Harlow Brexit Party hold first public meeting

THE first meeting of the Harlow Brexit Party was held at the Moot House, Harlow on Wednesday evening.

Neil Greaves, the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Harlow said: “I am absolutely delighted with the response, the hall was packed. Everyone was very engaged and keen to start campaigning as soon as possible”

Mr Greaves outlined some of the party’s new policies. He said: “Our central policy is a clean break Brexit but we have announced several pragmatic policies.

“We will be scrapping HS2, saving £100bn. Will get rid of the interest on all student loans. We will scrap the despised inheritance tax and abolish business rates outside the M25.

We will half the foreign aid budget, saving £7bn a year. We are also going to reform the unelected House of Lords and clean up the postal voting system.

“Concerns were also raised at the meeting over the lack of council houses and the social issues surrounding Terminus House.

Mr Greaves added: “The Local Housing Allowance has not risen in line with rising private rents. London Councils cannot afford the rents in their own boroughs, so they are sending hundreds of vulnerable and troubled people to Harlow.

The permitted development legalisation has been implemented under a Tory government. The Local Housing Allowance has been implemented under a Tory government. Robert Halfon is standing on a Tory ticket. Therefore, he is not solving the problem, he is part of the problem.”

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14 Responses to "Harlow Brexit Party hold first public meeting"

  1. Gary   September 13, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Did they “flock” to this meeting as well? The hall was packed apparently but no evidence shown to prove it again.

    Policies? Where? Did MickyB77 do the report?

  2. MickyB77   September 13, 2019 at 11:08 am

    That’ll be more votes lost by the Socialists then !
    I’m surprised that the Lefties didn’t turn up just to check how many attended
    the first meeting of the BREXIT team.
    Unless you’ve missed it Gary, their main policy is OUT of the EU first, just like the majority who voted for it.
    So did Corbynski, but he changes his position so often, who can tell ?

  3. Gary   September 13, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Come on then MickyB77 tell me: How many wasted their time by turning up? So their one policy is leaving the EU, I am underwhelmed.

    So MickyB77 what majority voted for it? In 2016 nearly 46 million could have a vote so 17 million is not a majority is it? Doesn’t even come close.

  4. kthe5   September 13, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    “Did MickyB77 do the report?”
    That would be a “No”. Sadly, no report other than the word “BREXIT”.

    “That’ll be more votes lost by the Socialists then !”
    Hardly. The “Lefties” are far more likely to be voting Labour, Lib Dems or Greens. Wouldn’t touch this bunch with a proverbial. The Tories and what is left of UKIP are who would be likely losing votes. However I read somewhere, that in one of the recent by-elections, UKIP split the “loony” vote with the Monster Raving Loony Party, who happen to have more policies than a shouty man in a tweed suit.

    “Unless you’ve missed it Gary, their main policy is OUT of the EU first”
    No, their ONLY policy is Brexit. Except possibly for back-from-the-dead Ann Widdecombe who’s “progressive” views are a wonder to behold in the same way that a bridge between Ireland and Scotland will be built on time and within budget.

    At the time of writing I’m getting this error on the above story:
    “Video unavailable. This video may no longer exist, or you don’t have permission to view it.”
    Please may I request this error to be extended to each and every article on this bunch of nutters? Thanks. I am happy for the video to be unavailable.

  5. RayMo   September 14, 2019 at 12:57 am

    There is no one else to vote for, for people like me anyway. There is only the Brexit Party.

  6. tenpin   September 14, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    I am afraid the responses here by Gary and kthe5 show just why readers should not take notice of ANY of their comments on these pages for the following reasons …..
    1 The hall was either packed or it wasn’t, neither Gary or kthe5 were there but they would like to throw doubt on the reporter integrity, who of course was there.
    2 The report is quite clear, the Brexit Party DO have other policies, they are listed. 3 If we go along with the numbers game, at last May’s elections less than 30% of voters turned out to vote and the winning candidate received less than half the votes, so we have a council run by councillors elected by less than 15% of voters but no-one ever asks for another election because 85% did not vote for the elected candidate. 4 It’s pure propaganda by remainers to suggest that most labour voters are remainers, I have spoken to hundreds in the last 18 months or so (including many on a coach trip only this week, from all around the country) EVERYONE has said they would never vote Labour again in view of what has happened since June 2016. And finally, throwing insults at all those local people who happen to think differently to both of you does a nothing to support your case.

  7. MickyB77   September 14, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Over sauced again, kthe5, make mine a ……
    Very twisted way of addressing comments,but, it’s a free country, so help
    Like cricket, except for reviews, OUT = OUT, and the Brexit group mean just
    No amount of twisting and turning will change things. It will happen.
    So be a good loser.

  8. Gary   September 14, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    “I am afraid the responses here by Gary and kthe5 show just why readers should not take notice of ANY of their comments on these pages for the following reasons …..”

