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We answer the Daily Mail question: ‘Who will speak for England?’

by | 4th, February 2016

Today’s Daily Mail  leads with a question: ‘Who Will Speak for England?’

 

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The question writer turns to history to see if figures from the past can answer the burning question.

Today the Mail asks a question of profound significance to our destiny as a sovereign nation and the fate of our children and grandchildren. Who will speak for England?

Not him:

It’s a question inspired by one of the most dramatic moments in the history of Parliamentary democracy. The date was September 2, 1939, the day after Hitler invaded Poland. Tory PM Neville Chamberlain had just made an ambivalent statement to the House, proposing no immediate action.

On his backbenches, anti-appeasement stalwart Leo Amery was incensed. As Labour’s deputy leader Arthur Greenwood rose to reply for the Opposition, the Tory MP bellowed across the floor: ‘Speak for England!’
And Greenwood did just that, voicing anger over the premier’s reluctance to honour Britain’s treaty obligations to Poland. Bowing to the mood of the House, Chamberlain declared war on Hitler the next day.

The Mail should realise that all is not lost. Someone might just make a peep for Albion. After all, on January 1934, the Mail was all for Hitler:

 
hurrah for the blackshirts

 

As we cry ‘Let’s Bomb Brussels!’, the article continues:

Nobody is suggesting there are any parallels whatever between the Nazis and the EU.

They are. See above.

Indeed, the Mail would argue that one of the Union’s great achievements, along with Nato, has been to foster peace in Europe.

PEACE! We all vant ein leetle peace! To quote Mel Brookes:

I don’t want war. All I want is peace. Peace. Peace!

A little piece of Poland/ A little piece of France /A little piece of Portugal /And Austria perchance…

But…

But as in 1939, we are at a crossroads in our island history.

What happened to “Nobody is suggesting there are any parallels whatever between the Nazis and the EU”?

For in perhaps as little as 20 weeks’ time, voters will be asked to decide nothing less than what sort of country we want to live in and bequeath to those who come after us.

We want a country of patriots!

 
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Another question soon follows:

Are we to be a self-governing nation, free in this age of mass migration to control our borders, strike trade agreements with whomever we choose and dismiss our rulers and lawmakers if they displease us?

Ian Hislop nips in and tells us:

“… the Mail is owned by the Rothermere family. What did

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