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Elephant in the room!

Someone commented on my previous article to suggest that I am against collective defence (NATO) and to point out that NATO offered to defend the USA and Turkey. I think the answer that comment deserves expands into something more worthy of a post rather than just a response in the comments section.

The thing is, UK and US will mutually defend each other without need for NATO, as they did in WW2. US likes UK because it pays its way in defence and because it is not the source of the defence problems which actually has been (Elephant in the room time!) EUROPE all along – for instance WW2 Hitler being a European problem, one of several problems coming from that direction I could use as an example.

More recently Germany opened its doors to huge loads of migrants thus providing easy access into Europe for them on their journey towards the UK, which is where they really want to come. Ask just about any illegal migrant and you will hear that UK is the number one destination they want. That is because UK is a nicer place than Europe and even the poorest most ill-educated person in the most seemingly God-forsaken and remote places in Africa knows it, period. The people that least want to acknowledge that Elephant in the room are the Germans, but they are happy to take advantage of it by opening their doors because they know a lot of the migrants won’t be stopping in Germany but will be making their way to Calais, hoping to come to the UK. Poor old France, dumped on by Germany again… LOL.

The problem with encouraging (by having open doors like Germany) lots of migrants from places afflicted with terrorism and even more places that are simply poor but not war zones, is it makes a nice easy route into Europe for terrorists. Unlike Europe, Mr Trump has sensibly closed off migration from several likely sources of terrorists while the problem of vetting can be sorted out. Mr Trump is not afraid to ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE PROBLEMS despite the shrill bleating of the bleeding-heart liberals who are too stupid to realize that they, the bleeding-heart liberals, are exactly who the terrorists MOST want to kill.

As I said NATO is nothing without the US, the only other meaningful contributor that pays its way is the UK anyway. Germany has no nukes and France probably wouldn’t actually fight if it came to it anyway – for 43 years France foot-dragged on what it would do for NATO and so cannot be trusted to be of any use. Fortunately the UK is a far more defensible place than Europe, UK being an island, and because it pays its fair share has some half-decent defence kit, and of course a big friend across the pond.

That NATO ran to the defence of the USA was an aspect of the comment I also need to address. NATO offered to defend the USA after 9/11. Of course there was NOTHING NATO could do against asymmetric warfare terrorist acts as you can’t line up tanks and planes against lurking terrorists dispersed across several countries. So that was fairly safe offer to make. It also illustrates that where terrorism is concerned, NATO is indeed all but obsolete.

Mr Trump is not afraid to say we should fight terrorism with the bleeding-heart liberal gloves off. Shut the doors to them and don’t be afraid to let them know they will not be getting nice cups off coffee between gentle polite interrogations, rather that it will be as terrifying and painful for them as they want to make life for us, so they can be warned and know that we will fight them with whatever it takes to win.

Europe hides in the skirts of NATO and pretends it would fight for freedom, but lets look at what the German-sponsored proto-superstate really resembles. Does it look a little bit like the Napoleonic pan-European superstate that was such a bastion of freedom (not) that Britain (with help from Russia) had to rescue Europeans FROM. Does it look a little like Hitler’s pan-European superstate that the UK (with help from Russia and the US ) had to rescue Europeans FROM. Now Germany opened its doors to streams of migrants providing a route for terrorists into Europe and heading for the UK.

ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM TIME !!! Europe is the source of the threats both to the UK and to Europe itself. I would guess that at least 90% of the time Germany (include Austria) and France has had a hand in those threats – Habsburgs, Hitler, Napoleon, various ambitious French Kings, now the stupid EU wants to rule everyone and apparently punish anyone that wants to leave. Hmm, we’ll see how that turns out Herr Autohersteller.

Mr Trump is more relaxed than most about Russia. This will especially annoy the Franco-Germans who’s empires have come unstuck when they have annoyed the Russians. But let’s see if that need really worry the US/UK. Russia has always ended up on the side of the UK or didn’t actually go to war with the UK. e.g. Napoleon, WW1, WW2.

“What about the Cold War?” you cry! Hmm. Did Russia (also read USSR for Russia – much the same as far as UK needs go) actually go to war with us? No. Even during Cuba crisis, no nukes fell. Was that because of French and German troops? No. Was it because of US/UK nukes? More likely. In return for Russian help, we, the US/UK alliance, at Yalta conference, gave half of Europe to the Russians, hence the Berlin wall. It chopped an historically hostile Germany in half and kept them on the leash for a good number of decades. Now they are empire-building again – an empire called the EU. Britain wants no part of it, and clearly the US feels the same.

