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Friday, 24 June 2016

Well Done everyone - just well done

I'll be posting later when my wits and thoughts are collected - at the moment I'm still reeling. I stayed up for the Newcastle / Sunderland results - and when it became clear the picture had changed, snatched a doze and stayed with it. Now I can only say the feeling of lightness as an ugly and enervating succubus has been taken from our backs is wonderful, but with it now comes a duty of responsibility. We must re-weld our people - all our people - back into one nation. We must do it without hate or rancour, and those brave enough to vote Leave are well placed to show their privileged 'Remain' brethren who have either suckled at the dugs of the beast or been its dags how it's done.   

I remember the memorial service of Ralph Harris, Lord Harris, at the church in Smith Square just over the way from the EU Kommandantur. God, he would have loved this day. He wrote:
Liberty carries with it individual responsibilities. Responsibility for yourself, and hopefully your family and as far as possible your neighbours. But it does throw responsibility onto our own shoulders. Well, that's what living means; it doesn't mean shrugging off responsibility and taking soft options.
I have confidence in my land and my people and that things have not quite yet gone so far that we cannot rescue the greater part. God bless you all.


Jeff Wood said...

Raedwald, well done for your part in this.

At Tim Worstall's place, I posted:


A commenter suggested a couple of posts back that the murder of Jo Cox cost us 5%. Quite possible, though I should guess mainly in abstentions.

Project Fear probably moved another 5% into the Remain camp.

Ballot stuffing? Perhaps 1-2%.

The “real result” is nearer 60:40. What we need now is a confident administration to lead the negotiations.

I expect to suffer for a while, mainly from a fall in the pound, but my concerns are trivial, and probably short-term.

Poisonedchalice said...

Jeff - don't worry about the £; it has already rebounded against the Euro and if it stays low against the $ then our exports will improve to the USA.

As a general comment, this vote has derailed the EU gravy trained (actually it was us who ripped up the tracks and weighed them in for scrap) and showed the over-weaning bureaucrats who actually is the boss and paymaster round here!

Coney Island

Jeff Wood said...

Indeed, Chalice. When the markets begin thinking about the Euro I will probably make up my losses.

Vox Day made reference to the Immigrants. I wonder if among native Brits, the Leave vote was nearer 65:35.

Dr Evil said...

Amen. I was elated this morning. I am so pleased that my countrymen and women carried the day. It is what I campaigned for. Huzzah. I will be toasting Farage and my people at 12.00 today.

Martin said...

The remainers are livid - having spent the last few months in their echo chamber what happened yesterday is beyond their comprehension. All they can do is insist that the UK has become a nasty bigotted racist place full of stupid people. No wonder the majority kept their heads down and their mouths shut !!

Barnacle Bill said...

Well done Radders, it was you and fellow bloggers carrying aloft your torches of truth and decency that have led us to light the biggest beacon of freedom since June 6th, 1944.
I don't mind admitting I had a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat when I heard the offical result being announced earlier this morning.
I will also give a nod to Quisling Cameroon, he has fallen on his sword and by working his notice adds some stability whilst things are sorted out.
Let's hope that odious vagina Osborne is giving his marching orders by the men in grey suits today. His was the most unacceptable face of the Remain campaign.
Now it's noses to the grindstone with some heavy lifting thrown in as we make sure the feckers don't stitch us up behind closed doors in Bruxelles.

mikebravo said...

As the lady once said. REJOICE.

I went to bed and woke up despondent, but woke up the house at 06:30 with an excess of joyous vigor. There was much whooping and yelping.

Seeing a seething Suzanah Reid on the telly only made it better. The establishment are feckin lived.

Vintage Bolly is in the fridge for when I get home this eve.

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Great result, almost OUT! Thanks for this Blog, Raedwald.

Sackerson said...

Elated? I'm just dazed. I was all ready for elegy and black armband. I had practically no hope yesterday.

Anonymous said...

A poem for the evening and morning of this great transition we have made:

The Darkling Thrush

I leant upon a coppice gate,
When Frost was spectre-gray,
And Winter's dregs made desolate
The weakening eye of day.
The tangled bine-stems scored the sky
Like strings of broken lyres,
And all mankind that haunted nigh
Had sought their household fires.

