Why We Need Leadsom
If you think that the EU Referendum result was the end of the matter, you are wrong.
This argument is far from over. The REMAINers, as a group rather than individually, still do not accept the result and still fight to turn it around. This is true both of those undemocratic people who would seek to get another referendum because they did not like the result of the first one, and of those even worse people who are trying to encourage MPs to stitch up the result by various Parliamentary tricks and shenanigans.
For the next decade these people will seek to make everything about that vote. Well – everything that goes wrong. Things that go right will be quietly forgotten about.
The vote to Leave the EU was about who makes the decisions in regards to our nation. Nothing more. It is entirely possible that a future Government could decide to do everything the EU says forevermore and so there would be no change – but that would be poor decisions on that Government’s part, not a result of the referendum. Every horror story you might hear could certainly happen, but would be the result of future decisions by our Government rather than a direct result of the referendum. All the referendum did was signal our desire for our own elected Parliament to make these calls instead of the unelected heads of a power-hungry international superstate.
The most direct danger to BREXit is Theresa May.
Theresa May was for Remain. Worse than that she is an authoritarian autocrat. The future decisions about things like what happens to foreign people living here, or our own ex-pats living elsewhere, trading terms, tariffs, international law – these things will be thrashed out by a negotiating team put in place by the new Prime Minister. An authoritarian Remainer is likely to pack that team with her fellow travellers, her ideological friends. Having a team of negotiators who are broadly of the Remain side, establishment figures who didn’t want to leave in the first place, would be disastrous.
Andrea Leadsom, as well as being level-headed, clear thinking and financially very astute has one very major bonus. She was a LEAVEr and has made clear her intention to push hard for a quick resolution. She is likely to fill her negotiating team not with “yes men” and vested interests, but with people who will genuinely seek the best outcome in keeping with the result of the referendum. People with the ability to deliver.
A vote for May is, in my opinion, a very bad idea in many, many respects. I think she would be a dangerous and divisive figure leading the country. But also it’s a vote to scupper BREXit at this early stage. Which would lead to the most dire of consequences for the Conservative party and for the nation as a whole.