Yesterday, as a member of the Conservative Party – I received a ‘personalised’ letter from the Prime Minister as part of her ‘charm offensive’. I find it ironic that someone so devoid of charm could even contemplate using such an expression. However, the ‘offensive’ bit was spot on. Whoever wrote that letter for her clearly believes that I am pig ignorant fucking stupid!
Let’s dissect it one point at a time :
“We will control our own borders and end free movement once and for all”
No we bloody well won’t because we’ll be locked into the customs union by the ridiculous backstop that we can never escape from. The customs union includes free movement.
“We will protect jobs with a deal that is good for our economy”
Not while we have free movement – see above.
“We will no longer send vast sums of money to the EU so we can spend more on our priorities, like investing in our long-term plan for the NHS”
Yes we will. We will pay them £39billion for nothing and a further £10billion a year while we remain in the customs union.
“We will be able to strike free trade deals around the world”
No we won’t because we can’t while we’re in the customs union.
“We will take back control of our laws, ending the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK”
Partly true. The withdrawal agreement states that the ECJ will have jurisdiction in matters that effect EU citizens.
“We will keep people safe against crime, terrorism and other threats by working closely with European countries”
We provide more security information to the EU than the other way around. They’d be fools to throw that away and both sides know it. This is designed to make us feel warm and safe. It’s waffle and bullshit. And while we have free movement the terrorists can still come and go as they please.
“And we will protect the integrity of our United Kingdom”
How? Oh yes – by remaining in the backstop, Ulster will stay in the UK when they weren’t planning to leave anyway. Nobody wants a hard border in Ireland so the answer is simple. Don’t put one up.
And now the biggest lie of all : “Backing this deal … will honour the referendum result”
No it fucking well doesn’t. It’s the worst capitulation since Chamberlain came back from Germany with that piece of paper. It’s the biggest national humiliation since Suez. It’s a deal written by the EU and ‘negotiated’ presidential style by a quisling. It’s a punishment deal.
The only thing in this letter that is believable is that it’s the best deal we’re going to get. The trouble is that being the best deal doesn’t make it a good deal. It’s a very very bad deal indeed.
Let’s get an email campaign going. Write to your MP. Write to the PM. Likely they’ll both ignore it but at least you’ll have done something and it might make you feel better. However, if the PM can ignore 17.5 million voters, the House of Common and her own Cabinet, ignoring a few thousand emails should be easy. But then again why roll over and make it easy for her. That’s her style, not mine!
You can email the PM at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
She won’t answer you if you’re not in her Maidenhead constituency, but it should piss off her local office.
To send a message to Number 10, you need to use https://email.number10.gov.uk/
Make your feelings known. It’s time to get angry…