England wants to leave
By D. J. Webb
The poll above is fascinating. (Note: the above image is from The Sun, but the data are from the British Election Study polling report in mid-May 2016.) The “white” voters are split 41.8% in favour of leaving the EU and 41.9% in favour of staying. This difference is not relevant in statistical terms. “White” voters include many people of non-English backgrounds, including the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish, and those people from other European countries who will have a vote. Although most EU citizens will not be allowed to vote, all Irish, Maltese and Cypriot citizens will have the vote — probably reflecting historical connections to the UK that pre-date the EU — and many citizens of Poland et al have already taken out UK citizenship and so will have the vote too.
I’m interesting in the English, and the English alone. I found Sadiq Khan’s claim to be English offensive — and deliberately so. There is nothing wrong with being of Pakistani extraction, but claiming to be English is an open attempt to dislodge the English nation from its ancestral homeland. He is not English. Furthermore, the United Kingdom worked on the basis that the Celtic fringe “bandwaggoned” with England. To find that England voted to leave but the Celtic fringe managed to keep us in — this could only happen if England votes by a very small margin to leave — would be poisonous for the Union. To be honest, the vote should be being held in England and among English (white Anglo-Saxon) people only: this is our country, and we should decide, and if the Scottish and Welsh don’t like the result, they can dissolve the Union. Such questions must be decided in England.
If “white” voters — in the absurd colour classifications preferred by the élite – are 41.8% in favour of leaving, I presume that English people are much more likely than that to prefer to leave, and probably support leaving the EU by a small majority. Funny that no poll has ever sought to show the views of Englishmen. The issue has the potential to split the country along ethnic lines, with ethnic minorities and the Celtic Fringe queueing up to keep us in the EU. UKIP should take a much clearer English nationalist line, and consider not running candidates in Celtic and ethnic-minority areas.
If the considered, settled will of the Scots was to have a Parliament, then it is clear the settled will of the English is to leave the EU. To override the English has got to be wrong. On all constitutional questions, minorities must join with us or go and do their own thing, either in independent Scotland or by re-emigration elsewhere.
[Please note: this article does not constitute advice on how to vote in a referendum.]