2016 06 - Havant and EU Referendum

eu flagsOn 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum took place and 17.4 million voted to leave the European Union. This 17.4 million was the largest winning vote in any election in the UK’s history.

On 22 September 2017, 15 months later in Florence, Theresa May of the Conservatives proposed a five-year transition period with the UK effectively remaining in the EU until 2021.

It is my position that Theresa May and the Conservatives have wilfully betrayed the British people again, including Havant residents, by failing to implement the EU Referendum commitment.

I call upon the Conservatives to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and exit the EU immediately and trade under WTO rules while extricating ourselves from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

The £10bns of savings realised by exiting the EU could be used to:

  • Properly fund the NHS and social care.
  • Reverse the cuts to our armed forces and emergency services.