The Brexit Paradoxes

Many aspects of Brexit are the polar opposites of what might be expected – Assuming that we believed everything told to us by our betters.

1. The Generation Paradox

The BBC and remoaners tell us that:

  • It was only the deplorable older generation who wanted freedom and independence for the UK.
  • All enlightened young people wanted the UK to remain as a subservient EU region.

Does this make any sense either logically and economically? What are the reasons for these assertions?

Whigh group would be better off if the UK remained as a subservient EU Region? Logically, the older generation has a lot to gain financially by remaining subservient to the EU. If personal financial gain was the only driving force, then the older generation should all be remainers.

Conversely, the younger generation are being crucified by the EU. Young people’s lives and futures are being ruined by the EU. Young people should all be supporting independence and freedom to regain control of their lives.

Why does the older generation tend to support freedom and independence? They will be worse off – at least in the short term.

Why does the younger generation want to remain as a subservient EU region? Will younger people really be better off handing over their freedom to an unelected colonial master?

a) The Older Generation Paradox

Older people should gain massively from living in an EU region. Some of the vast array of EU benefits for old people include the following.

  • Free movement of unskilled and inexperienced workers keep wages and prices down. Even if workers do not move, companies can easily move to other low wage EU regions. Cheap food, cheap plumbers and cheap health care workers are a huge benefit to old folk at or near pension age.
  • Another huge benefit from EU membership for many older UK citizens is their increasing personal wealth. All new workers coming to the UK to provide cheap labour need housing. The demand for housing pushes up house prices and rents. Older people are more often own their own home. Older folk are more likely than young folk to own a second property for rent. A low cost of living combined with increasing house prices for home owners! Kerching, kerching.
  • Additionally, the deplorable old folk had their university fees paid by the state. They are not affected by student debt. Similarly, the old deplorables no longer have to worry about finding schools for their children, child care, a doctor for a new baby or any other mundane problem that only affects younger people.

Why would the deplorable old folk want to give up these benefits? The older generation should all be remainers.

b) The Young Generation Paradox

Are the progressive young people really better off by remaining subservient to the EU? For example,

  • Young people’s wages in the UK are more likely to be driven down by competition from equally inexperienced new workers?
  • Young people do not have the experience or knowledge value to justify not outsourcing their jobs from the UK.
  • Young people are forced to compete for ever more expensive housing driven by the increasing population.

Many young people now have to pay huge student fees.

(Student fees are an indirect result of EU membership rules. [See English Student Debts].  Even Nick Clegg had no choice but to vote to increase student fees. The alternative would have been funding from increased Government borrowing. As a good European, Nick knew that breaking EU rules on government borrowing was not an option).

  • Young people are tomorrow’s tax payers. They will have to pay for both the direct and indirect costs of EU membership.

Costs of EU membership does not just involve the membership fee. For example, indirect EU costs include the Working Tax Credits to subsidise the new low paid workers. (Or unemployment benefits for native workers whose jobs have been moved to low cost centres).

Another large but indirect cost of EU membership is the interest on the UK National Debt.  Interest on the National Debt will continue to be paid by todays young generation long after the deplorables are dead and gone.

A large part of the UK National debt has been created by trading with the EU at a net loss since 1972. (1972 was the last year that the UK traded at a profit with the area now covered by the EU).  Every annual UK-EU trading loss since 1972 has added to the UK’s National Debt “credit card” and its debt interest repayments).

EU membership is crucifying young people, yet they still want to remain shackled to the EU?

2. The Party Political Party Paradoxes

The majority of Conservative MPs support freedom and independence. With a few exceptions, Labour MPs and some Unions support remaining as a subservient EU region. Why?

a) The Conservative Party Paradox

Labour and their champagne socialist friends claim that the Conservatives are the party of big business. If this is true, then one would assume that all Conservative MPs would be remainers. EU policies have been shaped through 70 years of lobbying by big business. The EU policies of free movement for both workers and businesses keep wages low, prevents strikes and neuters the Unions.

How long would Arthur Scargill’s 1984 coal strike have lasted if Mrs Thatcher had been able to use the 1 million new European workers recruited by Tony Blair?

A return to UK freedom and independence will also mean freedom and independence for the Unions. Surely, if the champagne socialist propaganda was true, then no Conservative MP would vote to give less strength to big business but more strength to Unions?

b) The Parliamentary Labour Party Paradox

Support by nearly all Labour MPs to remain as an EU member is the mother of all paradoxes.

  • The 2016 Brexit referendum was won by Labour voters. Yet nearly all Labour MPs want to remain shackled to the EU.
  • To add even more insult to their members, Labour MPs and remain Unions are effectively supporting the ability of big business to control the wages of their members.
  • All flagship Labour policies of Nationalisation and public spending to end austerity are prevented by EU rules.  EU rules limit government borrowing and prevent state aid!