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In or out, they have certainly shaken it all about


 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:44 pm    Post subject:
In or out, they have certainly shaken it all about
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In 2016 just after the in or out referendum, our constituency MP held one of his regular meetings. It was not advertised as a meeting regarding the referendum alone, so a friend and I both having questions to ask decided to attend. Unlike most other meetings the hall was packed. It was quite obvious that this meeting would be hijacked by the result of the referendum.
Our MP was faced with a very hostile audience, it seemed that we were the only people there who voted out and although we kept quiet we were branded as the lowest of the low, knew nothing about politics and only voted because of the immigration situation. These people considered themselves the elite of the country and how dare anyone vote to leave. I am still convinced that had we declared our vote we would have been ushered with little ceremony out of the hall. Their attitude has changed little over the years; still aggressive and still in their bigoted opinion so right. As it so happened immigration played no part in our decisions to vote out. Loss of sovereignty, empty fields, the fact that the EU had failed to produce viable accounts in the many years of its existence to name but a few. This behemoth was costing us a fortune and our share in its fortunes were diminishing. And that was just for starters. We had been duped into voting in yes in the first referendum and were beginning to reap the results of our stupidity. We were a vassal state and paying a fortune to be so.

Our MP who said he voted to stay, was very careful to say that he would work towards leaving as the result of the referendum requested him to do. This vociferous mob continued to demand another referendum as they had lost by such a small number to a load of idiots who didnít know what they were doing. We laid great faith in MPs who made these promises. Again we were duped. There seemed to me as months turned into years, that these solicitous MPs had no intention to give the majority the outcome we voted for. Even those representing constituencies that voted out no longer represented their voters. Parliament had decided that after their shilly shallying there would be little chance of leaving without strings still attached. In fact we might not leave at all if time debates and arguments could be stretched as close to the proposed leaving date as possible and another referendum held to give the result wanted. Perhaps they has forgotten that the first was only held because the Government was so sure we would vote to remain. They got it wrong, they were not prepared and that was the first big mistake. They should have been prepared for either outcome. Was our democracy now so weak that our Parliament and Government would follow other states and carry out referendum after referendum until the required result was achieved?
We hear a lot about democracy, mainly from Ďremainersí who seem to have forgotten what the word means. We have already lost two Prime Ministers, one who did the dirty deed and another who was incapable of producing an answer that would assuage Parliament. Parliament should never have been involved in this. The country voted out. These MPs were not representing the people, they were representing themselves. Had that been made quite clear to the other members of the EU right from the beginning we would not be in the wretched position we now hold. Surely Government and Parliament must realise that you cannot please all of the people and that they should therefore, please the majority.
So where does this leave us now? We are a rudderless Nation. A nation divided by its politicians whose only aim seems to be opportunist power. Politicians who seem to care little about what we want. It is a pity that a Parliament stuffed with lawyers couldnít channel their legal minds to work for our benefit instead of dancing toe to toe fighting to make sure they didnít.
Christine Melsom (Mrs.)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:29 am    Post subject:
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e are even more Rudderless now!
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o you think I have second sight? Smile

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