Turkey? Not part of the EU. Never will be. Needs handling with care as is East meets West and a geographical conduit for terrorists. But worth a decent £100m trade deal. Is part of NATO, but is useless as the threat is terrorism about which NATO cannot do anything and because is East meets West has to appease to some extent the terrorists. NATO defend Turkey offer? A bit of sabre-rattling to try and justify NATO existence. It was never going to happen and we knew it.

So, do I believe in collective defence. Maybe. Do I think NATO is effective collective defence, no. Do I think NATO EVER WAS effective collective defence… not so much really. Do I think amalgamations (like the EU and NATO) with the countries that CAUSE the defence problems (France and Germany) by the countries that have really had in the end to sort out those awful wars (the US and UK) are a solution to those problems? Poppycock. Elitist NWO Freemason Illuminati call-it-what-you-will smoke and mirrors.

Russia is always presented as the big bogey-man, this suits the elitists and especially the EU-ropeans well. Mr Trump can see what anyone who looks at the record of outcomes can see. Russians always end up on the UK/US side, against the European war-makers, and hasn’t nuked us at any time ever because the US/UK is too strong to dare, NOT because of anything Europe has ever done or ever will as part of the imaginary alliance that never fought a real war and never will called NATO.

So far Mr Trump has said it like it really is and has taken real action to set in place real effective borders.

The UK also wants real effective border control, that is one of the reasons we are leaving the EU, before we are completely swamped by the stream of economic migrants they would like to offload onto us.

Refugees go to and remain in the nearest safe country. Refugees do not trek through numerous very safe countries to get to the one of their choice. That’s the deal and we, and the USA are now planning to stick to it like we are planning to stick to real borders and plain truths about the politics of this world. We plan to preserve the cultures we have and not be taken over by hoards or different people with different cultures from far away.

We will be having effective borders. We will be sticking to the 1951 refugee convention AND sorting out economic migrants from true refugees. We will not allow the envelope to be pushed, we will not allow our countries to be dissolved or changed by people not like us from outside or by people that do not share our traditional values from within. We are resetting our society back to it root values and tearing up the envelope pushing creeping so called progress of the bleeding-heart homogenized apologists for the illuminati.

Take note its Game Over – bleat as loudly as you like, the days of the politically correct fascism of the liberals is over. Western liberals be aware, your freedom is the situated freedom of sheep protected from the wolves by a big strong Shepherd who will kill the wolf before it kills you, so get back in your pen woolly thinkers.

Arm photo torpedoes and shields up Mr Worf!

NOTE in this stream of ranty undiplomatic invective you may find some nuggets of unpalatable truth. Also, humor is required when reading this. Other political opinions are available, but not on this blog. I like European food and European people, but I don’t want them or any other foreign people and cultures to outnumber British people in Britain. I like Germany and France a lot and have visited almost all countries in Europe numerous times. I could happily be French and live there although it’s not quite as nice as Britain. However I was born here in Britain and so were my ancestors back to 1196 on one side and 1104 on the other (with a lot of European bits mixed in along the way, as like most Brits I am a mongrelized species) so it really is my country and I am exercising my right to say which changes I think are OK and which ones need to be changed back to something that I consider to be more fundamentally originally British. You don’t have to agree but note do not have a right of reply. This blog is not a democracy, it is my publication. You wanna write? – get your own blog. This is not interactive as I only post sporadically and don’t spend lots of time in a two-way process, and as I have no appetite for entertaining trolls I seldom allow comments, although really good ones like the one that encouraged my rant today, do occasionally merit being allowed.

Special Relationship

Europe loves to pretend that the UK does not really have a special relationship with the USA. It’s British and American lives lost in WW2 that makes that ill-informed free-speech possible, did you know Europe?

All Britain’s detractors love to claim this. Europes unwitting liberal lefty stooges are happy to crow this nonsense as proxies for Eurogandists to bolster their last-straw-clutching hope that a European hand will someone impossibly and magically pull them out of the water and back into the European boat (which they fail to see is itself sinking). Actually it’s an easily demonstrably crap claim. Ronald and Maggie, Blair and Bush, FDR and Churchill.

Apart from World War 1  and World War 2 and the Cold War and Iran and Iraq and Afghanistan and a whole load more, plus the fact that the UK has US warheads on it’s nukes, plus there are all those American airbases in England and cooperation between MI6 and the CIA preventing terrorists killing folks, there is no special relationship. Hmm.

