On the very day I am celebrating the good sense of my countrymen And countrywomen in voting overwhelmingly to set themselves free from the evr increasing totaitarianism which the EEC has morphed into - you expect me to defend slavery ?
Show me what I have said which leads you to make such an assumption !
The past is the past and our progress into Enlightenment and Modernism historically led us to free those countries which we had previously settled - so they could make their own decisions and decide their own fates - Some have done it rather better than others - but they are entitled to be free. As I pointed out above.
The current drive of “Postmodernism” seems to want to reverse that trend and make “All the slaves of the few Beurocratic Elites” - A comarison with the “party” of USSR and China seems unavoidable.
I am gratified by the loyalty felt towards us by those such as @Blackduck and the sense of connection which is clearly still extant throughout the Commonwealth.
I can only state here as I have before that I am very sorry that we allowed the joining of the EEC to dictate that we cut off most of our trade with those countries. - We were wrong to do so and all I can say in mitigation, is that we sincerely were not aware of that requirement when we voted to join the Common Market. However as I have said, the past is the past and we shall jointly strive to become a Nation of independent people and trade on equal terms with all.
Our Natural affinity towardsthe people of our former Colonies is strong in the “uneducated” parts of our country as well as well as in yours.
Yet we have no animosity towards the other people of Europe either and happily hope to trade and co-operate with those people too.
We simply refuse to be ruled with by the ever increasingly totalitarian “Iron Fist” of what our “Common Market” has become. This was never our intention and we expect that unless the Beaurocracy reforms and becomes more universally accepting of the needs and wishes of it’s constituent Nations, we shall not be the last to reject it.
Sadly however, the unilateral imposition of the “Rule” only last week, that “National Flags are banned” within what they call the “European Parliament” by the Unelected ruler Ursula von whatever her name is - does not seem to imply any learning or movement in that direction at all.
Her vision of “reform” of the excesses of the EU seems to mean simply “More EU”…