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Editorial: Farage, Thomas, and Democracy

The Brexit Party, the four-month-old brainchild of Nigel Farage, is projected to win the plurality of Britain's seats in the European Parliament. A recent poll by YouGov shows the Brexit Party commanding 37% of the votes, trouncing Labor and the Conservatives, who are polling at 13% and 7%, respectively. The actual vote was held Thursday and results are expected to come out Sunday.

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The early success of the fledgling Brexit Party are much to the dismay of the mainstream media, with The New Yorker decrying "The Alarming Return of Nigel Farage." However, for everyone other than the journalistic bourgeoisie, it is abundantly obvious why Farage has commanded such a lead: Britain is still electing European parliamentarians, three years after voting to leave the E.U.

On that fateful day in June 2016, in the face of the unelected body of bureaucratic tyrants that is the E.U., the British people cried out and said, "Enough!"

Nonetheless, the British are still living under the roof of the E.U.'s regulatory decrees, which are estimated to cost 600 million pounds sterling weekly (or 33.3 billion pounds a year). Worse yet, these edicts from Brussels are still not subject to Britons' democratic input.


The Wall Street Journal published an editorial regarding Clarence Thomas, which quotes the renowned justice deploring "the growth of an administrative system that concentrates the power to make laws and the power to enforce them in the hands of a vast and unaccountable administrative apparatus that finds no comfortable home in our constitutional structure."

Just as Americans elected President Donald Trump to unravel Washington's power-hungry "administrative apparatus," Britain voted to leave the E.U. so that they could shake off its costly bureaucratic edicts.

Three years later and without parliamentary validation for their verdict on the E.U., the British people ought to rally for the Brexit Party and send a message to Theresa May, the E.U., and unelected bureaucrats worldwide.