In a historic vote yesterday, Britain voted to sever its ties with the European Union. This brings to a culmination generations of right-wing angst about the EU in Britain.
So what’s next, or as Lenin more aptly put it, what is to be done?
From the time Britain joined the Eurozone in 1975 until yesterday, the EU worked as a symbol against which the Right would define itself. A largely bureaucratic edifice, which mainly served the interests of a trans-national liberal elite, the EU is something hard not to hate. Especially when its dictats emanate from, as one MEP said, figures with the countenance of low-grade bank clerks.
The Brexit victory was a victory for the historic British nation (however much the Scots want to bury their heads). It was a battle that, rightly or wrongly, was fought on ideas about immigration and identity. Many libertarian commentators, especially on this side of the pond, fool themselves into thinking this vote was about dollars and sense more than blood and soil. The more astute among them, though, see yesterday for what it really was, an assault on liberal cosmopolitanism, and perhaps a small victory for the dark illiberal forces gathering on the horizon.
That being said, as a racial victory, Brexit was still only implicit at best. No matter how much Nigel Farage wishes it weren’t so, Britain’s biggest problems are still of its own making, that is immigration from the former Empire. Especially non-White immigration from the former empire.
There is still a strand of “cuckservatism” to certain Brexiters. For instance, this commentator, nearly fell off his chair laughing during an interview with the head of “Muslims for Britain” last night, whose group favors leaving the EU for, among other things, the following reason:
By leaving the European Union, Britain would be free to make its own free trade deals with commonwealth countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India. Currently, any free trade deal have to be made with the consent of the European Union. As emerging economies grow in strength, we believe, having the ability to make free trade deals will be beneficial to Britain’s economy.
Natural conservatives, indeed.
Then, there is the elephant in the room: Boris Johnson.
Johnson, a self-described “one-man melting pot,” is most likely to benefit politically in the short term. With David Cameron’s announcement of his resignation come October, Johnson is the heir apparent, having been one of the most prominent Tories to campaign for “Leave.”
But what does Boris Johnson really care about? It seems as if it’s nothing more than becoming Prime Minister.
In the run-up to yesterday’s vote, Johnson backed an amnesty for illegal immigrants, going so far as to say:
Yes, let us take back control of our borders with a sensible, fair and impartial system. And let me take on this issue absolutely directly. Because I am pro-immigration, my friends. I am the proud descendent of Turkish immigrants . . . And let me stun you, perhaps, by saying I would go further. I am not only pro-immigration, I’m pro-immigrants, but I am in favour of an amnesty for illegal immigrants who have been here for more than 12 years, unable to contribute to this economy, unable to pay taxes, unable to take proper part in society.
This is whom the media would have as the new face of a “resurgent right wing.” Basically, a warmed over Thatcher with a bad haircut and none of her good qualities.
As for the United Kingdom Independence Party and its leader Nigel Farage, who knows what the future holds. With its signature issue gone, it’s easy to imagine UKIP splintering. Already made up of an untenable coalition of Eurosceptic former Tories and Old Labour types, it is hard to see how such a coalition will remain without a common enemy.
Of course, there is the new Scottish question as well. Scotland voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU and already is making noise about a new referendum on independence. Such a move could lead to the breakup of the United Kingdom.
All of this pessimism leads to new opportunities.
For the first time in generations, the British right has the ability to articulate its opposition to immigration outside of issues like the EU or other red herrings. It will be time to organize and fight, perhaps along Churchill’s once preferred slogan of “Keep Britain White”.
Moreover, the Scottish Independence vote and yesterday’s EU referendum are important milestones in post-war British politics. Britain will now have to ask itself who it is and what it means to be British.
Ultimately, especially with Britain’s immigration crisis, this question must be settled along racial lines. After all, as Morrissey sang, “life is hard enough when you belong here”.
The battle for the soul of the Right in Britain is just beginning. Already cuckservative pretenders to the throne are lining up ready to channel the implicit White identity politics of Brexit into tax cuts, trade zones, and god knows what else on their path to make Britain the 51st aisle in the United Supermarkets of America.
Which way will the British right go? Will it be towards the Thatcherite Lite policies of people like Johnson? Will it be towards a new nationalism that sees an independent England and Scotland? Or will it, in the ashes of today’s globalist EU look towards a European nation along racial lines as advocated by Oswald Mosley?
Today, enemies of the globalist Liberal hegemony should celebrate. Tomorrow, though, the battle begins anew, and not just as a battle for Britain. But, as a battle for Europeans worldwide!