This is the Big One: #Brexit for Britain

Posted: June 23, 2016 by tallbloke in EU Referendum, People power
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It’s half past four, and I’m about to get ready for the ‘dawn raid’ – a last minute leaflet drop to our pledged supporters reminding them it’s polling day today. Tom Banks and I have organised this across the 54 parliamentary constituencies of the Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire region.

Working on the ground campaign over the last three months, I’ve met thousands of people willing the Leave campaign on to victory. It has been an honour and a pleasure to work with so many dedicated people who all want to make Britain a better country. We share a vision of a free, fair, globally trading nation which lives in peace, at ease with itself, under its own laws.

I hope the majority of the people of Britain and Northern Ireland share that vision, and get out to vote today to express their democratic will to make that possible. While we remain in the EU, we will only see the further erosion of life liberty and happiness.

Let’s do it. Let’s vote ‘Leave’, and stride towards a brighter future in the wider world.




  1. tallbloke says:

  2. gallopingcamel says:

    Thank you for your commitment. While the race appears to be “too close to call” the undecided voters will opt for what they see as the safe option by voting to REMAIN, in a manner similar to the Scottish Independence vote. Sadly my countrymen lack the will to govern themselves…….BRITS LACK GRIT.

    Boris Johnson says there won’t be another opportunity to leave the EU and he is right. The EU will collapse thanks to bureaucratic tyranny and I expect to live to see it even though I am 80 years old.

  3. colliemum says:

    It’s a quarter to six, and I’m as happy that The Day is here – twitchy and apprehensive about the outcome, exhausted from all the campaigning, but so grateful for all everybody has done.
    Whatever the outcome (I am hopeful!), remember: you, we, the foot soldiers, are who convinced people to become Brexiteers, not the big wigs – Nigel Farage excepted, but you knew that …!
    Finers, big toes and four paws crossed …

  4. tallbloke says:

    CM: did you get my email last week? Drop me a line.

    I think God may be a brexiteer…

  5. tallbloke says:

    Ah those crazy celebrity remaniacs…

  6. p.g.sharrow says:

    bed time for me here on the American west coast. Good luck to you freedom fighters across the eastern pond. 😉 …pg

  7. USteiner says:

    I am already pressing both thumbs ! (that’s what we do in Germany to wish for good luck)

  8. As a British born, and partially bred, Canadian who now resides on the Best Coast (i.e. British Columbia), I echo the sentiments of p.g. sharrow above.

    And I would add … Considering that Obama has declared that remain is a good thing, in light of his past pronouncements and performances, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Brexit must be the vote of choice.

  9. Steve C says:

    Yep, today’s the day we see whether Projects Fear, Sneer, Mourn and the rest have scared enough of us into voting against our and our country’s interests, or whether enough of us remain steadfast to make a wave. God knows, if we lose this one there won’t be a UK to fight for for much longer.

    Top marks for all the energy you’ve been putting into the good work, Rog – you’re an example to us all! Talking to fellow shoppers, shop assistants etc. as I go about my daily grind, there do seem to be plenty of us under the radar, so I still dare to hope.


  10. E.M.Smith says:

    Best of luck!

    Now the world pauses as a people chose their fate, freedom or subjugated… then life will move on. It will all come down to the quiet ones not answering polls, placing their marker on history…

  11. tallbloke says:

    Boris makes his final pitch for Leave

  12. thefordprefect says:

    stand up for democracy?
    Britain has never been governed by a party with the majority of votes!

    I have never voted for my elected representative. I have therefore never been part of this thing called democracy

    Vote for proportional representation.

    Something you will never have in an independent UK

  13. Annie says:

    Best wishes to you and your efforts Tallbloke. We are DownUnder and our proxy votes have been cast.

    I fear for my beautiful native land if the remain mob win.

  14. Stephen Richards says:


    That is spot on. I don’t understand why but at every opportunity brits show that they lack the stomach for a fight except when they are pissed.

    BUT Roger, I don’t believe you could have done more. Well done and thanks. You were defeated by your gutless, cowardly countrymen.

  15. Stephen Richards says:

    thefordprefect says:

    June 23, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    And that is where in the EU ~BZZZZZZT!~? EU States will have and still have no say on the making or repealing of laws. You can have all the proportional representation you like in each state but it is meaningless as in the USSR on which model, according to Gorbachev, the EU is built.

    As Russia knew, you cannot manage a multitude of countries, cultures and languages with a democracy. It is why they formed the USSR and why it eventually broke down as the EU will eventually

    You are a really annoying little ~BZZZT~ and have been for sometime on these blogs.

    [Moderator note] I know passions are high, but try to keep it civil please. Thanks – TB

  16. Stephen Richards says:

    OMG Monty Don § where did that stupidity come from. Oh I know. Paid by the BBC

  17. Poly says:

    Whoa people, heads up and wake up, something big going on here.
    Over at PredicitIt percentage “leave” up by 50% in 2 hours.
    Bookies odds shifting toward “leave” but lagging – an opportunity for arbitrage here.
    Have a look at GBPUSD=X, flash crash approaching 10%.
    Prediction/betting markets in turmoil!
    The market momentum towards “leave” is unbelievable, but in this volatility, nothing makes sense.
    This may go the wire!
    Lots of money lost and reputations trashed!
    Believe in “leave”!
    This is a day out of heaven for us market geeks!

  18. Poly says:

    History in the making!
    PredictIt and Betting now has “leave” ahead!
    There will be acres of analysis about this for years to come!
    Get out there and enjoy the possible “leave” moment of glory!

  19. Zeke says:


    And many more on Nigel Garage’s twitter as results come in!

