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A Letter To Any Human With An Open Mind Who Values Rational Logical Thought And Seeks Change

By Matthew Moody | Thoughts and Musings

Houses of Parliament (Picture Credit Pixabay)

If we consider that we are living in times which few if any of us have ever experienced, then it would be fair to accept that we are uncertain about what the future holds.

However in order for us to feel certain again, we must ask ourselves a series of questions in order to move forward and accept the answers.

This can be done in the Rational Thinking Test[i]which takes you through a series of questions designed to have you answer them logically.

I would encourage you to go through these as they bring up interesting unbiased opinions once having answered the questions.

There is a psychological line, and we don’t want to cross it, so we have to deploy critical rational thinking to allow us to pass safely over that line.

You need to have an open mind to answer these questions.

You need to be able to handle the truth that answering these questions will give you.

You need to be comfortable that you may feel uncomfortable with the answers.

For each question, you can answer

No idea – No – Highly unlikely – Unlikely – Unknown – Maybe – Likely – Probably – Highly likely – Yes

Here are the questions:

  1. Is this being used to move along a new world order?
  2. Is there a virus of some sort?
  3. Is the virus killing as many people as they say it is killing?
  4. Is it killing some people?
  5. Did the virus come from the wet markets?
  6. Did the virus come from the lab in Wuhan?
  7. Who owns the lab in Wuhan?
  8. Was the virus natural?
  9. Does the virus have a patent?
  10. Is there a vaccine?
  11. Is the virus a bio-weapon?
  12. Is there a financial motive?
  13. Is vaccination profitable?
  14. Are there ulterior motives?
  15. Are masks necessary at all?
  16. Are masks necessary most of the time?
  17. Are masks safe?
  18. Does Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Dieases have ulterior motives?
  19. Is there suppression of one side of the discussion?
  20. Did Bill Gates say he wanted to reduce the population?
  21. Is there currently any vaccines for this type of virus?
  22. Does the test work accurately?
  23. Can we trust the intention behind the tests?
  24. Is the tracking app necessary?
  25. Is the tracking app likely a covert control measure?
  26. Do you trust the information coming out from the governments?
  27. Do you trust Boris Johnson, Prime Minster (UK) intentions?
  28. Do you trust Donald Trump, President (USA) intentions?
  29. Have the WHO been accurate and trustworthy?
  30. Do you trust the intentions of the WHO?
  31. Are the tests for coronavirus accurate?
  32. Does the test pick up other things like stress, flu jabs, the common cold?
  33. Does the argument that this is a natural outbreak hold up?
  34. Are the scientists who are leading the action neutral and not financially motivated?
  35. Are the governments pushing obvious preventative measures on health?
  36. Could it be that the government do not understand true health?
  37. Did Sweden make the right choice against the world popular thinking?
  38. Is the response rational based on immunity (ie, will lock down hurt immune levels)?
  39. Will there be a second wave after lockdown?
  40. Are the actions with lockdown going to cause larger problems elsewhere?
  41. Do you think they are going to use this to force mandatory vaccinations?
  42. Has the question of lack of trust in Google, Facebook and Youtube been answered?
  43. Are the death numbers worthy of trashing the countries economy?
  44. Where the governments fed bad data which led them to bad choices?
  45. Where the people who gave the governments the data financially motivated in any way?
  46. Are the media making things better or worse?
  47. Are the media working with the governments to suppress alternative narratives?
  48. Could this be caused purely by the scientist's poor maths based on the truth that scientists are only wrong if they underestimate the death rate?

Depending on the answers you gave will illustrate where your thinking lies.

All thoughts are your thoughts and no thoughts are bad thoughts, they are only that; your thoughts.

If you feel that some of your answers surprised you, that means you are rapidly becoming conscious to what is going on around you.

If you feel that some of your answers did not surprise you but you feel powerless to act, then again you are becoming conscious to what is going on around you.

Whether you choose to act or not is up to you.

If you do choose to act, here follows a statistical analysis and some forthright questions that a person with nothing to hide would easily answer…

The questions Id like the UK Government to answer in full and with rational thought.

