Monday, 27 June 2016

A Very British Exit

The major news of the weekend revolved of course around Glasto and the Eurofootie - the TV managed to squeeze in a programme or two on the EU leaving the UK, but this had to give way to the footie and clashes between Adele and Wales were minimised. Oh yes, the weather made the news too. 

Meanwhile a weak and cowardly Cameron saw that his country needed firm leadership, and ran away. A man so narcissistic, so self-centred that he so easily put his own comfort before the good of the nation and deserted his post deserves nothing from history but opprobrium. As Britain descended into a sort of anarchic panic over the weekend, a short broadcast, a few calm and emollient words might have been expected. Instead, the bugger has run off. A silly dilettante little man, I suppose we are well rid of him. Neither have we seen sign of the furtive Onanist Osborne, when at least a clip  of the lights burning at the Treasury and a short statement would help calm the hysterical girls of the financial markets. 

I went with a forecast of a 10% drop against the $ with the £/€ holding at 1.25 - 1.30 and I think after some opening jitters today that's about what we'll settle into by the end of the week. London is also overdue for a 20% fall in house prices - a sharp contraction will serve to silence the irritating anti-Brexit whine coming from the capital, ease rent pressures and give them all something else to worry about. 

Juncker and Schulz are very insistent on our early exit, which is reason enough for us to hang on. We've got a Greek default to come this Summer, plus the collapse of the Italian banks. So long as the UK can still exercise our QMV power, so long as our MEPs can still obstruct or delay the Commission's diktats, we need to gain avery ounce of bargaining power we can. Juncker has assembled a crack team of Eurocrats; we need to use London's world class lawyers and commercial negotiators and put a force into the field that will whupp their arse. Even £1bn in fees at this stage would be worth it; we simply can't leave it all to the weak, silly amateurs of the civil service. We also need Gove to head it up - if only for the reason that they hate him, and he doesn't care.

And I wouldn't lose a second's sleep over the referendum result not being recognised. Any such attempt by either parliament or government would lead to an immediate campaign of civil disobedience so widespread and so powerful as to bring the nation to a halt. 

So, the EU has left us, and that's fine. As we say at the leaving dos, I wish them every success for their future ventures. Here's the pen, fuck off. 

And if you need a quick reminder as to why it was all so necessary, here's 4m of Nigel in the EP;


Barnacle Bill said...

Fully support your comments and observations on the Quisling Cameroon's backbone and behaviour since his petulant resignation speech.

However, no-one seems to be showing any of the leadership qualities I would like to see in some one who is going to lead this country onward to independence.

The one person who has impressed me with her grasp of the situation and actually doing something is Nicola Sturgeon. I certainly do not like her as a person. Nor do I support her party/political views. Yet I think if she was in charge of our negotiating team Herr Junker & Co. would be wetting themselves.

If we do not pull our fingers out, start to show the EU that "Leave" means a total divorce, not sloping off to separate bedrooms in the same house. Then I predict Scotland & Ms Sturgeon could do very well out of Brexit with us being the poorer relations.

As for Labour's implosion, I've no sympathy for any of those resigning or throwing their toys out of their respective prams. They are only the ones who would have been very happy to see us plebs vote for more shackles from across the Channel.

Now why is Toy-Boy Cooper so quiet? Sharpening her ice pick?

DeeDee99 said...

We're supposed to admire Cameron for a "dignified exit." There's nothing dignified about the Captain deserting the bridge when it's approaching dangerous waters.

As for Osborne - he hasn't even got the guts to face the cameras. Nasty, cowardly little bully that he is.

The Leave campaign are freezing Nigel out of the Brexit negotiations because they're now planning to go for something approaching associate status: outside the political aspects of the EU but remaining within the Single Market. The problem is how to get out of the free movement of people - but if they can't negotiate that, they will allow the interests of The City and Big Business to stay in the Single Market to trump the British peoples' demand to regain control of immigration policy.

They're preparing to sell us out - based on the fact that the majority for leave wasn't high. Watch this space and keep fighting.

mikebravo said...

I see that the awful, europhile, cultural marxist MRS May is angling to take over the useless tories.

How many conservative voters can be fooled again into voting for another liar.

Cuffleyburgers said...

A solution remaining in the single market would be a good outcome, at least as an interim measure. It essentially ensures that none of Cameron and Osbornes doomsday scenarios can happen while also ensuring we are not sucked into further integration, euro army, greek and Italian bank bailout funds and all the Brussels bollocks.

In due course together with Normay Switzerland and any other rebel nations that follow us out we can reform the EEA to suit our collective requirements, as a genuine free trade area for example.

By the way Radders - you nailed up Cameron perfectly there. Once again he has shown up his basic lack of the stuff of statesmanship. Arse.

G. Tingey said...

LIAR - as Osborne's speech this morning, shows.
Hint - he might have been just a tad busy between Friday AM & now?

Also Osborne put a shot across Juncker's bows ... "It's not the result I worked for, but the British people have spoken"
Translation: "Who elected you, Juncker?"