    Hoping for your independence here in the US.

  20. Zeke says:

    Nigel Farage ‏@Nigel_Farage
    I now dare to dream that the dawn is coming up on an independent United Kingdom.

  21. Konrad says:

    Watching from Australia. It’s looking like a win for Brexit!

    A successful Brexit vote will be a powerful boost to democracy world wide. The unelected EU kleptocrats and climate sprungers in Brussels will have been slapped down hard. The UN similarly will know their identical plans to end democracy globally are going nowhere.

    Next up: Time for Australia to talk free trade agreements with the world’s fifth largest economy. Iron ore? Alumina? Coal? Natural gas? Thorium? We’ve got everything you need and more.

  22. p.g.sharrow says:

    @Tallbloke, It appears congratulations are in order. You and your compatriots have created an uproar in the salons of power across the world. Good For you!.. 😎 …pg

  23. Zeke says:

    That is not my misspelling. Although I do say Fair-ege. (:

  24. colliemum says:

    WE DID IT ! WE BLOODY WELL DID IT!! AND THE BEEBoid all have glum faces, Vaz is distraught, Brussels in meltdown – WE DID IT!!!

  25. tom0mason says:

    Congratulations the correct outcome — well done all, well done Tallbloke!

    BBC still talking the economy down though as they misanalyze the markets.

  26. Sean Staplin says:

    Congratulation from Canada. Britain votes to preserve their culture!

  27. E.M.Smith says:

    Congratulations from California! Now comes the fun work of building a new Great Britain.

    It looks like a 2 year process of removing EU tentacles. Might I suggest starting with free trade agreements with Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA? Despite what the Obummer said, you will be at the front of the queue here.

  28. gallopingcamel says:

    Wow! I never expected this. BRITS HAVE GRIT, so please forgive me for doubting y’all.

  29. gallopingcamel says:

    Next up NEXIT. Let’s hope the Dutch don’t want to be sheep.

  30. gallopingcamel says:

    If Hillary Clinton wins in November you can expect TEXIT. Texas will try to secede for more noble reasons than 155 years ago. Will we make war on them as Lincoln did or will we wish them “Bon Voyage”?

  31. tom0mason says:

    With Italian nation debt rising fast ( ) and Greece to default on debt payment ( ), the UK has exited EU just before the financial crud hits the fan.

    With the pound falling UK export trade should pick-up but in the EU deflation is still eating away at the value of the trade advance ( ) and at this time IMO the Bank of England would be wise to pay off more of the national debt.

    IMO the UK has left just in time. The EU is likely to slide more as the bureaucrats fiddle at the edges of major trade reforms. While Britain can start reforming the trade and energy laws, ease the red tape on manufacturing, stop the economic migration from the EU, and start to become a major world manufacturer/trader again!

  32. E.M.Smith says:


    Per TEXIT: Do remember Texans have kept their guns, unlike the North East & California. Also remember that terrorists killed folks in California and Florida, but one cop with a pistol and one school guard made 2 dead perps out of terrorists with high end semiauto rifles and more in Texas.

    “Don’t mess with Texas” is more than a slogan….

    I’m also pretty sure it was no accident they have their own electrical grid, and make most of the fuel used in the south and east. They turn off one pipeline, pretty much everything from about Virginia to New York grinds to a halt…

    Colonial Pipeline, headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, delivers a daily average of 100 million US gallons (380,000 m3) of gasoline, home heating oil, aviation fuel and other refined petroleum products to communities and businesses throughout the South and Eastern United States. Colonial consists of more than 5,500 mi (8,900 km) of pipeline, originating at Houston, Texas, and terminating at the Port of New York and New Jersey. The pipeline travels through the coastal states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Branches from the main pipeline also reach Tennessee.

    It would be a very bad idea to annoy Texas…

    Did I mention I married into a Texan family? So I’m only an Honorary Texan, Real ones have even more attitude…


    Be advised, the Republic Of Texas would be just fine makin’ a free trade deal with y’all in Britain. We have oil ports and lots o’ oil… Cattle too (sheep some, but Australia’s got more). an’ we like whiskey an’ beer… understand y’all make some good ones, so bring it on down. We’ll keep a light on for ya…

  33. Kevin Hearle says:

    Congrats from down under I honestly didn’t think you brits had the sense. Party at your place!!!!!!

  34. USteiner says:


  35. Paul from Melbourne says:

    Common sense finally beats the common market.
    Let’s hope it’s contagious.

  36. David A says:

    Does anyone know why the markets are reacting so strongly to this? (FWIW, I think independence from the insane immigration policies of Merkel and the unelected aristocracy of the EU was necessary.)

  37. Konrad says:

    Congratulations from Australia! It’s Brexit!!

    your hard work hasn’t just helped save Britain, you have helped save the world.

    This is a win for democracy. A big win. Britain has shown that the Fabian long march can be stopped dead in its tracks. The EU kleptocrats just got smacked in their sprunging snouts, and their trough just got kicked over. Oh the squealing! The UN are now also on notice. Their foul plans are now in taters. Neither will have much time now for the AGW hoax. Now both are reduced to fighting for survival not domination.

    Sure there will be economic turmoil for a short while, but the economic opportunities now open to Britain are vast. This means for you and the UKIP the fight is not yet over. You must now push for early negotiation of free trade deals, ready to go at the stroke of a pen or tap of a keyboard. The two year exit period (which the sprungers in their foulness will attempt to delay and extend) in no way prevents New Great Britain from early negotiation of Brexit day enactable agreements.