I was part raised with an American military family here in the UK during the cold war, before Britain joined the Common Market that became the EU. Man had just landed on the moon thanks to America – the free world had won the space race, life was exciting and hopeful despite the Cold War. I enjoyed American toys and food that my English friends had never heard of – Fritos, Matt Mason, Dr Pepper, Brownies, Salted Popcorn.

My family very nearly emigrated to America – San Diego to be precise. So it would be fair to say I personally have had a special relationship with America in my heart for a long time. I love my country, I am an English Briton, but I love America too, our fine cousin who stands for freedom in much the same way we do. The country that along with Britain lost many brave lives bailing out the disastrous warring continent of Europe that once again has lost the plot and forgotten what democracy and freedom looks like – which is a good part of why we in the UK are leaving the EU.

Mrs May was first in line to meet Mr Trump, and the UK will be first in line for a trade deal, just as Mr Trump promised. Have you noticed Mr Trump seems to ACTUALLY BE TRYING TO DO WHAT HE PROMISED! Has the EU noticed we really do have a big friend who will help us with trade and make a mockery of any stupid EU attempt to punish us for leaving? That really has to hurt in Brussels eh?

You just HATE the whole special relationship thing don’t you Europe? Is that because it reminds you how you failed as a continent in the past and scares you now you are falling apart again because your elitist system is bleeding your ordinary people dry and has forgotten what freedom is?

Many people might hate what Mr Trump says, but he has the guts to often say what most people are secretly thinking but have been afraid to say because the politically correct thought police had taped their mouths.

I don’t know how it will end, maybe badly, true. But it’s refreshing that someone can shout out that the emperor has no clothes and there’s an elephant in the room, and ACTUALLY try to CHANGE THINGS. I do know things won’t change and get better unless someone ACTUALLY TRIES TO ACTUALLY CHANGE THINGS like Mr Trump is doing.

Do I want to see the rust belt get its jobs back and America prosper as a secure and powerful country. Yes, because the good people of that great country deserve to have good lives, and a strong prosperous America is the real guarantor of a stable prosperous world. That sure ISN’T really NATO. NATO without the USA is NOTHING. Mainly because all the beneficiaries this side of the pond except UK and Poland have not really been prepared to pay for anything for a long long time. NATO may well be obsolete as Mr Trump said. Like the EU. The problem is most of the EU countries have been taking a free ride on NATO while the UK is the only really big economy this side of the pond that would pay its share. If there’s one thing Mr Trump doesn’t like, its freeloaders riding on America’s back, and frankly I think the UK should be thinking of itself in that way also. If the EU doesn’t want to give us a free trade deal, maybe we should dump the defence cooperation and intelligence cooperation and see how naked they feel with no UK and USA to bail them out of their next round of self-inflicted war or fight with Russia? If the EU are no more use to us tax any other WTO traders and actually cost us money and deliberately try to stand in the way of our prosperity, why should we defend their lives and freedom at all, let alone pay for it?

Vous voulez un Brexit dure Monsieur Barnier. Vraiment?

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In the EU there are 4 rich countries basically paying for the other 24.
Soon there will be only 3 rich countries.
No wonder they are unhappy about us leaving.

We might get a big tariff put on stuff we sell to the EU.
However the EU sells us at least 295 billion Euro’s of goods.
The UK is the EU’s biggest market in goods.
Do the EU want to rock the boat with big tariffs and make the pound drop so we buy far less of their stuff? Really?

Ask a German car maker. Ask a French wine grower. Ask an Italian pump and tap manufacturer. Do they want less export income to help them pay for those 24 other poor countries eh?

How would Europe like us to pull our defence cooperation from the mix? You only see UK, Greece, Poland and Estonia meeting the 2% GDP NATO target. Yeah like 2% of the Greek, Polish and Estonian economies amounts to a whole hill of beans. Oh yeah, and apart from France the UK is the only nuclear weapons power in Europe. Oh and apart from France the UK is the only UN Security Council member in Europe.

But maybe they don’t need us. They will be just fine about losing trade and defence. They won’t mind us sending back all their folks if they don’t let our ex-pats stay in their countries. Like we can’t get cheap labour from Africa instead of Europe but they can get rich retired villa owners from Africa eh? Yeah right.

If we do Brexit hard we’ll see see if they really want to cut their noses off to spite their faces or whether they want to come to the table and talk sense – free tw0-way trade without the social strings and their stultifying Eurocratic unelected gravy train.

Europe is not the world. Europe (sans UK) is 3 rich countries and 24 rather poor ones. It is not America, China, India, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Russia, the rich Arab states or Brazil. If we do need poor countries to replace any European ones that have been ordered by Brussels not to trade with us, there are still about 150 to choose from elsewhere in the world, so lets not get fixated on 24 poor ones in Europe either hey?

