A whole year ago today the whole country went to the polls to vote in the most important referendum we will ever vote in. We were asked “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”
With a turnout of 72.2%, 51.9% of people voted to Leave the European Union. Although the result was close, the majority of voters felt that we would be better off Leaving the EU.
In this last year, we have seen an extraordinary amount of fake news, doom and gloom, legal challenges, political point scoring, threats, warnings and cries of “we won’t respect the result, let’s have another referendum!”
We’ve even had a snap General Election, whose result seemingly jeopardises the Brexit we all voted for a year ago.
Just this week I decided to hold a snap poll myself on Twitter, in which I asked the question: “do you think Theresa May will deliver a “smooth and orderly” Brexit?” Nearly 450 people participated with 56% replying NO, 25% YES and 19% I DON’T KNOW.
Do you think @theresa_may will deliver a "smooth and orderly" Brexit?
— Nathan Gill (@NathanGillMEP) June 21, 2017
I am concerned that we will not get the Brexit we voted for. Brexit must mean leaving the Single Market, leaving the Customs Union, leaving the jurisdiction of the ECJ, controlling our own money and borders, and making our own laws.
There’s no such thing as a hard or soft Brexit. There’s Brexit and no Brexit!
We have a Prime Minister who now wants to deliver Brexit, but she has a Cabinet, a Party and a Parliament who want to water down Brexit.
I will be working hard on behalf of the people of Wales to ensure that we get the Brexit that we voted for last year.