The land's sharp features seemed to me
The Century's corpse outleant,
Its crypt the cloudy canopy,
The wind its death-lament.
The ancient pulse of germ and birth
Was shrunken hard and dry,
And every spirit upon earth
Seemed fervorless as I.

At once a voice arose among
The bleak twigs overhead,
In a full-hearted evensong
Of joy illimited.
An aged thrush, frail, gaunt and small,
With blast-beruffled plume,
Had chosen thus to fling his soul
Upon the growing gloom.

So little cause for carolings
Of such ecstatic sound
Was written on terrestrial things
Afar or nigh around,
That I could think there trembled through
His happy good-night air
Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew,
And I was unaware.


Anonymous said...


This is the day when the little people, my England spoke out and their voices have been felt, a nation singing in crescendo and reverberating, echoing, telling, a clarion and around the world!

Lets face the future with renewed hope, a future of individual's taking FULL responsibility and which the people now have the reins, and able to steer OUR executive and about bloody well time too.

This is, a marvellous opportunity, we must not let the opening we've rent in the OWG castle to be refilled, the breach is made and we must pour through. To invade the inner fastness, the keep where the corporate elites dwell and remind them who the new boss really is - 'we the people' and newly liberated, we shall not be deflected nor fazed from doing what is necessary, we will cast you out.

Aye, to break away from the political-corporate elite but lets us summon our representatives and bring them to heel, shout and loud and warn the MPs sitting on their green benches, that, you will not take this triumph away from the people. Our Sovereignty, OUR country, OUR forefathers left it for us - we must never again abandon it to those self serving smug cunts - who gave away OUR birthrights in the first place.

Cry God for England, OUR Freedom and the nation Independent of all others!

Dave_G said...

Let us not celebrate too early.

Until Article 50 is invoked and negotiations have been completed we are STILL vulnerable to EU mischief.

I have misgivings after Cameron's statement on waiting until October before another PM takes the process forward - and even then they are under no obligation to do so..... bear that little fact in mind for a while.

What I envisage are further renegotiations and another referendum thereafter. Typical EU manipulative policy.

If we have a General Election in the interim - highly likely - then UKIP may progress further on the back of the out vote and 'force' the Government of the day to act on Article 50 as they should. I live in hopeful expectation.

Regarding the actual result - given the opportunities for manipulation the 'real' result was probably well over 60% for out and, for that alone, I am encouraged.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to all here who've contributed to the beleavers' campaign. Especially, of course, thanks to our host and enabler: Raedwald. I'm sure this blog has encouraged many to support the movement that has achieved this result.

Like Dave G - I too suspect that the 'real' result was different; however, it's very hard for certain types to accept truth. In that knowledge, we all understand that we have our work cut out now ... to make the most of our freedom and independence.

Thanks be to God, and may He remain with us as we continue our work to uphold what is True and Just.

James Higham said...

Difficult to collect thoughts and wits at this point.

Cascadian said...

As usual the polls were dramatically wrong, they are a complete waste of time, and as usual the people who read those polls-the politicians-were wrong. If they wish to continue governing the country by polls they will be wrong, wrong and wrong again as they have been for seventy years.
I still believe the referendum was more a plebiscite on immigration and the corresponding gifting of free stuff to those who have never paid into (and likely never will) the over-generous welfare system that has been erected by every government since 1945, for the use of payees.
For others it was a straight means to slapdown the camoron.
A double reason to vote out.
I see now the liebour "brains-trust" believe they were betrayed by hard-working Brits, who voted in their own interest rather than liebour dogma, liebour is done, another party destroyed by UKIP.
The con-men look to BoJo as their saviour, let them do it, allow him to try to negotiate a better deal while staying a member of EU, that should guarantee the end of the con-men.
The rentseekers are panicking, the bbc cringes, the electorate finally understands its power. Scotland threatens to leave-oh frabjous day, let them. Liverpool and London are having childish tantrums-boo hoo hoo.
The EU is in disarray, this will damage the Euro far more than the pound. The gimmegrants continue to arrive, a terrorist attack in Germany that had 50+ casualties is being hushed up, banks teeter, expansion into Ukraine is getting very expensive and dangerous, national budgets are destroyed, separatist parties demand their own referenda. EU is simply unaffordable, it will die.
Not a bad days work, well done.

