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Margot Parker MEP - Brexit Through the Eyes of a Catholic Politician

Delivered by Margot Parker, on 1 March 2019

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Margot Parker is also a Catholic MEP, but she is a member of the pro-Brexit UKIP. She takes the opposite view to her fellow Catholic MEP Tannock.

"On June 23, 2016, 17.4 million people voted to leave the EU," Parker told the Register. "It was an extraordinary result, despite the elites in politics throwing everything they could to win the electorate over into voting to remain in the EU."

Parker sees the vote not as an ending, but as a beginning.

"The ramifications and mindset of the decision by the British people must be pragmatic and a move forward in an optimistic way to fulfill the ability to trade with the rest of the world and to bring back full control of our laws, fishing, immigration, etc., to a sovereign U.K.," she said.

Parker, who said she is an optimist, rejects the negative consequences predicted by Tannock.

"As the fifth-largest world economy, Brexit will be positive, with a government that is innovative in creating a dynamic U.K., which will be beneficial to all our citizens."

Parker sees Brexit as a move to greater democracy for U.K. citizens and as "a long-overdue decision by the British people, who saw [entering the European Economic Community in 1973 as] a trade alliance led by a Tory government initially, which then morphed into a political project with consecutive U.K. governments - both Labour and Conservative - signing ever more powers via treaties to the EU without ever asking or explaining to the British voters and taxpayers exactly what they were signing up to."

"There was no democratic decision," she said. "Now the British people have chosen democracy."

The full piece can be found here - http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/brexit-through-the-eyes-of-a-catholic-politician

 

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