Residence of the British Prime Minister, Downing Street, London.
Photographer: Nick Kane | Source: Unsplash

I’d like to preface this section by stating that this article is taken from a 16 page letter I sent to Peter Bone, my local Member of Parliament for Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, UK.

I had to illustrate my points using both data for Northamptonshire and the UK. As such, some points are local in nature but still relevant in the wider context of the questions I am asking.

All data used is up to 26th May 2020. All source data is listed at the end of the article.

My remit in the analysis I present is to understand the following 4 questions:

  1. Why are we not applying rational logical thought to decisions that are being made rather than causing mass panic, reactive stop-gaps and an illogical plan full of holes?
  2. Why have we ‘purposely’ driven the UK into bankruptcy and caused fear and panic to the extent where society has been forever fragmented and may never recover?
  3. When will the Prime Minister, senior Ministers and Members of Parliament whom voted for the Corovirus Bill admit that they were wrong to instigate a police state and NOW cast aside the Corovirus Bill so human rights and freedoms can be protected?
  4. Why are no directions being given from Government, NHS nor Media on the benefits of a healthy immune system and how you overcome the disease?

1.1 Why is there such a large disparity between alleged COVID-19 deaths vs deaths in cancer and cardiovascular cases?

Northamptonshire ‘reported’ cases of COVID-19 were 1,435 cases out of a total population of 747,622 which is less than 0.19% of total population and has been since I started recording the cases myself before lock-down.[ii]

Total recorded deaths is 487 which could be seen as a 34% case fatality rate or in other terms a crude mortality rate of 0.06%. As we are unclear of the total number of infections due to inadequate testing the overall infection fatality rate is unknown (but could be around 0.8% (see later statement).

Given the heavy media and government bias in reporting these cases, it is worthwhile to compare the other causes of death.

Cancer Cases per year[iii]

There are typically 3,500 cancer cases in NHS Nene CCG with 1,500 deaths per year.

This would indicate a 42.8% case fatality rate or crude mortality rate of 0.002%.

Cardiovascular Cases[iv]

These statistics are hard to acquire but indicate total deaths of 1,365 which based on total population is 0.001% mortality rate. Total identified cases are 70,700 indicating that case fatality rate is 0.019%.

I highlight this to show the vast discrepancy in deaths normally accounted for in cancer and cardiovascular cases (the two highest forms of death in our county and nationally) to compare these verses COVID19

Put it this way; if we extrapolated deaths so far on the same bearing and pattern for COVI19, this would indicate at a reasonable level that we’d expect around 1,144 deaths in Northamptonshire vs 1,365 cardiovascular deaths and nearly 50% more deaths from cancer at 1,500… (but we don’t have a cure for either of these)

Deaths so far (if accurately recorded see point 2) would indicate that May 25 being 39.7% into 2020 or 145 days, we could say we’ve averaged 3 deaths per day meaning we could potentially face up to another 657 deaths this year.

1.1.1 Does locking down an entire county of 747,622 people for 1,144 deaths or a 99.4% chance of surviving seem a rational or logical thing to do?

1.1.2 Given that NHS have been told to only prioritise urgent cases, how many more cancer and cardiovascular cases do you think may have gone untreated and how many more deaths will be caused by this policy?

1.2. The Use of Inaccurate Data to make decisions affecting 66 million people.

From Tuesday 28 April, NHS England and NHS Improvement started to report the number of patient deaths where there has been no COVID-19 positive test result, but where COVID-19 is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death on part 1 or part 2 of the death certification process. This change has been introduced for deaths that occurred on 24th April and subsequently and is shown separately in the region data table only. When making comparisons over time these figures should not be included.[v]

1.2.1 Why is the NHS inaccurately reporting deaths as COVID19 when they are perhaps unrelated, the person had underlying symptoms and would have died anyway of cancer, cardiovascular or respiratory conditions?

1.2.2. Why has the NHS on its website indicated that despite NOT TESTING for Covid19, they are categorising people as having died from this virus on the death certificate?

