Brexit has led to Dis-united Kingdom
Sir – Donald Trump has contributed enormously to America being the most divided since the Civil War. Brexit has made Britain the most divided it has been in my lifetime.
Brexit supporters claim on TV that “remoaners” are now uniting behind the Government to get a probably impossible, good Brexit deal. No they are not, they are getting more and more angry about the lunacy unfolding and poor Government.
The remain campaign has been too nice and allowed Brexit hard liners to use appallingly biased abuse aimed at remain supporters, or people that just do not do what they want. The infamous “enemies of the people”.
I call the Brexit fanatics “The Suicide Squad”, a term that seems very suitable and catchy to describe much of the leave campaign and one that probably most politicians would secretly agree with, but never voice.
Usually if you know or suspect someone intends to commit suicide you would try to put them off, however the leave side keep telling us that we voted for it so must do it regardless of the consequences.
So called patriotic groups in the campaign high-jacked the Union Jack. I found it deeply offensive for the far right to suggest their views are patriotic and if you do not support them, you are not.
I firmly believe in representing all of the people in politics and only politics of the centre or middle ground, representing different beliefs and values, can do this.
While the worst effects of Brexit are still to come, our credit rating has gone down to a historic low, citing the UK’s poor economic outlook after Brexit. Alarm bells are ringing louder by the day. Leave campaigners will blame everybody but themselves for the Brexit disaster, while lawyers sort out the mess and get ridiculously rich.
Extremism in politics and its close historical cousin, religion, is always bad. Few now would argue that Hitler was a good thing for Germany. Few would argue that Stalin and communism was good for Russia, or that General Franco was good for Spain. The United Kingdom has become the Dis-united Kingdom.
Who got us into this mess, Nigel Farage?
The world is in an increasingly worse mess and we are wasting time, now and for many, many years to come on Brexit. Unless it is stopped our children will not and should not, forgive us.
Those in and out of politics must act now to help fight extremism and create a more harmonious and yes - make a previously Great Union of countries great again and not Little Britain.
The EU has many faults but I value the freedom and protection it has given us in being part of a community of 28 countries exercising checks and balances on extreme activities and censorship in member countries.
We do not need to take back control from the EU, we need to take back control from extremists of all shades. The British people need a second chance to have a say on any final deal when the consequences of the Brexit deal are known and I ask all politicians to insist on this and ask members of the public to insist their representatives do in fact ask for this.
Remember if you have any doubts about Brexit being a bad thing – Donald Trump thinks it’s a good idea.