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Offline Steve

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An Evening with my MP
« on: August 24, 2018, 12:16:20 PM »
and well over 50 other constituents

So over the last 3 days my MP has been holding briefing and Q&A sessions on where we are with Brexit.  We went last night

Many people like to slag off MPs as if they're all as bad as the worst one they can think of but I disagree and I'll praise him for doing this and responding well to questions

FWIW a summary of what he said would be

- the known timescales
- the Chequers deal is the UK pushing the envelope and has several persuasive points in it the EU-27 need to note
- the EU has to choose between being a united club and acting in the interests of nations
- a 'no deal' is survivable
- we are behind on some aspects of prep (the operation stack lorry park plan was particularly mentioned as woeful)
- we are where we are because of the 50%+1 nature of referendums

Well, whatever nevermind

Offline Uncle Mort

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Re: An Evening with my MP
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2018, 04:18:39 PM »
A sensible MP, like most I would assume.

From his website:

"In the referendum, I voted for the UK to remain in the EU. I enjoyed the public meetings I held across the constituency but, having not campaigned on one side or the other, I was always going to abide by the result. With 52% of the votes being cast to leave the EU, we will be leaving the EU. This referendum was not advisory. Parliament transferred its voting powers on this decision to the people. We cannot raise the threshold to 75% or change the rules after the event. The views of the 48% who voted the way that I did need to be addressed but the ultimate decision to leave has been determined by the majority who voted. I will not be doing anything to block, or delay, the wishes of the majority."