From a young Conservative Party member
“It has been over one thousand days since the EU referendum: over one thousand days since the biggest mandate at a referendum in UK history; over one thousand days since a staggering 17.4 million Brits put a cross next to the Leave option on the ballot paper. Yet over one thousand days later, the United Kingdom is still a member of the European Union and we are still having the Remain/Leave discussion. It should no longer be a question of Remain or Leave. That debate was settled on 23rd June 2016. It should now be about respecting the result of a democratic process.
“Democracy is at the heart of British values and to hold another referendum would be a brutal blow to such an important principle and an insult to the people of Britain”.
“This betrayal has led me to make the drastic decision to vote against my own party at the European election. I will be voting for the Brexit Party”.
“I encourage other Conservative Party members, Labour Party members, people who were on the Remain side of the argument and indeed anyone else who truly believes in democracy to do the same. If the Brexit Party succeed in these elections, the likes of Change UK will be left with no line of argument — after all the only thing they seem to determined to change is the result of the referendum!”
And, as the European Parliamentary Elections approach, does Ann Widdecombe epitomise the Conservative voter of today – dissatisfied, dissenting and disenfranchised? According to a recent YouGov poll, less than a third of Conservative voters see the Party as being pro-Brexit. It’s because they are not, manifesto regardless.