GE19: Harlow Conservatives write open letter to Labour’s Laura McAlpine
General Election 2019 / Wed 11th Dec 2019 at 08:48am
Dear Ms McAlpine,
THERE is no doubt that getting Brexit done is one of the biggest issues facing the UK. We have one chance to get Brexit done. If we fail to do so and fail to honour the people’s decision to leave the EU, then it’s clear that Parliament will remain gridlocked.
That will mean that other important things that make a difference to people’s lives – being able to get an appointment to see a GP, feeling safe when walking home, making ends meet at the end of the month – will be ignored.
Without a plan to get Brexit done it is impossible to have credibility on anything else.
However, your position as Jeremy Corbyn’s candidate for Harlow appears unclear and needs urgent clarification to help local people make their choice in this election.
There is no mention of your policy on Brexit on any of your election addresses.
Residents in Harlow and the villages deserve to know what you would do. Can you clarify it for them by answering the following four questions:
1. Why do you back the Labour policy to delay Brexit further and to have a second referendum?
2. Why do you wish to ignore the wishes of 68.1% of residents in Harlow and the villages and delay Brexit?
3. If you are elected, it will have been on a manifesto to have a second referendum, do you believe that is democratic?
4. Do you agree with Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to remain neutral on Brexit?
It is wrong to force the people to vote again.
In contrast, the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Harlow, Robert Halfon, has made his Brexit position very clear. He will back the new deal that Boris Johnson has already agreed with the EU. Britain will be out of the EU by the end of January, giving families and businesses the certainty they need to plan for the future.
He also has a strong record of obeying the wishes of the people of Harlow.
It is wrong to rip up a deal when it’s clear you have no plan; and wrong to play games with our precious union.
After the 2016 Brexit referendum, Robert Halfon pledged to honour the result. He’s voted against a second referendum, against any delay in leaving, against a Customs Union and to keep ‘No Deal’ on the table. Boris Johnson’s proposals take back control of our borders, our laws and our money.
There must be no more dither and delay – we need to get it done and move on.
Harlow residents look forward to your response.
The residents of Harlow and the Villages