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Brexit: Why Britons won’t get what they vote for
By Daily Bell Staff - February 24, 2016

EU referendum: Leaving EU a ‘leap in the dark’ says Cameron … The prime minister says his only agenda is what is best for the country … David Cameron has warned that leaving the European Union “could hurt working people for years to come”, as he put the case for staying in the EU to MPs. He said the choice was between an “even greater Britain” by staying in, or a “leap into the dark” by exiting. – BBC

On June 23, British citizens will line up to cast their vote on whether or not the country should stay in the European Union.

Plenty of reasons exist for Britain to leave the EU. Britain itself is an increasingly authoritarian environment but the trend in the EU is even worse.

EU regulation is infamously petty, including statutes on the books that make it illegal to sell bananas per piece or eggs by the dozen.

The EU’s court system operates according to a kind of Napoleonic Code – corpus juris – in which one is presumed guilty until proven innocent and generally has few common law protections.

Neither does the EU operate democratically. Its governing body consists of appointed members that make and enforce the important policy decisions.  Agents of the EU government are above prosecution and those employed by the EU are immune from prosecution. Buildings and records cannot be searched.

The European Central Bank – after appropriating money-printing powers from European states – has forced much of Southern Europe into a protracted depression.

The economic issue is the most grievous. Countries that cannot devalue their debt via price inflation are faced with enormous structural costs. The results have placed entire countries on the verge of bankruptcy and Europe’s banking system in a permanent state of crisis.

Europe barely functions. Between out-of-control immigration and overwhelming sovereign debt, most countries have sizeable minorities – or more – that want “exits” of their own.

But by weakening and impoverishing individual nations, the central body has only grown stronger.

Euro-elites counted on an economic union so damaging to European nation-states that a political union would become inevitable.

This is of course a breathtakingly cynical ploy, building a European super-state directly on the impoverished backs of tens of millions of the miserable and jobless. But Brussels has never lacked for cynicism.

A strong EU facilitates global authoritarianism. International trade pacts and other multi-national understandings are easier to push through when Brussels speaks for all.

A small, “global world” is certainly to be desired, but only one that is built by voluntary means, business-to-business and person-to-person. A global super-state imposed by government force will simply replicate history’s past disasters.

Thus the Brexit referendum can be seen not only as an expression of the will of the people, but also as the latest eruption in a kind of civil war between the British people themselves and their ruling classes.

Unsurprisingly elite funding and propaganda are pushing for Britain to stay, making a successful Brexit highly unlikely. The City leaves nothing to chance when it comes to realizing its pan-global plans.

Conclusion: Though it is heartening that British voters are finally able to vote on the Brexit issue, we are not confident that the elites will allow the people’s voices to be heard. We expect centralized European authoritarian rule to grow stronger as a result, which will spell even greater disaster for the economies of Europe.

 

 

 

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