This morning, I wrote to my MP, Trudy Harrison, about the forthcoming Brexit vote in the House of Commons. Now, while I did vote for leaving the European Union, I didn’t vote for calamity.
In my opinion, exiting the EU on bad terms without a divorce agreement in place will be detrimental to the UK and could block any possibility of a future trade agreement with our closest neighbour.
- Those pushing for a clean break seem oblivious to consequences that could ensue.
Here’s what I wrote:
Dear Trudy, as you will be acutely aware, there will be a vote on December 11th, with regards to exiting the European Union.
Having weighed the options, I feel that rejecting the Prime Ministers deal could lead the UK down a dark road, frought with many difficulties. It’s highly likely that the journey would be unsavoury, calamitous, and extremely destructive to the UK as a whole.
A ‘yea’ vote for the Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement would be pragmatic, and in the national interest. And as such, I urge you to vote with your conscience and to vote for the deal that has been negotiated in good faith, and placed before us.
If I get a response from Trudy, I will add her comments here.