Wednesday, January 16, 2019
BREXIT - WHAT NEXT? BRIGG & GOOLE MP ANDREW PERCY SHARES HIS THOUGHTS
Brigg & Goole MP Andrew Percy has taken to social media today with a post called Brexit - What Next?
Brigg Blog is strictly non-political, concentrating on local matters, and thought long and hard before posting anything about this issue.
However, whether you support leaving the European Union or favour the UK staying in, OUR Member of Parliament has made his thoughts known, following last night's vote in the House of Commons.
So we've decided to post a link, allowing locals who are interested in this national/international issue to know how the local representative sums up the situation.
Click here to read or visit Andrew Percy's page on Facebook.
The post is a lengthy and detailed one giving his "perspective on what is going on with Brexit."
Brigg Blog is not going to comment but will state a fact. In 1975 there was a referendum with the question: Do you think the United Kingdom should stay in the European Community (The Common Market)?
That came two years after we had joined while Edward Heath was the (Conservative) Prime Minister.
The result was 67 per cent in favour of staying in and 33 per cent wishing to pull out.
The will of the people prevailed without delay or challenge, and the UK remained a member of the EU.
Some of us in Brigg had only recently become old enough to vote when this first nationwide referendum was held, and it came while Labour's Harold Wilson occupied 10 Downing Street.
When we venture out into Brigg town centre this afternoon and if we pop into one of our pubs tonight, we don't expect Brexit to be the first thing people raise in conversation - or even mention at all.
But if we are wrong with this conclusion, we'll hold a hand up and let you know.