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Farage like the majority of Politicians and in particular U.K politicians is another failed representative of the people who does not listen to anything other than the sound of his own voice.
What is it about economic planning and industrial strategy that all sides of Politics in the U.K do not understand?
Don’t tell me they do. The U.K Economy is an absolute disaster. We can’t even afford our health care let alone social justice. We may be the 5th largest economy in the World but we do not make a profit. Government borrowing is increasing and so too its cost. Our Moody’s rating has just been downgraded – again.
Brexit has made the U.K a joke – one which will ensure that the young people of the United Kingdom are not going to have the same opportunities as their European counterparts.
Farage like Johnson made political ambition more important than the futures of the people of the U.K . The failure of the U.K Government and Establishment to become fully involved in the European Union is what caused the E.U Super-State to emerge.
They and the cobwebs in the Foreign Office should have become fully immersed in the E.U and hence would have led its reform. Instead the U.K have continued looking for ‘tea trade in the Commonwealth’ to exploit whilst walking hand in hand with America into any war they could preach to the world about. They should have been evolving the E.U – which would mean we would not have needed Brexit.
Our Foreign Office still thinks it runs the World. They need a damn good shake-up and need to get out into the real World.
Farage got what he wanted and walked away. Cameron didn’t and cried then walked away. May jumped Euroship to become Prime Minister. Johnson has used Brexit not for the people of the U.K but himself.
Where is the plan Farage and Johnson? Where is the association with non-E.U nationals and Organisations. Where is any form of future strategy for the U.K? There is none and cannot be until we begin to sign Trade Deals and the details of the U.K exit from Brexit are finalised. But Farage never explained to the people of the U.K that the referendum was only one small part of leaving the E.U. nor did Johnson.
Farage and Cameron played selfish politics with the UK and the people lost. We still have no plan.
If the E.U is so bad why is Farage an MEP?
Farage and Johnson, Cameron and May as well as Corbyn are like ships without rudders and sails. They have absolutely no idea of where they are going and no idea of how they are going to get there.
When will the people of the U.K wake-up? It is not the E.U they should have left it is a Political System that does not answer to their needs. I voted for Brexit but I had a Strategy. I wanted to use Brexit to reform the E.U or form a new Union.
Brexit was an Ace in any reform negotiations and we threw it away.
There is little in the way of People Democracy in the U.K only a Political Power Elite who still do not listen and without doubt do not understand Economics.
The U.K is leaving a Trading Group which will only get bigger and stronger. Where is the U.K going? Mexico? Australia? Vietnam? China?
The U.K could have reformed the E.U and become a major part of the future of the World. But now no longer will we be able to ensure our interests are shared with the World. As May illustrated in Florence this week we now excel in bending over to whoever holds the purse strings.
Farage should have created an economic plan for the future. He did not. I doubt if he will be considered an idol by the many who in years to come will only see Brexit as a lost opportunity to reform the E.U and partake in its leadership.