Leav­ing is not a game

Sunderland Echo - - Opinion -

Once again we are see­ing Europe for what it is – an or­gan­i­sa­tion that needs re­form and needs it now.

I voted to come out of the Euro­pean Union as I felt that the or­gan­i­sa­tion was bro­ken and the pos­tur­ing on both sides has not changed my mind one bit.

You lis­ten to the main play­ers of the Euro­pean Union and their stance is to pun­ish us for hav­ing the courage to want to leave the Euro­pean Union.

Ev­ery av­enue we go up is met with veiled threats.

It does not help that the Con­ser­va­tive Party is at war with it­self, although the same can be said of the Labour Party.

As a Labour mem­ber, I ask my­self the ques­tion: Where does our leader stand? He says along with Keith Starmer, the Labour Brexit spokesman, and the need to stay in the Cus­toms Union af­ter we leave – well we are al­ready in the Cus­toms Union,

Jeremy Cor­byn says Labour wants to be in the Euro­pean Sin­gle Mar­ket – we are al­ready in the sin­gle mar­ket and both come with the free move­ment of peo­ple.

Brexit is not a game. No­body knows the end re­sult.

David Cameron gave us the vote some­thing Tony Blair promised but failed to de­liver.

We need a sign from those at West­min­ster, if not a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum must stay on the ta­ble but we must be aware of the sharks in Europe cir­cling to do us as a coun­try harm.

Mal­colm Green­how

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.