Still time for us to stop Brexit
Everything about the Brexit crisis appalls me.
I was born shortly after this country joined the European Community and in the 45 years since then Europe has proved itself as a protector of human rights, set the standard for environmental protections and the most successful peace project in history.
It has created a future in which young people are no longer sent to other European countries to kill one another but can choose for themselves where they want to travel, learn, work and live.
With less than one year to go until the UK is set to leave, its government is in the grip of delusional extremists and its main opposition party is unable or unwilling to oppose the reckless and destructive course being taken.
The government and the Brexit ultras are showing contempt for the economy, using a wafer-thin result, won on the basis of lies, as a pretext for the most extreme and harmful option by taking the country out of the single market and the customs union.
They are showing contempt for people’s freedoms, tearing up our right to move freely while treating other EU citizens as second-class people and expecting them to pay for the privilege.
They are showing contempt for our public services like the NHS which, far from getting a boost of £350m a week, will suffer massive recruitment challenges after freedom of movement is lost.
They are showing contempt
With less than a year to go the UK government is in the grip of delusional exremists
Celebration Supporters cheer the result of the referendum