    Australia is about to suffer 2-3 years of turbulence as we vote “Malfunction Talkbull” out. (Small problem here, a crazed warmulonian drivel monkey has dragged the centre right party to the far left, and we need to destroy the village to save it). Tony Abbott should be back on deck in 2018-2019. Just in time for free trade with New Great Britain.

  38. Tenuc says:

    BLOODY WELL DONE ROGER and all those who helped get us out of the corrupt and useless EU – I know how much time and effort you and others have put into this. We can now have a few days to celebrate this crushing victory, it feels so good being part of a Sovereign Nation again.

    However, the work is not over yet and we will need to push our tardy politicians hard to pass the necessary legislation to get us out of the EU circus straight away. I believe that mass demonstrations and civil disobediance will be needed before we finally get out of the clutches.of our home-grown proponents of the USSE..

    In this regard, he final verse of the Eagles ‘Hotel California’ spring to mind…

    Last thing I remember, I was
    Running for the door
    I had to find the passage back
    To the place I was before
    “Relax, ” said the night man,
    “We are programmed to receive.
    You can check-out any time you like,
    But you can never leave! “

  39. Sean Staplin says:

    David A. Markets react irrationally to major news events. Over time markets do reflect the underlying securities, however geed and fear drive the volatility. In this case the markets had already priced in a win for the remain side, so right now we are seeing that being adjusted as well as a good helping of fear and panic to drive it lower. A great buying opportunity.

  40. Konrad says:

    Land of hope and glory,
    Mother of the free!
    How shall we extol thee,
    To trade agreements free?

  41. Hearty congrats, Roger and all other hard-working Brexiteers! And after you’ve had a well-deserved rest, p’haps we could discuss a campaign urging democracies to exit that other den of inequity and iniquity, i.e. the EU’s “partner”, the UN and its ever-increasing undemocratic maze of unelected bureaucrats!

  42. Steve C says:

    Wow. And Hooray. Rejoicin’ time.

  43. tallbloke says:

    Morning all. 🙂

    Just back from the count, where cellphones are verboten. It feels good. It feels really good. I’ve had about five hours sleep in the last 50, but I’m on a high and not ready for kip yet.

    You should have seen the faces of the Libdems and Labourites down there – a real picture.

    It hasn’t all sunk in yet, I’ve been so closely focussed on the mechanics of organising the ground campaign I haven’t got my head around the ramifications of what we achieved overnight.

    It just feels good. And right.

  44. oldbrew says:

    Amazing! Tallbloke is now even taller bloke 🙂

  45. P.A.Semi says:


    My huge congrats on the good vote !
    (And hoping the domino effect will sooner or later liberate us other from the EU beast…)

    My commiseration for Briton bashing by banksters and unelected bureaucrats, who menaced you with consequences, by which they are going to punish Britain for it’s freedom. There is no free lunch and freedom costs something, but is worth (almost) any price. But let’s see, what all is in the power of angry banksters and then think, if it’s good that they have these powers and how to deprive them of those and return them under public control…

  46. Paul Vaughan says:

    It could be decades (maybe centuries) before it’s understood that this was a crucial step towards global stability.

    The Sun lights the way from west to east.
    From sun-loving eastern horizons, today we see: Britain first.

    Stay sober and tactical.
    Many decades to go…

    Bon Courage.

  47. Brett Keane says:

    Congratulations from me in NZ, for the great effort. How stupid to think that Britain would not be free. Raising a glass right now. Kiwi Brett

  48. oldbrew says:

    Cameron is going to resign.

    ‘This ship needs a new captain’

    Brexit: David Cameron to quit after UK votes to leave EU

    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
    Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
    All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
    Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

  49. Tenuc says:

    This map, courtesy of ‘The Telegraph’, says it all…

    The whole of England and Wales voted OUT, except for cosmopolitan London. Politicians need to ponder this map long and hard. The implications of this regarding the continuance of the UK is enormous.

  50. Tenuc says:

    Dang, sorry image URL failure. Here it is…

  51. E.M.Smith says:

    @David A:

    Two major effects and one knock-on.

    Slimy traders with billions like Soros, are shorting the £ and € hard. This will pass in a few days.

    Computer driven algorithm trades go nuts on major events and grossly over act. It isn’t real sellers dumping $£€ Billions, but confused computers. This will pass in hours.

    The currency moves make the $ and ¥ look more expensive, so the algos think that make our goods hard to sell so the computers sell down US and Japan stocks. (over 75% or so of alltrades are now by computers..)

    Sit tight, it will sabilize in a day or two.

  52. oldbrew says:

    Live updates here:

    ‘EU referendum live: David Cameron resigns as UK shocks the world by voting for Brexit’

  53. Geoff Cruickshank says:

    Congrats Tall One!
    Can someone tell me what is going on in Scotland?
    Is it that most of the sensible Scots emigrated a couple of centuries ago (like my ancestors)?

  54. tallbloke says:

    One for the party political strategists to ponder

  55. Paul Vaughan says:

    Birthdate of Sunlit Europe: June 23, 2016

    Sober sensible parties gifted with natural foresight won’t be moving investments and head offices. Britain’s at the leading edge of a sunlit natural wave of geopolitical and financial realignment. It’s now the brightest place to be, preparing with sharp natural foresight.

    Design with profound care the new architecture to ensure the next Eurpope will endure to withstand the test of time, unlike the old.

    A good financial and geopolitical system can withstand any combinations of natural change our domineering Sun throws our way over time.

    The key word’s stability.
    The old Europe was failing in darkness, planning for imaginary problems while ignoring real ones.
    Global stability was thus unacceptably threatened.

    Necessity’s the mother of invention (global stability being the necessity) and so rebirth it is.

