Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. We Need To Help Make UK Great Again After Brexit

 

Let me start by saying that I am not a fan of giving huge amounts of government welfare to other countries. I want to be clear on that. So now I begin:

What the UK did by exiting the EU was the single bravest move against the Socialists in world history, so far. Our own electoral decision to choose Trump against the combined might of the Socialists in the USA is a close second.

Ok, so now what? If you want to learn what’s next for the UK, there are many places to learn that. This article is the best I have seen for brevity, so far. I recommend it.

But I mean, what happens next for the USA? I think we need to brainstorm ways to Make UK Great Again and show them we appreciate the tough stand they just made. I have already tweeted POTUS and VP to get moving on this, but maybe we can kick around some ideas here with the great minds of Ricochet!

My first idea is to give them some of the Trade Deficit that is so desired around the world. Let’s buy a whole bunch more of their stuff than they buy of ours. I’m not saying we have to start eating kippers for breakfast, of course, but there are probably a lot of things they produce that we can consume.

I’d like to see the UK savagely stick their thumbs into the eyes of the (so they think) high-and-mighty Leftists of the EU, and we should do all we can to help. With luck, perhaps Marine and Geert and a host of others will follow suit. I think several EU countries are one or two terrorist attacks away from dumping the EU anyway. Let them point to the success of the UK to help guide their people out of the darkness!

Calling on @claire and @annefy to help me out here – they know so much more about UK than I do, as I have only been there once, in 1981.

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  1. TooShy Coolidge

    I love kippers. But I live in England, so my buying kippers doesn’t help the trade balance!

    • #1
    • March 29, 2017, at 12:03 PM PDT
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  2. Ian M Inactive

    I’m all for starting at the grassroots level. Talk to people constantly about conservative views. Point them to thought-provoking interviews and books (nothing vitriolic). Illustrate to democrats how their views of us are misguided if they’re viewing us through the prism that the MSM offers. Join charitable societies to donate your time and effort for your community (when’s the last time you’ve heard of the Lion’s Club?). Etc.

    And just spread the word everywhere, it’ll stick eventually and sow the seeds for the next generation of great conservatives. I’m tellin’ ya, I’m really looking forward to Generation Z coming on up!

    • #2
    • March 29, 2017, at 12:22 PM PDT
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  3. RushBabe49 Thatcher

    Take your next vacation in rural Britain. The pound is down against the dollar, so it’s more affordable now. Get off the beaten path, visit Cambridge, Salisbury, Avebury (rather than Stonehenge), the town of Wall, and Newmarket, just to name a few. Find a copy of The Intelligent Traveler’s Guide to Historic Britain (my bible on where to visit), and visit medieval castles and ruined abbeys like Bury St Edmunds. For a tearjerker, visit the ruins of Coventry Cathedral.

    • #3
    • March 29, 2017, at 12:27 PM PDT
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  4. Ian M Inactive

    Ian Mullican (View Comment):
    I’m all for starting at the grassroots level. Talk to people constantly about conservative views. Point them to thought-provoking interviews and books (nothing vitriolic). Illustrate to democrats how their views of us are misguided if they’re viewing us through the prism that the MSM offers. Join charitable societies to donate your time and effort for your community (when’s the last time you’ve heard of the Lion’s Club?). Etc.

    And just spread the word everywhere, it’ll stick eventually and sow the seeds for the next generation of great conservatives. I’m tellin’ ya, I’m really looking forward to Generation Z coming on up!

    Wow did I completely miss the point of this post. So, uh, just pretend I said something a lot more meaningful and relevant.

    • #4
    • March 29, 2017, at 12:29 PM PDT
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  5. JcTPatriot Inactive
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    TooShy (View Comment):
    I love kippers. But I live in England, so my buying kippers doesn’t help the trade balance!

    I love fish, so I won’t say I wouldn’t like them, but the idea of fish for breakfast doesn’t appeal to me. Of course, I felt the same way about chicken, but I love me some Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuits for breakfast now!

    I guess you can help by trying hard not to buy EU stuff as much as you can. Anywhere but EU! :-)

    • #5
    • March 29, 2017, at 12:30 PM PDT
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  6. Spin Inactive
    Spin Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    JcTPatriot: What the UK did by exiting the EU was the single bravest move against the Socialists in world history, so far. Our own electoral decision to choose Trump against the combined might of the Socialists in the USA is a close second.

    Really? Those two things stand above, say, the Polish revolution of 1989?

    • #6
    • March 29, 2017, at 12:35 PM PDT
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  7. Jamie Lockett Inactive

    Spin (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot: What the UK did by exiting the EU was the single bravest move against the Socialists in world history, so far. Our own electoral decision to choose Trump against the combined might of the Socialists in the USA is a close second.

    Really? Those two things stand above, say, the Polish revolution of 1989?

    I was literally thinking the exact same thing.

    • #7
    • March 29, 2017, at 12:43 PM PDT
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  8. Jamie Lockett Inactive

    It’s rather odd to me that American nationalists, populists and conservatives would seek to transport their particular vision to a foreign country. I thought it was America First! ?

