Over the last few months I’ve been hearing from some quarters that last year’s EU Referendum was somehow ‘divisive’. That it ‘divided’ the nation.
Theresa May also said the same thing in her recent address to the nation.
However, nothing could be further from the truth.
The EU referendum was a symptom as well as an indicator of divisions in the nation that were actually brought about by our membership of the EU.
Think about it, if there were no divisions, then there would have been no need for the referendum in the first place.
And what was the basis of those divisions? The growing realisation that membership of this failing political project was taking the UK on a path that the majority did not want to walk.
There was also the increasing awareness that people were being lied to about the true aspirations of the EU. Yes, we were lied to – for example, just before the EU referendum, we were categorically told by the Remain side that there would be no EU army. A scant six months later and an EU army is on the threshold of being formed. Decisions like this are not made overnight – this has been formulated in secret over many, many years. Now ask yourself, what else are they lying about?
The Remoaners will keep on claiming that the EU Referendum was ‘divisive’ in order to devalue it, to devalue the result. To make people think that it is somehow tainted so the result must be tainted too. Do not be fooled.
The reality is that the EU Referendum was a necessary and very legitimate tool that will help ensure that the political direction this country takes is one that the majority of its voters wants, not one dictated to us by a foreign power.