Against all the odds, the British people have struck an extraordinary blow for democracy and freedom

Against all the odds, the British people have struck an extraordinary blow for democracy and freedom. By Brendan O’Neil.

They really did think they could stop Brexit. They genuinely believed they had the right — conferred on them by their superior station and education — to overturn the 17.4million votes to leave the European Union. That is the loud, clear and chilling message of the Remoaner hissy fit that has greeted today’s announcement of a trade deal being struck between Brexit Britain and the European Union — that even now, four-and-a-half years after the people expressed their Eurosceptic will, the Remainer wing of the political and media elites thought that none of this would actually happen; that we would remain tied to the EU forever; that the wishes of the pesky plebs would never really be acted upon. …

They thought they could keep us in or tied to or bossed around by the European Union. They believed they could trash the will of the people. …

We have achieved something that no other member state of the European Union has ever managed to do: that is, we didn’t only express our democratic opposition to the EU oligarchy — many member states have done that — but we also managed to defend that democratic opposition from the inevitable elitist onslaught against it. All other European peoples who have voted against EU constitutions or treaties or austerity packages — the French, the Dutch, the Irish, the Greeks — have eventually been defeated. They were either just ignored or forced to vote again until they gave the ‘right’ answer.

Winner

Britain is the first nation in the history of this anti-democratic, anti-working-class, neoliberal oligarchy to resolutely see its democratic wishes through to the end.