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Britain just shot itself in both feet by voting to quit the European Union. After this tragedy comes the farce.

London’s ruling class Tory toffs are now making even bigger fools of themselves by indulging in an ugly, backstabbing power struggle worthy of the TV drama, ‘Game of Thrones.’

Boris Johnson, the presumptive heir to the bungling prime minister, David Cameron, was ready to be crowned. But he was stabbed in the back at the 11th hour by his old friend and ally, Michael Gove. Other Tories, like the hardline Theresa May, jumped into the race. Poor old Boris, who charmingly resembles Paddington the Bear, was forced to quit the race.

On the Labour side, the startling ineffectual socialist leader, Jeremy Corbyn, utterly failed to rally his troops to oppose Brexit. Working class votes swung the vote to exit. Labour leaders now call for Corbyn’s head, and rightly so.

It’s by now clear that a thin majority of British voted to decamp the EU because of anger at falling wages and rising prices, unemployment, and immigration of brown skinned people. And, of course, ye olde English dislike of the ‘bloody foreigners.’

The insulated, well-padded political class in London really didn’t give a damn about the unwashed, drunken football hooligans in the north who were the antithesis of the faux Merry Olde England that Americans so love.

Worse, it now transpires that the leaders of the Brexit vote didn’t actually expect it to succeed and didn’t know what to do next when it did. Many Brexit supporters had no idea what the European Union was. Just a bunch of ‘bloody foreigners.’

Those Brexit fans who screamed about lack of democracy in the EU didn’t seem to appreciate the glaring lack of democracy in Britain’s own incestuous political system where party members, not the public, select the leadership in a process worthy of the Kremlin.

On a sunnier note, the financial panic caused by the Brexit vote seems to have subsided. Rickety British banks did not collapse – at least not yet. The pound sterling, which the government has kept seriously overvalued for decades, sagged. That was a good thing. Prices in Britain are absurdly expensive due to the fortified pound. A US $1.20 pound would do wonders for Britain’s industry and tourism.

But the Tory ruling class has kept the pound artificially high to support their nation’s pretensions of imperial grandeur. Britain can no longer afford to be America’s gendarme cum Trojan Horse in Europe.

Britannia no longer rules the waves. London spends far too much on ego-boosting military power and overly big government. Whitehall still appears proudly imperial, but the north of England, where tourists never go, looks grim and shabby.

ORDER IT NOW

The ever-sensible Scots, who were bribed into joining the United Kingdom in 1707, may soon vote soon to get out of the union with England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Cosmopolitan Greater London, which rather likes the ‘bloody foreigners,’ and is filled with them, would also like to divorce from Britain.

But money, as in most divorces, is at the heart of things. The disastrous reaction of western central banks to the 2007-2008 financial crisis to keep interest rates at rock bottom has punished savers, workers and the middle class in the UK and USA.

‘Why should we subsidize the big banks,’ they rightly ask. The central bank financial alchemists have run out of tricks, purple smoke, and spells. Britons, like Americans, see fat cats in London and New York living the life of Reilly while they scrape for pennies. This is a classic recipe for revolution.

The Brits simply picked the wrong target for their ire in good part thanks to London’s rabid gutter press which promotes xenophobia and Islamophobia. The right target should have been the still poisonous class system and medieval political parties. At least the Brits showed that Americans have no monopoly on picking awful political leaders.

Britain, which used to be the world’s factory, is a manufacturing wasteland. Eighty percent of its business is services – ie paper-passing and financial jiggery-pokery. Some of it will migrate to the Continent. Britain – maybe henceforth England, if the Scots and Irish depart – will become a middling power ever more reliant on the Americans while the detested French and Germans run Europe. English may no longer be the lingua franca of the EU.

In short, a jolly bad show, chaps.

(Republished from EricMargolis.com by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. mikhas says:

    AIPAC,Soros.Bernhard Henry Levi, Jews for this, Jews for that, “Jews for Corbyn” and now Margolis, what is it with the Jews telling British working class how to vote and when it not goes their way, how stupid, illiterate and retarded they are? What are they so afraid of?

    • Replies: @Hbm
    , @Druid
  2. Diogenes says:

    I just love Eric’s colourful commentary on current events! He has a knack of explaining the human foibles and follies behind politics. Shall we say he is quite cynical in his opinions which are just as they should be!
    Now, I notice some of his detractors simply dismiss his views because his father was a Jew and by misguided association think of him as another deceitful Jew and thus his opinions have no merit. Please, this kind of prejudice and Ad Hominem slur has no bearing on issues discussed.

    This also applies to opinions offered by Israel Shimer just because he is considered a lapsed Jew. These men offer us pearls of wisdom which are sadly lacking in everyday public discourse!
    Now please don’t accuse me of being another odious Jew because of my opinion; I assure you I am not Jewish!!

  3. ” Many Brexit supporters have no idea what the European Union was. Just a bunch of “bloody foreigners””
    The overwhelming majority of Brexit voters have had to endure the European Union for decades. We have a very CLEAR idea of what the European Union is, unlike a geriatric journalist who has spent nearly all his life in North America.
    I could continue ad nauseam, but won’t. As with most of his writings, this comes over as the drunken ramblings of an old hack.
    Please delete him, Mr Unz, and put us all out of our misery.

  4. This essential truth undercuts the rest of the column:

    “But money, as in most divorces, is at the heart of things. The disastrous reaction of western central banks to the 2007-2008 financial crisis to keep interest rates at rock bottom has punished savers, workers and the middle class in the UK and USA. ‘Why should we subsidize the big banks,’ they rightly ask. The central bank financial alchemists have run out of tricks, purple smoke, and spells. Britons, like Americans, see fat cats in London and New York living the life of Reilly while they scrape for pennies. This is a classic recipe for revolution.”

    From the reactions, The City has been undercut, shot in the feet. The elites do not at all serve the people.

  5. Finally I am convinced that P. Cockburn and Margolis are on the CIA’s payroll. We’ve experienced 20 years of the destructive force of globalism, and at the first sign of backlash, these guys warn of the evils of nationalism.

    • Agree: Bill Jones, Bill Jones
  6. 22pp22 says:

    Margolis is a half wit. Scotland’s most distinguishing characteristic is an absence of bloody foreigners.

    There has got to be someone better than this who could work for Unz.

  7. Hbm says:
    @mikhas

    They’re desperately afraid that they won’t get to ethnically cleanse Whites with brown people or continue their orchestration of the West’s destruction so that international technocrats, lawyers and bankers of the Tribe can take their rightful places Lording it over the Earth’s masses of coffee-colored goy subjects, the Chosenites in their supreme wisdom and morality having cured us of our racism and hatred.

    They all push the same sociopathic agenda. It’s clearly instinctive. Their drive for ethnic vengeance and desire to realize the power and influence fantasies from their holy books is as deep-seated as it gets and is relentless. They’re hardwired to it.

  8. didn’t give a damn about the unwashed, drunken football hooligans in the north

    who are, curiously, almost indistinguishable in both appearance and manners from the drunken violent football hooligans of Russia, France, Germany, Poland, the Baltics, Italy, and so on round the Continent.
    The clearest (but still damn’ muddy) exposition of the Catastrophe of Brexit I’ve yet seen is here
    http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/07/brexit-voters-are-not-thick-not-racist-just-poor/?ref=yfp

    Corbyn, a (now-closet) Brexiter like Tony Benn and Peter Shore before him, is being smeared with holocaust syrup relentlessly (including Ruth Smeeth’s ludicrous “Oy veh it’s a second Shoah!” stunt the other day) or as here
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/01/jeremy-corbyn-is-neither-nice-nor-decent–he-is-a-nasty-bully-an/
    Which is a bit weird, as my recently-deceased ancient relative who worked with both him and Red Ken on Camden Council in ye olden dayes was quite clear about their anti-fa., anti-racist, anti-antiseeeemite (NB! not necessarily aligning with pro-Israel, shocking and disgusting as that may be to you) positions. You’re not dealing with the likes of Fucking Gorgeous George Galloway here, matey. Just old-school international socialists. Suck it up.
    Could it be that there’s a certain amount of turmoil in the brown-trouser department, ahead of the Chilcot Report’s unveiling on Wednesday? Maybe run across some “unhelpful” TelAviv armtwisting of the Blair regime, in his demented rush to waste, massacre and destruction in Iraq, against his party membership and base’s expressed wish (“Not In My Name” etc., largest public demontrations in UK ever, way ahead of the Miners’ Strike or the Poll Tax Riots)?

