NEXT PRIME MIN­IS­TER SHOULD BE A BREX­ITER

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION - DAVID MEACOCK Layters Close Chal­font St Peter

ANY­ONE sup­port­ing Theresa May for PM has clearly failed to re­alise that Messrs Cameron and Cor­byn re­spec­tive predica­ments have re­sulted from their dis­hon­esty and lies catch­ing up with them.

If faith and con­fi­dence is to be re­tained in UK democ­racy and our clear in­struc­tion to Par­lia­ment not ig­nored, we vot­ers must see the Brexit Ref­er­en­dum re­sult clearly and un­equiv­o­cally ac­tioned. In the in­ter­ests of max­imis­ing long-term good in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions we need to first try the am­i­ca­ble route, and thus, the new PM’s first task must be to fire-off the Ar­ti­cle 50 let­ter to the EU.

Such let­ter must in­clude the warn­ing that if ne­go­ti­a­tions don’t ap­pear ad­e­quately con­struc­tive, Brexit will im­me­di­ately be uni­lat­er­ally en­acted via an Act – in­stantly stop­ping any fur­ther fi­nan­cial con­tri­bu­tions @ £35M net per day (HoC April 2016 Brief­ing) and restor­ing Par­lia­men­tary Sovereignty. Any pro­cras­ti­na­tion in sub­mit­ting the Ar­ti­cle 50 let­ter will po­ten­tially be seen as ne­go­ti­at­ing weak­ness, and fudg­ing – i.e. de­fy­ing - the demo­crat­i­cally ex­pressed will of vot­ers, par­tic­u­larly if the PM is not a Brex­iter.

Given PM Cameron be­lieves in Re­main, he would have been mak­ing him­self a hyp­ocrite by en­act­ing some­thing in which he doesn’t be­lieve. Thus by re­sign­ing, PM Cameron has deemed that his suc­ces­sor, un­like Theresa May, should in­deed be a Brex­eter sup­porter.

With her pro­posed pro­cras­ti­na­tion, even in the teeth of prom­i­nent EU politi­cians hav­ing de­clared no ne­go­ti­a­tion prior to re­ceipt of the UK’s Ar­ti­cle 50 let­ter, Theresa “re-May-n” has al­ready shown her heart is not in Brexit. What will be gained from the present in­sta­bil­ity of chang­ing one re­main PM only to in­stall an­other re­mainer will­ing to be a hyp­ocrite?

For the sake of our coun­try, I hope MPs and Conservative Party vot­ers will as a mat­ter of prin­ci­ple and per­sonal in­tegrity vote for a Brex­eter.

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