Happy Christmas

A Happy Christmas to you all.

I will deal with any comments tomorrow.

Tomorrow I will write about the chronic weaknesses of the Stay in the EU case.

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13 Comments

  1. Lifelogic
    Posted December 25, 2015 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    Please keep up all your good work in the new year JR.

    Perhaps even now the UK can still be saved from the Cameron/Osborne types, saved from becoming mere minor & undemocratic regions of an antidemocratic & increasingly sclerotic and economically declining EU.

    This despite all the many establishment forces and the tax payers money put behind the EU’s appallingly misguided, top down, socialist agenda.

    How on earth have our treacherous politicians been able to get away with this outrage for so long? It was never their UK, nor their democracy to hand over to unelected bureaucrats in perpetuity. UK based democracy even, under the absurd (but hopefully short lived) Corbynomics would be preferable at lease we could get rid of him.

    • APL
      Posted December 25, 2015 at 11:25 am | Permalink

      “Happy Christmas”

      Which it isn’t, for Christians in Brunei or Somalia or Saudia Arabia.

      In Egypt, Christians are being killed for their faith.

      And the Lebanon which used to be Christian at the end of the last World war is now almost entirely not.

      By celebrating Christmas you are of course, offending the hyper sensitive. So, despite the death and destruction, as a non Christian, I’ll return your greetings and extend them to all oppressed Christians through the World.

      Happy Christmas, best wishes may you all survive this festive season.

  2. Cheshire Girl
    Posted December 25, 2015 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    Happy Christmas to you and yours, John. May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you all on this most special of days.

  3. Roger
    Posted December 25, 2015 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    John. Very best wishes to you and your family. Many thanks for your enlightened views during the year. My first port of call every morning. Please keep up the good work and help us retain complete control of our country again.

  4. Edward M
    Posted December 25, 2015 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    A Very Happy Christmas to you.

  5. Ian wragg
    Posted December 25, 2015 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Merry Christmas to you and your family John. You will have plenty of material for your next blog.
    Can you try and find out why the great and good are so enamoured by this Tuetonic stitch up.
    I think many people would be interested.

  6. Ken Moore
    Posted December 25, 2015 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Ian Wragg – Can you try and find out why the great and good are so enamoured by this Tuetonic stitch up.
    I think many people would be interested.

    Indeed there would be many people interested – there are dark forces at work here . The case for staying in the Eu doesn’t have it’s roots in reason or logic….but bitterness, greed and self loathing. It would be interesting to hear Dr Redwood’s viewpoint.

    We know about the links between the British Labour party and communists in the 1970’s.
    We know that Trotskyists infiltrated the trade union movement and did great harm to British industry.
    We know that Germany has in the past seen us a threat to it’s industrial dominance and exhibited ‘sharp elbows’ with it’s dealings with the Eu when shaping it in it’s own national interest.
    We know that historically the British establishment despise their own country and it’s people.
    We know that there has been a successful take over by the Conservative Party by ‘modernisers’ that have successfully side-lined those with traditional Conservative opinions. Cameron has carried on where Blair’s radical project to turn us into a politically correct state left of.
    We know that Mrs Thatcher was ousted when the establishment feared she realised what the Eu was really about.

    We know that certain cabinet members were referred to using very derogatory language by John Major because they spoke the truth.
    “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” George Orwell

    These ‘dark forces’ that wish to destroy Great Britain never went away. They just changed tactics to destroy the country from within by hollowing out each and every institution. Instead of one great power grab they realised it is better to dismantle a country piece by piece….

    It’s time for the pro Eu supporters to be given a harder time .
    I am fed up with them being given an easy ride and allowed to freely peddle the lie that staying IN is the safe option….they’re threadbare campaign just needs to be exposed for what it is – a sham and a betrayal.

    • M Davis
      Posted December 26, 2015 at 10:14 am | Permalink

      Just read this. Very well put, Ken M., couldn’t agree more.

      Happy Christmas to all and wish for a productive New Year on the LEAVE campaign. The LEAVE campaigners should all gather together on this most important issue and forget their petty disagreements, leaving their ego’s, (they know who they are, and I hasten to add, not our Host!), at home.

  7. Anonymous
    Posted December 25, 2015 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Happy Christmas.

    I am far more concerned with the STRENGH of the Stay campaign.

    – their larger publicity budget

    – the skewed debate – where they can be as shrill as they like about “3 million jobs lost” but we have to tip-toe around the issue of mass immigration

    – the BBC on their side

    – the amount of ‘reasonable’ celebrities advocating that the present situation is acceptable. Including Bill Bryson of all people.

    Previously you have said that the PM should resign if the vote is to Leave. In that case will you resign if the vote is to Stay ?

    Personally I think if the vote is to Stay then we don’t need a UK government at all.

    The real question for the referendum should be “Do you want a UK government or an EU one ? You can have only one, not both.”

    As it is I don’t see why we need a UK government and that the most powerful thing you and fellow back benchers could do is resign now and pull the rug from under the whole swindle.

  8. Peter Davies
    Posted December 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Best wishes to you and your family john

  9. Bill
    Posted December 25, 2015 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    And a happy Christmas to you also!

  10. Margaret
    Posted December 25, 2015 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Best wishes to all .

  11. fedupsoutherner
    Posted December 25, 2015 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Some of the comments on this site tonight are so very poignant. They stir the emotions like no politician can. Why have politicians been allowed to sign away everything we Brits feel so passionate about? Everything our forefathers fought for, everything we believed in and everything the workers fought for, for so long? All we want is a government that supports the British people. Is that too much to ask for this year? If they want any credence of respectability then this is the one chance they have. If they don’t stand behind us then in 20 years Britain will be no more.

    I wish you and your family a great Christmas and new year John. Keep up the good work because I learn so much from your diary and I know many other do too. Well done to all the contributors to this post too. Let’s hope we have something to cheer about this coming year.

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