Eleven years ago, Labor staged a coup against the British people with the Lisbon Treaty. Three year ago, the Brits voted to leave the EU. Yesterday, the Brits said, “we bloody well mean it!!!”
The only issue in yesterday’s election was Brexit, i.e., whether to leave the EU in toto. The results were overwhelming. It was the biggest election win for the Tories since Attila the Hen, Britain’s last anti-EU leader, and Labor’s worst defeat since before WWII. Moreover, every single Tory-in-name-only who, over the last two years, tried to keep Britain functionally in the EU was voted out of office.
Twelve years ago, on this date in 2007, the EU staged a coup against democracy in Europe — and no, that is not hyperbole. As I wrote in the history post for today:
The European Union grew out of several treaties during the 1940’s and 50’s that were meant to tie European nations closer together and to bring an end to a millennium of incessant warfare between them. But the EU grew far beyond its initial mandate. By the year 2000, the EU had become a giant experiment in non-democratic socialist bureaucracy with only the camouflage of meaningless local elections; it threatened to overtake all of Europe.
The EU drew up a Constitution to make of the EU a supra-national government run by bureaucrats with plenary power over the individual nation states. The norm for such Constitutions is that they are submitted to a referendum of the people in the individual states or countries, just as was done with the U.S. Constitution. The problem for the EU soon turned out to be that, while the left wing socialist leaders of the European countries thought the EU just dandy, their citizens did not. Referendums on the Constitution failed in both France and the Netherlands, and the EU withdrew the Constitution.
What the EU – and the individual European governments – did next was nothing less than conduct a coup against its citizens. The EU took all of the provisions of the Constitution and rewrote them as a treaty. You see, under the provisions of the EU, while the people had to approve the Constitution, the governments themselves, without a referendum, could approve any treaty. And that is what the bastards did. They rewrote the Constitution as the Lisbon Treaty. And on this date in 2007, the socialist governments from Britain, Germany, France and 19 other nations, signed away their national sovereignty to the EU. It was horrendous.
On March 5, 2008, Labor PM Gordon Brown, who had promised the British people a referendum on the EU, reneged on the promise and ratified the Lisbon Treaty on behalf of Britain. As I wrote at the time: