The Remain camp behave like an opposition party, failing to recognise the difference between a referendum and a general election. They state that the vote to leave the EU was valid for a fixed term. This is a lie. Referendums are conducted that way in other countries, but not here. Remainers’ demand for a referendum on the settlement is also a lie. They just want to delay, abort or nullify Brexit.

Labour are buying into this lie for reasons of political opportunism. The EU and their fifth column in the UK are taking advantage of the normal divisions of party politics for their own devious ends.

Remainers would have us believe that Leave voters ‘did not know what they were voting for’. This is deeply dishonest.

The job of the Remain campaign was to tell potential Leave voters exactly what they would be voting for. That is what Remain’s ‘Project Fear’ was all about. If we are now being told that Leave voters did not know what they were voting for, this indicates that the millions of pounds spent by Remain was wasted. Perhaps the Electoral Commission should enquire not into how much was spent by Remain, but instead what the money was spent on, because, by this open admission by Remain supporters, it was not spent on proper campaigning. Or Remainers are lying, which is more likely.

I first wrote about the referendum back in October 2015. I stated that the EU should be making a better case than merely ‘more of the same’ and threatening us with dire consequences for voting Leave. However this was precisely the basis on which Remain campaigned. They were hobbled by the intransigence of the EU, which demonstrated that not even the threat of the UK leaving could drive reform, or even a process for reform.

David Cameron asked for reform in early 2016. He came back empty-handed. To quote Geoffrey Howe, a politician who should be better remembered for his vicious rhetoric, ‘it is rather like sending your opening batsmen to the crease only for them to find, the moment the first balls are bowled, that their bats have been broken before the game by the team captain’. The bats had been broken by the EU. Thirty years of one-sided propaganda and twenty years of delaying an EU referendum, to the point that a new party emerged to campaign for one, still led to a vote to Leave.

There are no prizes for second place in a referendum. Remainers believe that obliterating the inconvenient truth of the referendum is sufficient to reverse the greatest decision made by the British people. Erudite men are behaving irrationally rather like the natives in the the popular myth who, on seeing European sailing ships, refused to believe their own eyes and acted as if the visual evidence did not exist. They use this referendum denial as a kind of secular faith, shorn of objective reality, and cast all disagreement as heresy.

There is also the problem of how many of the so-called ‘great and good’ feel personally alienated due to their deep networking amongst the EU nomenklatura, as well as those who benefit from the EU’s largesse in funding certain institutions and projects. Lord Mandelson used to be an EU Commissioner, and for his work, he will receive an EU pension from this month, when he turns 65 on Trafalgar Day (October 21). This pension does have conditions, notably an ongoing ‘duty of loyalty to the Communities’. The conditions state ‘an official has the right to freedom of expression, with due respect to the principles of loyalty and impartiality’.

There are circumstances when the pensioner can be ‘deprived of his right to a pension or other benefits’. Mandelson has not mentioned this pension or its obligations in EU debates this year, and it is not in the most recent register of interests. How many others have this kind of ongoing loyalty or interest informing their opinions?

The biggest lie is about the impending settlement with the EU. Remainers state that this will not be as good as staying in the EU. If any settlement were better than remaining in the EU, then the EU would be pointless. More disaffected countries would use the ‘British Deal’ and leave.

There will be some disadvantages, especially as the EU desires to punish the UK for leaving, as a mobster would have a disloyal lieutenant murdered with the body left for all to see. However this ‘punishment’ is also dishonest. The EU is failing to honour and recognise the size of the UK economy. The UK’s GDP is larger than the combined GDPs of Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, Cyprus and Malta. This country should be receiving a respect that it is being denied. While opponents of Mrs May take comfort at her being snubbed at EU summits, it is actually our country that is being insulted, and it is largely being insulted by minnows who should not even be sitting at the same table.

The Remain camp are doom-laden fantasists, trying to impose the sham democracy of continental EU referendums on to a country that gave the continent its freedom. They use bogus arguments more suited to the failed European political cultures that required the UK to intervene. They do not deserve any respect for their dishonesty and dissembling and should be called out more.

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