The Great Brexit Betrayal – Melanie Phillips


Betrayal – unprincipled, anti-democratic, treacherous betrayal – is in the air in Brexit-embattled Britain.

Ever since the British people voted in last year’s referendum to exit the EU, Remainers have gone all-out to try to reverse a vote that they have decided in their pompous and arrogant outrage simply cannot be allowed to stand.

They have consistently proclaimed economic apocalypse then, now and in the future, even though official forecasts of Brexit-induced doom and gloom have had to be declared the junk they always were.

They have consistently trashed the millions of people who voted for Brexit as too stupid to understand what it would entail.

Now they are trying to use Theresa May’s political weakness to reverse Brexit by manipulative abuse of the parliamentary process.


The Sunday Times reports: “May seemed impervious to claims that her hardline Brexit approach had cost the Tories seats in London or that she needed to leave open the option of remaining in the customs union and to withdraw her “red line” that the ECJ in Luxembourg should have no role in British public life. Both propositions have a growing following in the cabinet.”

Let’s parse that paragraph. It wasn’t Mrs May’s “hardline Brexit approach” that cost her seats in the election. Brexit hardly figured at all as an election issue. If Brexit influenced the vote in London, that was because London largely voted Remain –and some Remainers wanted to use the election to stop Brexit in its tracks.

In other words, it wasn’t “hard Brexit” they objected to. It was Brexit itself. “Hard Brexit” is a meaningless term deployed by Remainers trying to pretend there is some kind of “soft”, half-in, half-out position. There is not. There is either leaving the EU or remaining in the EU. That is the truth that the die-hard Remainers, including Remainer MPs, are trying to conceal. They have hijacked the language in order to mask their intended hijack of the democratic process for their anti-democratic ends.

What part of “leave” don’t they understand?

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