British battle over “second vote” a sign of the times

SJW’s ignore will of the people, reversing elections next?

While some people reading this space probably don’t know a lot about the Great Britain’s “Brexit” issue, I’ve been following it closely for years. I began watching these issues in 2008, when the recession hit and all of the associated problems arose, such as constant bailouts of the Greek government. The basic premise, that all European nations are economically equal, is deeply flawed. Anyone who says the German economy and Greek economy are equal has been dropping acid.

Anyhoo, a few years ago Great Britain held a referendum on whether or not it should leave the European Union. The majority of Britons voted in favour of leaving. Well, then, the people have spoken. That should be that. Correct?

Not by a long shot. Virtually since the results of the referendum were released, social justice warriors have been bitterly campaigning to ignore the results and, ideally, hold a new referendum, most likely in the hope that they’ll get a different result.

Watching a few videos on YouTube the other day, I came across one that perfectly mirrored my opinions on this whole matter. The YouTube channel is called Rationality Rules, and generally speaking it’s a skeptic’s channel with videos promoting logic, reason and humanism. However, a video called “A Second Referendum – Debunked” is what really caught my eye.

“Great,” thought I, “another campaigner trying to ignore the referendum results and keep Britain in the EU.”

I couldn’t have been more wrong. In the video, host Stephan Woodford, who lives in England, points out the there has been a clear effort by those on the “stay” side to ignore the results of the referendum, and potentially campaign for another referendum (and I’m sure you know why).

Now the reasons that the majority of Britons voted in favour of leaving the EU shouldn’t really surprise anyone: ensuring Britain’s autonomy and concerns about immigrants coming into Great Britain from Europe, the Middle East and other parts of the world. Results of the referendum were, by the way, 17,410,742 votes to leave and 16,141,241 to stay, a margin of 1,269,501 votes. The margin of victory, therefore, was over one million people.

To this day the results of the referendum have never been implemented; instead, a powerful lobby of the “stay” side has done everything possible to overturn the results of the referendum.

The “stay” side lobby obviously has no respect for the will of the people. From everything I’ve seen, the “stay” side has made no convincing argument before or after the referendum for remaining in the EU, and the reasons they’re campaigning so strongly are based around SJW “Who will help the refugees?” arguments. As an aside, I’ll remind the readers that immigration is intended to help Great Britain, or any state, become a better nation, and not intended to find a home for refugees or help governments, for example Syria, solve their civil war problems.

Great Britain has never been a full member of the EU anyway; leaving the bloc should never have been this big a deal and has wasted millions of pounds of taxpayers dollars by SJW efforts to circumvent the referendum results and, in effect, the will of the people.

There’s only talk of a second referendum because SJWs didn’t like the results of the first one. Get ready, because we probably have efforts coming to reverse elections and sporting events that SJWs didn’t like as well.

I highly recommend Stephan’s video,you’ll find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bwfVbB4Sk0

Stu Salkeld is editor of The Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer and writes a regular column for the newspaper.

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