Get on the case of what’s best for Britain
I VOTED leave in the 2016 referendum not because I am antiEuropean but because I considered far too much of our destiny lay in the hands of unelected officials in Brussels.
The declared intention of the EU rulers is to form a United States of Europe capable of matching Russia and the United States of America. The only vote that the people of the UK had on the subject prior to that was for a Common Market which consisted of six states of roughly the same standards. Voters in the 2016 referendum were free to vote as they saw fit and a clear majority voted Leave. What is troubling is not that trade and co-operation will suddenly come to an end, but those who will never accept the 2016 result and have done all they could to overturn it. The Tory government of the day said it would implement the result. It has been said “people didn’t know what they were voting for”. Judging by the furore over the “Irish backstop”, little wonder!
The politicians who signed so much away in the Maastricht and Lisbon Treaties certainly didn’t belive in referendums, people’s votes or otherwise. The present deal has its flaws. The Irish backstop needs to be transparent, temporary and exit-guaranteed by law. As for the opportunists, grandstanders and others in Parliament, whatever their motives they are there to do the best for their constituents and for this country while we still have a valid say in its affairs.