A Bit Of Common Sense!
Another good article from Tony Parsons………..
Just when I feel my faith in Brexit wavering, the European Union acts like a playground bully demanding dinner money from the class weakling - and I remember why we yearn to break free.
This week the EU growled darkly that the United Kingdom must pay our £39billion Brexit bill even if we leave WITHOUT a deal. Which prompts the response - or what?
And I ask the 16million of my fellow countrymen who voted to remain in the EU: How can you stand seeing our nation treated like a stroppy little colony by our imperial masters in Brussels?
And how can we belong to an organisation that treats us like dirt?
Now is the hour for this country to unite behind a PM who is doing everything in her power to get Brexit over the finishing line.
Spell it out to them when you go to Brussels, Theresa - look the EU in the eye and tell them loud and clear so that they can be in no possible doubt.
NO DEAL MEANS NO £39BILLION.
No deal and the EU budget will have a black hole that could sink it into recession.
No deal and Jean-Claude Juncker will be sipping methylated spirits instead of Chateau Margaux.
The threat of of holding back that £39billion is the last hope of Brexit actually happening.
It is time for Theresa May to dig in her kitten heels.
It is time to stop acting as if the EU has any interest in fair play.
It is time to tell them that unless they give us a deal that does not leave our country on its knees, they are going to have to struggle by without £39billion of our cash.
You tell them Theresa! No BritIsh Prime Minister ever made themselves unpopular by standing up to the sneering tyrants of Brussels.
That is what David Cameron never understood. That is what Theresa May has taken a long time to comprehend.
The UK wants to be friends, allies and trading partners with our European neighbours. We want to buy their prosecco, their cars, their fruit and veg - especially their prosecco.But the British will not be shoved around. The EU has treated us like a rebellious little outpost that is foolishly dreaming of freedom.
They do not want to see us prosper. They want to see us suffer, squirm and live to regret our dreams of independence.
Why would anyone want to stay in an organisation that treats them with such haughty contempt?
People like me point out that the vote to leave the EU was the largest vote for anything in British history.
We have been too slow to say that the second biggest vote for anything in our history was the vote to stay.
So let us ALL support our Prime Minister as she does her best to find a solution that unites the 17.4 million that voted to leave and the 16 million who voted to stay.
We all love our country, don’t we?. We have been divided - friends, families - north and south, young and old - for too long.
Make it clear we want to keep trading with our EU friends, Theresa. But warn them we will not be intimidated.
The UK is not going to crawl away, wither and die simply because we had the temerity to leave the EU.
We will leave and we will prosper.
And if they want that £39billion, then those rude, arrogant old bastards in Brussels must start accepting that fact.
Stand up for your country, Theresa. Your country will love you for it.
He talks perfect sense as usual. Do you agree?