    Crucial work awaits, designing the architecture of a new and improved Europe that will replace the old. It can be done in London. Global stability depends on doing it right this time. (It wasn’t done right last time.)

    A superior competing institution can originate in and spread east from London.

    As we look west today from eastern shores, what do we see?
    A beautiful sunlit wave, coming our way…

    Bon Courage London.
    Leadership’s your destiny.

    Rather than leave for the declining EU, remain to bravely brainstorm, ignite, and lucidly conceive a no contest (as in vastly superior) EU replacement.

    Your challenge is to design a superior system that will spread and withstand natural tests of time and change. If the goal was just to design something better than the EU, that would be too easy.

  56. tchannon says:

    You worked hard Rog and won, well done.

    What follows is going to be fascinating. EU implode? Who knows.

  57. tallbloke says:

    Tim! Good to hear your voice. Thanks mate, we done good.

    The Eurocrats are quick to try to dismember the UK following the nationwide vote

    “A senior ally of Angela Merkel has opened the door to Scotland joining the EU, Matthew Holehouse writes.

    Manfred Weber, the leader of the conservative bloc in the European parliament who is close to Merkel, says there are “upcoming decisions on the national levels” for Scotland and Northern Ireland “to go another way.”

    “It is up to them but Europe to welcome new member states. That is totally clear. Those who want to stay are welcomed in the European Union.”

    He says Article 50 talks must begin “immediately”. “We cannot wait for a Tory party to elect a new prime minister.”

    “We have the will of the British people on the table. The question is now to implement it. We must do this very quickly. The continent of Europe cannot be occupied by an internal Tory party battle of who is the next leader of Great Britain.”

    “This is a British problem,” he says, noting that the pound is tanking but not the Euro. “Britain has a bigger problem than the European Union.”

    Fuck off Manfred, the integrity of the United Kingdom is none of your business. As for the pound ‘tanking’, it is down five pence against the Euro – big deal.

  58. Climate Otter says:

    Tallbloke, you need to make some kind of graphic to represent the range of comments that were posted on this piece. I think it would look like a gas-tank meter, from ’empty’ to ‘full’…. maybe indicate the number of negatives, number of mayyyyyybe’s…….. number of YES! YES! YES!

  59. Konrad says:

    EU implode? Who knows?

    Err, who even cares what happens to Merkel the Mad and her Tarrarush Tourists?

    BTW how many of these did you want per week?

    E.M. Smith says his sepo’s should be front of the queue. Forget that! Rev up the old BluesRedWhiteMobile, we’re getting the old commonwealth band back together!

  60. tallbloke says:

    Amen to that.

  61. P.A.Semi says:

    … about the currency swing.

    The exchange rate of pound was yesterday on thirty-year maximum, because the evil banksters have been stretching their slingshot by buying a lot of pounds, so that they can dump them all today to slash the pound rate today…

  62. tallbloke says:

    P.A. Semi: Good news for UK exporters, bad news for Brit holiday makers who didn’t get their holiday money sorted out yesterday.

  63. thefordprefect says:

    UKs boaty McBoatface Moment (but unfortunately more important) carried through to conclusion.

    A sad day for intelligence
    A sad day for democracy (less than 50% of UK voted for exit – and of course less than 50% voted for IN)

    Victory for the narrow minded BZZZZT – [inflammatory – Mod]

  64. tallbloke says:

    Great speeches from Gisela, Boris and Gove on Sky News a few minutes ago.

  65. TA says:

    Independence Day!!! Good job, England! So happy for you.

    Trump says this will only make relations between the U.S. and Britain stronger and better.

    Wonderful news from Britain. God Bless the Queen.

  66. 8364khz says:

    Well done Roger and all who helped. What a great achievement.

  67. A C Osborn says:

    Big Congrats Roger.

    @David A:
    The real reason for the Pound & Markets tanking is all down to the Remain Fear campaign.
    It is a “Self Fulfilling Prophesy”.
    The remain camp and Camoron and Osbourne talked down the UK as much as they could and then called on all the tame Experts to convince the whole country (and the world) that the UK could not make it on it’s own and Brexit would be disastrous.

    As the fear campaign worked for them in Scotland they had no idea that they could actually fail and be left with the massive mess of their making.
    Camoron immediately hands the problem he and Osbourne created over to someone, anyone else.

  68. oldbrew says:

    Geoff Cruickshank says: ‘Can someone tell me what is going on in Scotland?’

    SNP is agitating for another referendum, but that’s a UK parliament decision (i.e. whether there should be another one).

  69. Tenuc says:

    tallbloke quotes:
    June 24, 2016 at 10:06 am

    “It is up to them but Europe to welcome new member states. That is totally clear. Those who want to stay are welcomed in the European Union.”

    Can’t see the canny Scots wanting to join an organisation that has just lost about 1/6th of its funding, especially with the impoverished Ukraine and Turkey banging on the door to join. Not sure about Northern Ireland, it would make sense for them to join with South, but the Unionists are still staunch supporters of the queen. Could get interesting.

  70. oldbrew says:

    Now doing the political rounds in the UK…

  71. oldbrew says:

    Tim Stanley in the Daily Telegraph: ‘I am astonished. Staggered. Humbled. I should never have lost faith in my countrymen. Those bold, brave, beautiful British voters.’

    ‘This was the day the British people defied their jailers’

  72. David Blake says:

    Congratulations Rog, and everybody involved. It’s amazing the disconnect (on so many issues, the EU just being one of them) between the snooty political elite and the public.

    The locals here in France have congratulated me, and they yearn for a similar opportunity to give the «classe politique» a bloody nose.

