All this week, Jon Danzig is posting videos reminding us of the fatal flaws in the Brexit referendum and demonstrating that it was a sham. Nobody wants to rub the noses of deceived voters in this mess. The blame rests firmly with the politicians, the media and those shadowy proponents of this monumental act of self harm which has hit the country and ordinary people so hard. Some people will make money from deregulation and relaxed scrutiny of tax affairs, or from the abandoning of rights and protections which keep ordinary people safe, protect the environment and hold us to our climate crisis commitments. For the vast majority, Brexit is nothing but an unmitigated disaster, robbing businesses and individuals alike of access to opportunity and leaving the UK divided and beyond the pale.
Many of you reading this will have voted Remain. Perhaps you can share this in a spirit of reconciliation with those who were promised the undeliverable. It is only when we fully acknowledge the scope of the scam that we can begin to take action to heal the rifts created by those who take pleasure, make money and seize power from exploiting the divide. Editor
Wake up Britain. Wake up Labour. Wake up voters.
Going ahead with Brexit, with the support of a mere 37 per cent of the electorate and with half the nations of the UK voting against it, was sheer, reckless, madness.
Labour is wrong to support any version of Brexit.
Their Cummings-style slogan promising to ‘Make Brexit Work’ is shockingly disingenuous and unfitting for Labour, a party that should instead be championing the truth.
And the truth is that we need our political leaders to offer a route out of Brexit, not a road deeper into it.
If the two main parties cannot be honest with us about the reality of Brexit – that it is a disaster that can be reversed, democratically, and legitimately – then we, the people, need to be honest with the country and with ourselves.
It is our duty to speak up.
We cannot let Britain slide further away from our friends and family on the mainland of our continent without a cacophonous noise so loud that MPs tremble in the startling realisation of what they have done to us.
If you are a patriot, if you can see that Brexit presents huge dangers for our country, if you can see that Brexit is not Act of God but an act of severe folly by rogue politicians, then you must speak up.
𝗪𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸 𝘂𝗽. 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝘂𝘁𝘆.
𝗪𝗛𝗬 𝗪𝗘 𝗡𝗘𝗘𝗗 𝗔 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗩𝗢𝗧𝗘 𝗢𝗡 𝗕𝗥𝗘𝗫𝗜𝗧
There was so much wrong with the EU referendum, that had it been a legally binding vote, instead of just ‘advisory’, the courts could and would have annulled the result as compromised and unsafe.
These are just SOME of the reasons why:
𝗧𝗛𝗥𝗘𝗘 of the five territories required to vote in the EU referendum – Scotland, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar – voted for Remain.
Yet, Brexit still went ahead.
𝗠𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 of citizens from the rest of the EU living and working in the UK, and hundreds of thousands of British citizens living across the EU, were denied a vote in the referendum, even though the outcome directly affected them.
Would their votes have made a difference? Yes.
𝗢𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗢𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥 𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗗, citizens resident in the UK from over 70 different countries WERE allowed to vote in the referendum.
Was that fair when most citizens living in the UK from other EU countries were refused a vote?
𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗥𝗘𝗙𝗘𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗨𝗠 was riddled with serious irregularities, illegalities, and alleged fraud, resulting in the Leave campaigns being fined for significant overspending and misuse of data.
𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗩𝗘 𝗖𝗔𝗠𝗣𝗔𝗜𝗚𝗡 had to rely entirely on lies to win. All the reasons to leave the EU were based on misinformation, mistruths, and false promises. (Yes, all of them – see breturn.eu-rope.com).
𝗣𝗨𝗧𝗜𝗡’𝗦 𝗥𝗨𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗔 helped to fuel and fund Brexit – something the European Court of Human Rights is now looking into. (See theRussianConnection.co.uk)
𝗡𝗢𝗕𝗢𝗗𝗬 who voted for Leave could have given their informed consent. That’s because the country was not sufficiently informed about the consequences of leaving the EU.
No version of Brexit was defined in the referendum, and the Brexit we ended up with three years after the referendum did not have the approval or endorsement of the electorate.
𝗢𝗡𝗟𝗬 a minority of the electorate gave their positive support for Leave, just 37%.
𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗩𝗘 did not achieve a decisive win. The difference between Leave and Remain in the referendum was less than 4% – within the ‘margin of error’ for many statistical reports.
𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗥𝗘𝗙𝗘𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗨𝗠 – by Act of Parliament – was advisory only, but the government treated it as binding.
Consequently, Parliament was denied a debate and vote on WHETHER the UK SHOULD leave the EU. (See brexitdecision.eu-rope.com)
𝗧𝗢𝗗𝗔𝗬 polls consistently show that most voters think Brexit is a mistake and they would now vote to rejoin (See ‘Britain Doesn’t Want Brexit’: https://youtu.be/1246TdTNKfA)
𝗕𝗥𝗘𝗫𝗜𝗧 offers no benefits at all, only serious disadvantages. Leaving the EU has considerably damaged Britain with more harm to come.
𝗦𝗢, 𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗗𝗢 𝗪𝗘 𝗗𝗢?
The flawed referendum and Brexit have happened – we can’t change the past.
But we could change the future, in the knowledge that the entire Brexit fiasco was based on a massive fraud.
Legitimately and democratically, it is possible to get Brexit changed, if that is the will of the electorate.
Our task now should be to persuade parties, politicians and the country that closer relations with the EU, leading eventually and hopefully to returning as a full member, is in Britain’s best interests.
𝗪𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘃𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝘅𝗶𝘁. 𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝗻𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝘀𝗼 𝗴𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗹𝘆 𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗶𝘀𝗲𝘀.
Months before the EU referendum, the then Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, told Parliament why the Leave campaign couldn’t say what a vote for Brexit would mean.
On that basis alone, the referendum should never have gone ahead in the form it did.
Or else, written into the EU Referendum Act 2015, should have been a clause that if Leave ‘won’, there would be a second referendum to approve, or not, the specific terms of leaving.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘂𝗺 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗮 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗳𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗯𝗼𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁.
Jon Danzig is a campaigning journalist and film maker who specialises in writing about health, human rights, and Europe. He is also founder of the pro-EU information campaign, Reasons2Rejoin. You can follow Jon Danzig on his Facebook journalism page at www.Facebook.com/JonDanzigWrites