Anonymous said...

So now that our long march to freedom is really underway Raedwald and my dear old Dad's words now seem like prescience...

Are you ready to return to the fold?

Or are you going to remain yoked?

The next step is Swiss style local direct democracy.

Let the fun begin.

Yip Yip!



Reg Dawe said...

The Secret People by G. K. Chesterton
Smile at us, pay us, pass us; but do not quite forget;
For we are the people of England, that never have spoken yet.
There is many a fat farmer that drinks less cheerfully,
There is many a free French peasant who is richer and sadder than we.
There are no folk in the whole world so helpless or so wise.
There is hunger in our bellies, there is laughter in our eyes;
You laugh at us and love us, both mugs and eyes are wet:
Only you do not know us. For we have not spoken yet.
The fine French kings came over in a flutter of flags and dames.
We liked their smiles and battles, but we never could say their names.
The blood ran red to Bosworth and the high French lords went down;
There was naught but a naked people under a naked crown.
And the eyes of the King’s Servants turned terribly every way,
And the gold of the King’s Servants rose higher every day.
They burnt the homes of the shaven men, that had been quaint and kind,
Till there was no bed in a monk’s house, nor food that man could find.
The inns of God where no man paid, that were the wall of the weak.
The King’s Servants ate them all. And still we did not speak.

And the face of the King’s Servants grew greater than the King:
He tricked them, and they trapped him, and stood round him in a ring.
The new grave lords closed round him, that had eaten the abbey’s fruits,
And the men of the new religion, with their bibles in their boots,
We saw their shoulders moving, to menace or discuss,
And some were pure and some were vile; but none took heed of us.
We saw the King as they killed him, and his face was proud and pale;
And a few men talked of freedom, while England talked of ale.

A war that we understood not came over the world and woke
Americans, Frenchmen, Irish; but we knew not the things they spoke.
They talked about rights and nature and peace and the people’s reign:
And the squires, our masters, bade us fight; and scorned us never again.
Weak if we be for ever, could none condemn us then;
Men called us serfs and drudges; men knew that we were men.
In foam and flame at Trafalgar, on Albuera plains,
We did and died like lions, to keep ourselves in chains,
We lay in living ruins; firing and fearing not
The strange fierce face of the Frenchmen who knew for what they fought,
And the man who seemed to be more than a man we strained against and broke;
And we broke our own rights with him. And still we never spoke.

Our patch of glory ended; we never heard guns again.
But the squire seemed struck in the saddle; he was foolish, as if in pain,
He leaned on a staggering lawyer, he clutched a cringing Jew,
He was stricken; it may be, after all, he was stricken at Waterloo.
Or perhaps the shades of the shaven men, whose spoil is in his house,
Come back in shining shapes at last to spoil his last carouse:
We only know the last sad squires rode slowly towards the sea,
And a new people takes the land: and still it is not we.

They have given us into the hand of new unhappy lords,
Lords without anger or honour, who dare not carry their swords.
They fight by shuffling papers; they have bright dead alien eyes;
They look at our labour and laughter as a tired man looks at flies.
And the load of their loveless pity is worse than the ancient wrongs,
Their doors are shut in the evening; and they know no songs.

We hear men speaking for us of new laws strong and sweet,
Yet is there no man speaketh as we speak in the street.
It may be we shall rise the last as Frenchmen rose the first,
Our wrath come after Russia’s wrath and our wrath be the worst.
It may be we are meant to mark with our riot and our rest
God’s scorn for all men governing. It may be beer is best.
But we are the people of England; and we have not spoken yet.
Smile at us, pay us, pass us. But do not quite forget.

Billy Marlene said...

Brilliant! Set my radio alarm for 3am expecting bad news. Quite the contrary. Jumped out of bed and watched the world change on telly. Unbelievable. Well done Radders, in my darkest days of doubt I turned to this board for re-juvenation.

anon 2 said...

Apols - just need to clarify that I was the thankful 'Anonymous' who posted at 18:51 on the 24th.

hatfield girl said...

Everyone suddenly burst out singing;
And I was filled with such delight
As prisoned birds must find in freedom,
Winging wildly across the white
Orchards and dark-green fields; on - on - and out of sight.

