The UK EU Referendum was held on 23 June 2016.
Just 634,751 ballots on the day are being used to force through an agenda no one voted for in the 2015 General Election. We now have an opportunity to make it 4 Prime Ministers in 4 Years. Parliament has always been sovereign, and claims it “must obey the will of the people” which is 3 years past its sell by date are simply disaster capitalists pulling the strings of the naive to do their bidding.
The referendum rules were poorly conceived.
Those deemed eligible to vote had to be registered on the Parliamentary Electoral Register, rather than the Electoral Register. 28% did not vote on the day. 17.41m balloted Leave, 16.14m balloted Remain, putting the number on of those registered on the PER at 46.6m, a rise of 1.9m from 2015. The number of UK electors in 2015 was 46.2m.
Millions were excluded from the count – UK residents married or in a civil partnership with a British Citizen, 16-17 years were not given a ballot and millions of British Citizens living abroad were either denied a ballot or their ballot never arrived. Commonwealth passport holders resident in the UK were given a ballot, those abroad were not.
Campaigns from both the Leave and the Remain movements were badly managed. Hate crime and blatant racist acts surged. Communities and industrial segments were given assurances that their EU funding would be replaced, on top of the famous bus promising that the £350m a week Britain pays the EU would be given to it. Over £110BN of financial commitments were given to local communities who trusted the Leave campaign leaders – Gove and Johnson.
Nigel Farage prepositioned a 2nd Referendum on 19 May 2016 in the event that if the count was closer than 52-48%, later qualifying that that the margin had to be much higher. A Leave strategist registered https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215 which was subsequently “hi-jaccked” by the Remain team to get Parliament to rethink this very bad decision. Parliament have been forced to debate this Referendum – let’s hope it’s not a whitewash.
We have now had another petition to #RevokeA50 and Stay in the EU get support from well over 6 million people https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/241584. If you have not signed, please do it now – the petition closes on 20 August.
Already, those who can are exiting the UK, including Dyson and other Brexiteers to avoid both paying taxes and the very real shortages expected: food, medications and even energy.
Those who raised concerns early were deemed to be exaggerating. Why then has over £64Billion be squandered and we still have NO PLAN? The world has moved forward whilst the UK has failed to see that many of its supporters are drowning, slipping in to the deep, or simply leaving quietly.
The blame lies squarely with The Johnson. He reversed his seinsible position that no one would leave the single market to lead the Leave campaign. He said then there was absolutely NO possibility of NO DEAL. He’s had 3 years to do some real work, but instead has complained rather than fix. He does not even know what the minimum wage is, and up until he became Prime Minister, had only given 12 banal sentences in Parliament for the WHOLE of 2019.
Please Ask Your MP WHY is it so imperative that we leave by 31/10/2019. Surely now that we have some breathing room, we can do some real thinking rather than squandering money on social media ads.