Press release from The Lord Stoddard
The independent Labour Peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon, has described the uproar over the proposed proroguing of Parliament as a “squall in an eggcup”.
Lord Stoddart said
“The fact of the matter is that the Government is doing nothing out of the ordinary and for Remain politicians to suggest that this has created some sort of constitutional crisis is monstrous hypocrisy.”
“The real constitutional crisis has been created by the Remain politicians themselves, deliberately opposing the will of the people as expressed in the referendum in June 2016. They have done this despite voting in favour of holding the referendum in the first place, despite agreeing that the people should decide, despite voting for Article 50 to be triggered and despite, in most cases, standing for re-election on a manifesto commitment to deliver Brexit.
“The Remainers are quite blatantly acting as agents of the European Commission and openly trying to undermine the Government, in favour of an unelected bureaucratic elite. They have been doing this for more than three years but apparently that isn’t long enough. The arguments are the same as they have been for many decades; who governs Britain?
“The Remainers, whom I consider to be traitors, want our country to be governed from abroad by people we do not elect and cannot vote out of office. The vote for Brexit in 2016 happened precisely because the British people wanted to put an end to this dangerous situation and bring self-government back to Westminster, where it belongs.
“The argument that the British people have changed their minds and there should be another expensive and divisive referendum is preposterous. The European Election results made it perfectly clear that there had been no change of heart and Brexit must be delivered. Roll on 1st November, our freedom day”.
It’s worth adding here that the UK has been trading for hundreds of years with “Europe” and the rest of the world (RoW) with “no deals”. In fact, in the early 1970’s the UK’s balance of trade with “Europe” was roughly zero. Since we joined the EEC in 1973 our current total balance of trade with the RoW up to 2017, was worth a surplus of £477 billion. Over the same period our total balance of trade with the EEC/EU has currently cost us a monumental deficit of £1.63 trillion.
It must be crystal clear to even the thickest ex-chancellor that being in the EU is not a good idea. So why is he, and others like him, wanting to stay in such a grasping, malevolent and vindictive trading partnership as the EU has proved to be? Perhaps he should explain his reasons, if he dares to! “Crashing out” is like a remainer war cry, when easing into full WTO terms is reality!