1.2.3. Do they get more money from Government or Corporations if they record the death inaccurately?

1.2.4. Who decided to issue this directive to start reporting in this way?

1.2.5. Which Minister was responsible and why did they take this decision when it is clearly misrepresentative of the truth.

1.2.6. Furthermore, given the many reports of tests being inaccurate and indeed having heard of both goat and pawpaw samples being tested positively overseas, how can we be sure that these records are in fact accurate?[vi]

2. The Folly of using flawed Lockdown Models & Impartial Experts

Photographer: Markus Winkler | Source: Unsplash

2.1 Why are we basing a lockdown directive based on inaccurate and misleading information including highly questionable models from the Imperial College team headed by Professor Neil Ferguson suggesting 250,000 would die from this virus?

Background to this case:[vii]

In 2002, Ferguson predicted up to 50,000 people would die from mad cow disease.

So far there has been 177 deaths.

Ferguson managed to persuade government to cull £10 billion worth of livestock in the foot and mouth outbreak even killing animals with no evidence of infection in neighbouring fields.

Ferguson predicted up to 150 million people could die from bird flu.

The real number was 282.

In 2009, he suggested that 65,000 citizens (and furthermore one-third of the world’s population) would die from swine flu.

The number ended up being 457 in the UK.

I could go on… but this chart may illustrate how far off his predictions have been so far.

2.1.2 Would you agree that basing decisions from data provided by this fruitcake and providing him with a public platform and funding could prove somewhat problematic and difficult for the general public to accept once they learn more of this…?

2.1.3 Given the above directive by NHS England (1.2 Section) to misleadingly label deaths as coronovirus, could it be construed that there is something else afoot here and was it worth locking down our county, sending our economy into recession and causing immense hardship and further deaths in the future from poverty, isolation and mental health?

Monthly tables are produced by UK Statistics Authority yet since March 2020 they have stopped reporting on any cause of death outside of COVID19.

Interestingly, if you look at the statistics for March 2020, when most experts would agree that we were already in the midst of COVID19 and the virus was rife within the population, some interesting statistics come to bear.

Cause of Death

  • Cancer 20.06%
  • Heart Disease 19.48%
  • Dementia and Alzheimer 15.24%
  • Respiratory Disease 13.34%
  • Coronavirus 8.15% (NOTE point 1.2 above)
  • Influenza & pneumonia 5.76%

This would indicate that the COVID19 virus has been over-hyped given that people are still dying of other illnesses in far greater numbers and if reports are to believed according to point 1.2 the COVID19 numbers are in fact over-stated.

2.1.4 Why have we stopped reporting on the Cause of Death from March 2020? Has nobody died from cancer, heart disease, dementia, respiratory disease and more?

2.2 How can we truly be sure that the advisors on SAGE are in fact impartial?

The Government website clearly indicates one worrying fact.

Permission to publish names was requested from all participants. Those who did not give permission have not been named.[viii]

2.2.1 Why is the Government allowing people to be on extremely important advisory groups but unwilling or unable to publish their names?

2.2.2 Have all of the advisors been checked to understand where their funding or predilection comes from?

I personally have not had the time to dig deep into the funding nor bias that the advisors come from but having read various reports about the group, it appears reasonably certain to me that a large percentage of the ‘un-biased’ advisors have in fact received funding from pharmaceutical companies or companies invested into vaccines.

2.2.3 Will an independent committee investigate who is on the advisory panels, what their background is, what funding they have received to date and are they truly independent?

3. Why have we willingly given away our basic rights, freedoms, financial stability and mental health and embraced the implementation of a Police State governed by an erratic PM and dubious advisors and in 2 short months crashed our economy, way of life and put baseless unwarranted fear of other human beings into normally sane people?

