Swire on prorogation – and a constituent’s response


“Dear Mr

Thank you for your email about the votes in the House of Commons on stopping a No Deal Brexit and extending the deadline.

I voted with the Government against the bill as I believe it completely undermines the Prime Minister’s attempt to get a deal on Brexit. It is little more than a cynical attempt to delay or revoke the whole process by those who have never accepted the result of the referendum.

The bill will allow the EU to unilaterally impose & dictate the length of a further Brexit extension therefore putting our future in the hands of the EU. It would go against the result of the 2016 referendum which wanted to have the power back into the hands of the UK.

I believe that not leaving by 31 October could lead to a catastrophic loss of confidence in our political system. The indecision of the last three years and the repeated failure to deliver on the referendum result cannot be allowed to continue.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.

Yours sincerely
Hugo Swire”


“Thank you for your biased reply.

The current Prime Minister is not attempting to get a deal with the EU. This has been confirmed recently by Amber Rudd, EU officials and Leo Varadkar.

I would remind you the 2016 referendum was “ advisory” only. The result has been hijacked by leavers as the “ will of the people “ to leave the EU without a deal.

To state that our future will be in the hands of the EU is incorrect. The UK has always had control over it`s own affairs and always will have. There have been occasions in the past when the UK has chosen not to use those powers. We have never been controlled by the EU without our own consent. The EU does not work like that and you know it. Member states have control over their own affairs and laws.

MPs are at Westminster to have the best interests of their constituents first and foremost in mind. MPs have the resources at hand via advisors and experts to “ save us from ourselves “ and put into action our best interests.This is something you have constantly failed to do.

The naive and gullible who voted to leave the EU in 2016 were encouraged to do so by inveterate liars. Staggeringly, those liars are currently at the very top of Government.

I look forward to the upcoming General Election when we can vote for someone who will at the very least attempt to represent constituents and not just be driven by self interest.”