I’ll bet some of those who backed leaving the European Union liked the slogan: “take back control”. It was a false prospectus but the words had a ring to them. Who doesn’t want to be the master of all they survey? Even if I know that, not only beyond my garden fence but inside it too my local council will have a say if I want to build an extension to the house.
Now, to me it’s shocking what the Governments has revealed as their proposal for how they’ll change Britain’s laws to leave the European Union. The Government want to bypass the British Parliament and write new laws behind closed doors.
Who wants Brexit to mean we swap open and transparent law making in Brussels for murky backroom law making by the Conservatives in Westminster? This is bad news. The proposal on the table would give the Government the power to change the laws that affect all of us, without proper Parliamentary scrutiny. It seems obvious the results will be murky deals between Conservative Ministers and their supporters with the interests of the public being a minor consideration.
If you really want to take back control there’s a way to do it. Why should we be beggars with the ballot in our hands? The next important vote is the local elections on May 4th.
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