Subjugation of Great Britain


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November 30

Perseverance: ‘Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success’. Well done Europe! After nearly a thousand years, you have achieved success. The subjugation of Great Britain – a once proud and independent country. A country who surrendered to you without much of a fight. They can hardly believe it would be so easy. Nor could some seventeen million voters.
So, welcome to reality: serfdom.
Divide and conquer was the tool. And a gaggle of cabinet ministers, senior lawmakers, and PR specialists, the executioners. The ringleader, indifferent to mainstream voter’s wishes, boasts that a national interest was at stake, and insists that this was the only solution; ignoring the fact that there were other views to the contrary.
It’s a sad day for democracy when citizens are deliberately set against one another because of differing viewpoints – and on such a vast scale. Sadder still is the outcome of our future, over which we have no say, for we Expats have lost our right to vote.
Once again, our country stands alone against the might of Europe, but this time with a divided kingdom – Brexiters v Remainers – there are no winners in this kind of civil war. Only a United Kingdom can gather enough strength to fight for its sovereign survival. But it needs a leader too.
Derek M Staples
A saddened 86-year-old retiree

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  1. Really, no really? The above letter is a perfect example of a mind set of them and us. Great Britain a once proud and independent country, well yes if you read history from the “ruling classes” point of view. In reality this so called great country was built on the blood and sweat of millions of people who lived in poverty and despair. I am not talking about ancient history here. My father grew up in the 20s and 30s in the heart of the manufacturing region of England. Everyday was a struggle to feed himself and his family. Poor air, poor housing, little education or medical care. No that was serfdom my friend. My Father grew up, and brought me up, to want a better country for all not just for a few. Mr. Staples do you really believe corks are popping all over Europe at the sight of the UK tearing its self to pieces? I have lived and worked in a number of EU countries and I do not believe this is how other Europeans feel. The truth is that we had a PM who cynically used the referendum to win a general election without any idea of how the process of leaving would work, and did a runner when things did not go his way. The British people were lied too and manipulated by politicians who cared more about winning and looking good than anything else. It send a chill through me to read your opening paragraph, it is the speech of division in a time in history when we need to unite with nations. I am not quite your age but I am well past pension age, what right do we have to destroy the future of up and coming generations by spreading discord and division, our real loss is the loss of our place in the family of Europe. You have chosen to live in an EU country, you did that when Europe was an open door. if it does not remain so opportunities for the next generation shrink. Please stop knocking the people who have welcomed you to their part of the EU. Try taking off the rose tinted glasses with regards our country’s history, refuse to be set against fellow citizens in UK and wherever they are in the EU. United we stand divided we fall.


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