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  9. Rehmat says:

    Only pro-Israel Jewish leaders of Labour Party is asking for Corbyn’s head because after dismissing 50 of his supporters including Ken Livingstone and are using every possible excuse to topple Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the party due to his refusal to follow UK’s pro-Israel foreign policy.

    On June 30, 2016 in a speech at the press conference unveiling the report, compiled by Shami Chakarbarti, UK’s Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “Our Jewish friends are no more responsible for the actions of Israel or the Netanyahu government than our Muslim friends are for the self-styled Islamic states or organizations“.

    The report failed to back Jewish Lobby claim that Labour Party had been overrun by anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and other forms of racism. However, I believe the pro-Israel Labour party members and their collaborators outside the party will never rest in peace until they succeed in removing Corbyn from party’s leadership.

    UK’s Jewish Human Rights Watch has complained to Labour’s central office objecting to the party leader’s remark in which he compared Israel with Islamic State. The group claimed the remark was demonizing and delegitimizing of Israel in a way wholly consistent with modern antisemitism.

    The group also accused Corbyn of laughing along some other people at the conference when British journalist Marc Wadsworth accused Jewish MP Ruth Smeeth of colluding with the Daily Telegraph in anti-Corbyn campaign.

    Ruth Smeeth, a former Israel lobby spin doctor, later called Corbyn and demanded his resignation, claiming, “he stood there and did absolutely nothing.”

    Marc Wadsworth later expressed regret claiming he didn’t know she was Jewish – meaning if he knew she was ‘Jewish’ he wouldn’t have opened his big African mouth.

    The Jewish Human Rights Watch said in its complaint that Ms Smeeth walked out of the conference with tears in her eyes. However, a video below shows no tears in her eyes.

    Several Jewish and Christian journalists have claimed that Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t have an anti-Semitism problem. But his accusers do.

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/07/02/jeremy-corbyn-compares-israel-with-islamic-state/

  10. anon • Disclaimer says:

    Once more Margolis shows his vicious anti-English hatred with another rant of bulls***. English will indeed remain the lingua Franca of Europe whatever the political dimensions of Great Britain are. As for Scotland it had a chance to leave last year and took a pass. It also gets about 2 billion pounds more from the union then it pays into it so England might well be better off without it. As for the Irish they mostly left in 1922.

  11. Druid says:
    @mikhas

    The chosen shysters!

  12. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    There are some columnists here I generally, or occasionally disagree with, but none I have found insincere.

    That’s why this op perplexed me.

    Worse, it now transpires that the leaders of the Brexit vote didn’t actually expect it to succeed and didn’t know what to do next when it did. Many Brexit supporters had no idea what the European Union was. Just a bunch of ‘bloody foreigners.’

    Still more Remain voters had no idea what the EU is, and, more important maybe, they have no idea why all the extractive elite and the vast army of their pawns acted war-like propaganda, bombarded them with deceptive polls, did perhaps something still uglier (we’ll never really know the truth. But that super-Nazi hyper-fascist orc-nationalist killer [goes without saying: all nationalists are killers; most genociders] sure picked the day that would benefit Remain’s cause best to assassinate).

    So if you are coing to weigh the ideas each side voters had, you should do it well.
    —————–

    English may no longer be the lingua franca of the EU.

    Well, at least we got a joky conclusion.

  13. 5371 says:
    @Expletive Deleted

    Jezza is a harmless, vegetarian, bearded old lefty with a thing for Latin American women. Despite his despicable policies on immigration (which he shares with almost all modern British politicians) he arouses more sympathy than the pack of rabid liars and opportunists gathering to beset him.

  14. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    As if the EU is the solution to Britain’s problems. Margolis may very well be a CIA shill, as one comment opined, but more likely he merely has a mediocre conventional mentality.

    Better material here:

    http://theduran.com/england-voted-overwhelmingly-for-brexit/

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