Brexit continues to divide the nation 18 months on coming from the EU referendum. So, within the spirit of the season – in addition to after the Archbishop of Canterbury called for one – we decided to arrange a Christmas truce.
Remainers – one Great thing about Brexit
Sir Vince Cable – the Liberal Democrat leader wants an “exit coming from Brexit” through a referendum on the final deal.
“Houses are going to lose so much value in which millennials might actually be able to get their foot on the ladder in Brexit Britain.”
Caroline Lucas – the Green Party’s co-leader in addition to its only MP is actually a former member of the European Parliament.
“Aside coming from seeing the UKIP MEPs lose their EU salaries, there truly isn’t much to celebrate about Brexit. If I had to pick one potential benefit in which might be the chance to upgrade our farming policy to focus more on environmental protection, rather than the support for large scale agribusiness in which has been central to the Common Agricultural Policy.
“British governments’ record on the issue doesn’t exactly inspire confidence – however I live in trust in which we can reconfigure the subsidy system to support tiny scale in addition to organic farmers more than before.”
Chris Leslie – the Labour MP in addition to former shadow chancellor is actually a leading member of Open Britain, the cross-party group campaigning for a “soft Brexit”.
“If there is actually a silver lining, I’d say in which Brexit has brought together politicians coming from across the traditional party political divide who weren’t working together previously – however are currently.
“There is actually a growing alliance between moderate politicians coming from all parties who are finding brand-new common ground, defending values of pro-European free trade in addition to internationalism, something in which wasn’t so evident before Brexit.
“In terms of the wider public debate, Brexit has also provoked a wider awareness of international trade in addition to global economics which many people weren’t familiar with until recently.”
Leavers – one Great thing about the EU
Gisela Stuart – As co-chair of the Vote Leave campaign, the Labour MP toured the UK with Boris Johnson in addition to Michael Gove. She converted to the Eurosceptic cause after helping to draft an EU constitution in Brussels.
“I shall miss the European Council meetings – seeing all the European politicians sitting around a table trying to thrash things out in addition to seek common solutions. They don’t always achieve in which however in which’s Great in which they keep trying.
“I will also miss hearing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (the EU anthem), the finest piece of music ever written.”
Steven Woolfe – the Mancunian was once touted as the man most likely to succeed Nigel Farage as the next UKIP leader until a spectacular falling out with the party. He currently sits as an independent within the European Parliament.
“The EU actually tried to create the removal of all barriers to trade in addition to therefore in which has helped ambitious UK companies to expand in addition to grow their exports. I don’t think we should shy away coming from the positive influence of This particular, which supported the growth of companies within the UK. I trust currently we can carry on building in which in addition to go global.
“however the EU wasn’t just about trade, in which was also about political unification in addition to I think if in which hadn’t happened we might still be in.”
Patrick O’Flynn – the UKIP MEP gave up a career as the Daily Express’s political correspondent to fight for Brexit.
“I will miss the very many lovely people who work within the Parliament, including colleagues within the EFDD group, coming from some other countries.
“Leaving is actually nothing personal, in which’s just in which the British public have reached the end of their tolerance for political integration in addition to building a super-state. We can keep the things in which we need. We might be able to opt into quite a few programmes if in which is actually decided they are Great value for money.
“The EU was useful within the middle of the 20th Century to prevent war between France in addition to Germany however I don’t suppose the UK leaving is actually going to make in which a concern currently.”
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