I can’t help thinking that the UK has set a course across uncharted waters, treacherous oceans that every major economist predicted as being a shark invested realm of chaos, and with Nigel Farage tied to the mast like Odysseus it appears the rest of England has been plugged with beeswax.
“When I came here 17 years ago and said I wanted to lead a campaign to get Britain to leave the European Union you all laughed at me. Well, I have to say, you’re not laughing now are you?”
This is how Farage opened his address to the EU, accompanied by a smug grin on his face, before proudly declaring;
"You, as a political project, are in denial. You’re in denial that your currency is failing”.
Farage was bullish and took no prisoners in a speech in which he challenged and offended the parliament’s members, even adding a quip;
"Now, I know that virtually none of you have ever done a proper job in your lives or worked in business or worked in trade or indeed ever created a job”.
This my friends is the new voice of English diplomacy, a voice which isn’t looking to renegotiate terms with the EU but one which wishes to dismantle it.
What Farage has done is declare war with Europe, not with tanks and bombs and guns, but one of trade agreements and sanctions. It’s a war that Farage can not possibly win, it’s a war that will cause a great deal of suffering before the UK will be forced to concede, a war that will cause more damage to London than the Blitz which lasted 267 days and resulted in chaos across the UK.
No one knows how far out the Brexit ship will sail before it sinks, it’s just a matter of how much of Britain it takes with it. What we’re watching right now isn’t the end of Europe, it’s the end of a once tyrannical UK, one which coerced a Scottish electorate from claiming independence and held a noose around Northern Ireland with a system of imprisonment, dependency and military control for many years.
If Brexit becomes a war it will be the UK’s last battle, what we will see is smaller nations freeing themselves from British rule and uniting with their gallant allies in Europe, because Europe is more than a Union, it is a dream of peace and unity, free trade, free movement and prosperity.