Leaving the European Union is taking longer than it did to defeat Hitler and his Nazi Germany
By RICHARD LITTLEJOHN FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 00:47, 25 May 2018 | UPDATED: 00:52, 25 May 2018
Two years down the drain. Two years of vacillation, obfuscation, cowardice, sabotage and outright betrayal. And that’s just from our own Government.
On 23 June, 2016, in a referendum, 17.4 million people voted to leave the European Union. No ifs, no buts.
The question on the ballot paper was unambiguous, the so-called catastrophic consequences spelled out in plain English in a brochure distributed to every single home in the country by a Government which was desperate to Remain.
Campaigning was exhaustive, lasting six whole months. We knew exactly what voting Leave would mean.
No single market, no customs union, no more submitting to the jurisdiction of European courts.
We would be retaking control of our borders, our laws, our traditional territorial waters and our national destiny.
Project Fear did its worst and failed. More people voted Leave than have ever voted for anything in our history. By now, we should be as good as gone, with only a few minor details to be ironed out.
Yet two years on, just as I feared, we’re no nearer the exit. Every day seems to bring yet another blatant attempt to derail the process, to keep us subjugated in perpetuity as prisoners of a sclerotic, anti-democratic European superstate.
The latest comes from a group bankrolled by the billionaire hedge funder George Soros, a Hungarian-born American citizen who made his fortune betting against the pound on Black Wednesday in 1992.
Having earned the nickname of the Man Who Broke The Bank Of England, he is now determined to become The Man Who Broke The Will Of The British People.
What right does Soros have to interfere in the internal affairs of our country, especially as we voted conclusively to regain full sovereignty from a remote pan-European technocracy?
Yet the same people here who are squealing about Russia supposedly meddling in the U.S. election (because that delivered the ‘wrong’ result, too) are cheering him on.
This self-appointed fifth column will stop at nothing to overturn the referendum result. The stitch-up started the moment the result was announced.
We’ve had endless legal challenges, and the disgraceful attempts by the unelected, self-serving Lords to stop Brexit.
Project Fear — far from admitting it lost fair and square, packing up its tent and going home — has been ramping up the volume, aided and abetted by the BBC, the Financial Times and the political Establishment.
The head of Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs, John Thompson, joined in this week, warning that technology designed to keep trade flowing seamlessly after Brexit would cost businesses £20 billion and take at least three years to introduce after the proposed ‘transition’ period is due to end.
Such a delay would keep us in the customs union until December 2023. That’s seven years after we voted Leave — longer than it took us to defeat Nazi Germany.
Thompson obviously hadn’t read Robert Hardman’s brilliant dispatch in last Saturday’s Mail from the port of Felixstowe, where a comparable system works without a hitch and could easily be applied elsewhere, including the Irish border.
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