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In recent weeks The Westminster Wing has been trawling through various forms of social media to gauge the public mood on the current progress of Brexit negotiations between the government and the EU. We were not surprised to find such high levels dissatisfaction with not only both teams of negotiators, but also the broadcast and printed

Brexit’s most iconic image

media’s standard of reportage.

What did surprise us though was the volume of leave supporters calling for some kind of positive action, protests and even a desire to bring the country to a standstill with blockades similar to the fuel protest in 2000.

Though protests are a favourite strategy for the far-left, particularly prevalent since Corbyn became Labour leader, they are a rarity on the right.

There are many explanations as to why right of centre supporters and activists don’t do mass public protests, many are obvious and a few are not so obvious!

Political protesting by “socialists” has existed for centuries, long before the word even existed. Usually inspired by terrible working practices imposed by mill, mine or factory owners, or chronic housing conditions. Workers became organised through trade unions leading to the formation of the Labour party. Encouraged by historical victories, socialists have never forgotten the power of protest.

Socialists like a protest

Those early marches and protests throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, some of them violent, were just and necessary, few would argue otherwise. Those times were tough and there was little else those affected could do without a voice in parliament.

But today’s left wing protesters have forgotten a very important component of popular protest: “just cause”! Demonstrating against a visit by an American President or in protest of a page depicting topless models can hardly be seen as a class struggle! Modern socialists are largely comprised of middle class students, well paid public sector professionals or supporters of Middle East terrorism. They are as far away from their original cause as it is possible to get.

The left still possess the ability to muster large numbers of protesters on the streets through their well-funded unions and affiliated groups. Bussing hundreds, sometimes thousands of people around the country complete with sponsored “Unite the Union” placards and £25 cash in hand to buy a Starbucks coffee or a Pret a Manger falafel sandwich whilst uploading images of the events on their latest iPhone is a common occurrence should their dear leader deem it necessary.

Comprised mostly of under worked students, strikers and the unemployed, it’s unlikely they will pass on the call to march due to heavy work commitments at the office! And this brings us neatly to the near non-existent will to protest by those on the right of centre politics.

With little or no history in organising mass demonstrations, chiefly because of a lack of cause, organisational machinery and work or family commitments, the likelihood of witnessing a demonstration by Tory supporting members of the public is lower than finding a pulled pork sandwich in Finsbury Park Mosque! Ordinary Tory supporters simply have better things to do with their time and view those who do public outrage on the streets as “not our sort of people”! Rightly or wrongly this is the current state of affairs.

Given the above brief summary of the history of popular protest, it would be a mistake to assume it is solely supporters on the right that are exhibiting growing unrest with Theresa May’s Brexit divorce proceedings. Our analysis of 51 social media groups, comprising some 400, 000 members and contributors reveals a very eclectic mix of socioeconomic groups, race and genders displaying a desire for open revolt against the government’s lack of assertiveness with the EU and increasing anger at the suggestion of a protracted transition to the exit door.

Our analysis leads us to believe a substantial segment of leave supporters are close to tipping point! These groups are repositories for frustrated, disgruntled, mostly ordinary citizens who feel their concerns and views are being ignored by the media and politicians, they are a disenfranchised majority, not dissimilar to those voiceless souls of the 18th and 19th centuries and are not too far away from organising a collective protest of significant proportions.

Any government that ignores these people is destined to experience the wrath of mass dissatisfaction and with it, the political disruption many insensitive administrations faced over the last 200 years.

The primary duty of all governments is to protect the nation and its people. What it protects us from is rather vague. I pose the question; what constitutes a threat to our wellbeing, our national security, our culture and our very lives?

Clearly the government decides this. Therefore they can pick and choose whatever they decide to be responsible for. It goes without saying therefore, that, should they fail to protect us – and let’s face it, there is no more clear example than Monday’s tragic terror attack in Manchester – then the government and it’s liberal agencies try to shame anyone who doesn’t accept their “carry on regardless” directive by accusing those who demand action against the perpetrators as right wing extremists and racists! And yes, that even includes, traumatised parents.

From chief constables to the BBC, metro mayors and celebrity luvvies, we receive lecture after sickening lecture, warning us to refrain from any thoughts of disgust, fear or anger. We must go about our state sponsored lives and keep our mouths shut! Furthermore, we must fawn over our politically correct police and NHS operatives, who have taken time off from arresting people for posting offensive tweets, or striking for more pay and less working hours!

