BrexitJanuary 31, 2020January 31, 2020 Tim WorstallEuropean Union40 Comments And, y’know, be seein’ you aroun’? Tags:Brexit previousTimmy on Al BeebnextIt is just me then 40 thoughts on “Brexit” Pcar January 31, 2020 at 11:08 pm BREXIT Day Relative phoned from Edinburgh. Some fireworks lighting up the sky since 22:10, then masses from 23:00 Despite SNP’s poison dwarf’s opposition Yipee! Land of Hope and Glory Rule Britannia Jerusalem and God save the Queen Hip, hip; Hooray Pcar January 31, 2020 at 11:12 pm BREXIT Day Live: Brexit Day – The UK leaves the European Union https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8lkEvc4qcI Live: Leave Means Leave Brexit Party, Parliament Square https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8lkEvc4qcI or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrOYxDcXN6M . Farage: Miserabilists in Westminster banning Brexit celebration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuZ0qMYS-Z0 Britain finally gets to celebrate Brexit Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F8QA3p9lQ0 btw Sky News UK presenters all looking miserable Pcar January 31, 2020 at 11:14 pm BREXIT Day Live: Brexit Day – The UK leaves the European Union https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8lkEvc4qcI Live: Leave Means Leave Brexit Party, Parliament Square https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8lkEvc4qcI or youtube.com/watch?v=RrOYxDcXN6M . Farage: Miserabilists in Westminster banning Brexit celebration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuZ0qMYS-Z0 Britain finally gets to celebrate Brexit Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F8QA3p9lQ0 btw Sky News UK presenters all looking miserable Mr Ecks January 31, 2020 at 11:21 pm God Bless us all and death to the EU and all its works. Steve January 31, 2020 at 11:22 pm Never thought I could get dust in my eye from watching the most endearingly crap rendition of our national anthem I’ve ever seen as a civvy and/or sober. I believe the Blessed Margaret deserves a nod: I would just like to remember some words of St. Francis of Assisi which I think are really just particularly apt at the moment. ‘Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope’ God rest ye, merry gentlechaps. And special thanks to our ever gracious host, who has done so much more than most to give us back our freedom. Edward Lud January 31, 2020 at 11:23 pm Some fireworks even near me, NW2, NW11. The sky hasn’t fallen down, tho. And I don’t have VD, however hard I’ve tried. John Galt January 31, 2020 at 11:45 pm How many decades have we asked “Can we leave yet?” …and we’re out… The next lesson is to avoid leftist demands to return. BRExit may be done, but the EU remains a threat. I’m ready. Are you? Tractor Gent January 31, 2020 at 11:54 pm Finally! Though there are some interesting negotiations to come. Let’s see what Boris has to say in the next week or two. One encouraging sign is that Claire Perry has got the elbow from organising COP-whatever in Glasgow. Mr Ecks February 1, 2020 at 12:28 am The battle is won but the war goes on. As for the rest of Europe: “Exit wars begun have”. Pcar February 1, 2020 at 12:31 am Adieu, EU: UK celebrates exit from the European Union – Sky Aus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF3S7gcDmvA Will update later when brother reports on his Parliament Square Brexit celebration London Crowds Count Down To Official Brexit From European Union | NBC News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-bXt8EewDA Behind the scenes: Nigel Farage opens up about his Brexit journey on his way to Parliament Square https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZhX71OVupo Jussi February 1, 2020 at 12:53 am I love leaving, all my neighbours love leaving, here in the bungalow-land I just had some beers with my lovely neighbours Terry and Anne in Co Durham. Anne loves Boris. I’d ran out beers so Terry helped me abit. dearieme February 1, 2020 at 5:18 am We ought to have a name, those of us who voted “yes” in 1975 but voted “leave” in 2016. dearieme February 1, 2020 at 5:46 am Another bunch who could do with a name is those who are anti-Brussels (Vote leave!) and anti-London (Scrap HS2!). Roué le Jour February 1, 2020 at 6:05 am I voted to join the Common Market, not the European