Stephen Kinnock needs to adopt the clear alternative

KinnockIn yesterdays Guardian, Stephen Kinnock wrote a piece under the snazzy headline “The withdrawal agreement bill is the only game in town – Labour must back it” His arguments are both very understandable and also very inadequate. One paragraph is included in the image above. They place his party and the Tory party as being the main reason for making the arguments, he argues that if we return to the views of the public in a General Election before we leave the EU, that the two main parties will be destroyed. His sub headline is “An election before we dealt with Brexit would be disastrous for the two main parties – and a win for the opportunists”. It is vital that all 650 Politicians in our House of Commons come to terms with the fact that their political parties are less important that the nation they are supposed to be helping to Govern. No one would disagree that 17.4m people voted for us to leave back in 2016 when senior politicians from both of the main parties made claims that have now been shown to be false. No one would deny that 16.1m people of us voted to remain under the same criteria. Of those eligible to vote at the time 13m were not convinced either way or did not feel that voting was something they could do. So the people who did not vote at that time represent ten times as many people as the 1.3m people who represent the 2016 majority which should raise all sorts of questions about the resilience of the 2016 referendum. However it does not mean the outcome was wrong. However it does mean very clearly that the Political approach was wrong, given that the lies presented by our politicians at the time are now very evident. So for this reason it is clear that Labour should pay attention to nearly 7m people who like me voted for Article 50 to be revoked. My personal view is that revoking article 50 is not simply so we can remain. Many of the people who voted to remain and all the people who voted to leave were wanting things to change in terms of our relationship with the EU. This is what a post revocation approach needs to resolve and then in due course the public need to be invited to revisit their opportunity to set out how we should engage with other nations in the future.

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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