Blond Ambition. Boris Johnson street art.London Street art Shoreditch.Shot on film, Kodak Portra 800, Nikon FM2n
Photographer: Annie Spratt | Source: Unsplash

Mental Health…

enable existing mental health legislation powers to detain and treat patients who need urgent treatment for a mental health disorder and are a risk to themselves or others, to be implemented using just one doctor’s opinion (rather than the current 2). This will ensure that those who were a risk to themselves or others would still get the treatment they need, when fewer doctors are available to undertake this function

3.1 In Schedule 21 of the Coronavirus Bill; why have you agreed that only one doctor’s signature is needed to ‘detain and treat patients who are a risk to themselves or others’; does this mean if I refuse to have a vaccine will I be deemed a risk to others and thus categorised as mentally unstable? How can this be a legal use of power? Where are the safeguards?

Education…

provide powers to require educational institutions or childcare providers to stay open or relax some requirements around education legislation in order to help these institutions run effectively during the event of an emergency. This could include reducing teacher ratios, adapting school meal standards and relaxing provisions for those with special educational needs. This will ensure that children, young people and those who work with them remain safe, while minimising disruption to everyday life and progression to further and higher education or employment by ensuring schools have the flexibility and support they need to respond pragmatically to the changing situation

3.2 Why have you shut schools with no oversight or governance as to what they are doing?

There are no general followed guidelines, no consistent education being given yet I believe all teachers are being paid full salary?

3.2.1 What are teachers doing on a day-to-day basis on full pay given that they are not conducting lessons, they are not marking homework, they are not holding parents evenings and they are not progressing children along their education path?

Police State…

3.3 Can you advise why you voted to allow public health officers or constables the power to detain based on assumptions that I ‘may be’ infected with coronavirus and likewise to allow said officers to take from me a biological sample?

How would they know? Are they qualified to make this assessment?

3.3.1 How can they accurately make this assessment given that the testing kits so far provided worldwide appear to give wildly differing results and are inaccurate?

3.3.2 Isn’t the very nature of forcing me to submit to a biological sample against my fundamental human rights to refuse as only I know what my body is or isn’t doing?

3.4 In Schedule 22 of the Coronavirus Bill, you give wide-ranging Police State powers that have effectively ruined our entire economy yet the Parliamentary State is exempt?

Why is this given that in actuality, the Parliamentary State no longer has any say in how our country operates and must follow the lead given by the Cabinet on what they can and cannot do outside of the Parliamentary State? Laws are being made on a daily basis that no member of parliament is voting on or ratifying.

The Scourge of “Essential Work’…

We see daily news reports in our county of Northamptonshire (and indeed nationwide)

– traffic wardens in Northampton town centre (personally witnessed 7 traffic wardens at 830am on a Saturday morning looking for business (raising money for Northampton Borough Council)

mobile camera vans out on the roads looking to raise revenue

police officers harassing people desperate to be outdoors yet made to feel like criminals

– a police chief constable Nick Adderley, Northamptoshire firmly showing his true colours in the wake of this crisis by making people feel like criminals for ‘getting fresh air’! When a police chief tells you he is considering road blocks, checking supermarket trolleys and then telling people where they can and can’t go; I have to ask myself – am I in George Orwell’s 1984 or did something just change I am unaware about?

3.5 How do you determine what is essential work; when what I consider non-essential work carries on?

The Rules For You and the Rules For Me…

We are told to socially distance yet I’ve personally witnessed

– bin men crammed 3 to a cabin picking up the bins wearing no gloves

no evidence given why the 1M rule (from WHO) becomes 2M rule if you’re in England

– members of parliament sitting next to each other

– police constables carrying out normal duties sat side-by-side in their police cars

3.5.1 In short, why is there one rule for the ruling elite and the police state and there appears to be another rule for the people. This doesn’t seem right nor fair to me.

3.5.2 Why is it that WHO Guidelines indicate a 1 metre distance yet the UK government has decreed that we have to maintain a distance of 2 metres? Are reports that we are too stupid to understand what this means true?

spirulina smothie
Photographer: Vitalii Pavlyshynets | Source: Unsplash

4. Why are we not open minded about tangible beneficial ways of getting people and businesses back to work without fear or panic?

As a government ably supported by the media, you have spread fear and panic amongst the people that they are now scared of the very fabric of our great nationour people.

Why are we not looking at the whole problem rather than coming up with short-term piecemeal solutions which will not work?

