…The Chairman probably has a bit too much time on his hands……
Some 90% of Labour voters are reported by the media to be in favour of the UK staying in the European Union.
As Chairman of your local party, I am one of them.
Indeed, my working life was made better by being able to work in France for two spells (Freedom of Movement…) – and I like to think that the French gained by having my capabilities achieving great things for them….. not sure that they would all agree…. But maybe that’s the French….
So we should be canvassing hard for the UK to stay In.
But…. A few mischievous thoughts...:
June 2016: and the Country has voted to Leave. Either Boris or the lovely Michael Gove become Prime Minister.
September 2016: Japanese and German manufacturers announce that any future investment in Europe is unlikely to come to the UK….Balance of payments (poor already) gets worse quite quickly…. Sterling falls sharply….
March 2017: Slow progress to agree trade agreements with other countries and the EU. The Scots re-elect an SNP Government that is committed to another Referendum on Scottish Independence “to stay in the EU” (meanwhile passing laws to further centralize power in Scotland to the disadvantage of local councils…)
June 2017: More big employers (in addition to Bombardier, Rolls Royce, NPower., Tata Steel) announce multi-thousand job cuts. UK manufacturing continues to decline.
September 2017: Six By-elections have been held since the Referendum – all with large swings away from the Conservatives; mainly to Labour.
March 2018: Conservative majority in the House of Commons falls to zero…. Vote of Confidence is made against the Government….Law rushed through to abolish the Five Year Parliament Rule… General Election held….
It’s 1945 again!
June 2018; Further Referendum: Majority vote to Stay In.
Just the idle thoughts of the Chairman.... probably do have too much time on my hands......