Still time for us to stop Brexit

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations -

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

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