even a much smaller extent numerically — oh they did. Remember the PC “Africa for Africans” campaign of past decades?
The politically correct elites are portraying the British vote as a “xenophobic” response… But it is not “xenophobic” to oppose the uncontrolled and indeed anarchic immigration the European Union has countenanced. For any nation that cannot control immigration isn’t a nation at all or won’t be one for long. Since most immigration into Europe lately has come from a medieval and essentially fascist culture and involves people who have little interest in assimilating into a democratic and secular society, this immigration has threatened to destroy Europe as it has understood itself. Britain has been lucky to be at the far end of this immigration, but voters there saw the mess it has been making on the other side of the Channel. They wisely opted to reassert control of their borders.
Napoleon, Hitler, and Brussels:
The main lesson of Britain’s decision may be an old one — that nations have to develop organically, arising from the consent of the governed and a common culture, and that they can’t be manufactured by elites. Having defended its sovereignty and indeed liberty itself against Napoleon and Hitler, Britain now has set out to defend them again.