Following the extraordinary events of the past 24 hours, this morning I wrote to the Prime Minister as follows:
Dear Prime Minister
As one of the proverbial silent majority, I’m writing to encourage, nay implore you to stand firm and take the United Kingdom out of the European Union lock, stock and barrel by no later than 31 October. Not a ‘Soft Brexit’. Not a ‘Broad and Deep Partnership’. Not a ‘Surrender Treaty’. The EU doesn’t and never will compromise. Therefore, the UK absolutely must recover its full and unfettered sovereignty at the end of next month; there can be no residual influence of the EU on the UK on 1 November. If you don’t achieve this aim – of a clean break with the EU – the Conservative Party will be annihilated; but moreover, democracy in the UK will have been good and truly trashed – on your watch.
Along with millions of other citizens I’m watching in horror as our democracy implodes. A small number of people – elected Members of Parliament – who were on the losing (Remain) side of the EU Referendum, but who wield disproportionate power deceitfully, have for 3 years wreaked havoc on our society. You must put an end to this travesty.
I’m an erstwhile member of the Conservative Party. When Theresa May reneged on her promise to take the UK out of the EU on 29 March, I joined The Brexit Party for whom I was selected as a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate. My final exhortation to you is that you cut a deal with Nigel Farage before a General Election. If you fail to do this, you will gift government to the most destructive and dysfunctional rag-tag of politicians in the history of our country. You would have us leap from the frying pan into the fire.
17.4 million people – probably many more nowadays – are four-square behind you Mr Johnson. Please do not let us down.
Mr Richard Tice MEP, Chairman, The Brexit Party
Mr Nigel Farage MEP, Leader, The Brexit Party
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