Peer welcomes Repeal Bill but laments ‘costly’ year long delay


The Lord Stoddart of Swindon (independent Labour)   


News Release


13th July 2017


Peer welcomes Repeal Bill but laments ‘costly’ year long delay


The independent Labour Peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon has welcomed the Government’s Repeal Bill but laments that it is “a year late”.

Lord Stoddart said: “I welcome the Government’s Repeal Bill and I sincerely hope that Parliament will now do its duty by the people and pass it through the House of Commons unimpeded.

”It is a great pity that the Bill is a year late as I was advocating that it should happen soon after the referendum result.  The intervening year has been costly because it has allowed unpatriotic and anti-democratic Remain politicians to re-group and begin a determined campaign against Brexit.  The delay has also given us an unwanted and unnecessary General Election, the result of which has been irresponsibly used by Remainers to further their dangerous campaign against the will of the people.

“The Labour front bench has made clear its opposition to the Bill in its present form but where are the Labour Brexiteers?  I am concerned about their continued low profile on this vitally important issue.  When are they going to speak up for the will of the people?  Now is the time.”


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    • John Petley
      John PetleyReply

      This is his first press release for some time, so I think we can interpret this a a sign that he is on the mend. I’ll check with Edward on Monday as he may know more than me.

  1. Gordon WebsterReply

    I think we all regret the year wasted. The Unions of the 60s taught us to negotiate from strength. They got their Ballot sorted then called for a strike, and then started to talk.
    After 44 years of Britain being asst-stripped by Germany and France, especially, we were in a very strong position to announce that the Ballot said Leave, send Brussels a letter that we have left, and then agreed to talks.
    Having downloaded FCO 30/1048, are read the briefing paper that went with it, I now know why politicians since 73 have been trying to hide the truth about unpopular Brussels. We owe the EU nothing, we need the EU for nothing, but the politicians with their hands on the levers of power are closet remainers.

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