B26 has not spoken for over 3-years on Brexit. However, I am now so angry with our MP’s, that I feel I must now say something. B26 has supported our police in their fight against crime and the budget cuts that it has had to work with over these past few years. But…we have seen crime rise to its highest level for many years. We have a major problem with our NHS regarding funding and staff levels. I know this because I represent our local GP Practice on the Clinical Commissioning Group for Birmingham & Solihull. I also represent the patients at our GP Practice on the PPG group (Patients Participation Group). We have high levels of obesity in young children, and adults, that needs to be dealt with due to the fact it can cause diabetes, which if not dealt with, could financially finish off the NHS. With have problems with our courts and the whole of the judicial system, plus sentencing of the perpetrators of serious crime. These are only a few of the things that need attention at the moment.
So while all this is going what are our politicians doing? They are behaving like spoilt children. For over 3-years now, they have been arguing on what to do, they threw out Theresa May’s deal three times. She decided to throw in the towel. So now we have Boris Johnson trying to get the latest deal he secured with the EU through the house on ‘Super Saturday’. We have the ‘Benn Act’, that more or less says, we couldn’t leave without a deal, which most of the MP’s were saying we needed to do. So where are we now?
The position now is that Sir Oliver Letwin has thrown a large spanner into the works, by proposing an amendment on ‘Super Saturday’ that Parliament would withhold final support for the agreement until the necessary legislation for it is approved. This was passed by 322 votes to 306. This meant that the original proposal for the deal the Boris had agreed with the EU was not put to the House.
Boris now has had to write a letter to the EU requesting an extension. I understand he sent a letter, but not signed it. However, we are now getting very near to the 31st October when Boris has said that we are definitely leaving the EU. Also, Jean-Claude Junker, the European Commission President, has already said there will not be an extension, he leaves his job soon and he wants this wrapped up.
As you can see from the slide, this was typical of surveys that were in the weekend daily’s , not an exact science, but in general what most of the public feel, not the people who love marching in London. It must also be remembered that the MP’s who who voted yes! for the amendment yesterday. many of them are from leave constituencies. Yardley for example voted 60.9% Leave 39.91% Remain. Just a thought.
I will leave you with something that my wife said this morning when I broached the subject of ‘Super Saturday’ to her. “I’m b….y fed up, every time I put the TV on, it’s Brexit, Brexit Brexit. I don’t understand it. If it takes more than three years for grown up people to make a decision, then God help us.”
Lol Thurstan. Editor & Publisher of B26