Letter to Editor: Where is Harlow Labour on Brexit?

Dear Editor,

The word on the ground is that we could have a General Election this year.

Apparently it is to do with Brexit. You may have heard of it?

Harlow Conservative Party and our Conservative MP may have had a few wobbles on the matter over the last three years but appear fairly wedded to Leaving Europe now and at the earliest opportunity.

Through your “pages” we learn that the Brexit Party will also be fielding a candidate and I think we can assume they don’t want us to remain.

Hopefully the Green Party and the LibDems will field candidates before that date is announced, if nothing else to add a bit of colour.

But what of Labour and its position on Brexit? They may be all over the place in Westminster but its unusual for Harlow’s group to be silent on one of, if not the, most important national issues of the decade. Indifference in communication may well be reflected by indifference at the ballot box.

Yours

Ol’ Man River

(name and address provided)

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6 Responses to "Letter to Editor: Where is Harlow Labour on Brexit?"

  1. carra   August 15, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Mr Halfon’s record on Brexit doesn’t fill me with confidence. He has changed his position too many times and even supported Treason May’s surrender document. Could he be trust in the future?

  2. D.p.l   August 15, 2019 at 9:40 am

    The Harlow Labour group are still mourning over the fact that 68.4% of Harlow residents voted in favour of leaving the EU back on the 23rd of june 2016 and like most things thst don’t go in their favour, tgey are not willi g to accept that result or listen to the will and wishes of the number one priority and that is the people of Harlow.

  3. Draconis   August 15, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Labour’s Harlow team have spent three years waiting for Corbyn to get off the fence and make a concrete decision that the public can get behind.

    Corbyn has finally made a decision and the local paper immediately shames Harlow Labour for not responding lightning fast? Give them a couple of days to recover from the shock of Corbyn actually doing something.

  4. jhumphreys84   August 16, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Terrible timing of this letter as didn’t Labour officially announce yesterday that it will not support no deal and will try to force a general election. So Labour policy is clear now.

    But i do agree in that it’ll be interesting to know what the Labour policy will be in places where there was such high vote leave support, and even more interesting when traditionally, momentum and the more left don’t like a big single EU institution as it’s all about the one not the many etc. It’ll be some really interesting times for Labour in Harlow to decide whether it supports the people’s views or goes with the national policy, even if it does go against what it really believes. THe Tony Blair Labour would have had this sorted months ago, but i don’t think Labour really believe in the EU either with it’s current head man…

  5. MickyB77   August 16, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Corbynski and his rowdy associates are going to be history.
    The deviousness which surrounds them is what will annihilate them, as they have truly backed themselves into a corner.

  6. jhumphreys84   August 16, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Not sure they’ll be history. Most Labour party members who remain support him, those who don’t have left so he’ll never get voted out. Same as how Boris has the support of most Conservative party members.

    Equally labour MPs value their job too much at the moment, so they’ll never get themselves removed from office. Now with this new policy, he’ll get the support of most Labour MPs who want us to stay in the EU. So the urge to get rid of him will have diminished for now. It’s the best move they could make, but still struggling to claw back some ground overall

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