April 21, 2016

Election chance to strengthen Brexit mandate

Election chance to strengthen Brexit mandate

The forthcoming general election offers an opportunity for the British public to further strengthen the government’s mandate for delivering a hard Brexit, says Jayne Adye.

General elections foster uncertainty. The next seven weeks will be no different.

As the Prime Minister stood before the steps to 10 Downing Street, she made it clear why a general election was needed: “Last summer, after the country voted to leave the European Union, Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership…The country is coming together, but Westminster is not.

“In recent weeks Labour has threatened to vote against the deal we reach with the European Union. The Liberal Democrats have said they want to grind the business of government to a standstill. The Scottish National Party say they will vote against the legislation that formally repeals Britain’s membership of the European Union. And unelected members of the House of Lords have vowed to fight us every step of the way.

“Our opponents believe that because the Government’s majority is so small, our resolve will weaken and that they can force us to change course…Division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Brexit and it will cause damaging uncertainty and instability to the country.”

Meanwhile, Gina Miller is threatening more legal action to put a stop to Brexit.

This calling of a general election is a significant risk. And a risk not only Theresa May and her Government, but also a big risk for Brexit. Many ‘remain’ voters, still angry about the EU referendum result, will see this as an opportunity to derail Brexit.

But of course – with a bigger mandate – Theresa May will be able to go into the Brexit discussions, showing the rest of the EU they cannot go behind the back of the Government and we will be in a much stronger negotiating position in the national interest.

Be under no illusion – a vote for any party other than the Conservatives or UKIP is a vote against Brexit. Labour’s leader, Jeremy Corbyn, can be described as nothing other than weak. He is a lifelong Eurosceptic, but backed ‘Remain’ in the EU Referendum due to the pressure put on him by his own MPs. The same could happen again if he was elected Prime Minister.

The Liberal Democrats, the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Greens, don’t even try and hide their intentions. They would all like to see the UK remain inside the EU. In such uncertain times – where Brexit tensions are still running high – it is not beyond the realms of possibility we could end up with a rainbow coalition in favour of the EU!

If the Conservative Party cannot form a majority Government, we could see these ‘Remainers’ uniting to block Brexit. We cannot allow this to happen. In all likelihood it won’t, but we should not ignore this possibility, and we must all vote accordingly.

This General Election will also provide Brexiteers with an opportunity. An opportunity to ensure Brexit is not only delivered, but we get the Brexit we voted for on 23rd June, by increasing the mandate for Brexit further. A Brexit which gives us control over our laws, our borders, our trade policy and our money. This must mean leaving the Single Market and the Customs Union.

The Prime Minister has committed herself to Brexit, and so, of course, has UKIP. But crucially, the other parties have not. Perhaps therefore Theresa May and the Conservative Party continue to outperform Jeremy Corbyn and Labour so spectacularly in the opinion polls.

Additionally, this election could finally make Parliament truly representative of the Great British Public – with a majority committed to Brexit – unlike now with the clear majority of MPs having previously backed ‘remain’.

If the Conservatives gain a majority with a manifesto commitment to a hard Brexit, not even the Lords would be allowed to stop it under the Salisbury Convention – which prevents the Lords opposing manifesto promises.

In the polling booths on June 8th, it is vital to remember one thing – we have not yet left the EU!

To ensure the referendum result is respected – remember, 17.4 million members of the public voted ‘leave’ – we must make sure we all vote for a party which whole heartedly supports Brexit. Don’t allow Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the SNP, Plaid Cymru or the Greens to destroy the democratic decision of the people on 23rd June last year. The final hurdle is approaching on June 8. If we jump over it, we will make sure we will Get Britain Out of the EU.


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Jayne Adye
Jayne Adye is Campaign Director of leading cross-party, grassroots, Eurosceptic campaign group Get Britain Out. She has headed the campaign for 6 years and has a background in journalism and public relations.
  • Shadow Warrior

    Hammond is continuity Brown. He is a hand-wringing lefty looking for clever wheezes to raise more tax in ways that people don’t immediately notice.

  • captainslugwash

    I predict the Budget will attempt to show the Left how caring the Tories are, and it will be funded by screwing over the working man.
    If Corp Tax comes down, I bet Divi tax will be going up.
    I would love to be wrong.