LOVED both Osborne & BoJo stating that "Only Britain can trigger At50 & we are in no hurry at all, actually"

One set of things bother me, really bother me - I will give them in alphabetical order:
Gibraltar / Ireland / Scotland.

Barnacle Bill
Agree re. Sturgeon personally, but it's obvious that she & the SNP have looked at the "independent" (supposedly) in the EU, separate state, using Euro" & have decided - "err, perhaps NOT!".
Amusing, as is the implosion of the Labour Party

Anonymous said...

If Scotland deigns to leave the union, what, who has given them the idea that;

a. as R has pointed out the storm is coming.....indeed, will there still be an 'EU' to join.
b. even if the EU survives, would they even want a heavily indebted nation - Scotland joining up?

The EU is dead in the water, it is only a matter of time before the original six realign and tell the others to fork off.

Hell hath no fury.................?

IMHO, this quote in the Mail is telling: "At 12.20am, it was the much more decisive trouncing of Remain in another Labour stronghold, Sunderland, that sent tremors through No 10.

In growing panic, Cameron spoke to George Osborne and his long-time crony (and tennis-playing chum from their Oxford University days) Lord Feldman.

For her part, Samantha Cameron veered between deep distress and bouts of ice cold fury. ‘She felt terribly let down by friends who had convinced her this would not happen,’ I’m told.

Michael Gove, whom the Camerons used to count as a close friend before he declared for Brexit, was the target of much of the anger. [/...]


Camoron, in my mind and no doubt of it, Dave was advised to leave the bridge by the power behind the throne, as well as an act of pure spite, it was a calculated manoeuvre to sling a very big spanner in the works. What it amounts to, is a betrayal - simple as.

Once more, instead of doing the right thing [are all Tories like this?] Dave couldn't quite eat some humble pie, to 'lower himself' and work FOR THE GOOD OF THE COUNTRY. Clearly, it was an act of high dudgeon at a time when a steadying hand on the tiller quite obviously was needed.
Now, to me and rather unsurprisingly, Camoron has again shafted the "country he loves" - petulant man child and odious little ncut Dave that he is - he's got a funny way of showing "his love".

Good riddance to bad shit - I say, though, in the interim - none of this is helpful and good grief those cunts who fill the lav - opposition benches - all they can think of is maintenance of their own status. Fuck off to the lot of them and Mrs May [PM are you fucking kidding - she's more PC than is mad Hattie] too.

Where has Gove gone to, what is the point of striving so hard to win freedom from the shackles of the Brussels Empire and then doing a disappearing act?

We need the OUT team to become the A team for engineering BREXIT and yesterday would not be soon enough.

English Pensioner said...

Cameron's delayed resignation will cause far more instability and uncertainty than Brexit itself. He needs to go at once.
I believe it is within the power of our Queen to sack a PM, she should do so at once.

TiDavis. U.S.A said...

Pardon me but I do not understand this love of Scotland. Looking at the monetary mess they are in, Scotland's measly $USD 233 billion GDP, compared to Britain's $2.3 Trillion GDP as a whole, who would be punishing who if Scotland went independent?

James Higham said...

So much hysteria - so little result.

Anonymous said...

Pardon me but I do not understand this love of Scotland. Looking at the monetary mess they are in, Scotland's measly $USD 233 billion GDP, compared to Britain's $2.3 Trillion GDP as a whole, who would be punishing who if Scotland went independent? /quote.

I think you need to peer into the fundamentals TiDavis, Scotland's tax base cannot support its vast welfare budget [neither can England of course]. PDQ there needs to be found a new way of governance without the prospect of nanny state coddling from Caul to grave. Here in the UK, as it is true abroad, inevitably as the markers are called in, hence the politics of the possible are going to have to succeed over the politics of the impossible financial burden. The world heads for a correction, here in Britain being out of the EU enables us to sober up - far more quickly.

Dr Evil said...

I do like an article that talks about whupping the arse of the EC/EU. Good idea. Get the top intellects with negotiating experience and a politician(s) with a hard resolve to maximise our position on the exit. Where is the PM? You are right about his foxtrot oscar. It's a disgrace. He probably went to the drinks cabinet as it's the only cabinet that will welcome him. Orborne should commit seppuku if he has any honour left after his pack of lies and threats. They are all yesterdays men. Just GO!

Anonymous said...

Cameron should go ASAP. There are a couple of countries, Belgium and Spain I think, who managed without governments for some months, however we do need someone at the helm who we can trust, not a Remainer. Why not IDS in the interim, until a new leader is elected, and hurry up with this please.

TiDavis. U.S.A said...

"I think you need to peer into the fundamentals"

I was peering into the fundamentals. Scotland cannot afford to pay out what they do every month without a "Uncle Sugar"

If Scotland goes independent, they have to petition to get into the pEU and to my knowledge, the pEU has already said "not happening" .

The question remains, If Scotland goes independent, who are the punishing? Great Britain, the pEU, or themselves?

Dioclese said...

