Sunday, February 21, 2016

BoREXIT is go

The Mayor of London declares his support for reclaiming British sovereignty:
Boris Johnson tonight declared he will campaign for Britain to leave the EU because it would save money and regain control for the British Parliament.

The Mayor of London electrified the EU referendum campaign by ending months of speculation and dismissing David Cameron's EU deal as insignificant, saying he could not turn down this 'once in a lifetime' chance to quit the EU.

And he told the Prime Minister he was making the announcement by text just nine minutes before he appeared on live TV outside his north London home.

Mr Cameron was said to be 'absolutely furious' with the Mayor of London's decision and earlier today he made a last ditch attempt to persuade him to join the In campaign by warning against 'linking arms with Nigel Farage and George Galloway'.
Good on him. Johnson not only just ensured that he will become the next Prime Minister of Great Britain, he just significantly increased the probability that the title will actually mean something.

If you are British, vote BREXIT. Vote leave. Vote out. Escape the Fourth Reich while you can.

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Blogger pyrrhus February 21, 2016 2:15 PM  

I think Boris, by going so rightly against the establishment globalists in Britain, has probably ensured himself as a future Prime Minister. Boris is kind of the anti-McCain....

Blogger Jeff Wood February 21, 2016 2:20 PM  

Yes, I will have to discover whether, though formally resident in Italy, I still have a vote.

In a sense, Boris is the British Donald. We will see what pull he has among the voters.

Blogger weka February 21, 2016 2:21 PM  

Yes, please. NZ can and will provide you all the lamb, butter, wine, cheese and Despair (when we trounce you at rugby) that you need.

Australians can provide all the gold, beef, proving grounds for aerospace, and despair when they trounce you at cricket.

The Canadians can provide oil, more gold, cars (they have to learn to be civilized and build cars with Right hand drive, and how to spell correctly)
and cute quebeciose.

You all just need to dump your social welfare system and start building decent ships and guns. (The Type 22 frigate, and the current British assault rifle will not suffice).

Britain was prosperous when it used the empire instead of Europe.

Imperium Britannium resurrectus vivat!

Anonymous Steve February 21, 2016 2:43 PM  

This is great news, not just because BoJo is a household name in Britain, but also because beneath his carefully sculpted bumbling toff persona he's one of the sharpest and most self-serving politicians we have.

So if Boris is willing to stake his career on the success of the Out campaign, that is a poweful endorsement indeed.

Blogger The Other Robot February 21, 2016 2:44 PM  

Our International Financial Overlords are not happy with Poland either.

Blogger Salt February 21, 2016 3:02 PM  

Well that's news with a bit of a punch.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab February 21, 2016 3:21 PM  

IIRC Britain has some funky voting rules. Does this apply to the Brexit?

Anonymous Susan February 21, 2016 3:22 PM  

Boris is indeed the British version of McCain, with all the same tricks up his sleeves too. He is an expert on knowing which side his political bread is buttered on, and it sounds like he is doing a better job of listening to his constituents than Parliament is too.

He could indeed be looking very good for future PM if he shows he can take care of business, instead of making a big show of just being a paper shuffler.

Anonymous BGKB February 21, 2016 3:29 PM  

In a sense, Boris is the British Donald. We will see what pull he has among the voters

Are there enough whites left in London to re elect him mayor, or are the minorities too stupid to know this wont be good for them?

In related news even a few people in Massachusetts think importing low IQ dangerous foreigners in the form of a rattlesnake colony is a bad idea.

Anonymous fish February 21, 2016 3:46 PM  

Found linked at your Rattlesnake Colony story!

Probably better off with the actual Rattlers!

Blogger Rantor February 21, 2016 3:52 PM  

This is very good news. At this point, screw politics, any nationalist who will leave EU, secure borders, and toss illegal or criminal foreigners will do.

Anonymous Takin' a Look February 21, 2016 3:55 PM  


An enterprising Massachusetts fella could capitalize on that by raising and selling kingsnakes.

Blogger YIH February 21, 2016 4:04 PM  

UK was never a good fit for the EU (yes, neither are the rest, but...).
Between it's currency, it's weights and measures (still mostly pounds/inches/Fahrenheit) it's ''We're British, not European!'' culture, and it's reluctance to join in when the Euro was introduced, meant the UK wasn't going to embrace the EU.
I'm aware that several other countries had to be dragged in kicking and screaming also.
The main point is Boris is seeing the handwriting on the wall: ''Why finish joining and cause all that disruption when the EU could well fall apart soon?''

Blogger Feather Blade February 21, 2016 4:14 PM  

@9 rattlesnake colony

I liked the part where the supporter kept insisting that "people are just afraid of snakes".

