Letter: I voted Brexit - but not for this far-right agenda
PUBLISHED: 18:48 10 August 2018 | UPDATED: 18:48 10 August 2018
I voted out in the referendum, but rapidly recovered my senses when Brexit fell prey to the far-right agenda.
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This stairway to heaven has become a dark passage inhabited by the dark art of data manipulation, and questions about the people behind anti-EU backers.
To me it is now crystal clear that the whole Brexit balloon is a trick against the masses for private gain, reminiscent of the propaganda the public received during the sell-off of the railways and other utilities. They took our water, then turned it into wine for fat cats sitting in wait for a killing.
Certain issues I have with the EU remain, but having seen the unacceptable face of Brexit in the likes of Messrs Rees-Mogg and Boris Johnson, I vote to stay with Brussels over the house of horrors that has opened its doors to anyone gullible enough to enter.
The admission by the government that preparations are being made to stockpile food must warm the hearts of misty-eyed Leavers hankering for our ‘Glorious Past’. Can rationing be far behind?
In similar vein, the recent announcement of the closure of the Dam Busters’ air base prompted the Daily Mail headline ‘Betrayal of our Brave Heroes’. I can’t think that the brave heroes would mourn the closure of a facility that is no longer needed since we ceased bombing Germany more than 70 years ago. Their sacrifice helped to bring about peace in Europe, the European Union and (hopefully) the end of ration books.
Lawrence J Peter and Raymond Hull in their book The Peter Principle put forward the theory that “in a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to the level of his incompetence”.
Brexit, in my opinion, proves this. The ministers in charge of Brexit have been promoted several grades beyond their level of incompetence.
Peter and Hull also expressed the theory that “if you do not know where you are going you will end up somewhere else”. That is an excellent summary of Brexit
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