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Walk away

11 June 2018

What on earth is the government doing? The clarity of the referendum nearly two years ago has become mired in a desperate – and futile – search to come up with a plan that the EU will like. That’s not what we voted for. 

The tangle of detail and objections is designed to trap us in the EU net. We must insist the government walk away from the table.

Amid the fog of conflicting briefings, one thing is clear: the people of Britain cannot rely on the existing political order to carry out a clear instruction on the most important matter we have faced since the Second World War. We must act, and act now.

Our own political generals have no stomach for the fight. The government’s “collaborative approach” to negotiations is just that – collaboration with the would-be colonial power that is the EU, concession after concession until Leaving becomes Remaining but in an even more slavish relationship than before June 2016. 


The “negotiations” are matched by lack of preparations for independence, such as building the necessary infrastructure to enforce control over our economy, borders and laws. In practice this amounts to sabotage.  

And all the while parliament, with its massive majority of MPs who voted Remain, is promoting the sabotage, supported by the Lords. Both houses prattle about constitution and sovereignty, but what they mean is that they think they are sovereign over the people.

Only the fact of the 17.4 million Leave voters – and no sign of regrets, in fact the opposite – holds them to any appearance of carrying out our decision.

The solution is for the people to exercise sovereignty, to take control.  Let’s begin by moving heaven and earth to concentrate our forces on Westminster: to compel the politicians to do the right thing. 

Let’s return to the simplicity of our decision. Reinstate the red lines for Brexit. That would terrify the EU would-be masters. Only then can real negotiations begin – from the true position of British strength.