Everyone's voice was suddenly lifted;
And beauty came like the setting sun:
My heart was shaken with tears; and horror
Drifted away ... O, but Everyone
Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done.

(Steve and Reg D have the answer. Poetry speaks for us when our own words falter.)

DeeDee99 said...

Well done Raedwald and all my fellow bloggers. The online war was undoubtedly won by the Brexit "volunteer army" led by their "generals" such as Raedwald.

I spent 10 hours Telling on Thursday: went to bed for a few hours and then watched the whole thing. The faces of The Establishment broadcasters said it all ........they'd lost. Once again, they'd placed their faith in pollsters who simply cannot even deliver a reliable poll when it's a binary outcome, let alone a General Election.

I hope Farage holds a Victory Day. He deserves his day in the sun.

Bob Doney said...

Well done, Mr Raedwald, for your hosting and for keeping the (sometimes tiny) flame of hope alive.

I see the MSM are telling us that The Young are well and truly peed off with us for spoiling their lives. Two things about that. First, many of them didn't bother to register and turn out. Apparently wallowing around in the mud at Glastonbury was more important. Lesson Number One: if you don't turn up you don't count.

Second, I've been anti the EU and its predecessors all my adult life. I've had to live most of it under the jackboot of the EU thanks to the ignorance and gullibility of my contemporaries and my parents' generation. We know what it feels like! But our crumbly gift to the young is a chance to live a better, freer life if they choose to embrace it and work for it. There are lots of us, dare I say, wiser folk who will carry on with the project. We ain't done yet. Hopefully eventually all generations will come to see our European membership as just a blip in our island's story, as we can now see the occasional empire, plague or world war.

Vera said...

Let's get on with getting out. Juncker wants us gone ASAP and amen to that. Article 50 should be ditched. It hasn't been used before so there are no precedents. It was written by the EU for the EU, as always. Negotiations for our departure according to Article 50 will be done without our being present. So scrap that and start negotiations while commencing our leaving. If the EU don't like it we should repeal the 1973 European Communities Act which brings it to a close. They will soon want to talk about their sales of cars, wine, washing machines.

plantman said...

OK - I'm not surprised but very very sad. But most of all I am extremely angry. So over a million losers have stayed true to the EU norm and want us to do it again so we will get "the Right Answer" Decepeption and double dealing has been in the Project's DNA since the beginning (read Monnet's game plan) his latest example saying that the turnout was not big enough, that there should be a 20% winning margin just illustrates yet again why some of us have been fighting for 20 years against this corrupt cult and its followers.

So Democracy is alright when it gives the answer you want. If this progresses will "They" also retrospectively disbar every MP who did not gain hisher seat by the same revise rules.

I don't want5 to descend to their levels but I am fighting very hard not to exhort rebellion and revolution.

Sackerson said...

@ Plantman - re your last point:

plantman said...

Read it Sackerson - and, Yes it makes a point - BUT only part of the whole point.

I voted against AV because of one big reservation. Pragmatism. Experience seemed to show me that most proportional representation systems end up keeping the Status Quo in power. Ok there's minor tweeking round the edges as the "The Popular Palestine Front" replaces the "Front for Popular Palestine" (with acknowledgement and apologies to "The Life of Brian") and it hands disproportionate power to some participants. but the end result seems to set if not in stone at least in semi-hardened concrete, the same collection of placemen and the preceding "Ancien Regime" as before.

The Common Ground becomes the same old lot.

Now saying that no MP in a constituency situation as we have now gets elected unless they achieve say, 40% of the enfranchised vote and 50% of the votes cast is, perhaps, a different matter (percentages and principle open to discussion - and I'm very willing to listen to those with a better grasp of statistics than mine - which leaves the field wide open!)

But that can't apply for a "every vote counts" referendum where a a majority wins - AND certainly no change can apply in retrospect!!!

Sackerson said...

What about AV plus the ability to deselect?

Anonymous said...

What about the ability to deselect.

Surely we need to turn our attention to the best/fairest/most sensible way of electing and appointing an MP not building in a quick fix to get rid (of the potentially many) that an inferior system produces.

TrT said...

I got up at half three and it was all over but the margin!

Gordon the Fence Post Tortoise said...

