Peter Reynolds

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Why I Am Resigning From the Liberal Democrats.

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I am a liberal and a democrat.  That makes it absolutely impossible for me to vote to remain part of the illiberal and undemocratic EU.

jean monnet quoteI think it is an abomination that my party has betrayed all its principles and sold out for the illusory belief that any reform will take place within the EU.  On the contrary, as clearly set out by the EU’s founding father Jean Monnet, it will inevitably move towards more and more integration until our nation is subsumed into a Greater Franco-German Empire.

To my fellow members – you’ve been conned, cheated and mugged. This suits the party leadership because like most UK politicians they are entirely self-serving.  The EU guarantees them jobs for life, endless taxpayer-funded junkets and expenses.  When like Neil Kinnock or Peter Mandelson, they lose the support of voters they will go to the EU as commissioners with a fabulous lifestyle of excess and extravagance at our expense.

The EU is corrupt from beginning to end. Frankly, even if we vote to leave on 23rd June there will be another referendum, just like in Ireland, until the oligarchy gets the result it wants.

top 7 euGet ready to pay homage to your new masters.  This photograph will shortly be replacing HM The Queen in all UK government offices.

Written by Peter Reynolds

May 28, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. How are you leader of one party, whilst being a member of another?

    Dave M

    May 29, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    • CLEAR has not been a political party since February 2015 and I have not been leader of CLEAR since July 2015.

      Peter Reynolds

      May 30, 2016 at 7:10 am

  2. The scales have fallen…
    See dem a come
    This battle will definitely get hotter aint no maybe


    May 31, 2016 at 4:54 pm

  3. Well said , Mr Reynolds

    David Taylor

    June 1, 2016 at 2:54 pm

  4. […] I resigned from the Liberal Democrats just before the EU referendum because I believed the position the party adopted was a betrayal of fundamental values of liberalism and democracy.  I think it was a perfectly respectable position to take to vote remain and there were questionable tactics on both sides during the campaign. However, the bitter, abusive response to the result by many people, particularly Liberal Democrats, has been quite terrible. […]

  5. I came across this old article searching for the source of that Jean Monnet quote that Mr. Reynolds is referring to. Would like people reading this (including Mr. Reynolds himself) to know that that quote is entirely fabricated, written in 2008 by a conspiracy theorist named Jeff Rense.

    There are enough valid criticisms of the EU and enough valid debate around its future that I think we shouldn’t use a fake quote as the cornerstone of anyone’s argument for or against the EU.


    May 30, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    • You may well be right, or you may not be. I have no idea. I see from the article that you link to that someone has gone to extraordinary lengths to discredit this but can only cast doubt on it.

      I agree fake news is a problem and that there are all sorts of malevolent and deranged idiots trying to mislead us.

      I don’t see any reason to retract what I have written. I’m quite content that the attitude expressed in this quotation, whether it is accurate or not, is demonstrated every day by the unelected oligarchs that rule the EU.

      Peter Reynolds

      May 30, 2017 at 4:17 pm

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