Monday, 10 October 2016



Former Prime Minister, David Cameron, offered an EU referendum to see-off UKIP and to appease the Eurosceptic right-wing of his party.

Sadly, the result has been a coup, so fast and ingenious that people didn’t even see it coming. Many still can’t see it.
Theresa May has taken over the government of Britain without even a ballot or a bullet.

Theresa May, a lukewarm Remain campaigner during the EU Referendum, has now shown her true colours, pushing and planning for a hard-Brexit, with open relish and exuberance.

With what democratic mandate can Mrs May and her band of Brexiteers now take the country on such a permanent and far-reaching path? Theresa May isn’t claiming that the General Election of 2015 has given her a mandate to "change the country forever." No, Theresa May is claiming that the EU Referendum has given her the power to permanently change the country. A Referendum, with the most simplistic of questions, and with a most narrow margin.

No other instructions were given by the electorate. Nobody voted for what Leave means, or what type of Brexit would be acceptable.

She said in her keynote speech at the Tory Party annual conference last week that it was, “a revolution in which millions of our fellow citizens stood up and said they were not prepared to be ignored anymore.”
That hasn't stopped her from ignoring 16 million voters - very almost half of those who voted - who did not want Britain to leave the EU. They were barely even mentioned in her conference speeches.

Mrs May said this was, “A once-in-a-generation chance to change the direction of our nation for good. To step back and ask ourselves what kind of country we want to be.”

But of course, she isn’t asking any of us “what kind of country we want to be.” She is telling us.

She went on to say:
“The referendum was not just a vote to withdraw from the EU.”
But, actually, it was. That’s all it was.
A vote to withdraw from the EU, by a slim majority, in a referendum that was only advisory.

No other questions were asked in the Referendum except ‘Remain’ or ‘Leave’.

If Mrs May now wants the Referendum to mean more than just ‘Leave’ – as she is now claiming Why is she afraid to allow Parliament to debate and vote on Brexit, instead of our newly imposed political masters doing irreparable damage to our country in the same way that another leader did to his country?

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