MP: "I will listen to the majority and make sure Brexit happens"
MP has this week given his reaction to the ongoing national debate
about whether parliament should be voting on Brexit.
Heappey said: "We Remainers need to be careful.
Yes we voted to remain in the EU, yes we thought that was the best
thing for our country, and yes we now know that many of the things
said by both sides in the referendum campaign were utter tosh. But
we lost because a majority of people in this country held a different
view. I say it again we lost."
it bothers me a great deal that so many of my fellow MPs are so
desperately wanting it all to fail. GDP growth remaining pretty
constant and healthy - all year despite the referendum? A
fluke they cry. Unemployment continuing to fall? The books are cooked.
Then this weekend weve heard that Nissan have committed to
remaining in the UK after Brexit and its descended into an orgy
of Britain bashing."
die-hard Remainers couldnt celebrate the securing of those
jobs or what it would signal to all other overseas investors. Nor
could they reflect that this might all just mean that the UK is
a pretty good place to make stuff. Instead, everyone insists there
must have been a bribe."
it turns out that Government have simply indicated that their intention
is to not impose tariffs on the motor industry so effectively
wishing to create a free market they stomp off complaining
that it should have been announced in Parliament first."
voted to remain but the intellectual snobbery of some of those who
voted with me is just extraordinary. I get endless letters about
how Leave voters are uneducated, reading the wrong newspapers and
incapable of assimilating the facts."
I should only listen to those who read the Guardian for only they
are blessed with true insight into matters so complicated. Instead,
Im going to listen to the majority and make sure that Brexit
also going to do my job and make sure that I contribute constructively
in Parliament to help make sure we get the best deal possible. And
instead of endlessly mourning the result of the referendum, Im
going to be positive about our great country and our obvious ability
to stand tall in the world without an EU membership card in our