4.1 Why is the Government not giving advice on what people can do to boost their immune system through for instance taking Vitamin D3, C, A, Iodine and eating real food?

I haven’t seen any government advice about improving your immune system and feel that this is a fundamental lack of understanding, direction and woeful neglect.

It has been proven by numerous studies that eating fresh vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds has a positive impact on health yet this has not been mentioned.

Studies have also indicated that Vitamin D was woefully low in many COVID19 deaths yet the government have not been directing people to take this more.[ix]

4.2 Is the risk as great as the ‘un-biased’ experts believe that it is?

With 3,681,295 tests having been conducted and only 265,227 infections identified, it would appear that from these tests alone the infection rate is 7.2%.

If we extrapolate this out to the wider population, this could mean that 4,784,499 people have the virus currently.

If we further investigate the deaths by age, we see a pattern.

52% of deaths occurred in the over 80s, 39% of deaths between 60-79 and 8% of deaths in the 40-59 age group. Between ages of 0-19 has seen 0.06% of deaths and 20-39 only 0.72%.

However we have also seen that recovery is positive with an estimated 0.06% crude mortality rate or in laymans terms, I am 99.94% likely to recover from this virus and go about my day-to-day life without interference from the government.

This indicates to me several things:

If the chance of dying from the disease is slim (as indicated by Professor Whitty on several occasions), then the logical rational thing to do is immediately open up all businesses and destinations to anyone under the age of 60 given that the likelihoods of them dying from cancer, heart disease, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease is far higher (10.9%) than dying with COVID19.[x]

With the over 60’s it could be argued that a slower gradual process could take place over a series of months as the virus dies out.

Why then are we still insisting on lockdown?

Should I be scared given that I have an immune system and that I am 99.94% likely to recover from this virus should I get it.

Let me explain this in pictorial format.

All data based on data from Government sources and based on my COVID19 Modelling using the alleged Reproduction rate of 4 (pre-lockdown) meaning that for every person infected they will pass this onto 4 people.

A Room of 50 People or a Small Meeting

A Room of 50 People will have 4 People carrying the infection with R Rate 4 could result in New Infections 16 With the result of potential deaths of 1 person

A Room of 100 People or a Large Meeting

A Room of 100 People will have 7 People carrying the infection with R Rate 4 could result in New Infections 28 With the result of potential deaths of 1 person

A Room of 150 People or a Large Meeting

A Room of 150 People will have 11 People carrying the infection with R Rate 4 could result in New Infections 44 With the result of potential deaths of 1 person

250 People or a Church Congregation

A Room of 250 People will have 18 People carrying the infection with R Rate 4 could result in New Infections 72 With the result of potential deaths of 1 person.

500 People or a Lecture Hall

A Room of 500 People will have 36 People carrying the infection with R Rate 4 could result in New Infections 144 With the result of potential deaths of 2 people

A Room of 1,000 People or a Large Lecture Theatre or Small Theatres

A Room of 1,000 People will have 72 People carrying the infection with R Rate 4 could result in New Infections 288 With the result of potential deaths of 3 people

A Room of 3,000 People or a Large Theatre

A Room of 3,000 People will have 16 People carrying the infection with R Rate 4 could result in New Infections 864 With the result of potential deaths of 7 people

A Room of 10,000 People or a Small Sports Arena

A Room of 10,000 People will have 720 People carrying the infection with R Rate 4 could result in New Infections 2,880 With the result of potential deaths of 23 people

A Room of 20,000 People or a Large Sports Arena

A Room of 20,000 People will have 1,441, People carrying the infection: 1,441 with R Rate 4 could result in New Infections 5,764 With the result of potential deaths of 45 people

A Room of 30,000 People or a Large Sports Arean

A Room of 30,000 People will have 2,161 People carrying the infection with R Rate 4 could result in New Infections 8,644 With the result of potential deaths of 67 people

A Room of 50,000 People or a Large Sports Stadium

A Room of 50,000 People will have 3,602 People carrying the infection with R Rate 4 could result in New Infections 14,408 With the result of potential deaths of 112 people

A Room of 100,000 People or Wembley Stadium or a Very Large Sports Event

A Room of 100,000 People will have 7,205 People carrying the infection with R Rate 4 could result in New Infections 28,820 With the result of potential deaths of 224 people.