If he'd been better educated he could have called them ophidiophobes

Anonymous Steve February 21, 2016 4:23 PM  

Weka - We have Type 23 frigates now, but there are only 8 planned Type 26 replacements, which would barely be enough ships to secure a seaside pier.

Once we get out of the EU, we need to hang the politicians who've been running down the navy. Pour encourager les autres. Then scrap foreign aid and put the money into building new hulls.

At least we've got an aircraft carrier now, albeit with no operational fixed wing aircraft to fly from it until the underwhelming and crazily expensive F-35B comes into service.

The L85A2 is a pretty decent weapon now. With ongoing upgrades and maintenance it'll do for a good few years yet. When it's eventually replaced, we should go for a proven off-the-shelf design rather than waste money on another British assault rifle that nobody outside the UK wants to buy. The SCAR-L or HK416 would do the job nicely.

Anonymous Garrulus February 21, 2016 4:23 PM  

Boris is just a shill for CoL. I guess the exceptions to the law they arranged for themselves in Camerons deal weren't enough.

Blogger Doom February 21, 2016 4:24 PM  

Wow. That really surprises me. I wonder who said he could say this *cough* (next monarch) *cough*, and why. Is the crown up against it, and not willing to lose it all? Or is there something else going on? Cool. If it works. Yeah, no, I don't think the queen would endorse it. I swear though, I hear the cheer, the queen is dead, long live the ....! The eldest of the three, I do believe. I'm also thinking, ding dong the witch is dead. It's coming.

Anonymous Steve February 21, 2016 4:33 PM  

YIH - all shops sell in kilos and so on now. People have gone to jail for selling in pounds and ounces.

If they tried to change motorway signs to kilometres instead of miles I reckon there'd be a revolution though. Or a lot of lost drivers at least.

We were never a good fit for the EU. For one thing, we're not European in the sense that the French and Germans and whatnot are. We like Continentals, for the most part, but they're foreigners. They think differently.

Britain joined the Common Market, as it was then called, because our political elites thought it would replace the Empire as a means for allowing them to preen on the world stage. And because the American government encouraged them to.

We should've heeded de Gaulle, who wisely tried to keep us out.

Blogger Lovekraft February 21, 2016 4:37 PM  

Wasn't there an uproar last week over Obummer speaking at a British institution pushing the EU. The British wanted him to mind his own business.

Anonymous McOxford February 21, 2016 4:39 PM  

Johnson knows he won't hold another term as mayor and there'll be no cabinet positions for him under Cameron who loathes him. But if the out campaign wins he can be part of the inevitable vote of no confidence Cameron will face with all the potential for gain that entails. The mans a snake, but its a daring and ambitious move and I admire that, plus maybe he knows something ...

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 21, 2016 4:44 PM  

Reclaim your history, heritage, parole and land. The sceptered isle can shine again.

Blogger Tim February 21, 2016 4:53 PM  

It must be something to do with the hair.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 21, 2016 4:56 PM  

Wait George Galloway?

Hang on I have to do some catch up reading.

Anonymous BigBayKoranBurner February 21, 2016 4:58 PM  

I liked the part where the supporter kept insisting that "people are just afraid of snakes"

I have killed rattlesnakes before, what does that tell you about him.

OT Hey John C Wright- its Bender Kora's last episode again this time with mudsharking.

Disney Channel show Gravity Falls wrapped its final episode recently and confirmed what many fans had long suspected and hoped for: that two of the characters on the popular cartoon series, Sheriff Blubs and Deputy Durand, are gay and in love...

Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch has previously spoken about including an LGBT character in the series. In a Q&A on Reddit, Hirsch said he wanted to, but was afraid he wouldn’t be allowed.

“I would love to but I doubt they’d ever let me do it in kids T.V. But man I would if I could,” Hirsch says

Anonymous A Reader February 21, 2016 4:58 PM  

David Cameron is an ersatz conservative. The European Union is a un-conservative project.
For example, conservative political thinkers stress the importance of de-centralizing political decision making. Conservative thinkers also point out the importance of local knowledge, which planners fail to take into account. The European Union runs counter to these views of conservative philosophy.

Anonymous Steve February 21, 2016 5:04 PM  

Cataline - George is hoping we join the Arab League.

Don't misunderestimate him though. He's a nutter, but a very effective campaigner and public speaker.

Remember he made fools out of the US senators who thought they'd skin him alive on TV?

Anonymous N5 February 21, 2016 5:04 PM  


Blogger Cataline Sergius February 21, 2016 5:07 PM  

Well if Galloway is backing it, it has wide-spectrum support, I can say that for it.

Which he appears to be doing.

And yes he is still the leader of the Respect Party. For those that aren't read up on it. Respect is a watermelon party; Green on the outside, Red on the inside.

