Sunday, June 9, 2019

Political Ransom

     The people of Britain expressed themselves in a referendum a few years back: They want out of “Europe,” politically, and want to see a clean break for the sake of British sovereignty. The Eurofascists in Brussels, however, dislike the idea and are trying to discourage it:

     Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to succeed Theresa May as Britain’s next prime minister, said he would withhold a previously agreed 39 billion pound Brexit payment until the European Union gives Britain better exit terms.

     The EU has repeatedly said it will not reopen discussion of the Brexit transition deal it reached with May last year, which British lawmakers have rejected three times, prompting May to announce her resignation earlier this month….

     “I always thought it was extraordinary that we should agree to write that entire cheque before having a final deal. In getting a good deal, money is a great solvent and a great lubricant,” Johnson told the Sunday Times.

     Britain is due to leave the EU on Oct. 31. If Parliament does not approve a deal - and the government does not ask the EU for another delay - there risks being major economic disruption from a disorderly departure.

     At least Johnson is showing some spine by withholding the ransom before the kidnappee is returned to its parents. But what’s wrong with Parliament issuing a simple “We’re out” statement and reinstituting British laws and customs without further adieu? You know, the way it was done here;

     When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation….

     Recognize it? You should.

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