What does this tell us?

Quite simply that we could very easily open up bars, restaurants, theatres and cinemas RIGHT NOW – because the risk is so low.

Schools can go back to pre-covid operating procedures because the risk is so low.

Shops can go back to pre-covid operating procedures because the risk is so low.

Public transport can go back to pre-covid operating procedures because the risk is so low.

However this is assuming a reproduction rate of 4 and right now the reproduction rate is hovering between 0.5 and 0.9.

This is also assuming no precautionary measures are taken at say an outside sporting event of wearing masks (for people who suspect they may be ill or vunerable).

In reality, the risk is much lower as has been proven by the Swedish model.

So the government could open up sporting events and business events again – if appropriate safeguards were taken (even though arguments could be construed to say that no real precautions are necessary given point 4.1).

If you are a healthy human with a strong immune system, you have nothing to fear.

You have a 99.94% chance of recovering.

WHY HAVE WE WILLINGLY GIVEN AWAY OUR FREEDOMS AND RIGHTS FOR A VARIANT OF THE FLU? HAVE WE LOST ALL COMMON SENSE AND ABILITY TO QUESTION?

Other Source data:

Daily Death Statistics NHS

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/05/COVID-19-total-announced-deaths-21-May-2020.xlsx

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-52228475

Endnotes

[i] A test constructed by notable business and mindset expert, Andy Shaw

[ii] Covid19 Cases & Deaths https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51768274

[iii] Cancer Statistics https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics-for-the-uk#heading-Zero

[iv] Heart disease Statistics https://www.bhf.org.uk/what-we-do/our-research/heart-and-circulatory-diseases-in-numbers/death-rates-by-local-authority

https://www.bhf.org.uk/what-we-do/our-research/heart-and-circulatory-diseases-in-numbers/incidence-and-prevalence-incidence-by-local-authority

[v] https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/covid-19-daily-deaths/

[vi] https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/coronavirus-tanzania-test-kits-suspicion-goat-pawpaw-positive-a9501291.html

[vii] https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/05/08/so-the-real-scandal-is-why-did-anyone-ever-listen-to-this-guy/

[viii] Government SAGE Participants

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/scientific-advisory-group-for-emergencies-sage-coronavirus-covid-19-response-membership/list-of-participants-of-sage-and-related-sub-groups

[ix] Vitamin D Article

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(20)30183-2/fulltext

[x]World Health Organisation Probability (%) of dying between age 30 and exact age 70 from any of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, or chronic respiratory disease (Global strategy for women's, children's and adolescents' health)

https://apps.who.int/gho//data/node.imr.NCDMORT3070?lang=en

Why I Vote Leave (And Why Politicians Should Be Ashamed)

Why I Vote Leave (And Why Politicians Should Be Ashamed)

By Matthew Moody | Thoughts and Musings

Don't worry – the sun will keep shining … (Or in the case of most of Britain, the rain will keep falling) even if I did Vote Leave.

This is an extract / reworking of a few posts I put up in 2016 on social media platforms when the referendum to leave the EU first took place.

After last nights diabolical shambles I felt I needed to put pen to paper again to share my views and despair about where we are headed as a country.

I've lived in Great Britain all my life. First a Yorkshireman then an Englander. Then this thing came out about Europe…

When I was at school I was President of the European Society and organised talks with Export Directors of major companies including Rowntree/Cadbury and ultimately ended up organising a one day European summit.

blue and yellow stars flag on pole
Photographer: Christian Wiediger | Source: Unsplash

When I look back to the Maastricht treaty and the promises of a brighter future – on paper it all sounded magnificent. A Europe with no borders with freedom to travel and work.

With university and work and then my own businesses later down the line, this "ideal" for me became even further removed from the sad reality of that bright promised future.

