Hundreds of voters in the Cardiff South and Penarth Constituency are rejecting the “advice” given by local Labour MP Stephen Doughty and are beginning to sign a petition in favour of the UK LEAVING the European Union WITHOUT any deal .
By 11:45 this morning the petition has already attracted a total of 287,200 signatures from across the UK – far above the threshold of 100,000 necessary to require that the issue is debated in Parliament.
The petition – which is an official petition set up under the UK Government’s legal petition process – can be signed on line by going to https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/229963
The petition was set up by Michael Rudkin and will run until April 2019 . He says “We are wasting Billions of pounds of taxpayers money trying to negotiate in a short space of time. Leaving the EU in March 2019 will allow the UK good time to negotiate more efficiently. The EU will be more eager to accept a deal on our terms having lost a major partner.”
Mr Rudkin adds: “We will save billions of pounds from our EU divorce payment as well as a similar amount from Civil Service and Govt costs. This money will be used to support our own country whilst we await the EU to talk to us to make deals more in our favour. The EU border in Ireland to be managed simply by having a dual Euro / pound currency as legal tender in both the North and South. Exports to the South would be dealt with in Euro and vice versa when importing to the North. Rates fixed at time of the deal.”
Meanwhile some of the other support for leaving the EU without a deal is said to be coming from Labour Party activists . The Guardian today reports that what it calls “the leftwing pro-remain group “Another Europe Is Possible” has been running phone banks to persuade local party members to pass a motion opposing Theresa May’s Brexit proposals for withdrawal from the EU and is urging Labour to include a referendum in its manifesto if there is a general election.
The group, believes half of local constituency Labour parties (CLPs) will have adopted the motion by the end of January. If it’s adopted by the Labour Party in Cardiff South and Penarth, it could put local MP Stephen Doughty in some difficulty.
Meanwhile, another campaign group, Labour for a People’s Vote, will be urging members to contact their MPs directly, and encourage them to support a referendum if MPs reject the prime minister’s deal.ers overwhelmingly want the deal voted down and then for Labour to support a public vote on the deal versus remain.