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This is in response to Jeremy Hunt’s commentary on Britain’s role in shaping the world and the ongoing Parliamentary struggle with Brexit.
Jeremy claims that the Parliamentary ruckus over Brexit was to be expected as a consequence of “… something as crucial as our country’s place in Europe….” Indeed, the issue of leaving an economic pact with 27 other nations after nearly 50 years would normally have been preceded by a succession of White Papers explaining the consequences, costs and choices related to the EU divorce. That didn’t happen and his Conservative Party should explain why. Former Brexit Secretary and MP David Davis last year claimed he ordered studies of the Brexit impact on Ireland but later admitted there were none. Does that sound like a nation with a concern for its subjects or its neighbors?
Like many Brexiteers, Jeremy revels in past glories, the wisdom of Winston Churchill and how the US and UK are destined, with nuclear weapons in hand, to make the world safe for democracy, justice and the rule of law. One need only examine British ‘rule’ in N. I. to recognize the folly of that notion. And as for Robert Burns being “the most gifted wordsmith of his age” I would suggest Irish poet Thomas Moore is not chopped liver.
Michael J. Cummings, Secretary
American Brexit Committee
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