I believe in political union. I believe in political Europe. I believe in the Europe of integration. I believe in a Europe where we have the economy, culture and the politics brought together.Nicolas Sarkozy President of France, 2007
When a cow is born in a horse’s stable, it is still a cow.Anon
For today this is a blog based on the why’s. Why did we vote leave? Why are we now more insistent on leaving than we was before? Why, can’t the elites see the issues in our society? Why is it not obvious the haves and the have-nots are moving further away?
I have based my notes on an assumption that we ultimately leave the EU, some would say we’ve left already.
What is certain is this: From the 70s the economic balance within our GDP mix is grossly unhealthy, way out of kilter. Why is this? Simply put it is due in part to our EU membership and ill thought through policy decisions, in other words our ruling elites have played fast and lose with policy. This has caused a significant decline in our reinvestment our ability to ensure a healthy economy, it has curtailed any room to build a better future throughout the regions of the UK. Disparities which have caused the divisions in our society. Decisions have been taken that have exasperated our situation, these decisions should and could have been avoided, through the proper investment.
Successive Government’s have made bad policy decisions, adopted regulations and allowed the EU to regulate and subsidize other countries to the detriment of a free market society. The EU have not been our friend. The UK for sure cannot remain in the European Union.
Why do I say this? After the second world war and for 25 years western growth rates hovered around 4%. From the mid 70s growth slowed to 3%. It is well-known that the late 60s, throughout the 70s these were our darkest peacetime period. Intense widespread industrial strife caused a great deal of damage to our manufacturing base. The Red Robbie’s amongst us, they led often violent marauding bunch of thugs known as “Flying” pickets who populated strike lines at the gate of industry, these were soviet funded unions who did their best to bring the UK to its knees, ripe for a takeover perhaps. Decisions, were taken in 73 to join the EU, subsequently ratified through the ballot box in 75. Manufacturing bore the brunt of this decision and here the imbalance began, the decline of our production lines, and manufacturing base. Indeed, our industrial strife would have been visible much earlier had it not been for the Telecoms’ revolution, postponed perhaps due to the paradigm shift brought about by handheld devices that we’ve come to rely on. By 2000 this period had passed and our growth dropped to a lackluster average of 1.5% in a good year. Regarding western economies make no mistake we are a poor performer, saved only by the EU eurozone average which is significantly more disappointing than ours.
To Dance With Corbyn’s And McDonald’s Labour Would More Than Exasperating Our Decline.
What is the effect?
Real wages have stagnated, and in some cases reduced. Now you start to see the issue and why the opportunity to vote leave was taken. The MPs were grossly out of touch with middle England and every other parts of England that didn’t touch their vested lives. Why it came about, why the elites must not win! The UK have an unhealthy imbalance in the economy causing regional, and demographic disparities. We as a nation is in decline, widening inequality across various regions of the UK. Those that have, are richer, those that haven’t are falling further behind.
The UK as a whole is losing status and world influence. We need to now focus on our GDP mix, balance our economy move it more inline with the world average for a healthy economy. Currently, as we stand today, vested interests favoured policies we are a long way from achieving an economy that works for all. The EU is not our role model for they are stifling growth through regulation and protectionist tariffs.
Real wages have stagnated, and in some cases reduced. Now you start to see the issue, and why the opportunity to vote leave was taken. The MPs were grossly out of touch with middle England and every other parts of England that didn’t touch their vested lives. Why it came about, why the elites must not win! The UK have an unhealthy imbalance in the economy causing regional, and demographic disparities.
We as a nation is in decline, widening inequality across various regions of the UK. Those that have, are richer, those that haven’t are falling further behind.
Great Britain’s world influence is in decline.
Where, we are is perhaps the first step in Understanding what we need to do but, one thing is for sure, just like we rely on markets for an indication as to future direction, the referendum result was a grave indication that we are in decline for the reasons, I’ve stated above! People are disenfranchised, and the political classes has proven not to care or listen, this behaviour, contempt for the voting electorate must now stop. If that means we wrestle power from the vested elites then that must happen, we have no better champion than Nigel Farage.
If you need more proof that we have lost our industrial ability making for an extremely unbalanced economy and that the losses to Great Britain have been recklessly mismanaged, look to our balance of payments they show a year-on-year decline. It is evident that this declinecannott continue if living standards are to remain. We are as a country year-on-year selling assets, look to our gold reserves the vault is empty, all sold by Brown at a quarter of the value today, whilst all the time increasing our borrowings just to stand still. The disparities are more visible regionally, demographically and socially. Such is this void our cohesive fabric is at risk as we see in our everyday behaviours. In short, we have taxed to the point we are no longer able to pay our way in the world.
There is a hope for the UK a way through all of this disparity and vested interest. A light at the end of the tunnel this I will come too tomorrow.
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