Only supporters of the E.U. could call it undemocratic to not hold a re-run of the referendum (dressed up as a “people’s vote”) before the result of the last one is even implemented! The people voted in 2016. Who do they think did, aliens?
Nobody ever voted for this project. In 1975 we joined a “common market,” which was all about trade at a time of high global tariffs. We didn’t vote for this out-of-control political union. We had to wait 41 years for our voices to be heard again – let’s wait another 41 before going back to the polls. But the E.U. (in my honest opinion) will be long gone by then. And good riddance!
Don’t forget that both main parties stood in last year’s snap general election on pro-Brexit manifestos. Lib Dems were the pro-EU/remain party and won a whopping… 12 seats. It says an awful lot!
Ask yourself this though: If the E.U. is so great, then why haven’t the citizens in every member state been offered fair referenda to give consent to the project? It was only the rise of UKIP that forced one here. If it’s so marvellous, surely people will dash to polling stations filled with joy to support it! I think this says it all.
We saw what happened when our friends in Ireland voted “NO!” They were bullied into voting again. But this will not happen to the UK. We have always stood up to bullies.
Hand on heart, I truly believe the UK will thrive as a proud, independent, self-governing nation. In fact, I think the future will be so bright that we might have to wear sunglasses, permanently!
Steven de la Salle
North Norfolk News – Published 13 September 2018