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Letter: I Would Like to See Article 50 Revoked

Published on: 15 Jan, 2019
Updated on: 15 Jan, 2019

From Susan Parker

In response to: Guildford’s MP Believes Second Brexit Referendum May Be The Only Option

A good response from Anne Milton. Mrs Milton will (rightly) exercise her judgment tonight, which is how our representative democracy works. Personally, I hope that she will vote against the PM’s Deal, which satisfies no one and will lead to years of future wrangling.

I would like to see Article 50 revoked, as proposed by Ken Clarke and John Major, if only to buy us time to see what we want as a country and to help us determine the best way forward.

I agree that, probably, a second referendum may then be the best way forward to clarify our options and allow the right decision to be made. Those options include 1) to keep our existing deal, which I think is the best possible deal with the EU and, 2) to leave with no deal at all (with economic disaster in its wake, and probably the breakup of the UK).

It is possible that other options may be structured too – the “Norway option” some other trade deal. But we won’t get an extension from the EU to agree that within our country, and we can’t agree that within a period of two months; we haven’t been able to agree in 2 1/2 years.

So revoking Article 50 for now – tactically, just to agree the best option – is the only way to get the choice of Norway etc. That’s what I hope “Plan B” will be, and I hope that this is considered.

Susan Parker is a borough councillor for Send and leader of the Guildford Greenbelt Group but was writing in her personal capacity.

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  1. Jim Allen Reply

    January 15, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Here in Costa Rica (where I am on holiday) no one has heard of Brexit. They have no army, free school meals and free education. They appear to have no need to be multicultural or globalised. The roads have potholes, slalom driving is essential and no one understands economics. Susan Parker’s arguments are superfluous as many live by swapsies. We could learn a lot from them.

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