Today is your big day

_95368038_66c23d9d-5217-4c93-b8af-e0f50541e41cToday Mrs May with the support of her Government and the majority of  Parliament enacts a process which is entirely their responsibility. As we know the British people were asked for our opinion using a poorly thought through question following months of lies and half truths from MPs and other opinion makers including the media. We voted and our advisory opinion that was far from conclusive as the voice of the British people persuaded Parliament to facilitate the nations departure from the EU. The cost of this transition will be enormous irrespective of ones view of what we should do and some of us may never see anything really positive as a result. In fact there may never be a positive outcome. The result may ultimately be a good one for the UK and if so all of us will owe a level of gratitude to Mrs May and her team, however this will only make sense if it is also good for our existing political and economic partners. Tonight all over the country small groups of men and women will gather to celebrate this action.  One such group is Conservative Way Forward or CWF. They invited supporters to join them for a very small gathering:

On Wednesday 29th March 2017, Theresa May will officially inform the European Council of the United Kingdom’s intention to leave the European Union. On that evening, Conservative Way Forward is hosting an exclusive Private Dinner in the highest private dining room in the country – found in London’s famed Duck and Waffle restaurant – with Vote Leave Director and key Parliamentarian Bernard Jenkin MP. We’d love you to join us for this delicious three course dinner to discuss both what the next steps are for Brexit and how the process should move forward over the coming two years. On what will be an historic day, this promises to be an amazing night with some of the best views London can offer, but the room seats just 18 of which we only have 12 places available. Please book your space via this link today.
I really hope you can join us. If you have any queries at all, please email me at
Yours sincerely,
Paul Osborn Vice Chairman of Conservative Way Forward

In other places people like myself will be reflecting on what I see as the enormous damage that this course of action will achieve. I will be reflecting on the future for my family but also for friends of mine such as Sue who is an EU national, has lived in Brighton for several decades, is a wonderful friend and as a result of the appalling way in which the Government has failed to deal with the issue of EU nationals is left feeling very bruised and nervous about her future in the nation she calls home. I will also be reflecting on the small incremental difficulties of doing business with European based suppliers since last June. These difficulties are unlike to resolve themselves as we leave and there is a risk they will get worse and cost our business dear.
I hope that Bernard Jenkin and Paul Osborn have a lovely night at the Duck and Waffle, and that Mrs May, her Government and the rest of Parliament feel pleased with themselves. They are responsible for this course of action, they cannot continue to refer to the will of the British people in the way in which many in the Tory Party continue to refer to the actions of Blair and Brown when a problem presents itself regarding the economy. We know that our vote was advisory and it is Parliaments job to resolve matters such as wording on referenda, the terms and conditions of debates around such votes and what to do following the outcome including how many people need to support such a major change for it to be taken seriously. No one outside of the Government has been listened to on any of those mattters. Today Mrs May is in charge of proceedings and she and her Government will be assessed based on what they do and how much impact their actions will have on our nation.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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