Dear Prime Minister,
I live in Sunderland, an extremely Labour supporting area, and come from a very long maternal and paternal line of Labour supporters. My maternal grandmother was a proud active member of the Labour party. My father was a Labour voter because his father was and his father’s father was before him. My mother wasn’t particularly interested in politics. She used to say that they were all as bad as each other and would make her mind up at the ballot box. My sister is Liberal and I am Conservative. You could say talk around the dinner table would have been interesting!
My husband, a fellow Conservative, and I have no love for the EU. The main reason for us voting leave in the 2016 referendum was to take back control of our own country. We have seen the damage it has done to our region’s fishing, farming and traditional industries. The UK would be a much richer and finer country without the constraints forced upon us by the EU. What may be good for, say, Spain or Greece isn’t necessarily good for the UK. I am NOT a racist and find it extremely insulting to be called one simply because I voted leave.
I am sorry, Prime Minister, but you have been shown to be exceedingly weak to allow yourself to be bullied by the EU, the remain members of your own party and by parliament.
The result of the referendum was for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to leave the European Union. I will admit when I found out the result (we were out of the country at the time so were not able to follow the TV coverage) I was overjoyed. Had the result been to remain, naturally I would have been disappointed, but would have accepted it and moved on. I most certainly would not have demanded a second referendum simply because the result did not go the way I wanted.
It is astonishing that members of parliament on all sides are acting like petulant children. The UK voted to leave the EU, so do as the country has asked, and leave without any strings, conditions or clauses attached.
I find it incomprehensible that all members of parliament have treated us, the British public, like a bunch of imbeciles. They have the attitude of ‘these moronic peasants have voted to leave but are too stupid to understand what leave actually means. So we will do everything in our power to remain or to broker a soft Brexit deal which is really remain by another name‘.
Imagine what would have happened if the result of the vote was to remain. Do you think as much air time would have been given to leavers demanding a second referendum, and that MPs would try to force the country to leave when the country voted to remain?
I have never been so disgusted, both as a Conservative voter and as a British citizen, that my country should be reduced to this laughing stock of a nation. Members of Parliament should never be complacent as to who put them there in the first place. They are there because their constituents or party members voted for them. We are already beginning to see the consequences of this ridiculous fiasco. Local parties are de-selecting or proposing votes of no confidence in their MPs. It is us, the British public, who hold your P45 and we won’t think twice about handing it to you. It is time you and they are reminded of that.
If a General Election were to be called now I can confidently say that I will NOT be voting Conservative. The Official Monster Raving Loony Party will be getting my vote. How can I vote Conservative when all my faith and trust have been eradicated? It will take a new strong leader/PM to unite the party, and more importantly, the country.
Mrs Marie Harper