Rant: Brexit is not the people’s fault

“I don’t know why you’re miserable.” My husband has never been comfortable with emotion. His strengths lie elsewhere.

“Brexit,” I said.

“Oh! That’s completely rational. It’s going to be a disaster.”

So far, I’ve not said much about Brexit online because friends I respect voted for it. I disagree with their decision, but I don’t think it was the electorate’s fault. We weren’t given enough information. What we were given was misleading, sometimes downright deceitful.

But I’m horrified by Parliament. We elect MPs to act in our best interests, even if that makes them unpopular. Unlike the rest of us, they’ve been fully briefed on the issues. The majority are convinced we should remain, but yet they’ve pressed on towards a “Hard Brexit”. “The people have spoken!” May says. I bet we’d shout something else now.

There I was, telling myself that now we’d triggered Article 50, it was time to move on, I couldn’t do anything about it, when I heard Nick Clegg saying this:

 

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One thought on “Rant: Brexit is not the people’s fault

  1. What do you imagine would be said by Nick Clegg and others like Tim Farron and Michael Heseltine if the vote had gone the other way? The democratic decision, despite a massive campaign by the political elite, was in favour of Brexit. Having lost the decision they now seek to obstruct it by any means possible.

    The wheels are in motion and we should all focus now on what needs to be done to make it a success for the country.

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