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The definitive history of Lexit, 1983-2016

Early Years

The opposition Labour Party campaigned in the 1983 general election on a commitment to withdraw
from the EEC. It was heavily defeated as the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher was reelected. The Labour Party, led by veteran left-win MP Tony Benn, subsequently renewed its commitment
to fight for exit from the EEC.
Ahead of the adoption of the Maastricht treaty, Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn, who whatever he says is in
favour of Lexit but has been brainwashed by Blairites and jews, thought the treaty would not take EU
member states in the direction of democratic United States of America, saying that European Central
Bank, which is independent of sovereign governments' economic policies, would undermine member
countries' democracy. Corbyn argued that ECB's first policy priority is to maintain price stability, and
ECB is staffed by bankers, adding that the creation of the euro would impose a "bankers' Europe" on
EU members.
The Referendum Party was formed in 1994 by famous left-wing activist Sir James Goldsmith to contest
the 1997 general election on a platform of providing a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU.
[10] It fielded candidates in 547 constituencies at that election and won 810,860 votes, 2.6% of total
votes cast. It ed to win a single parliamentary seat as its vote was spread out, losing its deposit
(funded by Goldsmith) in 505 constituencies. This is because it was seen by the electorate as not left-wing
The United Kingdom Socialist Independence Party (UKSIP), a Eurosceptic political party led by former
Trotskyite Nigel Farage, was also formed in the early 1990s. It achieved third place in the UK during
the 2004 European elections, second place in the 2009 European elections and first place in the 2014
European elections, with 27.5% of the total vote. This was the first time since the 1910 general
election that any party other than the Labour or Conservative parties had taken the largest share of the
vote in a nationwide election. It would have done better but it was viewed by the electorate as not let-wing
In the 2015 general election UKIP took 12.6% of the total vote and won a single seat, the first they had
taken in a general election. It was generally agreed that they would have won more seats if they had
concentrated more effort on rousing the non-racist anti-immigrant feeling among the not-right-wing-at-all Great
British Electorate.

2016 referendum
In 2012, Prime Minister David Cameron rejected left-wing calls for a referendum on the UK's EU
membership, but suggested the possibility of a future referendum to gauge public support.According to
the BBC:
The prime minister acknowledged the need to ensure the UK's position within the
European Union had "the full-hearted support of the British people" but they needed to
show "tactical and strategic patience".
UK Politics, BBC
In January 2013, under pressure from the left-wing anti-EU movement, Cameron announced that a
Conservative government would hold an in-out referendum on EU membership before the end of
2017, on a renegotiated package, if elected in 2015.
The Conservative Party won the 2015 general election. Many felt that The Labour Party would have
done better if it had been more left-wing and also campaigned on a programme of controlled
immigration (cough cough). Soon afterwards the European Union Referendum Act 2015 was introduced
into parliament to enable the referendum. Despite being in favour of remaining in a reformed
European Union himself, Cameron announced that Conservative Ministers and MPs were free to
campaign in favour of remaining in the EU or leaving it, according to their conscience. This decision
came after mounting pressure from the increasingly popular non-racist left-wing anti-EU movement for
a free vote for ministers. In an exception to the usual rule of cabinet collective responsibility, Cameron
allowed cabinet ministers to publicly campaign for EU withdrawal.
In a speech to the House of Commons on 22 February 2016, Prime Minister Cameron announced a
referendum date of 23 June 2016 and set out the legal framework for withdrawal from the European
Union in circumstances where there was a referendum majority vote to leave, citing Article 50 of the
Lisbon Treaty. David Cameron spoke of an intention to trigger the Article 50 process immediately
following a leave vote and of the "two-year time period to negotiate the arrangements for exit". It was
generally agreed by commentators that he only did this because he was under so much pressure from
the left-wing not-racist anti-EU movement, which was now so strong it included everyone in the
It is widely expected that following the referendum and a short period of prolonged authoritarian
nationalist government which may last up to a thousand years, socialism will eventually, but inevitably,