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The mouths of fools


This is an article for the South Wales Evening Post

'The mouths of fools are their ruin; they trap themselves with their lips' - Proverbs 18:7 New Living Translation

The danger with writing about Brexit is that anything I might say will be out-of-date minutes after I have committed it to paper. Nevertheless, I feel compelled to comment on a recent complaint by one Tory MP that leaving the EU means we have no voice and no MEPs.

This is not the first time I have questioned if leave-supporting politicians knew exactly what they were campaigning for but it sums up everything that is wrong with Brexit.

It is badly thought out and its proponents do not understand its consequences nor do they have a plan to make it work.

It leaves the UK worse off than before. Even when we have a deal, we find ourselves having to conform to regulations set by other countries, just so that we can continue to trade with Europe and protect jobs, without any say in how those regulations are framed or what they say.

That applies both with a deal and without a deal.

For those who are starting to see that we may as well stay in the EU where we at least we can fight our corner, protect jobs and exercise our veto if necessary, then welcome to the club.

Brexit has led us down a blind alley. It should now be up to the people to decide what we do next through a new referendum, where we have all the facts in front of us and can make an informed choice of taking the deal or staying in


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