What does the question of Britain possibly leaving the European Union have to do with the theme of this blog? Of course it’s an internal matter, but to anybody in the United States who has Anglophile leanings, or English roots, it’s certainly a matter of interest.
Having followed the news on the upcoming ‘Brexit’ vote somewhat casually, I am afraid that it looks as though the status quo will win out. And I don’t see that as a desirable outcome; I can’t say why the people of the UK seem to fear leaving the EU; maybe it’s a case of the old ‘better the devil you know’ reasoning.
I read here that those who fear Britain leaving the UK are thinking of expatriating themselves, in some cases, to Germany. My first thought, of course, is that who on earth would want to go from the frying pan (Britain) to the fire (Germany)? Have these people not read of the recent chaos involving all the ”refugees” flooding Germany at Frau Merkel’s invitation? Or of the announced decision to let the supposedly temporary ”refuge-seekers” stay permanently after only three years? Some of the British people considering becoming German citizens fear their applications may not be approved — yet the ”refugees” are being fast-tracked. I wondered just who would find Germany a desirable destination compared to the UK. One interviewee, married to a German man, says of Germany:
“A country that’s shown leadership in the refugee crisis and that’s shown itself to be inclusive and welcoming – not like the prevailing atmosphere in the UK right now, she says. ‘Europe should be celebrated – not feared’
I don’t like the politics of Brexit and the nationalism and intolerance that goes with it.”
[Emphasis above is mine].
So this woman is a far-leftist, who finds ‘diverse and inclusive’ Britain not ‘inclusive and welcoming’ enough for her. She wants more diversity and more inclusion. She is, in my opinion, doing a service to her home country by expatriating herself.
On a different note, we have this piece from the Texas Nationalist Movement blog, expressing solidarity with those in the UK who wish to break free of the EU, and comparing the situation of Britain in the EU with the status of Texas within the Federal Union. It’s worth remembering that Texas was, following its break from Mexico, a free and sovereign nation, a nation which chose (after some consideration) to join the United States. I don’t know how my Texas colonist ancestors felt about that decision but it has proved to be a bad thing in light of the recent decay of the United States into a tower of Babel.
A comment on the piece suggests that Britain’s exit from the EU could inspire the Scots to achieve their own independence, but the fact is, the Scottish voters declined that choice not so very long ago. So it appears that the Scots aren’t interested in being free from Britain; the financial benefits of staying within the UK were apparently a factor.
However it’s natural for someone who is an Anglophile to wish that England might win her independence. Since Scotland refused to leave the nest when offered the chance, England might go her own way. The English, like English-descended Americans in this country, are the ignored and undervalued ethnic group, though they are the core, original people.