18th Nov, 2019

Redditch man asks MP 'How many people will die?' if no-deal Brexit

Ross Crawford 20th Sep, 2019 Updated: 20th Sep, 2019

A TOUGH letter asking critical questions on Brexit has been hand delivered to Redditch MP Rachel Maclean.

It’s been put together by Greenlands resident Andrew Haycock and signed by hundreds of constituents alarmed at the MP’s insistence, like that of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, that Britain’s leaves the EU ‘deal or no deal’.

“We are tired of Rachel saying that her constituents are telling her to ‘just get on with it’, knowing that she deliberately ignores the ones that don’t,” said Andrew.

“Fed up and frustrated, we have written this letter with targeted, important and always ignored questions that simply must be answered.”

He believes leaving the EU without a deal is literally a matter of life and death, particularly if, as feared, medical supplies are interrupted.

Among the questions he asks Mrs Maclean are:

‘Are you confident that there will be no deaths resulting from the UK leaving the European Union?’

‘How many deaths do you personally believe are acceptable to achieve Brexit?’

Do you guarantee thee will be no job losses as a result of leaving the European Union without a trade deal?

‘If you cannot guarantee this, what degree of job loss is acceptable to achieve Brexit?’

Andrew added: “Rachel has a habit of saying ‘my constituents’ and of blocking people, like me on Facebook.

“However she is not speaking for all her constituents and we are asking legitimate questions which we would like her to answer.”

A spokesman for Rachel said: “Residents must be given the full picture.

“The letter Rachel received from Mr Haycock was signed by just 32 constituents and not hundreds as has been claimed.

“It should also have been made clear that Mr Haycock is a prominent member of the Liberal Democrats in Redditch.

“A number of signatories to this letter are also members of opposition political parties who want to stop Brexit.”

The statement claimed it was ‘a party political stunt’ and added Mr Haycock had also been blocked from the MP’s Facebook page for being abusive.

“He fell well short of Rachel’s social media policy. Abuse will not be tolerated.

“Mr Haycock was not blocked for his views on Brexit. Rachel is always happy to engage with constituents with differing views.”

 

The full text of the letter can be found at https://bit.ly/2kDUsjh

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