Jon Finlayson – EU Referendum Petition
If you agree with the points below sign the Parliamentary Petition when it goes live.
We urge the Government to convene a debate in Parliament to reconsider the circumstances and results of the Referendum, offering a free vote on our relationship with the E U. (See Courses of Action below)
The Leave Campaign was flawed for these reasons
1/ The Electorate was confused by false information, inaccuracies, & soundbites.
2/ The choice “Leave” or “Remain” was simplistic. The complexities of the issues could not be fully explained or understood by voters.
3/ Brussels was blamed for stifling our freedom. It was not credited for supporting workers, depressed communities throughout Europe & for brokering peace & stability in Europe, Asia & Africa. It is a bastion of strength in a dangerous world.
4/ The Leave option was seen as a protest opportunity against economic deprivation & disillusion with our democratic accountability.
5/ Voters could not anticipate that the result might precipitate the break up of the United Kingdom.
6/ No-one knew the extent of the damage to our economy nor the years it will take to re-negotiate our agreements if Article 50 is invoked, during which we will trade at a disadvantage with the E U.
7/ The majority of young people voted to remain but it is they who will suffer most and for longest if we leave the EU.
8/ Every day we hear more people who regret the vote they made. A Poll has shown if re-run now, the Brexit result could be reversed. 7% of voters had changed their minds already. There is no 14 day Cooling Off Period for this, the most important decision of the Century. The Brexit conclusion was unsafe. Only 37.4% of the Electorate voted for change to the status quo. This is not a reliable mandate from a clear majority. It is a reflection of a divided nation – North/South – Have & have not. Brexit will not remedy this. Jobs, Houses & Services will help. A bouyant economic framework within the EU & a responsive Government are required. MPs must not hide behind the referendum result but have the courage to recognise it for what it was. Flawed!
9/ Excessive immigration must be solved by the Government working with the EU. Europe cannot hold all who seek a better life!
Parliament could be asked to re-examine the whole issue & to create a Government of National Unity to bring the Country together to repair the damage caused by the Referendum, and create a solution in the best interests of the whole population, whilst supporting the EU & fostering world security & peace.
Gillian Harris Douglas
Theadora Harris Douglas