Press release from The Lord Stoddard:
The independent Labour Peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon, has described the uproar over the proposed proroguing of Parliament as a “squall in an eggcup”. Lord Stoddart said:
“The fact of the matter is that the Government is doing nothing out of the ordinary and for Remain politicians to suggest that this has created some sort of constitutional crisis is monstrous hypocrisy.”
“The real constitutional crisis has been created by the Remain politicians themselves, deliberately opposing the will of the people as expressed in the referendum in June 2016. They have done this despite voting in favour of holding the referendum in the first place, despite agreeing that the people should decide, despite voting for Article 50 to be triggered and despite, in most cases, standing for re-election on a manifesto commitment to deliver Brexit.
“The Remainers are quite blatantly acting as agents of the European Commission and openly trying to undermine the Government, in favour of an unelected bureaucratic elite. They have been doing this for more than three years but apparently that isn’t long enough. The arguments are the same as they have been for many decades; who governs Britain?
“The Remainers, whom I consider to be traitors, want our country to be governed from abroad by people we do not elect and cannot vote out of office. The vote for Brexit in 2016 happened precisely because the British people wanted to put an end to this dangerous situation and bring self-government back to Westminster, where it belongs.
“The argument that the British people have changed their minds and there should be another expensive and divisive referendum is preposterous. The European Election results made it perfectly clear that there had been no change of heart and Brexit must be delivered. Roll on 1st November, our freedom day.”
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Please ask all your readers to send the following to their MP’s and local papers etc:
It is unreal to note that the vast majority of those complaining about Johnson proroguing parliament and losing 3/4 days of debate are mainly remainers. People who want to stay in the EU and abolish parliament for good! It makes one wonder if the thousands involved have one brain cell of common sense between them.
In addition, why are they objecting to leaving the EU on WTO terms, wrongly labelled as leaving on “no deal” terms. The UK has been trading for hundreds of years with “Europe” and the rest of the world (RoW) with “no deals”. In fact, in the early 1970’s the UK’s balance of trade with “Europe” was roughly zero. Since we joined the EEC in 1973 our current total balance of trade with the RoW up to 2017, was worth a surplus of £477 billion. Over the same period our total balance of trade with the EEC/EU has currently cost us a monumental deficit of £1.63 trillion.
Obviously the RoW has had no control over the UK since 1973 yet the EU has had almost complete control over the UK since we joined the EEC in 1973. It must be crystal clear to even the thickest ex-chancellor that being in the EU is not a good idea. So why is he, and others like him, wanting to stay in such a grasping, malevolent and vindictive trading partnership as the EU has proved to be? Perhaps he should explain his reasons, if he dares to!
Yrs faithfully, xxx”
See also my note below for more details:
Respectfully, Jeremy Wraith
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Can the Government ignore another Letwin style proposal for an Article 50 Extension? Not according to this extract from this link.
“Under normal circumstances, any such (Article 50 extension) bill would have no chance of passing into law because the Government controls the business of the House of Commons and could prevent any such bill from being passed. However, backbench MPs have the power to change the rules laying down the procedures of the House of Commons, which are governed by a series of Standing Orders – if they can secure enough votes from MPs to make those changes”
– and if there is enough time left.
But some still maintain that the EU and Brexit Blocker MPs cannot bypass the Government, which has sole authority to deal with international Treaties. If that is correct, then another extension can’t be forced on the Government.
A GE, with a good majority, would resolve any doubts, provided that BJ really is going to dump the complete TMay WAB trap – NOT just the backstop.
The EU might try use a successful Letwin Amendment as a basis to grant another Article 50 extension – regardless of what BJ says – “ruling” that another extension has been agreed. But a clean Brexit (not the WAB) could still be achieved, after a GE.
Respectfully, Roger Arthur