In raising some key considerations toward deciding how to vote in this referendum a few weeks ago (Wessex Citizen No. 2), led me to favour supporting the vote to rearrange the British government's relationship with the European adminstration.
At the time, I was mindful of which option would be more likely to further our principal aim of securing a Wessex assembly as soon as possible, bearing in mind that whilst British sovereignty has been compromised in having been supborned into the hands of the undemocratic Brussels bureaucracy (see 'The EU: A Corporatist Racket......' below), nonetheless, Wessex citizens have not relinquished their citizen sovereignty and would never do so, thus would be able to assert it by way of the bottom-up democratic model we envision.
Also I was appalled at the prospect of including Turkey within the already over-burgeoning membership from a managable seven states into the motley and clearly unmanageable twenty seven states now joined, some already struggling to pay impossible debt commitments imposd on them by the IMF and the massively quantatively eased currency of the European central bank, and others now having returned with an extreme right, neo-fascist tendency to make things worse.
Since then, despite and because of all the hot air and the fact the public campaign has degenerated into a lamentable level of inaccuracy, inuendo, insult and insignificance, those initial inclinations for participating in the referendum have been reinforced, and I have become aware of perhaps its principal functions which as usual are to divide the nation as a prelude to the next round of centrist diktat, thus motivating me to call Cameron's bluff and seize this so-called 'opportunity of a lifetime' to vote for a new arrangement with the administration of the European mainland.
That decision was further reinforced by the hyperbole uttered by Cameron to-day that this referendum was a once in a lifetime irreversible decision which would condemn Britain's children to a lifetime of poverty and misery - a last desperate attempt to try to intimidate the electorate away from voting him and his tentatively ensconced administration to come back from Europe and attend to repairing the damage he has caused at home in making the poor pay for the latest breakdown of the capitalist finance system, rather than to be allowed to continue to fund junkets for the rich, riding first class on the Eurocrat gravy train.
So, instead of taking too much notice of any of it, I rely on data prepared in a series of lucid papers produced by Executive Director and Principal of Europe Economics, Andrew Lilico http://www.europe-economics.com/search/0/search.htm who in paper No.95 takes a line which argues that in economic terms the UK has gained much from EU membership in particular by way of building influence via the treaties and the workings of the European Commission, and he believes Britain 'has converted its continental partners to an economic philosophy based around free trade, market liberalisation, privatisation, limits on state aid, competition, and the interests of small and medium-sized enterprises.'
Also he notes:
'Following Brexit, the EU would work better and grow faster to the UK's benefit. In a dynamic world, the UK could take better advantage of its ability to reverse policy errors, allowing for more policy experimentation and innovation. In respect of trade, Britain can gain as much from new trade deals with non-EU countries as the modest losses it is likely to make in EU trade.
These longer-term gains will not come for free. In the short term, Brexit is likely to bring two or three years of somewhat slower growth. But by 2030 I would expect the UK to be more or less back to balance. It might even gain' and he concludes:
'The UK has done a good job in converting its friends to converge in the British direction. Progress has been sufficient for Brexit's economic costs to be low. Voters need only to believe the economic costs of leaving will not be too high.
UNCONTROLLED IMMIGRATION - CONTEXT
Wesseaxens and inhabitants of other regions within England should beware and remember that the history of invasion, civil war and other horrors experienced by generations of conflict-hardened European mainlanders have taken their tolls at a much greater scale if not intensity than such mayhem as plots and skirmishes throughout evolutionary small-scale, 'off-shore' Britain.
Quite simply our island is neither of a size nor of a scale - nor is it equipped to accommodate millions of rich - or poor unfortunates from a world catchment of potentionally billions of people who believe life here is a panacea to their problems for which serial decisions by this country's governments are susbstantially responsible - both at home and abroad.
The nature of life on an island - and in an archipelago such as Greece should proceed on both at a smaller, slower pace as determined by the climate, its scale and its inhabitants who should be able to offer seasonal accommodation to visitors at prices they can afford in numbers which do not overwhelm their populations rather than to allow themselves to be dragooned let alone betrayed by their governments into totalitarian corporate commercial competition, global financial and political shenanigans or illegal invasions and computer wars on remote nations' territory.
That is why it would constitute flagrant dereliction of duty and responsibility to resile from taking measures based on scientific evidence and biological criteria to prevent the damaging consequences of uncontrolled open door global migratory activity in order to protect already ailing and overcrowded indigent settlement areas in a Britain whose provision of adequate low cost residential accommodation has decreased over the decades to a point where waiting lists are prohibitive and, in failing to consider and to take into account the potential for disproportionate numbers from around the world let alone those from the Europeanmainland, joining the fashion however misguided, in wishing to join our small island.
That such migration is directly due to illegal interventions within other countries by successive Tory, Labour, ConDem and now a conspicuous 'Grand Coalition' administration who, as part of a crumbling anachronism is increasingly bereft of honesty, integrity and credibility and increasingly is seen by a majority of British citizens to represent almost no one but themselves and their illicit self-voted privileges.
One of the most sinister features of the current legislature is that whereby way of cul-de-sac of purported finality, it sets-in-stone the consequences of policies and contracts protected under the auspices of Draconian damages clauses endorsed by the parties.
Currently, no better example of this exsists than that of the shady bi-lateral deliberations toward the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) proceeding behind closed doors between the EU and American administrations - all under covert oversight of a self-appointed cabal of unelected operators from a shadow world government.
Amongst impacts on British people as a consequence include threats to the NHS; food and environmental safety; banking regulations; privacy; 'jobs'; and of course further attacks against the wellspring for democracy surging around the world.