  • skynine

    We really need to look at tax credits, in particular in work tax credits that encourage people to work part time to preserve the benefits. 45% of women work part time and I would hazard a guess that tax credits are the main cause. This leads to low pay, low skill work in supermarkets and the retail sector including coffee shops. The government needs to get back to the employer paying people to do a job for economic reasons rather than to get onto the tax credit ladder. Like all government benefits it distorts the market and diverts government expenditure into non productive areas.
    The refrain that the government has cut expenditure is not true, it increases every year as more and more goes into welfare.

  • MrVeryAngry

    fat chance

  • MrSauce

    So, when wouldn’t we want a ‘budget for growth’?

  • Rob

    I note that the UK Government has just slapped on a 25% tax charge for anyone moving abroad and wishing to move out their private pension from the UK.

  • SonofBoudica

    The Remoaners will do their utmost to sabotage the Government’s negotiating position. They do not want a successful outcome; they want a failure. They want to be able to scream “Told you so!” from the rooftops.

  • EnglandLaments

    Thank goodness for Andrew Neil, the one media hack who scares the pants off the established politicians. He was spot on with Heidi Allen!

  • joshuafalken

    I had a very long, hard, studied and considered look at the hope, care and aspirations of all Europeans, before I voted to get the UK out of the toxic grasp of Brussels.

    The European Union and it’s charge of “ever closer union” has borrowed and spent its way to oblivion, whilst enslaving the working and middle classes in debt.

    The central control mantra of the unaccountable Brussels ruling elite, delivered through a mixture of socialism, globalism and corporatism is entirely responsible for the populist revolt by the millions of “Just About Managings” across Europe.

    We must remember the ultimate goal of socialists, globalists and corporatists is control, not prosperity. see https://mises.org/blog/goal-socialists-socialism-—-not-prosperity.

    Social equality and economic growth always fail under central control and fighting against the Brussels doctrine on behalf of all Europeans is why I voted for Brexit.

    Britain has a long history of helping Europeans depose tyrants and Brussels is just the latest incarnation.

    Britain is the most racially advanced and accepting society on the planet. We welcome those in need and those that can help us with open arms and a smile; that will not change.

    We are also one of the most innovative, talented and open societies in the world, which why everyone wants to live here. However, we cannot fit everyone in, so we have to have clear, balanced and fair immigration policy which is where the arguments start between the monetarists and humanists will never be reconciled.

    I thought long and hard before coming to the conclusion that leaving the EU was in the best interest of all Europeans, as Brussels is toxic and cannot be reformed from within.

    Also, I find it insulting that people who voted Remain have insufficient faith in British ingenuity, compassion and skill to get a good deal for us and see the Europe that we love get a better deal from Brussels and the reform that European people deserve. https://mishtalk.com/2017/03/29/bad-brexit-deal-better-than-no-deal-mathematical-idiocy-odds-of-no-deal/ and https://www.worldheadlines.info/2017/03/after-brexit-9-reasons-to-be-bullish-on-great-britain/

    The politics of left verses right are dead because neither have delivered the promised economic growth and social mobility for anyone, but themselves. The populists are not selfish per-se, they just want to take back control of their own destiny that left/right politicians have freely given away and/or exploited for their own ends. In my constituency, the local residents group are taking over the councils as politicians ignore voters, so Westminster should beware of the well-organised, local resident independents at the next election. This is a peoples revolution which should be shouted from the rooftops, but liberals remained deafened by the socialist, globalist and corporatist “vested interests” that have spectacularly failed us and are obediently crying foul and fake.

    There will be an initial unpalatable inflationary cost to fighting globalism and rolling back central control that few appear to have factored in, but dismantling failed left/right vested interests should eventually free libertarian socially-conservative capitalism from the shackles of TBTF corporatism to feed economic growth and social mobility.

  • agdpa

    The EU usually makes the wrong decision – on immigration, on freedom of movement, on the euro, on the Ukraine, etc. etc. Little hope it will get Brexit right.

  • brownowl

    Eh? Reference please!

  • Neil2

    Sod caring. Screw the spongers and breeders. Kill HS2. Stop all “green” subsidies. Slash “foreign aid” and walk away from the EUSSR with immediate effect.

  • Rob
  • John C

    What a confused article. It conflates surveillance by the security services with poor defences against fraud.

  • John C

    Err, it’s the UK that’s leaving the EU, not vice versa.

  • John C

    Me, now. ‘Growth’ is a manic obsession.

  • La Face Nord

    Mr Redwood – are you aware of the Biased BBC website? It’s been exposing their agenda for a long time, but I imagine you’ve been well aware of the BBC’s agenda for quite some time…

  • Contact Rvtech

    The post is great

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