Remainers have forced us to live in a parallel universe
BY CHARLOTTE GILL
This week the UK had something of a shock when it was revealed that the economy had grown at its fastest pace in six months. It shouldn’t be a big surprise that Britain is doing well, of course, as we have one of the most successful economies in the world. But it came at a time when the country has been repeatedly talked down, meaning that any good news is now treated with a certain amount of bafflement.
It is fanatical Remainers who have engineered this state of affairs, many of whom were in parliament Monday night – trying to destroy the government. Destruction is all they ever seem to do, whether it’s taking down Boris Johnson or democracy, or something else. They got a taste for ruining things in 2016 when they did just about all they could to erode the confidence of the public, so that we would feel uncapable of ever living outside of the European Union.
There were the catastrophic proclamations around what would happen to our economy as soon as we signalled our departure. The IMF and others famously warned that Brexit would trigger a UK recession and David Cameron even cautioned that ISIS would be favourable towards our exit. The list of dramatic forecasts continues to this day, and much of the electorate remains convinced the world will explode as soon as we properly Brexit.
At the same time, no one is actually taking in the evidence in front of them, which demonstrates that the UK is not the destitute land of which the fanatics speak. The economy has coped remarkably well with an uncertain period, for starters, and employment hit a record high this year. UK tech firms have also attracted a record level of investment, mostly coming from Asian and US markets, and there are other achievements to be noted.
All of these facts have been lost in among the debate, though. So much so that it’s almost as if we’ve been inhabiting a parallel universe for the last three years that has been entirely constructed by Remainers. It looks nothing like the reality of the UK and more like North Korea.
Fanatical Remainer fearmongering has ventured into new grounds in recent times, as it’s become all about smearing the Tory government with historical comparisons. These have hyped up since Boris Johnson took power, and the likelihood of No Deal increased.
MPs have hurled all sorts of deranged and defamatory words at BoJo’s government. Caroline Lucas has called them the “feral elite”, whatever that means, and Shami Chakrabarti entered rabble rousing territory when she referred to them as “thugs”. Are we really to believe that BoJo is the new Charles Bronson – all because he wants to deliver a democratic mandate?
Commentators like Paul Mason have added to this cacaphony, who Tweeted: “the only people on the streets for No Deal are fascists”. It is commonplace to see charges of “fascism”, “Nazism” or the “extreme right” used to get Brexiteers. On Question Time Emily Thornberry even suggested Downing Street was akin to Rasputin. Just what on earth are some of these MPs on about? Perhaps it is something of a deflection technique to distract from their own immoral behaviour.
Unfortunately, all these antics fit into the Remainer parallel universe, an imaginary spectacle they’re keen to create to scare the public. In this vision, the hard-right has taken over the UK, the economy is burned down and everyone is evil. The reality? We’re a liberal nation, if a little bit socially conservative, economically successful and charitable, good people.
This narrative is something Remainers never like to talk about, however, as they have no other means of getting their way than to perpetuate apocalpytic visions of Brexit. Too often we are told that the Right offers the politics of “hate”, but it is the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats, and other members of the Remainer Alliance, who have shown utter contempt for our country, its values and democratic principles it rests upon.
Charlotte Gill is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in The Mail on Sunday, The Times and The Telegraph. Follow her on twitter: @CharlotteCGill