Sport should be free of political influence, as politics should not be looked upon as a game played out in such places as Westminster, the media and on the hustings. Politics is not a game; politics is about the lives of ordinary, innocent people. We are not pawns to be played with; we are not pieces on a board to be moved whichever way you choose in order to gain the upper hand over your rivals. You are elected to run our country; to make fair law and to provide an environment for life that is harmonious and equitable. Yet when the country votes against the majority of your wishes you bemoan and wail and campaign in an underhand manner to have the decision of the country cancelled, annulled or to demand a second referendum, and if God forbid you won that referendum you would then deny the opportunity for a third referendum for the same reasons as you were denied a second referendum. The Blair Heseltines amongst you are latter-day Quislings; people with no backbone, no honour, no allegiance to the people and country of your birth. Quisling claimed to be acting in the interests of his country, though as everyone knew he acted in his own interests. Quite rightly at the end of the war he was put on trial, found guilty and shot. Life was so much simpler back then. Our Quislings, the ‘bemoaners’, are nothing short of mouthpieces for foreign rule. We, as a country, have always done well as a free and independent country and in wishing to deny the return to full sovereignty the Quislings are acting in defence, not of Britain’s welfare, but the ambitions of Europe and those who wish to see a United Federal States of Europe. Go speak to those who lie in war cemeteries, if you dare; defend your point of view to men with bullets lodged in their skeletons.
I am told in time the young will have us back under the heel of Europe’s soft-shoe tyranny, if Europe would have us back, but the young will not forever be young and in time their beliefs born through propaganda, lies and naivety will turn to wisdom gained through experience and the success of our country gained through endeavour and the freedom to trade without the constraints of being ‘one of the gang’.
It is understandable that the Hitlerisation of Europe can go unnoticed by the young; the war was many generations ago; the horrors of that conflict are now confined to celluloid and Hollywood, as fictional as Disney animation or horror movies. But to people such as yourselves, the closeness of the European ideal to the ambition of the Third Reich should in itself determine your thoughts on this matter; let alone the desire of a democratic establishment to honour without question the verdict of a free vote. Or do you know something we, the public, do not. Europe, afterall, has its own army, as well as police force, judiciary, flag and anthem. Everything, in fact, every country in the world has. Not that the E.U. is a country already, is it?
This house of men and women here because of the votes of the same people who now wish us to leave the European Union, should honour a democracy born of this house, of this country, and link hands and hearts to do everything in the power of this house to help our country make a success of our freedom from the financially obsessed, land and country grabbing minds of Europe. If you continue to fight against the vote, and God forbid if you succeed in overturning the original vote, what you risk is blood on the streets and civil disobedience. Not because of immigration and the suffocation of a population crisis but because M.P.s whose salaries are paid for out of taxes that come from the pay packets of the electorate paid scant regard to the verdict of a free vote, worked to ensure the ambition of a foreign power was not put in jeopardy and displayed no faith in your country to succeed as a free and independent entity.