News breaking this morning that a week before the vote, Cameron raised a huge loan against his Hampstead mansion.

Not the actions of a man who expects to win a referendum vote or who expects to be staying in number 10 very long is it?

But at least he got in before the interest rates went up.

Country first, Cameron? Don't make me laugh!

rapscallion said...

DeeDee9. Any form of associate membership is to be avoided like the plague. It still necessitates political membership of the union and all that entails. If anything associate membership is even worse than full membership.

G Tingey. Not worried about Gibraltar/Ireland/Scotlan

Gibraltar needs re-assurance by the FO, and it needs to be unequivocal - copy of said assurance to Madrid. Ireland. Which one. ROI or Northern. Scotland.
Give McSturgpiece her worst nightmare. Offer a referendum on independence and I predict it will fail (oil prices). If they do go, then they will not be in any union as the EU will not accept them (Belgium and Spain will kill their application for obvious reasons.

What also needs to be done is to get some remainers onboard but not in positions where they can cause any damage. Farage should be brought in as part of the Brexit team vis-a-vis negotiations with the EU Commission. We should also encourage other member states like Holland, France, Italy, Denmark and Sweden to accelerate their referendums. If we are going to bury the hated EU, then lets do it together.

Anonymous said...

Well obeserved Raewald:

'Juncker and Schulz are very insistent on our early exit, which is reason enough for us to hang on.'

The thing they most fear is exit contagion, which will of course be fatal. I see the Blair creature is out on manoevures, apparently Mr Third Way and his globalist chums want a second referendum - better move fast Tony, the Iraq Inquiry Report is out soon and you know it will bury what's left of your credibility under 10 feet of concrete (yes we can use feet again instead of metres, anytime and anywhere we like apparently).

Voted Leave


leila said...

Thanks Raedwald for the Farage inclusion! Bless the man and applaud his courage.

Dave_G said...

Cameron and Osborne (along with their paid-up supporters) are fully responsible for the tremors in the UK economy and the value of the pound. Had they been honest and made statements to the effect that Britain could survive Brexit and be successful outside the EU - as they are now currently proclaiming - there would have been none of the frantic trading we see now.

But there is probably some method in their madness and I'd put money on them both being recipients of funds from the horse trading that goes on in the background courtesy of their 'inside trading' suggestions.

A new PM would potentially mean taking the country to a General Election and the Tories would consider the result a foregone conclusion given the panic and troubles within Labour (Lib Dems.....who are they again?) however this presents a potentially golden opportunity for a rampant UKIP.

On the back of Brexit and in the face of establishment reticence to progress Article 50 then UKIP could rouse the population into putting them into a position where they could 'force' the Government to act.

Equally public disapproval of the current party status may well not have collapsed entirely come election time and the 4 million UKIP voters at the last election may become 8 million (or more) with a disaffected public watching as their command to get us out is watered down without their permission or approval.

With the added joy of a potential uprising in demands for referendums across Europe, the instability of the Euro and Deutsche Bank in particular plus ever more bailouts one cannot see the projekt surviving beyond this year or next!

Scotland is a non-issue due to the EU not wanting to - more likely being unable to - support them financially plus the dire state of the Scottish economy. Sturgeon is on borrowed time as her claims to lead Scotland to independence eventually get exposed for the sham they really are.

Northern Ireland will be the winners nationally. They will infer a return to violence via the nationalists/republicans unless they receive some form of 'compensation' for not remaining in the EU, as their voting went.... sick.

But, as ever, lurking in the background are the wider global financial problems and the high possibility of the banks rail-roading us to WW3 in an attempt to resolve the issue.

Either way we are due for fireworks - I still predict October for it all to kick off (post US elections and potential GE along with numerous unsuccessful bailouts across Europe).

Lead-coated popcorn is already on order.

Sterculian Rhetoric said...


A very British exit indeed!


You do realize the entire Anglosphere - save 17 or so million Britishcritters - considers you Brits to be utter morons, right?

Apologies for my absence, for the last six months The Tutor and I have been ministering to swarthy Mediterranean wet-backs as they seek the Promised Land in Greece. I am sure y'all will be delighted to learn that a significant chunk of our scathingly large remuneration package was provided by the wonderfully generous formerly-EU-enthralled-taxpayers of Blighty.
I reckon it will only be a matter of time before The Tutor and I will ministering to the needs of the now poor "We don't have EU subsidies anymore" farmers of Northern Ireland.

Anonymous said...

"You do realize the entire Anglosphere - save 17 or so million Britishcritters - considers you Brits to be utter morons, right?"

You are lying.

Bill Sticker said...

Hmm. I'm watching the currency rates and they're doing their usual 2-5 cent mid week uptick after the initial weekend panic. I'd have to disagree on property though. A 10-20% drop is way too much. 7.5% at most, and then very unevenly spread. The market isn't that over inflated. On the run up to the referendum there was a drop in the market, but it's holding fairly steady right now.

My call is that property market volume being shifted will hold while people consider their options but give it a short while and it'll be back on an upward track. Supply and demand, as always, will have the final say.