We need to fully take back control of our laws, borders and money says Patrick Christys on Brexit anniversary

We can’t ignore the fact that we haven’t done Brexit properly. The main reason behind Brexit was to control immigration, and, frankly that’s got worse

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On the 23rd of June Britain stood up for itself. We voted for Brexit.

We stuck two fingers up to the unelected leaders of the EU who, by definition, we can’t vote for and more often than not were terrible at their political jobs in their own countries.

Take Jean-Claude Junker for example - would you honestly trust him to babysit your kid? No. So why on earth would we trust him to run a continent. He may claim he's never touched a drop of alcohol in his life, but given the alleged hours he puts in at the bar, I wouldn't be shocked to discover he's put the ‘in’ into ‘continent’ on a particularly rowdy night.

But at least you could sack your babysitter. You couldn’t sack old Jean-Claude. Oh no.

Between January and February 2016, shortly before we all told the EU to go and do one, EU commissioners alone spent €500,000 (approximately £452,000) on transport and hotels.

Good old Jean-Claude spent £25k on a private plane to Rome. He could have basically walked to Rome from where he was.

Patrick Christys
Patrick Christys

This lot are on the take. There isn’t enough gravy in the world, or trains, to even compare the Brussels big-wigs to people riding an actual gravy train.

Ursula Von Der Leyen, the current puppet-master of Europe, was Germany’s former defence secretary. Well, that’s the equivalent of being a supply teacher that specialises in Harry Potter studies. Useless. And she even managed to cock that up. Her armed forces had to train with broom handles instead of guns because she couldn’t get them enough guns.

And now this woman who looks like she uses more hairspray than Bobby Charlton’s hairdresser is running an entire continent.

Guy Verhofstadt. Remember him? The best thing about him was his teeth and they needed extensive reconstructive surgery.

Donald Tusk, where is he now? Probably counting the millions European taxpayers gave him over the years.

Why on earth would Brits want to be run by that lot. Put it this way, if there was an unattended brewery this lot wouldn’t manage to locate a pint glass, let alone get drunk.

Of course we voted to leave. And they should have got down on their knees and begged us to stay, because none of their countries would even exist if it wasn’t for us.

But we can’t ignore the fact that we haven’t done Brexit properly. The main reason behind Brexit was to control immigration, and, frankly; that’s got worse.

We’ve already proven that Remainers were wrong. Just look at the vaccine rollout, for example, or how we’ve handled the Ukraine crisis.

But we need to finish the job. We need to fully take back control of our laws, borders and money.

People bang on about the idea that not everybody in the U.K. voted for Brexit. Ok, fine. But if every single person in the UK had a gun held to their head and was made to vote, I can tell you right now that the margin of victory for Brexit would have been a lot higher than 52% plays 48%. A lot higher.

But facts are facts, and until we get hold of immigration, people will wonder what they voted for.

Today is a very proud day in our very proud nation’s history. The anniversary of Brexit. But we need to finish the job.