This is the freedom election
BY TOM HARWOOD
This is no ordinary election. At stake is our place in the world, the liberty of each and every one of us, and our soul as a nation.
The choice couldn’t be clearer. On the one hand a rag tag bundle of separatists and anti-democrats from a multitude of parties all propping up an anti-Semitic Marxist and fixated on their prize of keeping Britain leashed to a continent in crisis.
On the other there’s a path to an independent, freer, richer future.
The stakes could not be higher. Imagine for a second- a Britain humiliated. Far worse than Wilson’s Labour government running cap in hand to the IMF in 1975 for a bailout, this Remainer cabal would skulk back Brussels, only to hand back all the freedoms we had just negotiated. They would merrily pass over the keys to our economic future.
What a signal to the world. Self-governance? We just couldn’t handle it.
Britain would be trudging back, defeated, painfully asking Brussels to let its planners set our rules again.
This policy is, and can only be the brainchild of three distinct groups, all working for the same end at this election: loopy euro-federalists who have never believed in Britain’s viability as a nation state, ardent separatists who will do anything to destabilise and humiliate the UK, and unreformed Marxists who have sided with Britain’s enemies at every turn for the last 100 years.
All the Lib Dems, SNP, and Labour are offering is a sickly smorgasbord of fear, defeat, debt, and despair. But there is another choice. We have the opportunity this election to choose hope.
The Conservatives have finally understand the message behind the Leave vote. It wasn’t ever just about returning power from Brussels to Westminster. It has always been about giving every single person more control over their own lives.
At last, the Government has arrived where it should have been back in 2016. A leave Prime Minister backed up by the successful team who ran the most inspiring campaign in a generation, leading a party now fully committed to delivering on the mandate of that referendum.
What this Number 10 understands is that leaving the EU is not an end of itself. It is not something to deliver out of a dense of begrudging duty or democratic necessity, noble though those pursuits may be. Leaving the EU is an opportunity to unleash Britain and emancipate the individuals who live here.
Fewer planners trying to control the lives of people in this country. Freer trade with the growth regions of the world. Talent, rather than region based migration. Lower taxes outside of the burdensome, cumbersome structures of the EU.
It’s exciting to think that in just five short weeks, the separatists could be vanquished, the euro-federalists could be quashed, and Jeremy Corbyn could be consigned to the dustbin of history.
Nothing can be taken for granted. This is a fight for the soul of the country. But with hard work, belief, optimism, and determination – freedom can win the day.
Tom Harwood is an award-winning journalist and commentator. Follow him on twitter: @tomhfh