Bank of England governor was a major reason the UK voted for Brexit
As globalists moan over the democratic decision by voters in the United Kingdom to leave the EU, the old dog-whistle claims of racism come spewing forth from the intellectually deprived commentariat.
In a Twitter dust-up with Canadian Conservative Party member of Parliament Jason Kenney, a columnist from the financially troubled National Post newspaper, John Ivison, accused 52% of the British public of being racist.
Kenney tweeted support for the Brexit side, to which Ivison replied that "[y]ou [Kenney] reject Trump but applaud the same dog-whistle racism propounded by Farage and his fellow anti-establishment travellers ... This had nothing to do with freedom and everything to do with bigotry."
Kenney's response was that "52% of the British people are not bigots. A desire to be able to manage borders & migration is not bigotry."
Ivison then stepped in a pile of his own making when Friday he wrote an article that included both criticism of Kenney's position, while lauding the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney.
And it is the absurdity of Carney's various positions over the past few years that in itself demonstrates the depravity of blaming a Brexit vote on "dog-whistle racism."
Carney was born in Canada, not the United Kingdom. From February 2008 through early June 2013, he was the governor of the Bank of Canada. Then, magically, Canadians were rather surprised to hear he was leaving the governorship of their nation's central bank to take over the central bank of another sovereign nation less than one month later.
Carney has also held Irish citizenship for the past quarter-century.
To the globalists, nobody bats an eye, as the inherent problems regarding loyalty to the success of an independent nation-state by an individual holding multiple citizenships and simply transferring between leaderships of central banks at the drop of a hat is lost upon them.
But it wasn't lost upon a large number of those voting on Thursday. The Brits are tired of this effectively unaffiliated class of elites floating among government leadership positions across separate countries, each of which require nationalistic loyalties – and your loyalties cannot change entirely in a matter of weeks. These positions should require an individual to be born in the country to which the position applies.
Similarly, the British have largely had it with other foreigners located on the Continent holding a determinative say in their internal politics, legal system, economy, and so forth.
Carney's Irish citizenship places him under this nation's constitution, whereby Article 9 states that "[f]idelity to the nation and loyalty to the State are fundamental political duties of all citizens." Of course, all nation-states require fidelity to the nation and loyalty to the State by their citizens, so how does Carney fulfill his concurrent, yet distinct and separate, loyalties to Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom? He cannot, and thus a fundamental breach must necessarily exist.
Notice also that Carney is white, as is the vast majority of the EU's leadership, as well as many of the unwanted immigrants coming into the U.K. Thus, for Scottish-born liberal Canadian journalists to chalk Brexit up as "dog-whistle racism" displays the superficiality that is characteristic of those who favored the Remain campaign and only justifies the decision to leave.