Trump on the triumph of Brexit 11

Donald Trump’s statement on Britain’s EU referendum:

The people of the United Kingdom have exercised the sacred right of all free peoples.

They have declared their independence from the European Union, and have voted to reassert control over their own politics, borders and economy.

A Trump Administration pledges to strengthen our ties with a free and independent Britain, deepening our bonds in commerce, culture and mutual defense.

The whole world is more peaceful and stable when our two countries – and our two peoples – are united together, as they will be under a Trump Administration.

Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence.

Americans will have a chance to vote for trade, immigration and foreign policies that put our citizens first.

They will have the chance to reject today’s rule by the global elite, and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people.

I hope America is watching, it will soon be time to believe in America again.

Posted under America, Britain, Commentary, Europe, immigration, liberty, United Kingdom, United States by Jillian Becker on Friday, June 24, 2016

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  • Impressive sounding speech from Mr. Davis the Brexit Secretary today, it will be more difficult for them to go back on their word, after so many public statements of intent:

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/707262/David-Davis-Government-s-Brexit-strategy-Britain

    Nothing really concrete though, it seems article 50 still a way away. Mr Farage is still keeping up the pressure.

    • Thanks, Chauncey. Davis said the right things. Nice and reassuring to see the Opposition is not happy with it!

      • Davis usually says the right things. He was the contender against David Cameron, and he lost.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cameron#2005_leadership_election

        Quote:

        “In the first ballot of Conservative MPs on 18 October 2005, Cameron came second, with 56 votes, slightly more than expected; David Davis had fewer than predicted at 62 votes;”

        Until we face squarely up to what led to the final result of that contest, we will continue to lose.

        • What do you think happened to bring so many votes suddenly to Cameron?

          • We can trawl over the details of the actual contest although its a bit historical now, I think this is a good blow by blow account and it describes the role the Blairite press played in undermining Davis:

            http://conservativehome.blogs.com/toryleadership/2005/12/how_cameron_won.html

            Overall though the Tories fell for a shallow PR man because it was the era of political PR, style over principles. The Tories were weak, they thought copying Blair was the way to get back into power. To be honest about it, they were probably right although whether Davis could have won an election then is idle speculation now. In his 2005 speech Cameron said:

            “I joined this party because I believe in freedom.”

            By 2015 he was talking about stamping out “extremism in all its forms”. Funny sort of freedom.

            Dislodging the shallow Blairites from Westminster now is going to be very difficult. Cameron has met his diversity quotas, ticked the boxes and the majority of MPs are not really very concerned about doing things the people want like regaining control of the borders. We need to keep the pressure on and try and make sure that happens. Clearly they are not big fans of democracy in general, as we saw in this year’s contest.

            Mr. Farage is doing a good job practically calling the shots on Brexit from outside parliament. The best hope is that Brexit will free up small businesses to start hiring staff by cutting red tape (this is a major problem). This could create an economic climate where there simply isn’t any excuse for living off the state. If Davis does a good job with Brexit perhaps he might stand a chance in yet another leadership contest come 2020, but who knows.

            What I was really hinting at though was that we need to face up to the underlying weaknesses (universal suffrage) in our Western democracies that have led to such a succession of weak governments. I was in repeat mode all over again but its too soon to talk about that. The best time to start pushing those arguments is post Trump/post article 50.

            • The article your link leads to answers my question in generous detail. It is also fun to read.

              I’m interested in what you hint at – universal suffrage as a weakness. It’s something I’ve been thinking about.

            • I was afraid that talking about the subject too much now might have a negative effect on Trump/Brexit because it might increase opposition – lefties might say “they’re trying to take the vote away from women” and other such nonsense, if the idea caught on. I hope we can get a debate going about suffrage beyond then however, it strikes me its been a major problem in Western democracy ever since everyone got the vote. The big question of course is exactly who should lose the vote.

              Right now I’m writing a short series on incitement and the limitations of freedom of speech. I think our Western principles are not currently equipped to deal with a problem like Islam, but more on that later. I wrote a precursor post already to this subject on:

              “The Principle of the Thing – Equality Before The Law”

              https://chaunceytinker.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/the-principle-of-the-thing-equality-before-the-law/

            • As usual, a very good article.

              Please send us a link when you’ve written on the topic of universal franchise.

            • Thanks, will do!

      • Mr. Farage telling it like it is again (Davis and May seem to be somewhat at cross purposes):

        http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/707967/Nigel-Farage-Theresa-May-Brexit-secure-borders-US-General-Election-Hillary-Clinton-Trump

        “The former Ukip boss says he was willing to give Mrs May the benefit of the doubt but now thinks she has crumbled under the pressure of EU bureaucrats and will only deliver a watered down immigration policy.”

  • liz

    Good speech! The longer we go under the rule of elites and leftists, the more dangerous our situation becomes, and the more urgent our need to defeat them. We have allowed them to abuse their illegitimate power for way too long – we’ll be lucky to get back even half of the freedoms we lost to them.