Campaign that’s captured real spirit of Xmas
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.