It has been nearly three months now since the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU and it has been an emotional rollercoaster for all involved. For people like me, it has been the first time in my generation that the ordinary working people of this country have stood up to the political establishment in the face of all odds and won. For the liberal left it has been (apparently) so traumatic that they will do anything to stop the will of the people, and directly assault the whole premise of democracy, with the likes of Owen Smith the Labour Leadership candidate openly calling for Labour to reject the will of the people to leave the EU.
I must stress when I say this was a working man’s revolution and a total rejection of the arrogant self-serving illiberal political class because had we listened to the mainstream broadcast media and everyone from the IMF to Obama, we were ignorant, stupid and the on the brink of causing World War Three. Project fear was the name of this propaganda, a subversive attempt to bully the British people into submission and force us to bend to the will of our arrogant dictators in Brussels. It didn’t work, and as I sit here on a Sunday afternoon outside a pub in Pimlico drinking a lovely pint of English Craft Ale and pondering post Brexit Britain it is clear that everything they predicted was a load of absolute hogwash.
We were told by President Obama and other leading world figures that in a post-Brexit Britain the UK would be at the back of the queue for trade deals with the USA and elsewhere. Well it turns out that within the first couple of weeks we have seen Australia, New Zealand, India to name a few, call for a trade deal once Britain in free from the European Union. In fact we have seen interest in over 27 countries to secure trade deals, 8 of which are in the top 10 economies in the world, and guess what, this includes the USA. In fact recent reports show that the only thing holding the UK back from Brexit Trade deals is once again the EU which proves we need to invoke Article 50 now and ensure until Brexit means Brexit.
Business will flee the UK also became a vocal part of project fear with groups such as the CBI and the IMF coming out in damnation of the prospects of business in post Brexit Britain, but once again these calls have been shown for what they are, a hollow shell of self serving vitriol of a bloated establishment saying anything to protect their narrow interests. This is highlighted by the Micro Focus £6bn takeover of Hewlett Packard infrastructure wing which was announced in the wake of the Brexit vote and makes this UK based company one of the largest infrastructure software companies in the world. We have also seen the British export market soar with the USA for the first time in 20 years prepared to import British Beef and Lamb.
So from where I am sitting post Brexit Britain is far from a tale of doom and gloom and I bet the manufacturer of this fine Craft beer I am sipping will agree with me when I say the world is once again Britain’s oyster. So long little Europe.