Brexit means – what exactly?

MPs have now voted to take control of the Brexit process, with a series of ‘indicative votes’ coming up later in the week on a variety of options, so I guess anything could happen.

Chiswick was well represented in the People’s Vote march on Saturday. Lots of chatter about it on Twitter and the High Rd was empty. There was a large Green Party contingent on the March, with  activists from the Liberal Democrats and Labour parties, as well as many marching independently of any political party.

Respect to the Led By Donkeys group, who have taken it upon themselves to take some of the Brexit pronouncements of our politicians, render them as tweets and put them on massive billboards.

They include:
David Cameron: “Britain faces a simple and inescapable choice – stability and strong Government with me, or chaos with Ed Miliband.” 

Dominic Raab, who served as  Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union for a few months last year: “I hadn’t quite understood the full extent of this but … we are particularly reliant on the Dover-Calais crossing”

Jacon Rees-Mogg, leader of the ERG group of Brexiteers: “We could have two referendums. As it happens, it might make more sense to have the second referendum after the negotiation is completed.” And this one which they rolled out on Saturday, from David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, who oversaw the negotiations for two years.

Petition to Revoke Article 50

As I write, the petition to revoke Article 50 has reached nearly five and a half million signatures (5,469,327) and that includes quite a few of us.

21,540 signatures in Ealing and Central Acton constituency (17.8% constituents)
17,896 signatures in Brentford & Isleworth constituency (13.44% constituents)
20,413 signatures in Hammersmith constituency (17.68% constituents)

Featured image by Aubrey Crawley – MyChiswick