Support the withdrawal Agreement
The 27 countries in the EU support the deal negotiated by Britain to leave in an orderly manner.
The EU’s most doting supporters are now opposing their masters and by gearing up to vote the deal down on Saturday prove what we knew all along, that they have no loyalty to either their own country or their beloved Brussels.
Whatever way you cut it, any Parliamentary manoeuvre to vote against the deal is playing politics, and playing politics with potentially dangerous consequences. The backlash against any parliamentary blocking of democracy will be fierce. The uncertainty caused by continuing delay will deepen distracting divides and harm the economy.
The deal ends the control of the unelected, neoliberal Commissioners and anti-trade union, anti- worker European Court of Justice.
It ends the fiscal constraint rules of the EU that have devastated our public services.
It ends the procurement rules that have rubbled our industries.
It brings our territorial waters back under our control and lays the basis of re-establishing our fishing industries.
It brings our borders back under our national control enabling us to begin proper labour market planning.
It gets rid of the Common Agricultural Policy and compels us to construct a greener, more self-reliant plan to produce more of our own food.
It ends the dark policy underpinning the economy whereby the EU demanded Britain focus on financial services instead of real production and a balanced economy.
It means we can avoid becoming embroiled in the EU’s developing common military policies and formation of an army.
Above all it cleanly removes us from the single market and customs union, which is why many say it is worse than the May deal.
It therefore frees our elected Parliament from the control of those we don’t elect.
It puts our country back in our own hands.
This is why the fear mongers who say it will lead to deregulation and a hand over to the US miss the point.
Violating our Voice, Our Vote and Our Vision
Each year is packed with working class anniversaries. Last year the bravery and foresight of the suffragettes. This year the massacre at Peterloo 1819, and perhaps less prominently the Newport Rising 4th November 1839 supporting the Charter.
These were three of many heroic moments in the struggle for the vote that was to culminate in another key anniversary for us this year, the passing of the Representation of the People Act 1969 which reduced the age of enfranchisement from 21 to 18.
The struggle for the universal franchise had taken well over a century, some may argue it in fact stretched back further to The Agreement of the People in 1649 the Levellers’ Manifesto.
Either way, too few recall the sacrifice and struggle that led to the right of all citizens over 18, regardless of gender and property, to vote for their representatives.
We were left with the House of Lords and Monarchy, which together, under the shifting conventions of the unwritten constitution actually make up the Parliament.
But nevertheless, the people had a voice, universally and powerfully for the first time and the House of Commons should have been supreme.
Ironically this new voice elected the Heath government in 1970. As we now know, Heath was embroiled in secret talks to put the then embryonic super-state of the EU over and above our Parliament. Our voice was to be hushed before it had spoken.