Time to break Brexit deadlock
IT’S becoming more and more evident that both Labour and Conservative parties are split from top to bottom over Brexit.
There is a complete lack of leadership from the two old parties and neither of their leaders are offering any credible solutions on how we dig ourselves out of the present deadlock. At the same time, there is a deep sense of anger amongst those who voted Leave.
They voted to change the priorities in our society, feeling quite rightly that the political system had left them isolated and voiceless, and that no-one was listening to their valid concerns.
They chose to express those frustrations by blaming the European Union for the problems this country is facing.
In my view, many from the political right chose to deliberately manipulate people’s genuine concerns by trying to deflect attention from their own short comings onto a distorted view of the EU.
Equally, those who voted Remain are deeply frustrated by the empty rhetoric of the hard Brexiteers, and their attempts to look backwards to a make-believe time before joining Europe when Britain had greater status in the world.
We have to find a way through these apparently irreconcilable differences.
It doesn’t help that those who voted Leave are either denying the right of the Remainders to express concerns or threatening riots if they don’t get a hard cliff edge Brexit.
The only realistic and practical solution to the impasse is a People’s Vote on the final terms of Brexit. It could take the form of three simple choices; first, a hard, no deal Brexit, second whatever deal the Government manage to finally agree with the EU, thirdly an Exit from Brexit. We’ll then be able to move away from empty hot air around Brexit and move on to tackling the very real issues that this country is facing. Alan Hilliar Address supplied