You might remember Galloway from about ten years ago when he came to US to testify at a Senate hearing and played Slap the Stupid Senator. It was most amusing.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 21, 2016 5:07 PM  

Ooops Steve beat me to pretty much everything.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer February 21, 2016 5:09 PM  

I was under the impression that Boris Johnson was a big old lefty. Was I mistaken? If not, why does he want to exit the EU. Obviously, it would be better for Britain to do so, but that doesn't seem to be a consideration for the left or the right.

Anonymous Steve February 21, 2016 5:17 PM  

Cataline - sorry buddy.

Ron - BoJo is a sort of squishy wet conservative. Maybe not as wet as Cameron, but not exactly Mrs Thatcher in trousers either.

People want to leave the EU for different reasons. The left traditionally hated the EU, seeing it as a threat to British jobs, British trade unions, and the Soviet Union they secretly hoped we'd join.

Boris doubtless has self-serving reasons in mind. He's not on the EU gravy train and unlikely to be made a Commissioner while Cameron is in power.

But he's also a canny political wind-sniffer who avoids losing more often than not. This bodes well for the FU EU campaign.

Blogger LP9 Rin Integra S.I.G. Burnin' Up, Dune soaked, 80 svedka - The Lord overrides all! February 21, 2016 5:26 PM  

Please God bail out Brexit.

I want a plan B or brexit to fly but I am fraid we are stuck with EU and its problems for a while longer.

The natives are going to continue to revolt and try to cope with absurdity after perverse harmful to the public good inanities.

Blogger LP9 Rin Integra S.I.G. Burnin' Up, Dune soaked, 80 svedka - The Lord overrides all! February 21, 2016 5:27 PM  

Edit; Insanity.

Anonymous Hound's Tooth Check February 21, 2016 5:28 PM  

"I was under the impression that Boris Johnson was a big old lefty."

You may be confusing him with his predecessor, "Red Ken" Livingstone.

Blogger Dave February 21, 2016 5:38 PM  

played Slap the Stupid Senator. It was most amusing

Must've been at it for days.

Blogger Dave February 21, 2016 5:50 PM  

Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch has previously spoken about including an LGBT character in the series.

Disney has been in the closet for a long time. Tonight is the 60th anniversary Disneyland special and featured performer: Elton John

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 21, 2016 5:51 PM  

@ Steve

OT and BTW. After months of neglect Chapter 5 is finally up.

Anonymous Steve February 21, 2016 6:12 PM  

Cataline - Excellent! Would buy a Grod novel.

He reminds me of a couple of British Army NCOs I used to know.

Blogger weka February 21, 2016 7:33 PM  

The ANZAC frigates are OK, the Aussies have some decent subs, and NZ needs to hang Helen Clarke for getting rid of our strike aircraft. Of course, she's now in the UN, but they are also the enemy.

The UK needs to look at the AuSteyr. It has been tested by the ANZACs in the sandbox.

Anonymous VFM 3061--Chief Notices Things Over Time February 21, 2016 7:36 PM  

(((Hirsch))) you say? Shocking...

Blogger Mandos February 21, 2016 9:14 PM  

Gotta say, IDGAF how much of a political calculation his support of Brexit is, it is the right thing to do and as long as he backs the idea he is scoring points.

Blogger The Other Robot February 21, 2016 9:57 PM  

The UK needs to look at the AuSteyr. It has been tested by the ANZACs in the sandbox.

A dinky .223 bull pup design.

Speak to Kratman about it. He prefers 6.8mm or 6.5 Grendel. Better ballistics.

Also, bull pup designs have their problems.

Anonymous Anonymous February 21, 2016 11:13 PM  

A tangentally interesting song that makes me wonder who cares about England anymore...

on the other hand... they do still rock...

I guess Google lost my account... into the dust bin of history.

I'm not sure what "Comments by "Anonymous" will be spammed." means but give it your best shot.

Anonymous Shut up rabbit February 22, 2016 4:10 AM  

EU was created to stop the Germans beating up the French and taking their stuff. Now that both are failed islamic, communist states that shouldn't be a problem.

UK should get out and concentrate on its own coming civil war against the migrant hordes.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer February 22, 2016 6:51 AM  


That's it. I was under the impression that the Mayor of London was a huge lefty.

Anonymous Mr. Rational February 22, 2016 8:13 AM  

Cataline, get yourself a copy editor.

Blogger Trid February 22, 2016 11:59 AM  

Fourth Reich?

More like Fourth Keich am I right?

Blogger Charlie Martel 7359 February 22, 2016 1:06 PM  

@9 @10 What's this story about Rubio, a coke kingpin, and a big cat sanctuary about anyway?

Reading that the tigers were used to get rid of bodies. Nor pigs?

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