Yesterday in Parliament, Scarborough & Whitby’s Tory MP, Robert Goodwill, elected on the 2017 Conservative manifesto to deliver the result of the 2016 EU Referendum, voted to delay the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU). The UK was scheduled to leave the EU on March 29th 2019 at precisely 11pm.
Goodwill was recently appointed Minister for Agriculture, which is worrying given the Project Fear warnings of food shortages broadcast across the mainstream media and Goodwill’s previous failures as a Government Minister.
During Goodwill’s time as Immigration Minister the Office of National Statistics recorded record Net Migration to the UK. People in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey are well aware of his abject failure as Transport Minister given our generation-long struggle to get the A64 upgraded to a dual carriageway to York.
Goodwill still claims he is a staunch Eurosceptic despite voting to Remain. An unblushing and unprincipled liar.
Goodwill’s fellow Conservative MP, Kevin Hollinrake, who was elected to the Thirsk & Malton constituency which covers Filey, also voted to delay the UK’s departure from the EU. Democracy denied.
The UK Govt will now ask the EU for an article 50 extension until the 30th June. The EU stated there will be no extension of Article 50 without a very good reason. The EU has said they are open to an extension of Article 50 if the UK Government agrees to hold another EU Referendum, which could take up to a year. Democracy denied.
The EU does not want to a short extension of Article 50 is because the UK would have to participate in European elections being held on May 23rd. With Euroscepticism on the rise, the EU fears a resurgent UKIP topping the polls in 2019 just as it did in the 2014 European elections.