First may I begin by saying that I never thought that there was no good in the European Union, it is just that I believe that the rampant federalists were steering the EU supertanker onto a very rocky reef. Admittedly, it looked pretty cold in the water at first, but at least there is a chance of swimming for the shore rather than be dragged down by the undertow.
Brexit has changed the outlook for the EU in the two strokes of millions of pencils and given the federalists the fright of their lives. No wonder the likes of Hollande and Juncker are so vitriolic, they simply had not forseen that their plans could be so easily sunk.
It has become very fashionable in certain European quarters, to single out Britain as the Awkward Squad, which of course is not entirely untrue. However, it is important to note that there is strong support for our views within the EU and we are not just a lone voice.
Dissenting voices can be heard in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Poland, France, Italy, Greece and Spain and that’s just for starters! In fact Italy, France, Holland and Denmark have all now called for referendums themselves.
So what now?
A great deal of work needs to be done to save the EU from a gradual disintegration, where old animosities are bound to resurface. We need calm voices, reassurances and most importantly an end to the relentless naysaying and doom-mongering of the establishment ‘owned’ media.
Losing is not ‘nearly winning’
We also need a voice that represents the majority and that inevitably means that Theresa May is entirely unsuitable.
In politics, you pick your horse and make your bet, when it loses, you lose! Theresa May backed the favourite and it fell at the last hurdle. I don’t care that she was not the jockey or the trainer, she was the co-owner of the unfortunate ‘Better In’ and it came second.
Though a huge amount of money had been staked on the favourite, the combined voices of millions of ordinary punters cheered ‘Brexit’ over the line first.
There was the vaguest suggestion of a stewards enquiry, until the photograph confirmed the winner and we heard rumours that the stewards had backed the favourite themselves and would have seen a riot if they tried to overturn the fair result.
She is a winner, she is more ordinary than most politicians, she has had a real job, she is a very articulate, resourceful woman and she knows a complete waste of money when she sees one!
Hopefully the Tory party will not try to ‘shoe in’ Theresa May with one of her own stillettos!