    • #8
    • March 29, 2017, at 12:44 PM PDT
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  9. Lash LaRoche Inactive

    Britain for Britons. America for Americans. That is not a difficult concept to understand. Congratulations to the British people for telling the European Union to get stuffed.

    • #9
    • March 29, 2017, at 1:00 PM PDT
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  10. Jamie Lockett Inactive

    Mike LaRoche (View Comment):
    Britain for Britons. America for Americans. That is not a difficult concept to understand. Congratulations to the British people for telling the European Union to get stuffed.

    Why do you care? You’re not British.

    • #10
    • March 29, 2017, at 1:01 PM PDT
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  11. JcTPatriot Inactive
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    TooShy (View Comment):
    I love kippers. But I live in England, so my buying kippers doesn’t help the trade balance!

    For TooShy:

    • #11
    • March 29, 2017, at 1:08 PM PDT
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  12. Jager Coolidge
    Jager Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Mike LaRoche (View Comment):
    Britain for Britons. America for Americans. That is not a difficult concept to understand. Congratulations to the British people for telling the European Union to get stuffed.

    In a free and fair election, Britain decided that they would rather have their own democratic process make their laws and regulations.

    We should absolutely support and applaud people pushing for local rather that central government.

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    • March 29, 2017, at 1:19 PM PDT
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  13. Susan Quinn Contributor

    I’ll take some fish and chips, please, thank you very much.

    • #13
    • March 29, 2017, at 1:28 PM PDT
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  14. Ian M Inactive

    Jager (View Comment):

    Mike LaRoche (View Comment):
    Britain for Britons. America for Americans. That is not a difficult concept to understand. Congratulations to the British people for telling the European Union to get stuffed.

    In a free and fair election, Britain decided that they would rather have their own democratic process make their laws and regulations.

    We should absolutely support and applaud people pushing for local rather that central government.

    This 100%.

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    • March 29, 2017, at 1:45 PM PDT
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  15. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
    Misthiocracy got drunk and Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):
    Take your next vacation in rural Britain…

    When I was 14, I took a month-long road trip with my mom (who is from Liverpool), around England and Wales. I was navigator, finding virtually every castle and neolithic monument along the route (as well as cathedrals for mum).

    This was the approximate itinerary:

    • A week in London to check out as many museums as we could possibly fit into our schedule. Greenwich Observatory, 221-B Baker Street, London Science Museum, Museum of the Moving Image, Tower of London, etc, etc, etc.
    • A day in Windsor, to check out Windsor Castle.
    • Salisbury/Avebury/Bath. The Roman baths are pretty mindblowing.
    • Nottingham. Gotta check out Sherwood Forest.
    • Up into Wales. Harlech Castle was my favourite castle of the trip. Incredibly imposing, perched high up on a cliff looking down at the sea.
    • Up into Liverpool for a couple of days to visit family. Also, the Maritime Museum and the Beatles Museum.
    • Ferry over to the Isle of Man, also to visit family. Also, see the Mining Museum and drive the TT race route.
    • Back to England. A day at Southport for some tacky, tourist-trappy goodness.
    • Drive up to Hadrian’s Wall.
    • Drive East to York. Lots of great museums in York. The Viking Museum. York Castle. Railway Museum.
    • South to Cambridge to soak in academia.
    • Back to London and then the plane home.

    Probably should have checked out Manchester, but oh well…

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    • March 29, 2017, at 2:11 PM PDT
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  16. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    anonymous (View Comment):
    On a national policy level as opposed to individual actions, the best single thing the U.S. could do for the U.K. is precisely one of the major motivations for Brexit and strongly advocated by its supporters: conclude a comprehensive bilateral free trade agreement between the two countries or, as Daniel Hannan has suggested in his book What Next, admit the U.K. as a full member of NAFTA (perhaps cleverly changing the meaning of the acronym).

    As an EU member, Britain delegated its trade negotiations to the EU, which is heavily tilted toward protectionism for continental producers. Free of the EU, it can obtain a much better deal for agricultural imports from North America which will directly reduce consumer prices in Britain. It can negotiate to further open the market for London-based financial services in the U.S.

    CANZUK, baby!

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    • March 29, 2017, at 2:13 PM PDT
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  17. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    Jager (View Comment):

    In a free and fair election, Britain decided that they would rather have their own democratic process make their laws and regulations.

    We should absolutely support and applaud people pushing for local rather that central government.

    I’ll hold off of my applause until the UK embraces true federalism and England gets it’s own national parliament.

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    • March 29, 2017, at 2:15 PM PDT
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  18. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):
    Take your next vacation in rural Britain. The pound is down against the dollar, so it’s more affordable now. Get off the beaten path, visit Cambridge, Salisbury, Avebury (rather than Stonehenge), the town of Wall, and Newmarket, just to name a few. Find a copy of The Intelligent Traveler’s Guide to Historic Britain (my bible on where to visit), and visit medieval castles and ruined abbeys like Bury St Edmunds. For a tearjerker, visit the ruins of Coventry Cathedral.

    That is where my Daughter wants me to take her, but that is two years away.

