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British people, especially MP’s, do not like being asked to be patriotic as they do that every day as second nature.

If you want people to be patriots, a leader must first be one themselves. Mrs May betrayed her own MP’s in a bid to reach voters. Evidently, she had no idea that constituency parties mainly hold their MP’s in high esteem.

She even tried to sell the work of the security forces that keep us safe. That is unpatriotic and not something within her power. What did the Queen say?

The Prime Minister lies to people without compunction in order to have her Brexit deal passed. Are we going to stop at three attempts? Have politicians no strategic vision to see that the public may erupt or more likely fall into a deep sleep of boredom. It would be almost impossible to make them interested in politics ever again.

MPs’ jobs could not be justified as in the public interest.

However, I do not think another Referendum is in the interests of this country and the money used up for it, would be better spent on paying out Universal Credit sooner. Why would Jeremy Corbyn not act like a Socialist?

Just a thought, if it was Labour putting this country through the wringer, what would the Conservatives be doing now?

We already have a deal that gives us access to the European Economic Area. Dr Liam Fox’s negotiating teams have been working very hard to secure deals. It is the political deal that may be voted on for a third time. Mrs May should leave now as she has no idea what to do with the extra time.

We can leave on 29 March with £30 bn worth of deals under our belt. For the rest, she should leave Parliament to sort the country out. They have their own private Member Bills and putting those into Parliament could make their discussions interesting again.

Time has moved on. Thank goodness for Speaker,  Mr Bercow who has saved Parliament from voting for the same Brexit deal that was rejected on 11 March. As he said:

“Parliament matters. .   a third deal, the same one. “

It is also bullying to present the same Bill again and make MP’s waver enough to back her deal.

Mr Bercow has saved us all and was praised for his ‘enormous good sense’ according to the Brexiteer, Bill Cash..

Leave the Attorney-General alone; lawyers will always express a moment of doubt so that they cannot be sued later.

Now, tragically, she has offered to fire Olly Robbins, he who has presented her to the letter, discarded by the wayside. Is there anyone else to be so disregarded, apart from Parliament of course.

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Soft Or Hard Brexit

Hello Everyone

What simple words we use to describe an enormous undertaking.

David Davis must start the talks in a few days’ time as beginnings are often ceremonial.

As this means such a lot to those who voted to leave in the recent Referendum, we really do need it to be steered by a cross-party committee.  Just because your shirt is red or blue does not indicate negotiating ability and we need that in spades, focussed brains on leaving in the best way for us.  Isn’t it great to think that the EU no longer has power over us.  We don’t have to think about whether what we do correlates with their laws etc.

There is concern over whether  we stay in the single market.  We can negotiate from outside it.  Besides, we have already been offered a seat on the Trans Pacific Alliance, which includes ex-Commonwealth countries.  It is generous of them considering the way we dropped trade with them following our entry into the Common Market, as it then was.

If a soft Brexit means happy landings, then I am all for it, but we must be inclusive especially of a new group of voters: young people.  Emboldened by Jeremy Corbyn, (that may well be his legacy) to vote, many for the first time means that we have to keep that interest.  They are the ones to be most affected by Brexit and all parents will know that anyone over 25 is a dinosaur.  Bluntly, they do not want Grandma making their life decisions.

It is ridiculous to suggest there will be no viable deal.  Theresa May has suggested this in the past, but I hope that she has dropped it. I find it difficult to believe that any politician who voted ‘Remain’ is truly able to negotiate a way out of the EU.

It is admitted by Theresa May that she made a mess of the Election.  It is just that she did not trust her Cabinet in the same way that many start-up business owners, find it overwhelmingly tempting to do it all by yourself, because you are the only one who can be trusted, right?  It is a hard lesson to learn.  At Prime-Ministerial level, there is no room for this and her Assistants were dreadfully arrogant to staff .  Madness indeed. There is no room for failure here and making a mess here would be catastrophic for us all.

So it does matter how MP’s voted in the Referendum and I ask you to please only have MP’s who voted to leave the EU. I was delighted to see in today’s ‘Daily Telegraph’ * that Labour and Conservative MP’s are talking to each other.  Hurrah!  They are putting our country first, which is what MP’s come into Parliament to do as part of their job.  It is not ‘cloak and dagger’ as the journalist seems to think.  It is normal for MP’s to discuss it with each other and take back their thoughts to the Prime Minister. She is not Maggie Thatcher who decided everything and neither is she John Major, who took us out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism on 16th September 1992.  (Actually we crashed out after the pound could not be kept above a pre-set rate.)  But John Major kept his nerve.  He believed in collective decision-making.  Theresa May will grow in stature if she takes their views onboard and hopefully continue as Prime Minister.  We just need faith.

We are caretakers of our beloved country. Every MP knows that and we rely on them to negotiate a graceful exit from the EU, for the next generation.

LucyLou

 

*(written by Kate McCann and Gordon Rayner)

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