    I have met many people over many years who like to tell others not to do something or indeed to do something and get deeply offended when they are challenged. Tenpin is a case in point.

    They make comments such as the one above that then suggests the integrity of the editor was somewhat impinged when questions were perfectly asked. And of course the editor does have the power of veto if the questions infringe his courtesy policy. He doesn’t need others to defend him.

    And of course making statements does not amount to policy does it tenpin? You see stating Brexit means Brexit is a woolly statement not a policy as the current government is finding out.

    And finally, “Speaking to hundreds” claiming they will not vote Labour again just looks like a poor attempt at becoming You Gov. Just remember the Tories believed that in 2017 and lost their majority.

    My views are just as valid as yours tenpin and just as relevant in today’s political cauldron.

  9. tenpin   September 15, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Gary, perhaps the Brexit Party or Michael Casey would let readers know how many were at the Brexit meeting and just as a comparison tell us how many turned up at Laura’s meeting to discuss the bus service recently. At least the former was reported on, we have heard nothing from Laura about her meeting or indeed if she has now been interviewed by Michael. It is the way that you and so many others ridicule those who voted to leave the EU that is my point. We have different views, I accept that. The report clearly states what some of the Brexit Parties policies will be when an election is held and are very clear about Brexit, unlike the Labour Party whose “policy” seems to change by the day and who is being interviewed (just look at Thornberry’s statement on Question Time last week …. The Labour Party will get the best deal possible, but I will vote against it, drew probably the biggest laugh from the audience in the history of the programme …. that should be a wake up call to the Party.

  10. MickyB77   September 15, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    As are everybody else’s, G a r y.
    Do this, do that, get challenged, are we talking about the Rail unions here,or
    just people who feel that your general tone, is deplorable.
    Dinosaurs, the lot of you.
    Remember, “you can’t touch me, I’m part of the Union “.
    Integrity. Impinged, my word !

  11. Gary   September 16, 2019 at 7:19 am

    I wont comment on the nonsense spouted all the time by MickyB77.

    However, Tenpin I noticed that instead of dealing with the Brexit Party meeting as this article did you used the once clever political trick to comment on Laura McAlpine’s meeting on bus services. Seen it and heard it but never actually deployed it because it devalues any discussion on the central issue of Brexit Party policy and its recent meeting.

    As for Labour Party policy on leaving the EU did that form part of the meeting? I suspect it did but then the Brexit Party had to discuss something given their lack of policy development.

  12. Brett Hawksbee   September 16, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Tenpin I can tell you that around 40 people attended the ‘Bring Back our Buses’ public meeting, and that Laura and Michael had their meeting last week. The Brexit party has other policies, true. But then so does the Monster Raving Loony Party. They can be whatever they choose them to be, confident that they will not achieve 320+ seats needed to form a government. This is also true of the Brexit party.

    As for Labour’s Brexit policy, it remains in line with Keir Starmer’s Mansion House speech in 2016, and the 2018 conference composite motion. It has moved on as circumstances have changed, without any loss of integrity or principle. (This will only be clear to those who can hold more than one concept in mind concurrently, but I recognise you as someone who can easily achieve this.)

    Individuals in all parties do, from time to time conflate aspects of party policy with their own agendas. For clarity, Labour seek to best represent and respect all views, and seek a Brexit which disenfranchises as few positions as possible. Currently Labour are saying that they would seek to negotiate a Brexit which protects jobs, rights, and business. If it were a deal which Labour believed was sufficient and supportable, that would be what we would recommend be adopted. If we felt that the outcome of negotiations was a Brexit which was not to the gross benefit of the UK, (informed also by a need to respect the outcome of the 2016 referendum vote) we would put that deal to a further confirmatory vote, but also include an option to remain.

    If Labour can negotiate a deal which we believe in, we would campaign for that deal. If we felt that we were unable to conclude a deal with the necessary protections and advantages we may actually support remaining as less economically and socially harmful. The attacks on Labour are ultimately based on the fact that we are not prepared to be doctrinaire or act like ideologues. We do not pretend to know in detail what can be agreed, and aren’t prepared to take a position on a final deal until we know what it consists of.

    This is grown up, diplomatic and pragmatic politics, which may well be out of step with the currently favoured tribalistic and knee jerk attitudes, but which is pursued in good faith as a measured and responsible approach.

  13. tenpin   September 16, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Well Gary, readers can decide what they make of my posts and compare them with yours. I could go on, but as I said previously, I accept you have a view and acknowledge that we will probably not agree on many things. End

  14. MickyB77   September 17, 2019 at 11:31 am

    How any ifs do you need B H.
    Not much policy here then. Perhaps he feels that the Momentum brigade need
    some support, especially the lady in red.
    Strange that during the last twelve months we never heard from Gary or
    Hawksbee, just peppered with borrowed comment from kthe5.
    Come the election, guess whose going to the cleaners ?

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