Sir John Major Slams Theresa May’s ‘Cheap Rhetoric’ In Bruising Brexit Warning

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Sir John Major Slams Theresa May’s ‘Cheap Rhetoric’ In Bruising Brexit Warning

Post by Guest on Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:21 am

Sir John Major has delivered a withering assessment of Brexit, warning the UK will become reliant on an unpredictable Donald Trump, risks making the poorest “worse off” and could unleash Europe-wide populism marked by “bigotry, prejudice and intolerance”.

In a speech, the former Conservative Prime Minister, making a rare intervention in British politics, calls the vote a “historic mistake”, warns Theresa May of “cheap rhetoric”, and criticises Brexit-ers for “shouting down” those who want to remain in the European Union. Sir John says Remainers should not “keep quiet and toe the line”.

His comments echo those made by fellow ex-PM Tony Blair, who two weeks ago waded back into British politics by urging the public to “rise up” and change their mind on Brexit if Theresa May tries to quit the EU “at any cost”.

Both Sir John and Blair campaigned for Remain ahead of the referendum, and shared a platform to make the case not to quit the EU.


“This 48% care no less for our country than the 52% who voted to leave. They are every bit as patriotic.  But they take a different view of Britain’s future role in the world, and are deeply worried for themselves, for their families, and for our country.

“They do not deserve to be told that, since the decision has been taken, they must keep quiet and toe the line.  A popular triumph at the polls, even in a referendum, does not take away the right to disagree – nor the right to express that dissent.

“Freedom of speech is absolute in our country.  It’s not ‘arrogant’ or ‘brazen’ or ‘elitist’, or remotely ‘delusional’ to express concern about our future after Brexit. 

“Nor, by doing so, is this group undermining the will of the people:  they are the people.  Shouting down their legitimate comment is against all our traditions of tolerance.  It does nothing to inform and everything to demean, and it is time it stopped.”






http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/sir-john-major-brexit-speech_uk_58b45b63e4b060480e0a7194?utm_hp_ref=uk&utm_hp_ref=uk

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Post by Tommy Monk on Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:23 pm

Bollocks to John Major and bollocks to Blair!!!

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Post by Angry Andy on Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:04 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:Bollocks to John Major and bollocks to Blair!!!
Hand on heart Tom , did you say that when you voted for one of them? At the time , it was virtually a straight choice.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:54 pm


I didn't ever vote for Blair... and I didn't vote for major either!



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Post by Angry Andy on Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:34 pm

National Front ot Libdems?

Tough choice.
No brainer fof you.

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