Still many hurdles to cross

Date published: 25 June 2018


At last after two years after our EU referendum the EU Withdrawal Bill has finally passed through the Commons, although there are many hurdles ahead.

It beggars belief that Article 50 triggering the leaving process was passed in the Commons in February last year by 494 to 122 and it is only now that the countdown for the UK leaving can start.

It really quite baffling that a small group of MP's lead by Dominic Grieve (who voted in favour of Article 50) along with amendments from the Lords are trying to delay or even thwart the referendum outcome, choosing to ignore the will of 17.4 million (52%) people voted to leave. 

They should be aware that despite the continuation of "Project Fear" the resolve of those wanting to leave is hardening with 25% of Remainers now believe it is right to leave and only 8% of Leavers having changed their minds (figures from Lord Ashcroft's latest poll).

It is time for those who opposed leaving to start talking the country up and time for Mrs May and her Government to get on with it.

Phil Griffiths

Broadcaster and Commentator

The views expressed are those of the author of the letter and not those of Oldham Chronicle.