Union of Socialist States. Theophrastus February 1, 2020 at 7:10 am “One day the people of this nation will wake up.” Enoch Powell Theophrastus February 1, 2020 at 7:17 am “It is one of history’s most mocking ironies that the German customs union, which set out to dominate Europe and conquer Britain in the form of Bismarckian or Hitlerian military force, has at last vanquished the victor by drawing Britain into a Zollverein which comprises Western Europe and aspires to comprise the Mediterranean as well. If the ghosts of the Hohenzollerns come back to haunt this planet, they must find a lot to laugh at.” Enoch Powell – RIP Theophrastus February 1, 2020 at 7:23 am “Oh! pleasant exercise of hope and joy! For mighty were the auxiliars which then stood Upon our side, we who were strong in love! Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive…” Wordsworth The Prelude Roué le Jour February 1, 2020 at 8:05 am I recall Nick Ridley saying it was a “German racket”. Diogenes February 1, 2020 at 9:13 am The best comment https://www.euronews.com/2020/01/30/manneken-pis-brussels-landmark-dressed-in-union-jack-waistcoat-ahead-of-brexit BraveFart February 1, 2020 at 9:50 am What is Tim going to use as his catchprase now he can no longer say “can we leave yet?”? Ottokring February 1, 2020 at 9:58 am I feasted upon gammon and bathed in the salty tears of the Remainers. Joining the EU was part of the postwar policy of “managed decline”, those days, despite the best efforts of Labour politicians and academics can now be consigned to the dustbin of history alongside the USSR. bloke in spain February 1, 2020 at 10:13 am “What is Tim going to use as his catchprase now he can no longer say “can we leave yet?”?” I’d imagine “Haven’t we left? ” is going to get regular use, for a while. The Remainers may have been soundly beaten but there’s still no sign of a surrender. DocBud February 1, 2020 at 10:45 am BraveFart, As long as it’s not: “can we have a carbon tax now?” Mr Ecks February 1, 2020 at 10:50 am BiS–Time for a Punishment and Retaliation Commission to be put into action against the remainiacs. Grikath February 1, 2020 at 11:28 am BiS, I imagine it’ll be along the lines of “I thought we left?” There’s still a year of hammering-out the details left, and ,say, half a decade to find out exactly how things will shape up. There’ll be plenty to rant and raise eyebrows at in the near future. Dave Ward February 1, 2020 at 11:32 am “And I don’t have VD” I’m struggling to think how long ago I last heard the term “VD” mentioned! Tim the Coder February 1, 2020 at 11:59 am 1 down, 27 to go. Gamecock February 1, 2020 at 12:23 pm Keep your joy as a shield against bad deals* with the EU. Don’t accept anything bad! Go to the streets if you have to. You have seen the power you have. THIS is democracy. Meanwhile, citizens should ignore anything EU. “I thought we were out.” *I can’t imagine any deal not being a bad deal. BraveFart February 1, 2020 at 12:33 pm One Brexit bonus already. The Great Potato and his mouth breathing camp followers are mightily fucked off The Other Bloke in Italy February 1, 2020 at 12:46 pm Chad in FL posted this at Kim du Toit’s place yesterday: Tom Kratman created this some time ago, to the tune of “Ode to Joy.” It seems particularly appropriate today. Fuck the European Union! Fuck the Hague and ICC! Fuck their rules and regulations; Fuck the whole bureaucracy! Asshats, Bastards, Cowards, Dimwits, Excrement-Feeding, Gallows-bait. Hang the swine Higher than Haman, Ignorant Jackasses, Knaves. Watch them purge the bent banana. See your taxes rise and rise. See your nations fall to ruin. Watch as every freedom dies. Lick-ass Morons, Nincompoops, Oh, Pity the Quagmire these Reds made. Sycophants and Thieves, the whole crew, Underworked and overpaid. Friday Mornings EUnachs sign in To ensure their holidays Are paid for by lesser people. Others call those people, “slaves.” To the lampposts, Europeans. Tie the knots and toss the ropes. Fit the nooses, haul the free ends Stand back; let the bastards choke. I fancy this sung by an A Cappella group, with the girls smiling particularly sweetly as they sing the rudest bits. Tim the Coder February 1, 2020 at 1:55 pm TOBII: From Tom Kratman’s “Carrera” SF series? Gamecock February 1, 2020 at 5:46 pm The battle is won but