“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
Brexit exemplifies how the British elite adopted George Orwell’s “1984”, whereby the invisible decision makers, “The Party” turned our democracies into “Oceania” and MSM into “The Thought Police”, whose role is to inflict fear upon the British people.
The year 2011
On 8 November 2011, the prominent Brexiteer, Jacob Rees-Mogg resisted the implementation of the EU financial transaction tax at the House of Commons, stating:
“We must be robust in opposing it and not let the EU get its grubby hands on it!”
The year 2012
The EU tried to retain economic and fiscal stability within its member states by proposing to introduce a financial transaction tax.
“The objective of the And it’s interesting, is it not, also if you look in the small print, they’re saying some of the money raised can actually go towards, perhaps, saving future failed banks. is to ensure that the financial sector makes a fair contribution to national tax revenues. It is also intended to discourage transactions that do not enhance the efficient allocation of resources by the financial markets.”
However, on 26 January 2012 at the at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron dismissed EU’s financial transaction tax as utter “madness”:
UKIP also opposed the EU’s financial transaction tax at the EU parliament!
On 23 May 2012, UKIP’s Godfrey Bloom initially claimed that:
“And it’s interesting, is it not, also if you look in the small print, they’re saying some of the money raised can actually go towards, perhaps, saving future failed banks.”
But later on he admitted that future bank failures were imminent, claiming:
“It’s because of the criminal behaviour of the world’s central banks and until that stops nothing is going to change. There are a lot more bank failures coming down the road, believe me.”
The EU is fed up with tax-payers bailing out banks, and by imposing the financial transaction tax, the EU tried to make the banking sector pay for the failed banks rather than the British tax-payer, as it has been the cast in the past.
However, it seems that Brexiteers disagree with the EU incentive to secure a stable development of the banking sector and believe that the British tax-payers should pay for future bank bailouts, rather than the prosperous banks!
The year 2016
Jo Cox, the British Labour Party Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen who campaigned to remain, died on 16 June 2016, after being shot and stabbed multiple times in Birstall, West Yorkshire.
Of course, throughout the EU referendum, there were many Labour MPs who campaigned to remain but having worked for Oxfam previously, Ms Cox was familiar with the devasting social impact imposed upon the Britsh people by tax-dodging practices of the wealthy and noble elite.
On 13 April 2016, Ms Cox addressed the urgent need for the British government to act on British tax havens, saying:
“Having spent 10 years as an aid worker, I am acutely aware of the millions of pounds that are lost to development in poor countries as a result of these tax havens.”
The year 2017
Eight weeks later Ms Cox was killed by Thomas Alexander Mair, a 52-year-old unemployed gardener.
On 17 January 2017, Shadow Brexit Secretary, Sir Keir Starmer accused Theresa May of not having a mandate to use Brexit for turning the United Kingdom into a tax haven.
In this rare and early morning live BBC appearance, when most of the British people were deep asleep, Sir Keir Starmer expressed his concern:
“What I was highly critical of yesterday was Theresa May’s sort of bargain basement, tax haven threat.”
It seems that the British elite is fond of George Orwell’s “1984”, so they turned it into reality, whereby the invisible decision makers, “The Party” turned our democracies into “Oceania” and MSM into “The Thought Police”, whose role is to inflict fear upon the British people.
Every time tax-free assets of the wealthy elite are threatened by the EU or British politicians, “The Thought Police” also known as the right-wing media, infects the British people with the fear virus about an imaginary threat from that comes from subjects or individuals that are keen to deliver equality and social cohesion in the UK.
Besides opposing the EU financial transaction tax, Brexiteers also opposed the EU’s Anti Tax Avoidance Directive, which is explained further in the following article:
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