** National Review Editorial: Why Britons should vote to leave the EU [Perceptive arguments!]
** Andrew Roberts, the great English historian, recounted the ways Britain and America have come to each other's aid in sharp contrast to Obama's threat to cast Britain to the back of the line if she voted to withdraw from the EU. Now that Britain has asserted her independence and voted for Brexit, it would be ghastly for Obama to treat her as an enemy (in keeping with the shameful way he habitually treats America's friends and allies). On June 17th, before the successful Brexit vote, Roberts wrote the following (and it is particularly pertinent post-Brexit):
On June 23 the British people will be going to the polls to choose whether they want to continue with the present system whereby 60% of British laws are made in Brussels and foreign judges decide whether those laws are legitimate or not, or whether we want to strike out for independence and the right to make all of our own laws and have our own British judges decide upon them.
It’s about whether we can recapture the right to deport foreign Islamist hate preachers and terrorist suspects, or whether under European human-rights legislation they must continue to reside in the U.K., often at taxpayers’ expense. The European Union is currently experiencing migration on a scale not seen since the late 17th century—with hordes of young, mostly male Muslims sweeping from the southeast into the heart of Europe. Angela Merkel invited them in and that might be fine for Germany, but why should they have the right to settle in Britain as soon as they get a European passport?
Surely—surely—this is an issue on which the British people, and they alone, have the right to decide, without the intervention of President Obama, who adopted his haughtiest professorial manner when lecturing us to stay in the EU, before making the naked threat that we would be sent “to the back of the queue” (i.e., the back of the line) in any future trade deals if we had the temerity to vote to leave. . . .