the war goes on. As for the rest of Europe: “Exit wars begun have”. ============= Your war goes on, too, Mr Ecks. This is not the end for Britain, but, hopefully, the beginning of the end. Your government can still do you in with “deals.” Vigilance!!! PJF February 1, 2020 at 6:39 pm Your government can still do you in with “deals.” But our government has brought the Chicoms on board for our new telecoms in spite of the earnest requests of our most important strategic ally; is going to piss hundreds of billions of our £s away on an unneeded 19th century transport system; has announced a desire for customs and tariffs come what may – and is dedicated to trading our economy off against the weather. What makes you think they might act against our national interest? (no, I couldn’t generate any excitement last night – we are in BRINO de jure, awaiting BRINO de facto) The Other Bloke in Italy February 1, 2020 at 7:16 pm Tim the C Dunno. The only book of Kratman’s I have read so far is Big Boys Don’t Cry. I remember it as good, and must re-read, then go on to the rest. Tim the Coder February 1, 2020 at 8:03 pm TOBII I read the first 5 Carrera books yonks ago, and need to reread since I’ve bought No.6 last year and No.7 is published Real Soon Now. The Terran Union (or similar) is a thinly disguised EU and the song is very reminiscent of Carrera’s attitude to it. But plans to reread have had a setback, I’ve just got hooked rereading the Stuart Slade lot. And then I ought to read something “worthwhile” :). Pcar February 1, 2020 at 10:28 pm @dearieme February 1, 2020 at 5:18 am “The Deceived” “The Defrauded” – one being my mother who still curses Heath and Wilson for lying/withholding truth to UK Good piece by Dominic Sandbrook on this @February 1, 2020 at 5:46 am “The Defrauded” covers them nicely @PJF February 1, 2020 at 6:39 pm All too true, but Ecks likes it now for some unfathomable reason @Theo +1 Margaret Thatcher warned 22 years ago: No centralised power in Brussels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YO2oFU4eAc DP February 2, 2020 at 1:38 am Dear Mr Worstall I have a list of things that must happen before I deem we have left the eu, which includes repatriation of control of everything, no more money and cancellation of HS2. At a dinner a couple of weeks ago with some UKIP stalwarts, one chap was adamant that we won’t leave. There’ll be lots of talking, lots of agreements, lots of time wasted and in the end business as usual and the politicos and bureaucrats will carry on as if nothing happened. Hotel euroslavia – you can vote out any time you want, but you can never leave. No fireworks, but lots of red, white and blue balloons in the High Street, which some sore remaindeers spent Saturday morning popping. Three and a half years ago on the doorsteps the remaindeers were an unhappy bunch compared with the cheerful independents. When Heath took us in I knew it was wrong. In the ’75 referendum, I intended to vote NO, but was persuaded by a friend at the last minute to change. Years later he admitted he was wrong. I have spent the last 20 years trying to atone for my vote. Until my terms are met, my government shall remain at war with me. DP Chris February 2, 2020 at 2:59 am My favorite version of rule Britannia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoHgSLp19YE Pcar February 3, 2020 at 2:07 am @Chris Yes, Rule Britannia (“Last Night of the Proms (1998 if I remember correctly)” excellent rendition before Last Night of the Proms hijacked by Blair & BBC Wokeness Gave up watching Last Night of the Proms a few years ago. Maybe Last Night of the Proms 2020 will be British again. Mr BoJo, want a boost? Resurrect Royal Tournament God save the Queen Pcar February 3, 2020 at 9:52 pm Report from Parliament Square, London It was very good natured. No trouble makers or remainers in sight, although sadly a few people were quite drunk and obnoxious. We didn’t talk to anyone else in particular, other than a general “Thank God we did it at last!” Really glad we went along Expats in Funchal with others who attend the English Church held a celebration party too In other news: Madeira, economy depends on the spending and goodwill of Tourists Mayor of Funchal so grateful he intends to punish them Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.