Letter: Accept the alliance that Farage has offered

This letter sent to the Star was written by Cyril Olsen, Busk Meadow, Sheffield, S5

Tuesday, 1st October 2019, 1:56 pm
Updated Monday, 7th October 2019, 7:49 am

My Star debating friends Ruth Grimsley, Veronica Hardstaff and myself do indeed share "common ground" as quoted in Ruth's September 19, letter. We all have a wish for the betterment of our country, it is only in how we obtain that wish that we go our separate ways.

I agree that we are going over the same ground again and again and our pleas are falling on the conveniently deaf ears of our elected representatives, who originally pledged to listen to the people via the 2016 Referendum and accept and implement the result, which was to Leave the EU with no mention of deals on the ballot paper.

I sincerely hope that Ruth's prophecy of our living in perpetual "suspended animation" with our current 27 EU partners does not materialise and offer what I believe to be a sure fire solution to prevent this happening, the only snag is that currently our Prime Minister is not receptive to the idea!

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Nigel Farage has offered a Brexit alliance with the Tory party, in that they should only contest electoral seats where they stand a good chance of winning if one Party steps aside to allow both Tory and Brexit voters to combine forces. This would give each Party a much better chance of defeating Labour, especially in the Northern seats. and thus obtain an overall majority in Parliament, sufficient to easily outnumber all of the other Parties combined voting power.

This alliance arrangement would enable Boris Johnson to pass legislation needed to enable the withdrawal process to go ahead, and for us to leave the EU preferably with a favourable deal or an ultimate no deal. Unfortunately the Prime Minister for whatever reason is resolutely opposed to Nigel Farage and his constructive offer which puts country before Party.

I have written to urge him to accept the alliance offered but I fear he will bury his head in the sand and put self and Party before country with possible devastating consequences for the 17.4 million, (now plus), leavers. He should remember that many voters of all persuasions voted for the Brexit party with the sole intention of enabling our leaving to actually happen. Once we have left the EU, and hopefully predictions of a better future materialise, many Brexit voters will feel that their aim has been accomplished and they will revert back to their original Tory/Labour causes. If Boris and his coalition supporters prediction of better things ahead have come to fruition his Party should be re-elected with an increased majority at any future election, with or without Brexit support as we would already have freed ourselves of EU shackles.