Tory and Labour have designed their own Brexit (not ours) and are striving to force it through to our detriment (why would we relinquish our single market freedoms, protections and economic growth just to enable their ideological experiments? We obviously wouldn't, which may be why they're denying us any further say)
So both of them refuse to countenance another referendum, wishing instead to claim the next election as their final mandate for doing whatever Brexit they like.
The next election is expected in 2018 or 2019.
The far left and far right politician's refusal to separate long term Brexit decisions (leading to events that will impact a whole generation) from the short term election cycle will create impossible paradoxes for many people.
- A small business owner who's always voted Tory because of their assumed air of financial competence might have to vote for a far left socialist agenda because without the customs union (increased overheads, reduced market share) their EU facing business certainly fails whereas under labour's Brexit (possibly some sort of customs union) it only probably fails.
- A remain voter who knows full well that Brexit is a disaster might have to vote Tory (pro-Brexit) to stop (in their mind at least) a repeat of the Trade union led chaos of the late 1970s.
- Someone who voted leave, in pursuit solely of political separation, might have to give up on Brexit (i.e. vote for a pro-EU party) because they believe that leaving the single market will be so damaging that it would be better to remain.
UK politicians are making a democratic outcome for Brexit nearly impossible.
This is genuinely - for a change - about taking back control, from our far left and far right politicians, before they force an idiotically extreme Brexit upon us.
So what do we need to do to?
It's really simple and there's just two steps.
- Firstly, we have to get politicians to separate Brexit from party politics
- Secondly, If the politicians won't do that, then we have to treat the election as a single issue one (their extreme version of Brexit is like Godzilla bearing down; you can vote for a Tory or Labour promise of better hospitals or schools if you like, but with the same vote, you'd be saying it is fine for Godzilla to crush all our hospitals and schools)
Email or write to your MP and tell them what you think.
Here's some "starter for 10" suggestions of what you could say (in case they are useful).
- "I don't support the current version of Brexit so I won't be voting for it" or
- "I won't be voting for any party that doesn't offer another referendum" or
- something more poetic of your own creation,
followed by "thank you", "regards" or the like (more than ever in these crazy times, we need to stay polite and to remember that some of these politicians are - at risk of their careers - still fighting to get their parties to put people and nation before ideology)
You can very easily write to your MP electronically now (here)
You then don't vote for any party that is trying to force you to accept their Brexit, in either local or general elections.
It is that simple. Whilst Labour and Tories are recklessly and selfishly damaging the country, we don't vote for them. It is called democracy.
In other words, if you leave this to others to do, the UK continues to slide into chaos. But if you take action, now, this crazy version of Brexit stops.Do you believe that Brexit is a disaster? Have you told your MP yet? They won't know unless you tell them. You can find out who your MP is by postcode (here) and then find their contact details (here) or just write direct from this website using your postcode (here)
EU leaders have made it clear the UK still has good options around staying close to, or even in the EU, especially if the demand for change in approach comes from the people. The main blockages here are the extreme pro-Brexit UK parties (Labour and Tory) and they will be the last to admit that the damage is out of control: it's imperative, if we don't like what's happening, that we tell our politicians that we've had enough of reduced GDP, increased home-grown far right terrorism, escalating job losses, food rotting in the fields, increased prices in the shops, and the thousands of other negative - and sometimes cruel - impacts.
Deciding to leave the EU is logically in-explicable to many, but then allowing our most extreme politicians (left and right) to pick the most extreme exit options is just crazy. You can easily write to your MP electronically now (here)
Contacting your MP may lead to another referendum which would require all options to be put back on the table. What happens then? Leaver voters might lose. Alternatively, remain voters might lose. But at least we'd know what Brexit option the *people* (not the politicians) want and whatever the people choose would not be as crazy as the Labour and Tory choices (their Brexit approach resembles dogs chasing a bone, i.e. they're simply not thinking straight).