The referendum and local government elections through the United Kingdom gave British voters the opportunity to fight for the return of democracy, days after Brussels tried launching the Soviet Republic of Arc Manche.
Whether this fight-back was renewed confidence in the wake of a highly successful Royal Wedding, or was a natural turn of the political tide, is open to debate. The end result is complex and could hold some very large surprises.
British voters gave a resounding NO to the Whig-lead proposals to change the method of electing MPs to Westminster. The result was so overwhelming, it is unlikely that the question will be returned to in a generation or more.
The Yes campaign approached the referendum with complacency and a sense of entitlement which began to turn voters away. Whig leader Clegg had taken for granted that the Tories would ‘throw the fight’ just to keep him in the Coalition Government. It came as a shock to find that his early success in arm twisting no longer worked. Even with his collection of professional politician supporters, led by “Wallace” Milliband, with a handful of Labour MPs and the BNP, the YES vote crumbled away. The turnout scraped over 40%, much stronger in Wales and Scotland because their voters were also voting for their respective national governments and it is clear that had English voters also been voting for local government or national government, the voting % would have been higher and the no vote even stronger. That demonstrated the reason why Clegg had stamped his feet and thrown his toys out of the pram when the possibility of the referendum being held on a different date was raised – he knew he depended on Welsh and Scottish votes to force AV on the English. It also demonstrated the necessity to hold future referendums on unique polling days to avoid geographic distortion of the vote.
The voters demonstrated that their priorities were to see the economy put back together after the vandalism of the Blair Brown Regime, and they had little interest in supporting politicians like Clegg who were primarily interested in their own careers and pay.
The Coalition in its first year stabilized the economy which was a considerable success but it is clear that the Whigs have slowed the process as they tried to make political capital from the situation. The economy still has a long way to go to full recovery and it will be a rocky path, but the right direction is being taken.
The Whigs are not the only Party to try slowing recovery. The Blair Brown Regime in an act of vindictive vandalism signed up to support the failing Euro economy after they had lost the General Election but in the few days before the Coalition Government could be formed. In this act, they will cost the United Kingdom billions in support for EuroZone countries. Britain just missed having to pay into the first bailout of Greece, supporting the Irish bailout would have happened anyway because of shared history with a neighbour who is also a good trading partner, but Britain was forced into propping up Portugal. Now as Greece demands a further bailout Britain will be forced again to transfer money from the British recovery that is so badly needed in Britain. Spain and Italy are increasing likely to need huge bailouts and the Euro is already falling. If Greece comes out of the EuroZone, currently denying this will happen with the same strong denials that preceded the first bailout, the Euro will go into freefall and may fail entirely, forcing a return to national currencies through Europe.
Increasingly desperate Eurocrats are trying to spend as though there were no economic problems and attempting to expand their power while attention is diverted elsewhere.
Given the massive unfairness being forced on Britain by Eurocrats, the attempts to take over the British seat on the UN Security Council, and the expansion of powers of the Arc Manche Republic, the British voters’ resolve to demand a further referendum, this time the long promised referendum, on EU Membership. Given last week’s performance, Britain may soon be freed from Brussels red tape, by billions of pounds a day better off and begin a dramatic economic recovery. The would also be good for the rest of Europe because although Britain still sells its products outside Europe more than inside, other European countries depend on exporting to Britain.