Guest Post by Jules:
Last night I had to restrain myself from throwing one of my cowboy boots at my beautiful, 60” HD television when the BBC NEWS AT TEN came on.
Now I’m not one who is quick to temper unless I’m stuck behind a tractor on a country road or faced with a unicorn, but when this ‘breaking news’ announcement flashed up on my screen I had to grip the sides of my leather sofa with force, and let me tell you, that is no mean feat. Leather is very slippy.
Theresa May, in her infinite wisdom, has moved from a 20 billion pound Brexit negotiation deal (which she insisted would be the absolute ceiling) to a now 40 billion pound deal.
I’m sorry, what? This woman is two sarnies short of a picnic.
FORTY BILLION POUNDS? And where exactly is that coming from?
Now I try be diplomatic and sensible when considering this divorce from Europe because I appreciate that we have dealt with them for forty plus years and it is in our interest to stay in the single market and have ease of trade. Over 5,400 British companies rely on passporting rights to bring in around 9 billion in revenue every year to Britain. The loss of passporting would be disruptive and a colossal ball ache. There are many firms who trade backwards and forwards with Europeans and just telling them to “do one” would result in the closure of businesses and loss of jobs and the ripple effect that would cause – etcetera.
However, 40 billion pounds to leave and accommodate the EU is absurd. Especially when there are great restraints on our public spending: Our police force numbers are low and out National Health Service is barely able to function. There’s a shortage of GP’s and our emergency rooms are full causing hideous waiting times. The NHS needs a mere 4 billion pounds next year just to stand still in its current chaotic state. Surely this 40 billion pounds would be better spent there or am I missing something?
Perhaps if it wasn’t bled dry and abused by those coming here to take advantage of it or the rainbow crew stopped giving extra funding for transgender operations to appease anxiety ridden flowerpots, it might be able to concentrate on the British people who have paid into it and HAVE REAL ILLNESSES, but I’m no expert and that’s a whole other story.
Anyway, to further add insult to the injury of the colossal divorce settlement, it was then stated that an agreement was being made for non UK citizens living in Britain to be allowed to be protected by EU law.
If I go to America I abide by American law. If I go to Kazakhstan I abide by their laws and so on. If you come to Great Britain it should be the same.
Excuse me Theresa, but this isn’t what your people voted for. Ahem…Hello? Step aside and let Boris in.
I think this is utterly appalling and the voters are being shafted.
So, I need some help from my fellow Americans. Since we have no firearms here I’m wondering how to form a militia to overthrow the muppets in Parliament. Turning up with a balaclava, a cricket bat and a German Shepherd isn’t going to cut it. The SAS will take me out in a heartbeat.
Personally, I think we should tell Brussels to go forth and multiply.
Can anyone name a famous Belgian anyway? Jean -Claude Van Damme is about all I’ve got and that ain’t saying much.
We need to keep our money in our pockets and put it to the good use of our services and people. If we say no to the EU demands we can watch the whole concept fall like dominoes.
Yes, it would be harder to trade, taxes would be higher and there’d be a lot of fighting in the playground. So what. That works both ways, pal. Time to grow some balls Britain and remember the Great Empire that you once were.
~ Jules Smith