Posted by: westlancashirerecord | January 15, 2019

On This Day

 Austin Mitchell said “Cut the crap about the people not having voted to be poorer. Anyone who votes for an EU which is draining this country of £93 billion through the trade balance, £11 billion net contribution, and the cost of higher food prices is doing exactly that”.

Allison Pearson the Telegraph writer said    “It takes a special kind of skill to get that many people to unite against you, but Theresa May has managed it.  How the hell did we get here? Two and a half years ago, the country spoke. But it turned out there was one thing beyond the public’s influence. Their own elected representatives. Can a Parliament be in contempt of the people? Yes, and every wretched, wearisome drawn-out debate, denial and deceit that led up to the historic Common’s vote on Theresa May’s deal tonight has proved it. “Would it not be easier for the Government to dissolve the people,” jibed despairing Brexiteer Richard Bacon, quoting the playwright Bertolt Brecht. Shhh. Don’t say that, Richard. You’ll only give them ideas”. 

 Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire, Labour) voted against the Brexit deal. Rosie Cooper also voted on the following amendment: Against Conservative MP John Baron’s amendment to give the UK the right to terminate the Northern Ireland backstop without the agreement of the EU.

EU Tusk said “If a deal is impossible, and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is?”. Wrong! I want no deal, Mr Tusk! 


  1. I met and had a brief chat to Austin Mitchell in Kirklands Wine Bar, Liverpool in the late 1970’s. He was a TV reporter in those days – and was over to cover a story. Nice forthright guy I thought. Am also proud to say, he follows me on twitter. Another thing I’m proud of – I’m happy, actually more than happy to leave on a no deal arrangement.

    • That’s a pleasure I would enjoy, chatting to Austin, as we seem to be of like minds. I follow him, and you, on twitter, but I prefer to blog rather than tweet. All things being equal, the preference of 17,410,742 people will prevail, and the appalling unelected officers of the EU will not dictate my life any longer. Renouncing my imposed citizenship of the EU will bring me peace of mind.

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