  73. Glenn999 says:

    What’s going on in Scotland. I have been out of touch with my cousins for a long time. Would appreciate any info about their attitudes? Thanks

    [reply] see comment June 24, 2016 at 1:04 pm

  74. Congrats, Rog I predicted this could occur in a few posts. I noted that Charlie came out and said something about freedom etc and I commented that the Queen pushed him. She had given hints that she did not like the EU and Cameron but she had to do the right thing and keep out of politics. Now she might say that she is Head of the Commonwealth and welcomes greater engagement.
    I bet that the Queen welcomed Cameron’s resignation and may even have suggested that he goes.
    Now is the time to buy shares in some British Companies who trade, sell to the world and buy from Australia, India, China and USA Do the opposite of the market buy pound futures.

  75. Forgot to say should be an interesting time for you Chiefio (E M Smith) with your knowledge of shares, commodities etc. I have some shares in Westfield, Resmed and Westfarmers (who have just bought up a hardware chain in UK). They should benefit being out of the EU

  76. FTOP says:

    “The greatest constitutional document of all times – the foundation of the freedom of the individual against the arbitrary authority of the despot”. Lord Denning on the Magna Carta.

    In 1215, Britain laid the foundation for individual liberty which many great nations now rest upon. Our U.S. Constitution lies firmly on the laws and liberties first introduced by this historic Charter.

    The capricious reactions to the Brexit vote over the next few months will normalize, and then the world will see what a historic reaffirmation of the individual over the state is embodied in this bold act.

    Brussels and the U.N. are modern versions of the non-representative forms of rule struck down by the Magna Carta. These tribunal governing bodies are a study in the usurping of individual rights.

    Thank you to the great people of the U.K. for drawing a line in the sand and saying “no more” to the erosion of individual rights.

    Next stop, torches lit – 760 United Nation Plaza.

  77. David Blake says:

    The Sky News presenter points to Rog’s campaign area. Good job Rog:

  78. roger says:

    Thank you Roger for your tireless work that now offers the upcoming generation unbounded horizons to their endeavours as they pick up the baton of opportunity and run with it wherever it may lead.
    Roger and out!
    Well done.

  79. pyromancer76 says:

    Congratulations, Roger Tallbloke, and all the other’s who worked so hard for freedom. So glad that our future President was there to celebrate with you. Donald Trump’s Monster Vote already in the U.S. primaries must have contributed to the courage that you and awake-and-aware others maintained and exuded. Wonderful day. Wait until the next Monster Vote in the U.S. for even more support. Best wishes. Time for R&R.

  80. p.g.sharrow says:

    As we progress into the new era it is important to heap blame for societies ills on over reaching socialist bureaucratic drones. They must not be allowed to rewrite history and claim that the solution to problems that they have caused is more money and power be acceded to them. Strong government is the problem, not the solution.
    We don’t need them…pg

  81. oldbrew says:

    Sky News reports the FTSE index is UP 2% on the week.

  82. wildeco2014 says:

    Great outcome and many thanks for Rog’s contribution.
    I was at a dinner with Martin Durkin and the other producers of Brexit- The Movie on Monday night and we all felt that right was on our side.
    This is the first substantial reversal of the process of globalisation which was threatening liberty everywhere. It will grow from here.
    Britain again saves the world from tyranny by showing how things should be done.

  83. ren says:

    Sun without spots.

  84. oldbrew says:

    Brexit campaign leadership dominated by climate-sceptics (24/05/16)

    Interesting 😉

    Some of them will be running the UK show shortly.

  85. Jan_Vermeer says:

    Congratulations from across the North Sea, (The Netherlands) , well done !!!
    We go to the polls March 2017 to elect a new 2nd Chamber of Parliament. (=Lower House) Biggest Party will be Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party (PVV), very much in favor of LEAVE. The incumbent cabinet of Labour (PvdA) and Right Wing ‘Liberals’ (VVD) will not continue, they heave not a chance.

    A recent poll by one the broadcasters here showed that 52 % is in favor of a referendum regarding our membership of the EU. The question Leave or Remain was answered as follows : Leave : 48% , Remain 45 % , Undecided 7% , so tending to a NEXIT.
    This was a poll amongst 27.000 !!! and it was before the UK voting.

    A lot of people here from left to right , from low income to high income are fed up with the EU , not with “Europe” our beautiful continent.

    But fed up with the bureaucratic elites in the capitals and in Brussel(s) , on several occasions the Capital of the Netherlands, by the way. Fed up with Merkel and Schaubele for opening the borders for millions of people that are in trouble no doubt , but don’t belong here and will not fit in here. For transferring money from North to South etc.

    Our idiotic , laughing Prime Minister Mark Rutte still has to answer what his cabinet is going to do with the results of the Dutch referendum regarding the Ukraine Treaty.
    On April 6 , the Dutch overwhemingly voted against the Association Treaty between the EU and the Ukraine. We were the last to ratify it , but the People said NO, we don’t won’t any move towards the Ukraine.
    According to the Referendum Act the Cabinet has a choice : 1) You Reject the Will of the People and Ratify (in this case) or 2) you Obey the Will of the People and act accordingly.
    Our PM has done nothing, although the Referendum Act states that he should do so one way or the other, As Soon As Possible. (ZO SPOEDIG MOGELIJK)
    He clearly stated a couple of weeks ago that he would not address this issue until after the British BREXIT voting.

  86. hunter says:

    Congratulations! There are many challenges ahead, but freedom and sovereignty is worth it.

  87. JoNova says:

    Roger, we’ve been watching the whole thing unfold from downunder, and have been out partying already tonight on your behalf (which is why I’m late to comment here). A big congratulations, what a huge success! It’s still hard to believe 48% didn’t vote Brexit, but for the moment I’ll settle for the most important win I’ve seen in years. — Brilliant!