Of course there’s always the possibility that the EU will fall apart before the 2-year long divorce is even over. Many citizens in France, Italy and Holland are already very unhappy about the EU, and don’t ask the Greeks whether they would rather have a new deal! Cheap holidays anyone?

 

 

 

Brexit

So where are we now?

Well, most of my Christian friends are very pleased that we have voted to leave the EU. Bear in mind that few of them are inclined to doctrines of end-times and new world order conspiracies, and nor, to be frank, are many of them deeply politically and economically knowledgeable about world affairs. Notwithstanding this, many have stated that by voting for Brexit we have had a close shave and have just escaped by the skin of our teeth from something terrible. Many mentioned the prospect that Europe was contemplating a European Army and that we would have been dragged into wars we did not want to be part of. A small few have mentioned immigration, but that was, at least among my Christian friends, very few and not a very loud complaint. They were far more concerned about the centralization of power in the EU and the taking away of power from individual governments to make decisions based what their people want. Several feel that the EU is deliberately secularizing and is suppressing Christianity under the guise of promoting equality. I agree with them. For a long while I was going to vote remain, but the day before the vote I was led to vote leave. I am glad I did.

Pessimists said our economy would suffer if we left. Well initially they are right, we have seen a huge drop in our currency which is at the moment making all our imported things much more expensive. But hey! We should be EXPORTING and doesn’t that mean stuff we sell abroad just got cheaper? Sure they might put up trade barriers, but we will be able to negotiate new trade deals with countries we haven’t been allowed to by the EU. More export money coming in could offset the currency fall.

There are cynics that say the EU was very keen to keep us in and under their rules because they fear our leaving would be the first domino in the fall of their empire, and to keep us in check as the second or third largest of the two dozen or so EU states, right on their doorstep, we would otherwise be a terrifying competitor if our wings were not kept clipped by EU rules. Well I have news for Europe – and its no news at all – yes your empire is falling we are not he only ones that want freedom, and yes we will be again the competitor you have to see to believe.

Optimists said we would become more outward looking. Yes I see it happening at an amazing rate. I work for a large company and we have just bought a company in East Africa because we see huge development opportunities there. The BBC has announced many new World Service Radio stations in 19 languages. On our TV news we are now seeing regularly Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and South African news and culture that we hadn’t until now.

America has also had enough of it’s old deal, and say what you like, their new force in politics likes our new force in politics – Trump likes Farage, and Trump likes the UK. Trump says Europe must pay its way in NATO. The UK already does of course. That sits with the European Army that the UK won’t have to pay for and prop up now of course.

So here’s an optimistic reminder of things the UK has done in the past and positions we hold that are a good indicator of why we need have no fear that we will not be a huge success out of the EU in the future, and why the EU was so scared we would leave.

Industry – the Industrial Revolution
Global Trade – the British Empire ruled 3/4 of the Earth
and many of the things that make these possible…
Satellites – Arthur C. Clarke
The World Wide Web – Tim Berners-Lee
Computers – Charles Babbage
Telephones – Alexander Graham Bell
Television – John Logie Baird
Railways and Trains – Richard Trevithick, George and Robert Stephenson
Maglev Trains – Charles Wheatstone and Eric Laithwaite
Hovercraft – Christopher Cockerell
Telegraph – Charles Wheatstone and Samuel Cooke
Undersea Communication Cables – a long list of British inventors
Jet Engine – Frank Whittle
London is biggest financial hub in world (Global Financial Centres Index)
Heathrow Airport – 2nd busiest in world by international passenger traffic
Pedal Bicycle – Kirkpatrick Macmillan
UK is 2nd in world league of Nobel Prizes
UK is 3rd in world league of Olympic Medals
UK is 5th biggest economy in world (IMF world economic outlook April 2016)
Military victories – Agincourt, Spanish Armada, Napoleonic Wars, WW1, WW2 (how many times has Britain saved Europe from itself? – maybe Brexit is preparing the way for us to save them again!)

And here’s some lovely things we gave the world:
The mini car
The mini skirt
The E-Type Jaguar car
The Flying Scotsman Train
The Mallard Train
William Shakespeare
Roll Royce cars and aero-engines
The Spitfire fighter plane
The Harrier Jump Jet
Concorde (with France)
The channel tunnel (with France)
The Millau Viaduct (for France!)
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
W H Auden
Charles Dickens
Winston Churchill
Margaret Thatcher
Cambridge University
Oxford University
The King James Bible translation

So how do you think we are going to do, post-Brexit?

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