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    • March 29, 2017, at 2:16 PM PDT
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  19. Could Be Anyone Member

    Spin (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot: What the UK did by exiting the EU was the single bravest move against the Socialists in world history, so far. Our own electoral decision to choose Trump against the combined might of the Socialists in the USA is a close second.

    Really? Those two things stand above, say, the Polish revolution of 1989?

    Defeating the Nazis in WWII was apparently not too important either.

    • #19
    • March 29, 2017, at 2:21 PM PDT
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  20. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    You know, seeing Britain start to stand back up, is like seeing you Dad kick an ugly hag out of his life and start dating again.

    America and Britain are linked by bonds of blood, as brothers who have fought against each other, and brothers who have fought against others. We have much in common. The UK is older, and no longer the defender of Freedom it once was, but it is still “Dad”.

    Of course, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia are the other kids. Poor Canada is the second child, always in the shadow of the older brother. India may well be the illegitimate offspring.

    Who is mom? France for the older two kids. Canada always liked her better.

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    • March 29, 2017, at 2:23 PM PDT
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  21. Spin Inactive
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
    America and Britain are linked by bonds of blood, as brothers who have fought against each other, and brothers who have fought against others. We have much in common. The UK is older, and no longer the defender of Freedom it once was, but it is still “Dad”.

    Tell that to my German grandmother. Well, she’s gone now, so you can’t. But my point remains.

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    • March 29, 2017, at 2:26 PM PDT
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  22. Could Be Anyone Member

    Spin (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
    America and Britain are linked by bonds of blood, as brothers who have fought against each other, and brothers who have fought against others. We have much in common. The UK is older, and no longer the defender of Freedom it once was, but it is still “Dad”.

    Tell that to my German grandmother. Well, she’s gone now, so you can’t. But my point remains.

    Agreed, the UK is an ally, a friend. But not our nation’s dad.

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    • March 29, 2017, at 2:33 PM PDT
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  23. Daniel Brass Inactive

    I think the best thing we could do to help our friends on the other side of the pond is to immediately sign a one page, simple free trade agreement with them.

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    • March 29, 2017, at 2:45 PM PDT
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  24. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
    Who is mom? France for the older two kids. Canada always liked her better.

    Nonsense. Nearly every Canuckistani tourist town has a “English and Scottish Store” filled with tartans, biscuits, crisps, Yorkies, Heinz beans, Branston pickle, mushy peas, etc, etc, etc, but you’ll never find a “France Store” selling Gallic knick-knacks.

    Even in Quebec, they really have very little time for France. The Quebecois are into poutine, rotisserie chicken, and beer; not snails, frogs legs, and wine. Quebec even opposed sending troops to save the motherland in WW1 and WW2! “What did France ever do for us?” is Quebec’s attitude.

    The only people who still look up to France are the feckless EU-loving aristocrats in the Liberal Party of Canada.

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    • March 29, 2017, at 2:46 PM PDT
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  25. JcTPatriot Inactive
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    Daniel Brass (View Comment):
    I think the best thing we could do to help our friends on the other side of the pond is to immediately sign a one page, simple free trade agreement with them.

    Right on, my friend. But who would be there to mop up the flood of tears of the EU?

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    • March 29, 2017, at 2:59 PM PDT
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  26. Annefy Member

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    Daniel Brass (View Comment):
    I think the best thing we could do to help our friends on the other side of the pond is to immediately sign a one page, simple free trade agreement with them.

    Right on, my friend. But who would be there to mop up the flood of tears of the EU?

    From the back of the line (as Obama promised) to the front.

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    • March 29, 2017, at 3:07 PM PDT
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  27. drlorentz Member
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    anonymous (View Comment):
    NAFTA (perhaps cleverly changing the meaning of the acronym).

    Now there’s a North Atlantic organization I could get behind. Acronym meaning revision is essential.

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    • March 29, 2017, at 3:11 PM PDT
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  28. Jager Coolidge
    Jager Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Annefy (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    Daniel Brass (View Comment):
    I think the best thing we could do to help our friends on the other side of the pond is to immediately sign a one page, simple free trade agreement with them.

    Right on, my friend. But who would be there to mop up the flood of tears of the EU?

    From the back of the line (as Obama promised) to the front.

    The idea that the World’s 5th largest economy should be at the back of the line never made any sense. It was not an economic argument but Obama being petty because Britain did not listen to him and stay in the EU

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    • March 29, 2017, at 3:13 PM PDT
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  29. Tom Meyer, Common Citizen Contributor

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
    For a tearjerker, visit the ruins of Coventry Cathedral.

    Second. I was last there on a fantastically gorgeous day… which made it all the stranger.

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    • March 29, 2017, at 3:17 PM PDT
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  30. JcTPatriot Inactive
    JcTPatriot

    Tom Meyer, Ed. (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
    For a tearjerker, visit the ruins of Coventry Cathedral.

    Second. I was last there on a fantastically gorgeous day… which made it all the stanger.

    Whoa. That’s a little creepy. I don’t believe in ghosts, but staying there too long might convert me. I’d love to see it.

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    • March 29, 2017, at 3:22 PM PDT
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