  88. oldbrew says:

    The 48% must have fallen for the political and media years of brainwashing topped off by the farcical fear campaign.

    Emergency budget, Euro-wars, etc. – what a joke.

  89. David Blake says:

    @ JoNova

    “It’s still hard to believe 48% didn’t vote Brexit,”

  90. Paul Vaughan says:

    The solar wind can fracture any crust.
    Continental scale or national doesn’t matter.

    EU failed. I advise not repeating that example. The map blue is clear natural pattern demanding sober, mature, luminary attention. The right leader will inspire them to help lead.

  91. Brett Keane says:

    Thankyou Duncan for resigning. “Nothing became your rule so much as the leaving of it”. A Cameron at last.

  92. linneamogren says:

    Rule, Britannia !!! Pink Floyd once asked ” would you like to see Britannia rule again ” the answer is Yes!!! Let’s put the EU in the filthy sewers of Brussels once and for all !!!

  93. linneamogren says:


    England now has a found father !! Congrats and God speed

  94. oldbrew says:

    Boris Johnson puts his serious hat on…

  95. E.M.Smith says:

    Dear Konrad,

    Please note that I listed the USA last on the list. That was for a reason.
    “Might I suggest starting with free trade agreements with Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA?”

    Canada shortest run across the water, with wood, food, liquid fuel. Winter skiing to die for.
    Ausralia with lots of grain, metals, coal, and great winter vacation on the reef, with great reds.
    New Zealand lamb to go with the red, and whites to tell Germany to stuff it. Great mountains for skiing too, alternate season.

    USA? Whatever you need after that. Like iThingies and Florida beaches for a quick December warmup.

    Oh, and prettymuch anything you make will be welcomed in all of our markets… Military gear to ANSUS members, beer, whiskey, and gin to all, ships, engines, good cars (ours are pretty horrid… and I won’t buy Government Motors GM product). Chrystal sets, drugs, financial services, etc. etc.

    But do start with The Commonwealth first. They’ve missed you a long time while you were wandering the continent.

  96. E.M.Smith says:


    Working up a posting on that this weekend… I’ve not slept much the last two days so need a bit of a nap first…. but that will be after I finish my pack of beers 😉 Priorities, you know…

    I find it facinating that a UK Vote has sparked a GLOBAL Party! The sun never sets on the sons and daughters of the British Empire…

    Well, time to check the fridge for a cold one 😎

  97. Graeme No.3 says:

    Australia produces white wines too, and very much in the european mould..Riesling, Gruner Veltliner, Pinot grigio/gris, Semillon (+sauvignon blanc as per white Bordeaux) and Chardonnay (as per white Burgundy) and a dozen or more other varieties (I had a very nice Bianco d’Alessano the other day). Also sparkling wines and we in the Adelaide Hills feel our Sauvignon blanc is better than the NZ ones. And with about 3000 makers we might have something left over to get the British through the coming colder winters.

    Britain might have to hurry if it wants to get out of the EU before it collapses. If the Dutch, Danes and Swedes all leave as many seem willing to do, then the EU is finished regardless of what the French do. Hmmm the UK, Holland, and the Baltic countries would make a nice compact Common Market.

  98. Graeme No.3 says:

    Congratulations Roger.

  99. michael hart says:

    “Glenn999 says:
    June 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm
    What’s going on in Scotland. I have been out of touch with my cousins for a long time. Would appreciate any info about their attitudes? Thanks”

    We still love them, in England.
    And that is why they hate us. 🙂

  100. Congratulations RT. Big deal to you. I read of your wonderful victory about 6AM Central Daylight in America. Since A(theist)P(ropaganda) provided the story and the Rockford Register (Red) Star had typeset, printed and delivered the newspaper they knew early our time.
    Perhaps this is a revival of Freedom. Maybe we are just Neanderthals. Certainly with Brexit and Trump the elitists had gotten a wake-up call.

  101. Gail Combs says:

    Just stopped by to say CONGRADULATIONS!!!

  102. Geoff Cruickshank says:

    The Ford Prefect says “sad day for intelligence”

    Looks more like Brits just saw off the Vogon Constructor Fleet.

  103. Sailorman007 says:

    From a well-wisher who emigrated some 40 years ago:

    Congratulations for achieving that for which you wished.

    Just remember the old saying “Be careful what you wish for”

  104. E.M.Smith says:

    @Graeme No3:

    Oh Dear, now I’ve done it. I failed to mention absolutely every great thing made in the entire FBE Former British Empire! Surely now regional war is unavoidable….

    Perhaps there is still time to avert…

    I’ve been to Australia, and your wines are as good as any from California (that beat France in a blind taste test in France…) I’ve had and loved both your reds and whites. I also buy Australian lamb, not just New Zealand.

    So that Kiwis do not lynch me…

    New Zealand also makes good reds. While not as deep as the hot climate bordeaux wines, they are delicious even young and remind of the best of Italy.

    I just happen to think the cooler climate of New Zealand gives their whites an advantage and the Adelaide reds are to die for. Yet the Chablis I had with fish in Melbourne and the Bordeaux style red with prime rib (somewhere 1/2 way from Wellington to Auckland at a roadside cafe near the Big Lake) were both Just Great!!!

    So can we call it a truce and just get busy popping the corks?!

  105. Geoff says:

    Now you’ve gone and forgotten to specifically mention Tasmania!
    you can get arrested for that!