God forbid if any self respecting journalists or worthless pleb should ask the government why these tragedies occur. Or worse, demand to know why every terrorist attack is carried out by radical muslims who appear on national security danger lists around the civilised the world! juncker-hollande-merkel

Throughout my years of covering such inhumane acts of terrorism and depravity, never have I felt so impotent and devoid of creative nuances! I cannot summon a single elegant or cutting phrase to elevate this commentary! I’m simply worn down by the complacency and ineffectiveness of modern liberal governments, outsourcing their responsibilities to what I can only describe as media apologists and celebrity virtue signallers.

I have consequently concluded that due to years of enforced multiculturalism, diversity or uncontrolled third world immigration, lack of planning for infrastructure and expansion of public services, which causes as much anger and depravity for immigrants and the indigenous population in equal measure, we must firmly lay the blame for every future atrocious act of terror-related, depraved mass murder – whichever side of the political or religious spectrum it comes from – at the feet of our elected and unelected politicians and the European governments they form.

 

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On Andrew Neil’s The Sunday Politics, Kenneth Clarke was unchallenged when he said “there was no single issue that Britain can identify that needs looking at” – astonishingly Andrew Neil did not offer the old EU sycophant a single item that Breitbart London have identified here;

On Wednesday this week the Conservative Party’s manifesto promise of an In/Out referendum on membership of the EU became Government policy following its formal announcement in the Queen’s Speech. To date opponents of the plan have alleged that the policy is only half-formed as there is no ‘wishlist’ for renegotiation of membership. Today, however, Business for Britain (BfB) published a list of changes which the Prime Minister and other senior Tories have previously demanded.

The list is supported by a “compendium of quotes” collated by BrB in order to verify each policy statement. A supporting video has also been produced.

Being able to check the Prime Minister’s progress against the list of robust reforms provided by BfB will provide a quantifiable measure of the success or failure of his EU talks. Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive of Business for Britain said:

“The idea that there is no plan for an EU renegotiation is patently absurd. The PM and his Government colleagues have been consistent in calling for a robust new deal with the EU which involves bringing powers back from Brussels and securing “proper, full on” Treaty change.”

10 key changes which senior Tories have flagged up have also been proposed by BrB, namely:

  1. An end to ‘ever closer union’
  2. Cut EU red tape for SMEs and start-ups
  3. Return control over social and employment laws
  4. Protect the City and financial services
  5. Protect the UK from Eurozone meddling
  6. Fast-track international trade deals
  7. Cut the EU budget to save taxpayers’ money
  8. Apply UK transparency laws to the EU
  9. Give member states control over migration
  10. Restore Britain’s right to veto EU laws

Other changes BrB notes members of the Government have called for include:

  • Abolish the Common Agricultural Policy
  • Abolish the European Parliament’s second seat in Strasbourg
  • Cut the number of EU institutions
  • Complete the Single Market
  • Reduce EU control over justice and home affairs
  • Withdraw from the Common Fisheries Policy
  • Withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights

BfB says the reforms it has identified “will be of significant benefit to both British business and the wider competitiveness of the EU” and urges that “with a fresh electoral mandate for the Conservatives, it is vital that these detailed plans to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the EU are delivered.”

Acknowledging the fact that the Government’s checklist will take time to realise, Elliott counsels caution for those who want to hold the referendum as soon as possible, saying:

“While some will now want to fast-forward to the referendum itself, it is vital that the proper time be given to the renegotiation process to ensure it delivers the changes we need and business wants.”

London is “The Destination” for Britain’s “anti-everything” protesters today.

Unions, the occupy movement, pro-NHS, anti-capitalists and every other hopeless cause is represented. Not a private sector worker in sight. It’s the

London Protesters Demand Everything

London Protesters Demand Everything

water drinkers, demanding the water carriers deliver more!

But wait, Spain’s “Podemos” movement are also out in force! They too are demanding everything.

Put simply, the government is not taking enough in taxes from the hard-working to subsidise perpetual students and all other non-productive state dependents.

Meanwhile, British workers silently go on providing the services these protesters expect, by working Saturdays in shops, bars, call-centres and every other private sector industry that ensures these perpetually offended leftists are catered for.

 

The people get the government they deserve!

 

Grant Shapps (duty fall guy) did the usual round of media whipping boy on today’s political round-up. As Conservative Party Chairman he delighted in explaining the defection of UKIP MEP Amjad Bashir.

Tories are awful at defections

Tories are awful at defections

Shapps told Murnaghan (SkyNews) and Andrew Neil (BBC Sunday Politics) that Farage’s UKIP had manufactured certain anomalies with Bashir’s past, in an attempt to trash his reputation, after discovering he was about to defect to the Tories.

Shapps was asked if he had done due diligence prior to welcoming Bashir aboard? He insisted he and his party had! But now it looks like they were more interested in a defection story going their way, and not at all diligent!

Over at Breitbart they have more to say.