Time for some com­mon sense in Par­lia­ment

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - Colin Pater­son

Hello and wel­come to this week’s edi­tion of the East Kil­bride News.

MPs re­turn to Par­lia­ment this week for an au­tumn ses­sion which looks set to pro­duce fire­works.

The is­sue of Brexit will lead to drama which in turn will fill plenty of col­umn inches and broad­cast­ers’ air time.

It ap­pears the prac­ti­cal im­pact of the United King­dom leav­ing the Euro­pean Union is be­gin­ning to reg­is­ter with the UK Gov­ern­ment cur­rently pub­lish­ing ‘tech­ni­cal notes’ in the event of a nodeal Brexit.

Sim­ply walk­ing away from the EU with no agree­ment in place on March 29 will cause chaos, how­ever, it is dif­fi­cult to say with cer­tainty whether or not tough talk re­gard­ing no deal is a ne­go­ti­at­ing ploy or min­is­ters re­ally do plan on tak­ing Bri­tain over the cliff edge.

What­ever the truth, it is time for some com­mon sense in the House of Com­mons with MPs need­ing to re­alise that there is no ma­jor­ity ei­ther in Par­lia­ment or across the coun­try for a no-deal Brexit.

From afar, it would seem that many, many peo­ple are still bliss­fully un­aware of the po­ten­tial is­sues we face if a deal isn’t agreed – lucky them.

But for EU cit­i­zens liv­ing here, Bri­tish na­tion­als liv­ing in the EU, peo­ple in North­ern Ire­land and busi­nesses, to name but a few, the re­al­i­ties are un­der­stood and fears for the fu­ture real. In terms of to­day’s pa­per, we have our fi­nal batch of First Day At School pho­tos on page 21 – thank you to all par­ents who took part in this fea­ture.

And we can con­firm the an­nual P1 class pic­tures will be printed from next Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 12.

Check out our front page ev­ery week to see the schools listed in that par­tic­u­lar edi­tion of the pa­per.

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