  106. Brett Keane says:

    Graeme No.3 says:
    June 24, 2016 at 10:22 pm: West Island wines may be as good as you say. We just don’t get them here on mainland NZ. Go the Commonwealth, and its rivalries, a lot of fun.

    A most impressive speech by Boris. Studying Churchill hurts noone, does it?

  107. suricat says:

    “So can we call it a truce and just get busy popping the corks?!”

    I concur Chiefio! The UK is now ‘open’ to trade ‘freely’ (following the ‘exit’ form ‘community/policy’ obligations)!

    The EU may not be so excited by ‘brexit’ as ‘the rest of the world’. We need to ‘wait’ before/until we can digest the ‘exit criteria’ that the UK is presented with before we can derive any possible ‘outcome’ from the ‘Brexit’ campaign.

    Thanks to TB and his associates (not to forget Brits) for our reinforcement to ‘sovereignty’!

    Best regards, Ray.

  108. Streetcred says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!! The British people have demonstrated that they still have balls and won’t be shackled to EU enslavement!

  109. gallopingcamel says:

    Well done TB and the LEAVE folks. I hope Boris will become Prime Minister.

    I voted for Boris as a “write in” candidate in the last three US presidential elections. This was a protest vote against a rigged system that ensured all candidates were acceptable to the ruling elite.

    I will not be voting for Boris Johnson on November 8 this year because finally we have a presidential candidate who is not owned body and soul by the “Donor Class”.

  110. BoyfromTottenham says:

    Hi from Oz, from a “ten Pound POM’. What price Sovereignty, what price Liberty? Well done those who voted for Liberty – they deserve our undying gratitude.

    Remember this quote:
    “They who give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
    Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

    I now consider the UK as a place that I could happily die in, rather than just a place in my fond, distant childhood memories.

    As for the EU, I hope they get their just deserts – oblivion.

  111. tallbloke says:

    Morning all. I have a slightly fuzzy brain today. 🙂

    Dutch TV came and interviewed me at the start of the victory party. I’ll post footage soon. After so many years of being on the side of the underdogs, winning feels pretty good.

  112. colliemum says:

    Top of the morning, Rog, and all –

    I feel as if I have the mother-and-father of a hangover, without having had a drop of alcohol! In’t fair!

    Was buzzing and fizzing all day yesterday, running on empty, but didn’t it feel good!
    The best, today a neighbour rang at the door and congratulated me, beaming, even though Cardiff (shame!) voted for Remain.

    What a day, yesterday – what a day!

  113. konrad says:

    E.M.Smith says:
    June 24, 2016 at 11:44 pm
    “So can we call it a truce and just get busy popping the corks?!”

    Yes, but as you can no doubt tell, I popped the cork on the Laphroaig quarter cask early in posting. Sorry about the “S” word. But FTA with the fifth largest economy in the world? Think January sales. There is inevitably going to be a little pushing and shoving….

  114. suricat says:

    This is ‘suspect’ TB. Please advise.

    Best regards, Ray.

  115. P.A.Semi says:

    More about the exchange rate…

    Pound getting low will not only help exporters and beat the holiday travellers, but also could make electronics more expensive, oil more expensive and hence everything that gets transported on road, and food not produced domestically… So while exporters are happy, people are beaten… Hope, that it will not take long time – if it will, the banksters and/or bureaucrats are robbers and will need to be punished by some legal action…
    (I know, because in our country the exchange rate is heavily underestimated and according to some calculations, it costs the republic and people some tens of billions of dollars per year…)

    George Soros has been extensivelly buying gold in recent weeks so much, that it moved it’s world global rate by 10%. The “stupid” and/or “evil” guys have been buying british pounds… Now they dumped all the pounds to shake the pound rate, selling them cheaper than bought and buying gold – probably from Soros. The gold price rised by another 5-10% globally, and so Soros (and guys like him) have earned a lot by this swap, and some “stupid” ones have lost… I’d bet, that the “stupid looser” is some national (public) bank or state, by this way transferring funds from public sources to Soros, very probably somewhere on the order of billions of dollars…

  116. gallopingcamel says:

    Wow! That Donald Trump statement quoted by our leader sounded pretty “Presidential”.

    Apparently Donald will not send us Brits to the back of the queue as Obama threatened to do.

    Maybe Donald will ask for the bust of Winston Churchill to be returned to the White House! I was deeply offended when Obama returned that bust……..he has a way of kicking friends in the teeth while sucking up to enemies.

  117. gallopingcamel says:

    In 1985 the Pound Sterling was worth $1.06. Like the Chinese, Brits were taking unfair advantage by weakening their currency to boost tourism and reduce unemployment. Look forward to something similar happening this time!

  118. oldbrew says:

    Yesterday the tourist rate was around 1.20 euros to the pound.
    That’s about 10% better than it was a couple of years ago.

  119. David A says:

    In thinking about how close the vote was it is prudent to consider the Muslim population, where it is likely close to100 percent voted to remain.

    Through 2011…

    Census Year

    Number of Muslims

    Population of England and Wales

    Muslim (% of population)

    Registered Mosques

    Muslims per mosque

    1961 50,000 46,196,000 0.11 7 7,143
    1971 226,000 49,152,000 0.46 30 7,533
    1981 553,000 49,634,000 1.11 149 3,711
    1991 950,000 51,099,000 1.86 443 2,144
    2001 1,600,000 52,042,000 3.07 614 2,606
    2011 2,706,000 56,076,000 4.83 1,500 1,912

    The highest percentage of UK Muslims live in England. Perhaps if the Muslim population were higher in the rest of the UK they to would be more inclined to vote leave, as Sharia law demands and terrorism become much more then just a nuisance.

