Declared voting areas: 315/382.
I did not intend to stay up so late. Had one side or the other been well ahead, I would have gone to bed.
I think that the whole thing is incredibly sad. Europe (including Russia) COULD have been such a force for good, but the European Community (not Union) was hijacked by special interest groups, with the connivance of special interest and frightened politicians, who put persecution of some minorities (such as smokers) over humanity.
But the result is clear. The British people have rejected all the shit blather that ignorant politicians have been waffling about forever.
What is obvious is that we need a different type of politician. We need 650 Nigel Farages, and not 650 Camerons.
Keith Vaz MP has just spoken, reeling in horror at the result. He is a nice guy but not really English. Damn! That sounds really awfully racist. But I do not mean it to be so. My uncle Albert was killed in WW1. Did Keith Vaz have any relatives killed in either WW1 or WW2? Maybe he did – I do not know. It is the likes of Keith Vaz who are racist and not us.
We have voted to Brexit, despite the full-on use of wealth and fear to force us to vote otherwise.
The People have won, but it is a sad day in that it has come to this. It ought never have come to it.
Who is responsible for this sad day? It is as clear as daylight. It is Britain’s politicians. No one else is to blame. It is not the corrupt eurocrats or the special interest groups. It is politicians, and no one else. The reason is that politicians are handed POWER, and they must exercise that POWER with care.
We smokers must fight back, and now is the time. We have been persecuted by POLITICIANS, and not by ASH, the RCP, etc. ASH et al have no POWER. Politicians have POWER.
Most MPs and ALL their parties, wanted Bremain, but the PEOPLE have condemned them. There has just been a Green MP on the TV who said that the vote shows that the PEOPLE hate the Tories. Why can she not see that the PEOPLE hate the Greens just as much as the Tories? It is a weird thing. The Greens may have, say, enough weirdos who vote for a specific person in a specific town, but that does not mean that that the PEOPLE of the UK agree with the opinion of layabouts who inhabit Brighton and Hove.
What is of the greatest importance is, sad though it might be, is that the present organisation of European cooperation must be confined to history. IT DID NOT WORK. On the TV at the moment, there is a guy blathering about the minutia of Brexit via Article 50 or whatever. But we have just voted NOT TO BE dictated to by the EU. Article 50 is irrelevant For all intents and purposes, we are no longer in the EU, and thus no ‘Articles’ have any FORCE. Note my emphasise on FORCE. Our vote has disarmed that force. It no longer exists.
As I write this, there are people still blathering on about whether or not Cameron should resign and similar insignificant political blatherings.
What is important is that the Britain is no longer a member of the EU. That has been decided by the PEOPLE. Britain is no longer a member of the EU. NOW!!! From this moment, it is a matter of how we disengage with the least harm and the most charity. The word ‘charity’ is not inappropriate. What has been lacking for decades among the ‘Elite’ has been ‘charity’.
Had charity been important it the EU, then troubled nations like Greece and Bulgaria, etc, could have helped. Instead, Greece (and Italy) were bullied by an uncharitable mechanism, a machine, an amoral machine.
Sometimes you have to cast your mind back. For example, the Pope is in favour of the UN demand that we must all shiver during cold weather on account of global warming. Weird, is it not?, that the leader of the Christian church, who is himself well shod and well fed, wishes that the deprived people of the world should not enjoy ‘the fruits of the earth’, which include oil, coal, atomic energy. It amazes me that such people do not see that the difference, while being themselves well fed and well shod, between ‘looking after the environment’ and starvation. I hold that ‘spiritual’ values have little to do with ‘physical’ values. Even within our own memory, most of us can remember how our mothers slaved over washing machines which did little more than heat the water and thrash it about. The washing still needed to be manually squashed through ‘mangles’ to squeeze the water out, and then the washing had to be hung out on washing lines. Were those mothers any more virtuous than modern day mothers who have automated washing machines and dryers? NO THEY WERE NOT!
Humanity is more important than calculations, and that applies equally to the persecution, by the EU, WHO, IPCC, UN etc, of ordinary people who just wish to amuse themselves in simple cheap ways which do not involve private jets and villas in exotic places.
We are, slowly, beginning to understand that ‘health morality’ is a false god, just as forcing deprived nations not to take advantage of their mineral wealth condemns those people to eternal poverty and an early death – if they survive to adulthood.
The BBC is still blathering about POLITICAL implications. Who the hell cares? What matters is that the UK is no longer a member of the EU. Bugger all this crap about Parliament must decide. THE PEOPLE have decided NOW. It is done and dusted. Finished.