Today’s letters show that Brexit has not gone away and that it won’t. It will engage our discourse, no matter how much the MSM and certain politicians wish it would go away. Today’s first letter is from our reader and correspondent Roger Arthur:
Since Gina Miller is so keen on legal procedures, she must know that the power of Parliament is subordinate to the sovereignty of the people. Indeed Lord Kilmuir advised that the 1972 European Communities Act (ECA) posed a direct threat to the independence of Parliament.
So the ECA 1972 contravened our Constitutional Law and it was unlawful. How does she now intend to restore Parliament to its lawful status?
Respectfully, Roger J. Arthur.
Today’s second letter addresses the way the negotiations with the EU are progressing. It is from our reader and correspondent Cllr Brian Silvester:
What we are witnessing is not negotiation with the EU over Brexit. We are witnessing abject surrender.
When 17.4 million voted to LEAVE they expected open door immigration, from the EU into the UK, would stop.
But no! The Tory Government has agreed to continue the invasion of EU migrants into the UK until at least 2021.
When we voted to Brexit we expected that the benefits paid to EU nationals in the UK would end.
But no! EU citizens in the UK will continue to draw UK benefits for evermore.They will even be allowed to draw child benefit for kids who have never set foot in the UK.These benefit payments to foreigners will cost us billions,at a time when NHS waiting times are at a 10 year high through lack of funding.
When we voted to LEAVE we expected to get all our fishing grounds back from the EU.
But no! The Tory Government refuse to make that a red line, so you can only assume that they are prepared to negotiate away some of our fishing grounds.
When we voted for Brexit we expected to walk away without any further payments to the EU. We have already paid then an amazing net £250,000,000,000 since 1973.
But no! The Tory Government have weakly submitted to the EU demands and now the only discussion is how much we will pay.
When we voted to LEAVE we thought we would no longer be dictated to by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
But no! The Tory government has refused to rule out involvement from the ECJ after Brexit.
Sadly we are being sold out big style by the Tory Government. Amazingly all the other parties, except UKIP, would be even more supine and weak and would give away even more.
Fortunately the negotiations are ongoing and I hope that many of the 17.4 million who voted LEAVE will join with UKIP to try and persuade the Tory Government to get tough in the EU negotiations.The UK has all the cards and it is unbelievable that the Government is refusing to play them.
Respectfully, Cllr. Brian Silvester UKIP Crewe and Nantwich
The last letter comes from our reader and correspondent, Andrew Helmer, who addresses a huge problem for our farmers:
Party squabbling within the UKIP leadership has unfortunately done it no favours and it was inevitable this, coupled with biased BBC reporting, would have repercussions for UKIP in the recent local council elections and unfortunately in the General Election. The BBC have had a field day and immediately jumped on the bandwagon to report a bad election result as game over for UKIP. The demise of UKIP would be a disaster for British Politics as it would leave voters with a stark choice between the Tories who ultimately only represent multi-millionaire big business or the leftie Labour and Liberals whose policies would simply bankrupt the entire country.
UKIP does still have a vital role post-Brexit in British politics provided the electorate give the new UKIP Leadership a breathing space to put the party in–fighting behind them and settle the Party under the new leadership.
The Tories portray themselves as the party for the ‘JAMS’ (those who are ‘Just About Managing’ financially) but in reality it is UKIP’s policies which best represent those ordinary people and small family businesses who are just about managing.
With regard to the small family farm, in which I have a personal interest, the Tory policy, which is biased in favour of their own peer group, works like income support in reverse gear. Under the Tories, farm subsidy payments are based on the number of acres owned so consequently landowners and farmers with the greatest number of acres will receive the highest amount of subsidy, ie taxpayers’ money. This can then be used to buy even more land which then entitles them to claim even more in subsidies, thus causing a farm subsidy/land-purchasing snowball effect. Some individuals are receiving millions of pounds in subsidies under the current farm subsidy policy yet the Tories support the continuation of these payments to multi-millionaires which is causing such disparity in the countryside.
The Tories’ abuse of farm subsidies is unfair and morally wrong and has had a detrimental effect on smaller farms which need the most help to cope with the volatile marketplace. UKIP is the only party who would be prepared to put a cap on these payments of £120,000 to any individual landowning claimant. UKIP’s policies would certainly give a better chance of long-term survival to small family farms and other smaller rural businesses, making for a much more diverse and continuing rural community rather than a countryside just for the elitist few.
Respectfully, Andrew Helmer, UKIP, Totnes/Kingsbridge Branch