Far worse than playing hide & seek with the EU, the UK government is playing hide & seek with us all.

Michel Barnier has claimed that the UK government is playing hide and seek with the EU during the Brexit negotiations.

British citizens, at home and abroad, have known this for months, almost years now.

The UK’s government is hiding from the consequences and realities of leaving the EU, while seeking to blame anybody and everybody for its own failure to develop and negotiate a solution that is better for the UK and its people than what is currently available to the UK as an EU member.

Blind dogma and a careless disregard (incompetence) for the impact of their “policy” on ordinary people have led to an impasse. The Govt. has picked a political direction that lends it popular support. If it changes course it feels (sometimes quite reasonably) that it will lose support and be replaced, but if it doesn’t change course it will run headlong into a wall (along with the rest of us, thanks very much for the lift). Whatever happens though, they won’t give up control.

They’ve tied themselves up in a neat little bow there, haven’t they?

The proverbial man on the proverbial Clapham omnibus probably has a firmer grip on the grim realities of the current situation than many of the government denizens of Whitehall.

Should you feel pity for the politicians, should you be loyal to your fellow {insert political alignment}? Why should you? Where is their loyalty to you? Does your Govt., party or MP work first and foremost for you? Do they sacrifice to solve your problems or do they sacrifice you to solve their problems?

Whatever the answers to the above questions, it is clear that the Govt. is not fit for the purpose of negotiating Brexit. We must therefore see to seek out the answers to our problems ourselves and present them to our elected representatives.

That is why we’ve asked our legal team to look at the draft exit treaty and the protections it provides, or more likely doesn’t provide, for UK citizens both at home and abroad.

Via our CrowdJustice campaign, we have so far raised nearly enough to start the work that is required. By adding to that not only the £5,000 match funding we committed to but also diverting a further £4,000 from the general fund for running The People’s Challenge, we have been able to instruct the legal team on the initial tranche of work.

Our original estimate of the cost of undertaking the Millions in The Margins work was £35,000 plus the £5,000 match-funding we committed. This means that we still need to raise a further £30,000 via our CrowdJustice campaign, or else scale back the work that we set out.

When it comes to crowdfunding, it’s almost never about the size of the contribution and almost always about the number of contributors/contributions. Having said that, the average pledge is encouragingly high, but we do need you to support us with donations of whatever size. We’re hoping you can help with a further donation and/or by encouraging others to make donations.

The money will be well spent and accounted for, just as in previous campaigns.

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Published by Grahame Pigney on behalf of The People’s Challenge Ltd.

 

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