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  • We knew exactly what we were voting for! 17th May 2019 We knew exactly what we were voting for – independence as a self-governing nation. Equally, we had the sense to know that extrication from the undemocratic EU would require all the expertise of the Government. Sadly, No. 10 has revealed its incompetence, having betrayed the country in its approach to Brexit. There are many reasons for leaving the EU including economic – and emotional. The EU demonstrated its astonishing arrogance more recently (‘Storyville; Brexit behind closed doors’ – BBC4); its total disrespect for our proud nation was exemplified when an official swore at our Prime Minister, who was giving a television presentation. It has been hard to justify ...
  • London – March to leave 29 March 2019 2nd April 2019 We had a fantastic trip up to London on the 29th to join the other Leave Means Leave protests on the March to Leave. A very civilized day, we even met some French protestors who came to support us, showing everyone we are not anti-Europe but anti-EU. We dislike the political organisation not the continent.
  • Winchester Protest 9 Feb 2019 18th February 2019 Winchester Liberal Democrats met on Saturday to welcome Sir Vince Cable, Lord Adonis and other speakers, inviting them to dust off their two-year-old speeches on why we should not leave the EU. The plan was to amass in the city to show their willingness to overturn the democratic 2016 referendum result. Contrary to the national mood, Winchester voted to remain within the EU. So it was very safe territory for the Liberal Democrats rally which attracted an estimated 1,400 supporters from all over the country. This crowd was bolstered by around 500 bemused Winchester shoppers and our 70 Leave supporters. The LibDem ...
  • 42 Days Until Independence 15th February 2019 Dear Friends and Supporters 42 Days Until Independence! These past two weeks have must have felt like Groundhog Day for Theresa May and her Brexit Deal. Her resounding defeat, subsequent promises of legal change to the Irish Backstop and false hope of the Malthouse Compromise, have all amounted to nothing. We are now 42 days away from Brexit Day. The Deal on the table remains totally unacceptable to Parliament and many of the Great British Public, meaning a WTO Brexit draws ever closer, and a trade deal with the EU a long way off. The EU have refused to give any concessions over ...
  • Basingstoke’s MP…. Enough said. 13th January 2019 Dear Maria, Can you please explain to me why a W.T.O rules brexit will not be beneficial to Great Britain ? Yours Alan Stone Dear Alan, Thank you for your email. My litmus test is how any Agreement effects my constituents, their lives and their prosperity. What is clear is that it isn’t in Basingstoke’s interest to leave the EU on WTO terms, without a trading deal in place. The uncertainty for business and the public would be damaging. That necessities a transition period whilst the trade deal detail is agreed. Whilst 52% of my constituents voted Leave, they did not vote to stop ...
  • A Question to remainers…… 9th January 2019 If the UK was NOT currently a member of the EU why would you want to join? What are the Benefits? On the outside looking in what would we see? The terrible state of some of the once prosperous countries (Spain, Greece, Portugal, Italy) now bankrupt because of the Euro. No ability to take action in their national interest, EU veto on budgets. Huge unemployment (50% youth unemployment in some countries). The prospect of partial/full hand over of military control. Prospect of federated taxation – someone you have never heard of or voted for telling you how much tax you must pay…..really ? A huge ...
  • The Count. 2016. Is the integrity of our electoral system intact? 3rd December 2018 Dear Hampshire Out, I ran Vote Leave for Basingstoke and Deane Borough. I have been a councillor for over 10 years. I was also in charge of running the counting Agents for Vote Leave on the night of the Referendum in 2016. Sadly our Count was “nobbled”. The Presiding Monitoring Officer had to get involved in trying to sort the mess out together with the Regional Electoral Agent for the South East. The first 16,000 votes counted were “parked” to one side. The slips had already been separated from the boxes and the results had already been input. I could have ...