OK, I admit it. I regret voting Remain – The London Telegraph
Vindication for decent, ordinary folk over the snobs who didn’t believe Britain could be prosperous alone, who relied on the pointy-headed fearmongering boffins to dress their slimy Europhilia into tricksy, overblown predictions that have been proven false.I was one such Remainiac. While I am pleasantly surprised that the oceans haven’t boiled dry and the first sons in each family were not rendered impotent, as a Remainer I now suffer from the regret. I have non-buyers remorse, compelled to regret my vote by an atmosphere in which we Remainers are made to feel second-class.Britons took the leap, but in doing so they left many standing on the cliff-edge, listening doubtfully to the whoops and hollers of the 52 per cent as they fall with style, knowing that soon they must also jump.
Britons should be excited about their first step towards sovereignty. There’s many steps left but every journey begins with a blah blah blah.
What opponents of both Brexit and the concept of sovereignty don’t understand is that this is not about xenophobia or jingoism. It can partly be about national pride (which is not jingoism) but mostly it’s about accountable government. A citizenry cannot hold a government accountable when that government spans thousands of miles along with an equal number of foreign bureaucrats. It’s the same reason so many of us are concerned about the Federal Government in the United States becoming so powerful relative to the states. Even the most politically literate and engaged citizenry will struggle to hold their government accountable when pieces of that government don’t even reside within their border.
This is why genuine conservatives want small government. It’s not about tired clichés like cutting off welfare, it’s about keeping government honest.