Moreover, there are some 500 similar cases of businesses versus nations going on around the world at the moment and they are all taking place before ‘arbitration tribunals’ made up of corporate lawyers appointed on an ad hoc basis, which according to War on Want’s John Hilary, are “little more than kangaroo courts” with a vested interest in ruling in favour of the shibboleth of coporate business. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/what-is-ttip-and-six-reasons-why-the-answer-should-scare-you-9779688.html
A SUPERSTATE EUROPEAN ARMY?
Generals fight for Brexit: Our forces would be stronger outside 'not fit for purpose' EU, says a dozen former top brass http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3607761/Generals-fight-Brexit-forces-stronger-outside-not-fit-purpose-EU-says-dozen-former-brass.html
A report by Larisa Brown, Political Correspondent For The Daily Mail Published: 24 May 2016, Updated: 17:07, 25 May 2016
highlights a scathing attack against Europe by Former military top brass who say the EU has become 'intrusive' and 'out of control' and not fit for purpose, and they reject the idea Brexit would have a negative impact on the UK's defence. Also, one of Britain's most respected generals - Sir Michael Rose who commanded UN troops in Bosnia from 1994 to 1995 and was in charge of the SAS siege of the Iranian embassy in 1980 - claims EU law has seriously undermined the country's combat effectiveness and says British forces would be stronger outside the EU
His comments will humiliate the Prime Minister because Sir Michael's name was 'mistakenly' added to a letter orchestrated by Downing Street earlier this year which promoted the EU.
In an individual statement, Sir Michael says: 'Sovereignty and defence are indivisible. European law, in my view, has already seriously undermined UK's combat effectiveness as a result of the intrusion of European law into national law. And today, our servicemen and women are in danger of becoming no more than civilians in uniform.'
The retired senior military officers are backing Veterans for Britain, a campaign for a Leave vote in the EU referendum aimed at serving and former military personnel.
For reasons beyond my control on account of the government's malicious austerity measures, and coming as it does at the fifty-ninth second of the fifty-ninth minute of the eleventh hour before closure of the polls, I am under no delusion that the timing of this modest contribution will go any way to sway the result.
The best to be hoped however is that it may be noted by a handful who may read it and in a small way find some of it helpful as part of the large body of evidence to influence positive outcomes of any negotiations which will take place at the highest levels after 10 .00 pm tomorrow the 23 June - whatever the result of this referendum and however we may learn later it will have been rigged.
Unless and until ALL nation state illegal war criminals and genocide suspects are brought before the international court of justice in the Hague at least to answer for their crimes, there will be no peace on this planet for any adult - let alone any children.......
High on the list of suspects outstanding include current and previous government administrations of America, Israel, Britain and Russia.
Of those who should be found guilty - especially those who wish to anchor Britain's sovereignty within Europe in perpetuity - if found guilty (Chillcot is insufficient), nonetheless should it be the wish voluntarily of the families and friends of their victims to spare them incarceration in the spirit of truth and reconciliation on the basis of undertakings that they perform some alternative compensatory commitments - so be it.
If not they must be prepared to face the punishments they have seen fit be visited on their opposite numbers who have been convicted for crimes committed against people in other parts of the world.
Whatever the final outcome of the referendum (my guess exists in a sealed envelope lodged with a friend not be opened until the final result is declared), almost certainly the official numbers published will be massaged to convey a false impression in favour of remain - as occurred for 'No' in the Scots referendum for independence when inclusion of the disenfranchised who have suffered the same consequences of the rigged vote as have the polsters who supported it, reduced the margin of difference between the contendents closer to 5% than the c.10% published
Whatever the result of the referendum this time, however it may have been reached, the governments of Britain and Europe must immediately initialise a demand for a new international treaty to be drawn up expeditiously by way of reinforcing the laws of war - in the form of a codicil perhaps to those enshrined in the Kellog Briand (Paris) pact.
The new or so-amended treaty must be agreed and signed by all government administrations around the world on the orders of all people around the world who demand it, the huge majority of which requires to be able to live their lives wholesomely and peacefully and without fear or favour of anyone else who by an accident of biology shares the planet with them - especially those serial and compulsive belligerents ruling the now anachronistic nation states of America, Britain, Israel, Palestine, North Korea, China, Japan, India, Pakistan, Russia, Africa and many more.
Further - in respect for the families and victims of all 67 British and European nationals murdered in controlled demolitions of the three trade centre buildings in New York in 2011 - the British and European administrations must demand that, without further delay Obama orders an immediate re-investigation of the circumstances leading to, during and after that flagrant international crime and to name and arraign the people responsible.
Fourteen anniversaries of the event have taken place to date, and yet the American government has refused point blank to heed persistent and increasing calls world-wide by campaigns including America's Architects and Engineers for 911Truth, Britain's Re-investigate 911 and many others who continue to demand further investigation to establish the truth and provide the victims families and friends the compensation and closure to which they are lawfully entitled and so richly deserve.
Recent publicity revealing the criminal acts committed by the British police against the public at Hillsborough - twenty-eight years ago - is an example of establishment bureaucratic treason against the sovereing rights of the victims and their families and friends of such monumental scale which clearly demonstrates why increasingly people are waking up to realise the pandemic of illegal inhuman rot which lies at the heart of undemocratic Nation State establishments around the world.
If Obama wishes part of his time to be remembered as a worthy legacy, he will not allow Hillsborough to be used as a model against the victims of 911 New York.
If these actions are not executed without further delay, there will be no secure peace on this planet for any adult - let alone their children living now and continuing to be born in the future.......
Colin Bex, President 22vi16
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