Britain’s Express title may have abandoned its pretensions to be a newspaper, given its fondness for publishing conspiracy theories and invented stories, but plenty of people still read it, especially in the English heartlands. Which makes this deranged call to Brexiteer arms by the right-wing columnist Leo McKinstry all the more alarming. Especially as the Belfast-born writer should – and does – know better having spent much of his career castigating the late Reverend Ian Paisley and the DUP for stirring up militant emotions while denying any ownership or blame for the violent consequences of those emotions.
Parliament holds the destiny of our nation in its hands this week. If MPs choose to back the Tory Government’s robust policy on EU withdrawal, then the referendum decision finally will be implemented, enabling Britain to embrace a new era of independence. But if MPs defeat Boris Johnson, then our country will be plunged into deepening crisis and humiliation, made all the worse by the chance that Jeremy Corbyn could emerge from the chaos to seize power.
“No one is in any doubt. It is this week or never,” said one plotter.
The sudden rise in pressure brought thousands to the streets on Saturday to protest… accompanied by frenzied language from a host of Left-wing politicians and anti-Brexit campaigners.
Beyond such tinpot revolutionary agitation, the anti-Brexiteers are stepping up their plots at Westminster.
But victory for anti-Government forces in Parliament would be a disaster…
The pro-EU brigade’s phoney indignation about the constitution is just a cover for their worship of Brussels’ power.
These anti-Brexit fanatics trumpet the fact that 1.6 million people have signed a petition against prorogation but that total pales beside the 17.4 million who voted Leave.
The Remoaner insurrection against the people must not succeed.
A new type of Paisleyism has succeeded in transforming the language and the modus operandi of British politics. As a result the most ardent supporters of Brexit, those who have perfected the rhetoric of “them” and “us”, of “loyalist” and “traitor”, shouldn’t be surprised if it eventually manifests itself in the streets and communities of Britain too.