The problem is as I see it and nobody wants to tackle this is that fundamentally we are talking about 28 different countries who have their own language, customs, cultures, laws, perceptions (and some their own currency) all trying to be shoehorned into something that doesn't "quite" work.

I love France, I love Italy, I love Spain, I adore Switzerland and Austria amongst others – but I'll be damned if I understand them. I'll never understand or quite get the quaint customs or places or people or way of life that make them unique but I'm eternally grateful for them.

But – do I want to have the same laws that apply in France apply in Great Britain?

No.

I'm all for free trade (which we don't have incidentally as the EU has not negotiated trade deals with several countries – how long does it take) but I have no interest in someone I wasn't involved in electing or voting for tell me how I should run my business or my life.

We have plenty of that already here in the UK thank you very much.

I own a lot of property. I did this because 20 years ago I foresaw that I would not have a big enough pension to worry about what I did for 20-30 years AFTER retiring. If the vote was stay then I would probably have made a ton of money from capital appreciation. If the vote was no as it needed up being, I'll still make money but it will be from cold hard earned cash from rental profits (the way any business should operate ironically) and maybe some from capital appreciation (but the very fact that you can make 100,000 in 6-8 years from your property without doing anything is incidentally complete down to the buffoons in national government, local government, national house builders and the nimby that exist everywhere.

I run a business. I'm forever hampered by this EU regulation or this EU law about X,y,z which I can maybe see at a high level "could" work but it was made as usual by people who are trying to shove a round peg In a square hole.

low angle photography of steel trusses
Photographer: Dhruv Deshmukh | Source: Unsplash

I vote for Europe and always will do but I don't vote for the EU. I vote leave.

The founding fathers would be horrified if they could how it has ended up; the wastage; the not-in-my-backyard politics, the behind closed doors deals (TTIP anyone) and more shockingly the forced view that if you are not for combining your countries armed forces, currency, democratically elected government and so on – that you are actually against progress or freedom or friendly relations with other countries.

What utter tosh…

For me – this comes down to having a say.

I believe that you and I are more likely to be able to "make a difference" and have our opinion counted than where this all originating from Brussels/Strasbourg or wherever the EU is meeting today. This is why I Vote Leave.

A lot of talk has been made about trade agreements and how we will be worse off. Utter poppycock.

A lot of European countries need our money as much as we need theirs. If there is a will there is always a way.

Will the Germans stop selling us BMW's? Will the Italians stop selling us Ferrari's? Will the Spanish no longer welcome us to Costa deal Sol? Will IKEA refuse to serve us because we're British?

Can the EU enforce a trade tariff that is not in our interests? Yes. But would the countries stand for it??? No, they would vote leave as well.

My hope for Europe is that this experiment comes to a shuddering halt. And countries start to question why, what, where, how – the EU can be truly reformed for the BETTER for the PEOPLE for the good of ALL.

When we voted leave on June 23rd 2016, I was astounded to learn that our Government led by David Cameron has been instructed to make no plans at all to leave. None.

But what’s more interesting to me is the amount spent on this referendum as published by the Electoral Commission.

Just read these figures and wheep …

Remain In the EU Campaign

  • Stronger £6.7m
  • Labour £4.8m
  • Liberal Democrat’s £2.2m
  • Conservatives £0.65m
  • Richard Branson £0.5m
  • Unison £0.5m
  • Best for our future £0.4m
  • European movement £0.3m
  • Labour Leave £0.5m
  • Democratic Unionists £0.4m

TOTAL £16.95 million

Vote Leave the EU Campaign

  • Vote Leave £6.7m
  • UKIP £1.3m
  • Aron Banks £0.6m
  • Mr Harris £0.4m
  • WAGTV £0.3m
  • Brexit Express £0.6m
  • Democracy Movement £0.4m

TOTAL £9.3 million

Photographer: Ferran Fusalba Roselló | Source: Unsplash

That’s a £5 million pound difference yet the British public still vote LEAVE.

What on earth does that tell you folks?

We could also talk about the £9.3 million pounds our elected Government (who should have been neutral in this matter) spent to send a glossy 14 page booklet to every household in the UK telling them why they should vote REMAIN.

