12 Fundamental Questions following the EU Referendum & “plans” to #Brexit
1. Where did UK electorate consent to the loss of EU citizenship of all UK nationals, including those lawfully residing on a permanent basis in other EU countries?
2. Where did UK electorate consent to the stripping of each voter’s own EU citizenship, acquired by treaty or at birth?
3. Where did UK electorate vote for the (possible forced) repatriation of the 1.2 million UK nationals currently living in the EU, including those who are retired and living on fixed pension incomes?
4. Where did UK electorate vote to sacrificing the freedom of movement each voter has enjoyed as a tourist, traveller, student or worker in 27 other member nations plus those of the EEA?
5. Where did UK electorate vote to living in a nation marked by two tiers of citizenship: those born in Northern Ireland may be entitled (under the Good Friday Agreement which is an international treaty registered with the UN) to a Republic of Ireland passport which thereby entitles them to EU citizenship, and those born elsewhere to whom this once-right-now-privilege is denied?
6. Where did UK electorate vote to jeopardising Britain’s participation in the single market?
7. Where did UK electorate vote to forsake the EU customs union?
9. Where did the UK electorate vote in favour of repudiating its treaties with other nations?
10. Where did the UK electorate vote to repudiate the basis of the Good Friday Agreement (an international peace treaty passed by Parliament, by the Republic of Ireland and registered in the UN register of treaties)?
11. Where did the UK electorate vote to harden the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, or the long-standing customs union which has helped to keep that border open?
12. Where did the UK electorate vote to weaken or dissolve the union of nations, into constituent nations choosing their own path within or beyond the EU?
Enacting democracy demands an open discussion of these questions. Democracy is not just a vote you cast, a flag you wave, the fist bump in the air. It is a system of delegated decision-making.
If government policies announced at #CPC16 do not reflect what you voted for, now is the time to stand up and make yourself heard.
You’ll find your MP’s contact details here.