    I am not anti any religion. I am against religion as government, a caste system, legalized rape and even murder, all tenants of Islam as written and practiced. Sans the Muslim population the vote was not even close.

  120. Annie says:

    Belated congratulations Tallbloke! I was so happy when the votes began to show Leave advancing. When I woke up in Australia the first I heard was that Remain would likely win and I was so depressed. Then the Sunderland vote came and spirits rose. We were planning a ‘Christmas in Winter’ party here on Saturday but it ended up more of a celebration of Brexit, with Union Flag bunting hung up and some Union Flags stuck around the ‘Christmas Tree’. 🙂

    You deserve our thanks in huge measures. Annie.

  121. dscott says:

    Congrats to all. Now may Lady Thatcher’s vision guide you the rest of the way.

  122. suricat says:

    Do you guys not realise that the ‘problem’ here is ‘the UK constitution’ ?!?!

    ‘NEW LABOUR’, under the directive of ‘Tony Blair’, avowed to remodel our ‘constitution’ into a more ‘modern’ system, but left the ‘model’ ‘unfinished’ (within the EU the effect of this ‘unfinished model’ is insignificant, but the/its definition ‘outside’ of the EU is substantial for its inability to represent ‘the people’ with ‘safeguards’ to the populous)!

    We need to ‘fix’ this ‘constitutional break’ before we can face ‘the rest of the world’!


    The UK needs to proceed with protocols ‘agreed’ within the UK before embarking upon any ‘project’. Unfinished ‘constitutional reform’ places ‘agreed’ protocols at risk of ‘breech’!

    When a ruling government understands that ~1/3 of the electorate is +ive for ‘brexit’, but a referendum reveals that more than ‘half’ the electorate are in favour we have a ‘democratic disconnect’! Our politicians don’t ‘know’, or ‘understand’, ‘our’ (the public) POV.

    Best regards, Ray.

  123. dscott says:

    The punch line is at the end:

    Lady Thatcher saw exactly what the Eurocrats were up to.

  124. oldbrew says:

    Lubos Motl discusses the latest EU machinations post-Brexit, with some historical perspective.

    ‘Polish TV TVP, Sputnik, TheNews.PL, The Express, and numerous others have pointed out a remarkable 10-page document penned by the German and French foreign ministers whose goal is to complete the project that Germany didn’t quite complete around 1942.’

    ‘The territories once known as the EU member states would be turned into protectorates that would be prohibited from having their own army, criminal law, taxation system, or central bank. These entities would be centralized at the European level.’

    If they’re lucky they might be allowed their own sports teams – a bit like Wales perhaps 😦

  125. oldbrew says:

    suricat says: Do you guys not realise that the ‘problem’ here is ‘the UK constitution’ ?!?!

    What constitution? No such document exists.

  126. oldbrew says:

    Soros: ‘Brexit’ Vote Must Be Overturned Or the European Union Is ‘Doomed’

    Sorry mate, UK democratic vote can’t be overturned. Not legally anyway.

    Which only leaves the other option 😎

    UPDATE: Branson joins the billionaire Brexit whingers

  127. oldbrew says:

    Polish [and other foreign] truck drivers have to be paid at least the German minimum wage when they drive foreign-owned trucks on German roads. So Germany forces up the costs of its competitors.

  128. suricat says:

    oldbrew says: June 28, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    “What constitution? No such document exists.”

    It isn’t ‘a document’ oldbrew! Its the configuration of the people’s representatives and the house of legislation, together with all the laws that are passed or repealed. Its a ‘living’ constitution!

    Best regards, Ray.

  129. oldbrew says:

    Ray: I know it’s not a document. Did you mean that was the problem i.e. the lack of one?

  130. suricat says:

    oldbrew says: June 29, 2016 at 8:26 am

    “I know it’s not a document.”

    Just read your link, sorry.

    “Did you mean that was the problem i.e. the lack of one?”

    No. Since the ‘Blair government’ tampered with the House of Lords to enable various EU regulation to pass into being (including ‘devolution’ to regional governments) regions of the UK have become restless in their attempts to win greater regional control. This has understandably led to the ‘division’ of the UK into an unbalanced ‘regional competition’ when/where ‘England, per se,’ is unrepresented.

    Yes, England is represented in the UK parliament, but this is a ‘diverse house’ that also needs to account for all regions of the UK.

    I don’t see where a ‘written document’ would/could help. 🙂

    Best regards, Ray.

  131. oldbrew says:

    We await to see if Scotland’s leaders persist in their attempt to turn their lands into an EU protectorate 😉

    Today the SNP has put itself forward as the official UK opposition party in place of Labour which is currently at war with itself.

    But: ‘The SNP’s attempt to be made the official opposition at Westminster has been rejected by the Speaker of the House of Commons.’

  132. oldbrew says:

    John Kerry sticks his US oar into British politics. What game is this?

    ‘John Kerry Says Brexit May Not Happen’

    Isn’t this guy supposed to be a ‘Democrat’?

  133. dscott says:

    John Kerry is a liberal Democrat, any term he appropriates means the exact opposite including the title of his political party. A Democrat is a statist, a pseudo socialist with authoritarian goals in order to enrich himself, amass power and financially reward campaign contributors with tax payer funds.

  134. p.g.sharrow says:

    Roger; Now that you guys have won this WHAT are you UKIP guys going to do for an encore?
    I get the feeling that the dog caught the car and has no Idea of what to do with it.
    In politics, when you win. you must hit them with your second act, NOW or they will steal your wind. Right now you have everybody’s attention. And the opposition is afraid of the next shoe to drop. Keep them guessing, anything is better then silence. Good Sailing my friend…pg