Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News
DRIP, DRIP OF NEGATIVITY
CORRESPONDENT DR Webster made a meal of my previous passing reference likening Trump’s refusal to accept the democratic vote to remainers’ similar refusal to accept the Brexit one.
I would not have thought that tiny reference would possibly imply further comparisons: for the avoidance of doubt, no, I do not attribute to remoaners (to differentiate from remainers who accept they lost or changed their minds) any other of Trump’s monstrous characteristics.
As far as slurs are concerned, those of who us voted initially for a Common Market but found ourselves increasingly ensnared by an imperialist ambition that would culminate in a superstate controlled increasingly from the centre have suffered slurs ever since the rejection of the Euro (for once thank the Lord for Chancellor Brown).
The least being Little Englanders and on through a gamut implying, if not in so many words, that we were dupes susceptible to the lies of Boris Johnson.
This despite that the entire establishment, most MPs, banks, the BBC and not least the EU attempted to frighten us with the dire results of leaving the sanctuary of the EU.
The referendum was initiated when David Cameron was sent home with his tail between his legs after daring to propose some modest reforms. We listened to the many reasonable points of the advantages of the EU but came to a different conclusion after which debate turned to abuse which has continued to the present day especially and outrageously from Brussels.
The remoaners merely repeat and repeat their old arguments attributing every difficulty to the UK and Brexit never to Brussels intransience.
There is no doubt that most, not all, but most of the difficulties currently being experienced are deliberately imposed by the EU. Difficulties not imposed on any other trading nation but part of its malicious response to a secessionist region. I have exported capital equipment all over the world, with documentation completed in advance and with rarely the slightest delay at borders. Canada into the USA, Switzerland and other bordering countries into the EU. are not subjected to this nor to the many other conditions that the EU would impose on us.
No sensitivities to the complicated Eire/ Northern Ireland and the ludicrous border in the Irish sea and yes, I too wonder that that was ever agreed in the first place but again the EU has chosen to interpret that in an unforeseen and unacceptable way.
We always expected tough negotiations from the EU but in the spirit embodied, as I understand it, in treaty obligations that an exiting state be negotiated with as a friendly ally. That has never occurred: the EU has refused to negotiate with this country as an independent State but with the belief as occurred elsewhere that they would ultimately achieve multiple referendums until its campaign achieved the `right’ result.
Concentration on Covid has not helped but exacerbated the difficulties of moving forward: this country will succeed despite the negativity of the remoaners.
What do the remoaners actually want to happen? What is their objective? Surely not believing that in our lifetimes anyway a future Government would overturn Brexit with the real chaos that that would create? Surely that would involve crawling back to a triumphant EU on the terms they would extract and that would include compulsory acceptance of the Euro.
No, Dr Webster, I stand by all the responses I have made over the years to the remoaners, not to every post and I would rather not feel compelled to at all, but someone has to respond to the demoralising drip, drip, drip of same old negativity which serves no useful or enlightening purpose whatsoever.
D Rickard, via email