Letter to the Editor: Robert Halfon: “Whatever happened to “Leave means leave?”

Dear Sir / Madam,

I would like to know why Robert Halfon MP has changed his Brexit stance from publicly stating that “leave means leave” and that he did not support the deal offered by Teresa May PM to joining forces with a Labour MP Lucy Powell to co-author Common Market 2.0 on behalf of the Norway Plus Group?

Furthermore, based on the simple fact that the EU has made it perfectly clear that they will not conduct any further negotiations and have given two options of No Deal or the one being offered by our PM, what is the point of wasting time at looking at various models that will never come to fruition or honour the 2016 referendum result?

May I also remind Robert Halfon MP that his constituents in Harlow and the villages are the people that elected him to represent them in Parliament and that 68% overwhelmingly voted to leave the EU. Therefore I, further question Robert Halfon MP as to whether he feels that this betrayal is carrying out the will of the people in Harlow?

What I find most upsetting is that Robert Halfon MP and other MP’s have very little or no confidence in the ability of the UK to negotiate its own trade deals worldwide or manage its own laws. May I remind Robert Halfon that the UK has always survived regardless of difficulties presented to it.

Furthermore Robert Halfon MP, you were democratically elected to govern and if you do not feel that you are confident in representing the will of your constituents in regard to leaving the EU maybe it is time for you to step aside and allow somebody who has that confidence and desire to implement the will of the people.

Kindest regards

Richard Holloway
UKIP Member

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5 Responses to "Letter to the Editor: Robert Halfon: “Whatever happened to “Leave means leave?”"

  1. S A Sullivan   January 11, 2019 at 8:48 am

    I am not a UKIP member, but I am so glad someone is asking this question. People who rarely, if ever, bother to vote, voted in the Referendum. If the will of the people is not enacted in its entirety what will that say about our democracy?

  2. carra   January 11, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Some great points.
    It is obvious the establishment have never accept the referendum result, but what the past two years have highlighted is the contempt they have for the electorate.
    I fear the UK is moving into a post democratic period. (which unlike the rest of Europe we have never experienced) Will we remain Governed by consent?

  3. Andy B   January 11, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Reading the Common Market 2.0 document, it’s clear that it is leaving the political structures of the EU, whilst maintaining our clise economic links. This re-affirms UK sovereignty and our economic independence and strength. The document is an excellent positive compromise for the caste majority of the electorate, which ever way they voted. This bipartisan approach is vital to heal rifts in the country.

  4. RayMo   January 11, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    I agree with Richard entirely. These elected public servants think they’re bigger than democracy which is frightening when you think about it. Also, please stop using the term ‘crashing out’ , instead just stick to leave, ie leave 1st deals 2nd.

  5. Pytr Kropotkin   January 16, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Public servants, in this case MP’s, are elected as representatives, not delegates. We do not have a direct democracy, and MP’s are doing precisely what they were elected to do; using their judgement on our behalf. Robert Halfon has a responsibility to his constituents who voted leave, those who voted remain, and those who supported neither course.

    I would rarely support Mr Halfon given his past voting record, but on this occasion, a trading, but not legislative relationship is a sensible approach to squaring a particularly difficult circle.

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