And it still didn’t matter.

When oh when oh when will the ruling classes and the elite in this country recognise when there needs to be change and change needs to be led by working together?

The reason everybody is scared is because they all know that once we are out, then it’s just a matter of time before a toppling domino effect with France, Germany and Italy having their own referendums and also voting to come out.

I believe that from these ashes could be formed something magnificent that could really take shape and promise the Europe that many of us have dreamed of but which for the majority of us does not exist (except in dreamland…)

And I am absolutely sick and tired of so-called business and government leaders telling us that without The EU (note I didn't say Europe) that we are just Little Britain!

Come on people – let's be proud to be British. Show some spirit and backbone.

Here's just 10 things we invented here that CHANGED the world!

  1. Newtons laws
  2. programmable computer
  3. smallpox vaccination
  4. electric motor
  5. television
  6. World Wide Web
  7. telephone
  8. photography
  9. jet engine
  10. railway steam locomotive

All on our own. Didn't need Uncle EU to help us out did we?

The vote happened and it was leave.

Whether people agree with it or not, it was a valid result that should ensure that we leave but why oh why are we still messing around at the 11th hour?

Again, we have another proposal another negotiation another vote that says no.

It is because in my honest opinion because our so-called leaders, our so-called democratically elected members of parliament have forgotten two things.

ONE – we the people voted to leave so you must do all that you can to make this happen even if you disagree with the decision (and if you seriously disagreed that much you can always resign as an MP and lose all of your cushy benefits can’t you?)

TWO – there is this thing that happened during the terrible world wars we had back in the day and it was called WORKING TOGETHER. I fail to see any of the parties working together and I believe they are all as bad as each other and ultimately – whether you’re in government or you’re not in government your voice SHOULD be heard in this awful time and you should bury your snide remarks, your upmanship, your ridiculous notions of power and work together on behalf of this country to demonstrate to us the people that you are listening, that you do care and that you are actually elected for the right reasons.

Right now, it seems that everything we hear about is the imminent end of the world but consider this.

I didn't notice the sun not getting up today nor people not going to work nor the electric/gas/water still not coming into my home and the Internet still works – so I'm thinking it might just be ok?

It is every MP’s and the Government’s CONSTITUTIONAL duty to act on behalf of the people we call English, Irish, Welsh and Scottish that make up the Union who by democratic right have voted to Leave the EU.

It’s really not that hard.

As I said way back in 2016, here’s what I would do if I was in charge …

10 point plan

  1. Article 50 enactment set in place immediately (eventually we got there 29th March 2017 a full 9 months after the vote)
  2. New budget with projected agreed redistribution of EU tariff including protection for NHS, education, farming and fisheries.
  3. Trade agreements agreed with major trading partners and reclamation of our fishing grounds
  4. Movement of people within Europe policy agreed
  5. Immigration policy and border controls
  6. Legal uncoupling from EU
  7. Financial uncoupling from EU and stabilisation of London financial services
  8. EU Grants/loans review of existing contracts with grandfathering in for agreed contract and formation of new grants body
  9. Military reorganisation with uncoupling from EU forces where appropriate
  10. Relaunch of Great Britain

I suggested at the time that MEP's probably won't have jobs for long so perhaps they could be utilised to help with transition, trade and foreign ambassadors and then offered appropriate roles in government to replace over paid and unnecessary quangos and consultants.

Quite simple really but then I'm just a businessman who likes to have a plan!

I am quite frankly sick and tired of MP’s postulating and trying to get air time to give their tuppence worth on the vote, the proposals, the vote, the proposals. Oh it is so dreary. Look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself – do YOU have a vision for Great Britain in 2050 – what is it, what does it look like, where are we in the world, how are we impacting global issues, how you will be involved – and then bury the hatchet and open up meaningful deep honest and open dialogue between your parties. This is NOT the time for bi-partisan politics, this is the time for NEW GREAT BRITAIN.

I and 17.4 million people vote leave.

Let’s join forces, let’s get a plan and let’s get it moving!