Valley News readers have responded rapidly to the historic vote in the House of Commons last night, Tuesday, September 3.
Jeremy Wraith is the most expressive so far. He wrote:
“The vast majority complaining about Johnson proroguing parliament and losing 3/4 days of debate is mainly ‘Remainers’, people who want to stay in the EU and abolish parliament for good!
“In addition, why are they objecting to leaving the EU on WTO terms, wrongly labelled as leaving on ‘no deal’ terms. The UK has been trading for hundreds of years with ‘Europe’ and the rest of the world (RoW) with ‘no deals’. In fact, in the early 1970s, the UK’s balance of trade with ‘Europe’ was roughly zero. Since we joined the EEC in 1973, our current total balance of trade with the RoW up to 2017, was worth a surplus of £477 billion. Over the same period, our total balance of trade with the EEC/EU has currently cost us a monumental deficit of £1.63 trillion.
Obviously the RoW has had no control over the UK since 1973, yet the EU has had almost complete control over the UK since we joined the EEC in 1973. Being in the EU is not a good idea. So why is the Chancellor, and others like him, wanting to stay in such a trading partnership as the EU has proved to be? Perhaps he should explain his reasons, if he dares to!”
Valley News would like more views to balance the argument, if possible.