Constituent’s ‘brawl’ over #Brexit with Theresa May

Theresa May [Image: The New European].

Louise Trethowan complained about Brexit to her local MP – Theresa May – and received an invitation to discuss the policy. But the subsequent encounter did not go quite as she expected.

This extract from her self-penned article in The New European is self-explanatory – and should alarm anybody who has put their trust in Mrs May.

To make a point about how narrow the referendum question was I produced a copy of the ballot paper. “Where on here does it say we were voting to reduce the number of EU citizens in the UK?” I asked.

“Well it doesn’t,” she replied. “But the government has reports that the level of immigration is a concern.” I asked for proof which she couldn’t provide.

I swiftly moved on producing an info-graphic showing that EU workers added more to the economy than they cost. She didn’t like this and I could feel her start to get agitated. The mood changed quite quickly – there was an added aggression.

She emphasised, not just strongly but crossly, that “the British people have voted for Brexit and the government is committed to making it happen”. Then she started pointing at my face across the narrow desk.

I was determined to carry on asking my questions and pressing her for answers so I showed her a pie chart with voting numbers showing that only 37% of the electorate voted for Brexit, which was not the majority of British people. She didn’t really have an answer for that in my opinion. She simply began to spout agreed media soundbites which say very little.

I emphasised my concerns about the increased costs of food and wine for my bistro following the fall in the value of the pound. She started talking about exports, but I replied that I couldn’t export our steak and frites. I needed assurances from the Prime Minister, “we will ensure a strong economy” was all she could say.

She did offer me some more spin though: “We’re going to get the best deal.” I replied: “That’s a hope, not an action.”

I gave the analogy that the Brexit “best deal” rhetoric was like me saying I want the “best holiday” without knowing where I was going, how much it would cost, how I’d get there or where I’d stay. Guess what? She replied that the government would not give details of their negotiations.

The meeting did not leave me feeling any better about the process – in fact I am far more concerned now. If the Prime Minister is so easily angered how on earth is she going to be the best negotiator for Brexit? I fear she will lose her temper and start jabbing her finger at people.

She seemed petulant, defensive, tired and rattled.

Source: My brawl over Brexit with Prime Minister, Theresa May – Top Stories – The New European

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9 thoughts on “Constituent’s ‘brawl’ over #Brexit with Theresa May

  1. Justin

    surprised she did not get the handbag out, sorry her trademark is lederhosen as Boris made jokes about this to all at a conference recently, frightening, were living with a party with a new logo, the tory party, one direction that don’t know where it is going, perhaps the red bus of the cliff picture is probably a new symbolic feature for the tory party with all there excellence driving it of a cliff,could even be a better show than some mother’s do ‘ave ’em, except this is real and they can’t see that there actions are no longer funny, still may is a good name, it is also associated with next years local elections, hopefully those elections will reflect the feeling.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      If you want to comment, Barry, keep your language clean and don’t use bullying terms to describe people who didn’t vote the same way as you in the EU referendum.
      I mean, I don’t go around calling Leave supporters ‘Quitters’, do I?

  2. Jt Zoonie

    Why is it no one else see this crappie. Thatcher was a warning of how things were going.
    Problem is the news and papers. I get 38degress on my ass all the time having signed up once.. thought that they wasn’t idiots but they avoid everything

  3. chriskitcher

    The problem is that none of the UK politicians are up to the job of negotiating Brexit. It’s quite clear that they have no idea what they want and are fighting like “rats in a sack” over this.

  4. Dez

    Probably that nice Muffer T forget her grass roots and no longer used to intelligent plebs actually asking good pointed questions along wtih presenting real and untainted unspun graphs.. Sounds like she has become an automaton thats CD has got stuck.

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