I wish this had gone seriously viral before the vote...

As it stands Cameron's mettle will be tested over the next few months. The BBC are determined to undermine and cause trouble on this As Richard North says - there is the very real possibility that those seeking to "own" the result are merely seeking personal power and couldn't actually give a fig about the voters / population....

Dangerous times

John M said...

The tragedy of this from Cameron's point of view is that it could all have been avoided.

If he'd shown a little more leadership after the EU Commission laughed him out of the room in February, he could have come back, been honest and said "I've tried and they havn't conceded anything. We will have to have a referendum... here are the facts as I see them" and then stood back from the fray, awaiting the decision.

But by so personally and aggressively attaching himself to the outcome, he made his own hole in the ground, and now he's thrown himself in it.

All of it avoidable, but for one man's own ego.

anon 2 said...

Yes ... but he's not resigning in the traditional way by telling HM and then going. No ... he's hanging on to help Johnson and the europhile/pretend 'brexiteers' queer the pitch so that the vote becomes irrelevant anyway. Cameron's ego is not the only one queering the pitch and abetting the Dividers and Conquerors.

We need to demand that Dotty Dave leave ... on the double: lbw or whatever. And we need urgently to appoint a trustworthy committee (not MPs who have been brainwashed, whipped, or otherwise bought). These people have to consider the steps that will ensure our successful rehabilitation into the real world. Part of that process must include careful consideration of Dr. North's Harrogate Agenda cum Flexcit program: this is work which has taken many years of studying and preparation - it would be irresponsible to ignore it. Put ALL the egos aside, and unite in getting on with the job.

Otherwise, we'll lose our advantage.

Ravenscar. said...

"Otherwise, we'll lose our advantage."

I fear that, already the advantage is being assaulted on all sides and on all fronts most particularly in that biased circus of progressive 'tinkerin', namely Sky and al beeb, pretty soon they'll convince the British public the result is invalid - Lammy that dickwad excrescence sometime MP - has tried to pull that and fast one...........

Lets see, but snowflakes can't handle the word NO! Out in the webosphere, there is an online petition being signed, cobbled and made up from little helpers and Marxist useless idiots the world over, in some sort of effort, an attempt to impel MPs to debate having a second referendum....FFS!

Really, what is needed is for the likes of; Gove, Fox and Hannan need to bang some heads together - NOW.

lilith said...

I was able to sleep after Sunderland :-)

Budgie said...

Article 50 is a trap: it makes us a supplicant to the rEU. It is completely unnecessary anyway. The UK should unilaterally give notice of abrogation of the treaties, then repeal the ECA.

The North-ites then squawk 'what about all the EU rules which now run the UK? It will be catastrophe.' Actually all we need do is pass the 'son of ECA' which patriates the Regulations to the UK (we've paid for them after all) and freezes them at 23rd June 2016. We can then unpick them at our leisure.

Budgie said...

Philip Hammond doing the typical English roll-over-and-kick-me attempt to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. He insisted that we will have to accept free movement of people in exchange for access to the Single Market.

The EU will pounce on such weakness, and Hammond is a fool for exhibiting it. We have access to the SM via the WTO rules to start with. We can play on the desire of the Germans to continue with their exports to us of £69billion, compared with our exports to them of £29billion. We could also unilaterally make our tariffs zero to the EU, giving them 48 hours to reciprocate.

Budgie said...

The 3 million referendum re-run petition is a scam. About 4 hours ago the signatures from N Korea were about 24k and from Vatican City (pop 800) just over 42k. Since then those numbers have been reduced to 25 and 40, so someone is awake on the government petition site.

I created a false identity to sign up to prove that the petition is open to fraud.

the joke is on the Remoaners.

Cascadian said...

I don't do twitter, but if you want a good laugh google old holborn twitter and watch the fun.

The liebour party-the party that now has an electorate in the hundreds-is disintegrating.

Calls for Corbyn to be ousted. Shadow cabinet members resigning or fired, Twatson and David Millipede scurrying to London, thick MP's requesting referendum revotes and of course under 35's with facepaint, coloured felt-tips and kraft paper.

As Old Holborn says-fucking delicious!

Two parliamentary parties destroyed, the third doing its best to destroy itself.