Brexit seems to have done the opposite to what the “experts” predicted. The United Kingdom is booming as the European Union recedes further behind in the rear-view mirror. All the negative predictions have turned out to be wrong.
Nigel Farage, who led the Brexit campaign, was interviewed yesterday on “Varney and Company” (Fox Business News). Stuart Varney, a 68-year-old Brit who moved to the US forty years ago, supported Brexit. He asked Mr. Farage about the polls leading up to Brexit. The last poll before the vote, was published the morning of the actual vote and showed a 10% lead for the “Remain” campaign. Mr. Farage claimed the hidden purpose of the poll was to discourage people from voting “Leave” – they were being told they were going to lose so what was the point of voting?
The vote was against globalization and multiculturalism. The United Kingdom was the first country to reject the 50-year-rush toward these twin goals. Mr. Farage went on to encourage those in America who are against both to be sure to vote in November and not to vote for Mrs. Clinton, who is a part of the problem, not the solution.
Meanwhile, the German economy has suffered as a result of Brexit. German car companies sell 20% of their cars in the UK; other companies also rely on the British market.
Without Britain, the EU is no longer hindered in its plans to create a European Army and other military forces. The Poles expressed the opinion that the British were holding back developments in this area. Now the EU can move ahead. EU countries meet in Warsaw next week to discuss further military cooperation. Hungary and the Czech Republic today both backed the formation of an EU military force. Hungary has been very vocal about the dangers presented by the recent surge of immigrants and resultant Islamic extremism.
On Monday, August 22nd, the leaders of Germany, Italy and France, the three biggest EU economies now that Britain is leaving, met off the Italian coast, to discuss the future of the organization. Undaunted, they plan to move ahead in forming “an ever closer union,” the commitment made when the Treaty of Rome was signed in 1957. There will be no turning back.
What is likely to emerge is a more united Europe led by Germany.
The EU is faced with the greatest crisis of its existence with radical Islamic terrorism. Berlin is telling its citizens they need to stock up on food and water, to have at least ten days supply in the event of an emergency. The government is also talking of re-introducing conscription, which was abolished a few years ago.
Stuart Varney observed on his program that when he first came to America 40 years ago, the Republicans were the wealthy party that represented big business; while the Democrats fought for the little guy. Now, it’s the other way around. Mrs. Clinton is employing over 700 full-time personnel in her campaign, while the Republicans have 87. Wealthy donors donate to the Democrats while Donald Trump gets $10 here and $50 there. A fund-raiser barbecue at the home of retired basketball player Magic Johnson raised $1.3 million for Mrs. Clinton; another one in Hollywood brought in a lot more, with an admission price of $200,000 per ticket. This means that Mrs. Clinton can show more than ten times the number of political ads on TV giving her a distinct advantage.
With all the accusations made by the Democrats that Republicans are “racist,” it’s clear the former are ignorant of history. The Republican Party was formed specifically to end slavery; the Democrats were the pro-slavery party. As such, for decades whites in the Deep South voted for the Democratic Party and blacks for the Republicans.
Race continues to be a factor in elections – at every presidential election, once every four years, the white population has declined by a further 1%, giving the Democrats a distinct advantage. This is because of Senator Edward Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act, which has encouraged immigration from Third World countries. An estimated 70% of immigrants vote for the Democrats. No wonder they want to keep the borders open and fast-track illegal aliens into citizenship. They’re on to a good thing.
A MORE MODERATE ISLAMIC VOICE
The Muslim King of Morocco is clearly more enlightened than some leaders in the Middle East. Note the following address on television following terrorist incidents in Europe perpetrated by people of North African origin:
In an address directed toward Moroccans living abroad, Mohammed VI, the King of Morocco, said that they should “always be among the first to defend peace, harmony, and coexistence in their countries of residence.” Calling the killing of a priest in his church “unforgivable,” Mohammed VI said that the Jihadists are “led by ignorance” and are “destined to dwell in Hell for all eternity.” “Can anyone of sound mind believe that the reward for Jihad could be some virgins in Paradise?” he asked in the address, which was broadcast by Morocco’s Channel 1 on August 20. (MEMRI)
Western countries continue to compromise with Islam. The Canadian government is to allow the wearing of the hijab by Muslim Mounties, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In France, the government announced a ban on Muslim beachwear, but a French court has decided otherwise.
ON IMMIGRATION INTO AMERICA
“We turn away astrophysicists in order to make room for illiterate Afghan peasants who will drop out of high school to man coffee carts until deciding to engage in jihad against us.” (Ann Coulter, “Adios, America!”)
New emails uncovered via Freedom of Information Act lawsuits “suggest why the Clinton Foundation could be so attractive to the rich and mighty,” writes our columnist William McGurn. “When a donor had a problem that required the secretary of state’s attention” – or when a meeting was denied through “normal” channels – there was the foundation to contact Hillary Clinton’s top staffers at the State Department. In too many cases, government doors then swung open for the donors. (WSJ 8/22)
Also of interest: Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s top adviser and close personal friend, an Iranian Muslim, turns out to have edited a radical Islamic publication before becoming the most influential Muslim in the country. She is 40 years old and is the Vice-Chairperson for the Clinton election campaign.
The Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, tried to discourage Muslim Australian youth from joining ISIS. It meant “almost certain death” said the PM.
Isn’t that the idea?!? They won’t get those 72 virgins in paradise without dying first . . . !
One third of British policemen are now armed. Last year, they collectively fired a grand total of seven rounds.
I will not comment further.