Cam­paign that’s cap­tured real spirit of Xmas

Scottish Daily Mail - - Countdown To Brexit D-day -

HAV­ING de­camped to their con­stituen­cies af­ter a tu­mul­tuous week in­side the West­min­ster bub­ble, Tory MPs have one last op­por­tu­nity this week­end to talk to some real peo­ple be­fore Tues­day’s vote on Theresa May’s Brexit plan.

In case they need re­mind­ing, these are the peo­ple they’re paid to rep­re­sent – peo­ple whose lives, fam­i­lies, jobs and in­comes will be pro­foundly af­fected by how (or in­deed if) we leave the EU.

An or­derly de­par­ture would prompt an im­me­di­ate eco­nomic up­turn and pro­vide the prom­ise of fu­ture pros­per­ity. A dis­or­derly one threat­ens chaos, un­cer­tainty and slump.

so as they press the flesh at Christ­mas fetes and gaily turn on fes­tive lights, the Honourable Mem­bers should lis­ten care­fully to what their con­stituents have to say.

And the way they vote on Tues­day should be driven by con­cern for the wel­fare of those real peo­ple – not by some misty-eyed, ide­o­log­i­cal fantasy of a per­fect Brexit.

For the Mail has this mes­sage for those MPs who be­lieve there may be a bet­ter with­drawal deal avail­able: There isn’t!

De­spite their con­stant blus­ter, the hard Brex­i­teers have no real al­ter­na­tive, beyond a Gadarene rush to­wards no-deal. As count­less busi­ness lead­ers have told us, that would bring a whole new world of eco­nomic pain.

Mean­while, Re­main­ers want to ig­nore the ref­er­en­dum re­sult and send us crawl­ing back to Brus­sels with our tail be­tween our legs. That would be a na­tional hu­mil­i­a­tion. And an af­front to democ­racy.

The truth is that or­di­nary vot­ers are sick and tired of this Par­lia­men­tary Punch and Judy show. They hunger for grown-up com­pro­mise and cer­tainty, so they can get on with their lives in peace.

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