Rosie's Brexit Diary
1 December 2018

Agitation for another Referendum

We Leave voters are still being told that we did not know what we were voting for, and that therefore a second referendum should be held. There is a massive media and troll campaign to hold what they are calling a “People’s Vote” - the aim of which is to claim some kind of democratic legitimacy to keep Britain within the EU.

 

There is a funded group of “campaigners” in front of the Houses of Parliament (I have been told that Parliament has given specific permission for this carry on) and they bash away on drums, parp horns and blow whistles so loudly that it must surely be audible inside where MPs are trying to work and supposed to be getting on with the business of governing the nation. Another absolute disgrace.

 

We Leavers all knew exactly what we were voting for, and we were clearly and specifically told, many times over, that the outcome of the Referendum would be implemented. We were told this in an official leaflet and in many speeches by David Cameron (then Prime Minister). This was all restated in the Conservative Party Manifesto under which they were returned to power in the General Election of 8 June 2017.

 

Here are some links which were posted to the Daily Telegraph comments pages by LD (I hope to have time to add more links soon and to post up a photograph of that official leaflet, just as soon as I can get hold of one.)

 

LD 4 Dec 2018:

 

David Cameron's Chatham House speech:

 

The official transcript of this speech is here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/prime-ministers-speech-on-europe

From where I quote:

 

"And ultimately it will be the judgment of the British people in the referendum that I promised and that I will deliver.

 

You will have to judge what is best for you and your family, for your children and grandchildren, for our country, for our future.

 

It will be your decision whether to remain in the EU on the basis of the reforms we secure, or whether we leave.

 

Your decision.

 

Nobody else’s.

 

Not politicians’.

 

Not Parliament’s.

 

Not lobby groups’.

 

Not mine.

 

Just you.

 

You, the British people, will decide.

 

At that moment, you will hold this country’s destiny in your hands.

 

This is a huge decision for our country, perhaps the biggest we will make in our lifetimes.

 

And it will be the final decision.

 

So to those who suggest that a decision in the referendum to leave…

 

…would merely produce another stronger renegotiation and then a second referendum in which Britain would stay…

 

…I say think again.

 

The renegotiation is happening right now. And the referendum that follows will be a once in a generation choice.

 

An in or out referendum"

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