As the official deadline for Britain to leave the European Union has come and gone without a hint of Brexit taking place, Parliament seems determined to override the will of the people and sound the death knell of freedom. Each week, Liberty Nation shines a light on the dark rumblings in the British Isles that portend the betrayal of Brexit.
Deep State in a State
While the term Deep State has certain conspiratorial connotations, this last week in the UK makes some question whether such a thing exists and if it is, in fact, the state itself. Both sides of the Atlantic have been in a diplomatic row over UK Ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch’s unflattering emails on the state of the Trump administration, which apparently were “hacked.”
Sir Kim wrote as part of his diplomatic briefing:
“As seen from here, we really don’t believe that this Administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional, less unpredictable, less faction-riven, less diplomatically clumsy and inept.”
Yet the issue is not whether a representative of the United Kingdom opines that the American administration is a no-hoper; it is Darroch’s proposed courses of action that should worry all those who oppose foreign intervention. According to The Daily Mail, he suggested ways in which to influence the White House and Trump in particular:
“It’s important to ‘flood the zone’: you want as many as possible of those who Trump consults to give him the same answer… So we need to be creative in using all the channels available to us through our relationships with his Cabinet, the White House staff, and our contacts among his outside friends.”
Speaking to those who surround Trump in a professional capacity in order to control the work and endeavors of the United States seems, on the surface, a morally questionable action. That this comes from a foreign government makes it even worse.
In response, the president tweeted:
“I have been very critical about the way the UK and Prime Minister Theresa May handled Brexit. What a mess she and her representatives have created. I told her how it should be done, but she decided to go another way.
“I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well thought of within the US. We will no longer deal with him.”
But here’s the upshot. Sir Kim is a career bureaucrat and likely to remain so. The Brexit Party leader, Nigel Farage, spoke of his own encounter with Sir Kim while the errant civil servant was attached as ambassador to the EU. Mr. Farage described how Sir Kim had come to visit him in a professional capacity and duly explained that the civil service policy was to back the EU in their plans for ever closer integration. Apparently, Mr. Farage then closed the door on him.
In both London and Washington DC, the question remains as to whether Sir Kim was passing to the British government insider information or cocktail party gossip.
Citizen journalist and activist Tommy Robinson was once again hauled before the courts for reporting on Muslim rape gangs targeting children. No, he didn’t do the same thing for which he was prosecuted and jailed last year yet again; he has been taken back to court for causing “distress” to those he questioned.
Who were these stalwart members of society he so distressed with his questioning? Well, we can’t ask them just now because they are in prison for gang-raping children. So why is it that Tommy Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) now faces a further sentence? Many are beginning to suspect that a “political stitch-up” is underway.
In Mr. Robinson’s book, Enemy of the State, he details the lengths to which the state has persecuted him and his family. Now that it appears he will be sentenced to further time in prison, he has called upon President Trump to intervene and grant him political asylum.
During his last stint in prison for releasing the names of the defendants while reporting restrictions were in place (he found them online on the BBC website), Mr. Robinson was forced to eat nothing but a piece of fruit and a tin of tuna a day for fear of poisoning by the Muslim prisoners who controlled the prison kitchen. The threats against him appear very real. Will the US intervene?