I stopped updating this blog due to getting ‘follows’ and ‘likes’ from troll accounts.  The former, WordPress allows the facility to remove, the latter it doesn’t.  I also realise that I got caught up with the groupthink, which was the determining factor in the run-up to last year’s referendum, the result of which was as much due to participation – or the lack of – among certain age groups.  A year on, it is obvious that the last blog post was full of false optimism and that ‘Brexit’ could only ever have worked in the pre-Thatcherite era, when Britain’s infrastructure and much of Britain’s main industries were still British-owned; hence British identity was nowhere near as fragmented as it is now (and that was before the invention of ‘multiculturalism’).  This was the world of Old Labour, which the late Peter Shore inhabited; so it was no surprise that the values of those who grew up in that pre-Thatcherite era formed the backbone of support for ‘Brexit’.

The false optimism of the last blog post was based on the assumption that the government would implement what it had promised, based on the referendum result and do so decisively.  It is clear now that everyone who voted ‘Leave’ was led along by a bunch of charlatans for whom it was and is all a game.  Two weeks before the referendum I had wondered if it was just a joke between the Bullingdon Boys on all of us, but I gave it the benefit of the doubt.  I shouldn’t have done.  I don’t regret voting ‘Leave’ so much as voting at all in a referendum that was a wasteful and costly exercise, which has been recently added to by a general election that few people wanted.  A year of dysfunctional government – ‘led’ by a woman whose penchant for wearing heels is appropriate given how good she is at dragging them – has caused a great deal of uncertainty for people and businesses, to the point where no-one in their right mind who isn’t British is going to make any long-term commitment to Britain in terms of investment.

I subsequently started another blog with the intention of getting away from politics but fell into it again and mostly on the same subjects; though I managed a couple of book reviews, a magazine article review, a film review, a tribute to a certain actress and added several pages on miscellaneous subjects; some of which are recycled stuff that I may recycle again.  I still believe deep down that the European Union needs to be demerged into an entity which allows individual countries more autonomy, i.e. a ‘Common Market’ for tariff-free trade with co-operation in several areas, including scientific research.  This is how Western Europe was prior to Margaret Thatcher signing the Single European Act in 1986.  Even after the witch is long since dead, her legacy still haunts us.  She and her Tory colleagues wanted an enlarged labour market to suppress wages.  The Tories still do want this and if they can’t source that labour from Eastern Europe then they’ll do so from elsewhere.  So we shall still have a high rate of immigration if ‘Brexit’ in any form goes ahead, but it is likely to be from nationalities who are less willing to integrate than are the Poles, Czechs, Hungarians etc.

With or without the European Union, Britain’s Establishment will remain rotten to the core, so ‘Brexit’ will not be a panacea for anything.  The mass murder in Manchester by a Muslim misogynist at an event popular with young girls, was an extension to the rape of thousands of girls in Rochdale and other towns by predominantly Muslim ‘grooming’ gangs.  None of this can or should be blamed on ‘Europe’.  The suicide bomber was part of a group allowed free rein by Britain’s security services, just as the rapists have been allowed free rein by social services in local authorities up and down the country.  The contrived ‘migrant crisis’ whereby many thousands of adult male economic migrants – again, mostly of Muslim cultural background – have been allowed to rape their way around Europe, acts to compound a situation that was already bad in the first place.  There is a growing backlash and a lot of pent-up anger, but still not enough, from women towards the Feminist Establishment, which has betrayed them, an issue which I summarised on my newer blog.

In summary with regard to that, ‘Brexit’ will make no difference one way or the other and I can’t help but think that conflict with the European Union is trying fight a war on two fronts at once.  A Polish couple were among those murdered in the Manchester bombing.  Polish immigrants are not our enemies and nor should they ever be treated as such.  Whilst I have always had reservations about any kind of ‘pan-European’ movement, Muslims must be pissing themselves laughing at the divisions within Britain over the EU; and within the EU over the apportioning of those economic migrants between countries.  Conspiracy theorists might believe that the ‘migrant crisis’ was contrived in order to engender a common European identity in reaction to it; but that seems too convoluted and it hasn’t worked anyway.  Islam is a sufficiently serious threat to every secular democratic society which allows it to flourish, so this is not a specifically ‘European’ issue.  People who have been brought up with that Islamic ideology that advocates the rape and murder of non-believers need to reject that; and if they don’t then they should not be appeased.  Islam is a barbaric ‘culture’ which should never be accommodated.  As it is, this weekend, its adherents will indulge in a mass slaughter of animals; the mass slaughter of humans being an extension to that.