Who is this bureaucrat
Who is this bureaucrat
What’s next concentration camps for the Brexit supporters.
An EU Commission official has sent letters to MPs urging them to block Brexit
In an affront to democracy a bureaucrat at the EU Commission is sending out letters to UK politicians ordering them to vote against leaving the European Union.The astonishingly patronising letter says Britons did not really want to quit the Brussels club and points out the referendum result is “not legally binding”.
And in a scarcely believable display of chutzpah bordering on parody workers at the unelected, unaccountable Commission – none of whose officials have been subjected to a vote – argue the referendum was “not an exercise in real democracy”.The jaw-dropping letter was revealed by a furious Tory MP, who described the naked attempt to interfere in Britain’s democracy as “breathtaking”.
The letter, sent to Tory backbencher Henry Smith, sets out five ‘reasons’ for ignoring Brexit
In the astonishing note sent to all 650 MPs an EU Commission official urges backbencher Henry Smith to vote against triggering Article 50 in parliament, and tells him to lobby other MPs to do the same.
The female British bureaucrat, who now lives in Brussels, says: “I am writing to you to ask you to ensure with your fellow MPs that the house will reject any motion to invoke Article 50.”She goes on to lay out five “reasons” why our own MPs should seek to overturn the expressed will of the British people.
Her extraordinary intervention will further fuel fears in Britain and on the continent that Mr Juncker’s wildly out of control Commission is becoming increasingly detached from reality.
Mr Smith said he was taken aback by the ‘breathtaking’ interference in our democracy
The anti-democratic body and bizarre actions of its chief bureaucrat are becoming a source of growing concern across the EU, with calls to sack Mr Juncker and strip Commissioners of the powers they have so badly abused.And it will also add to suspicions closer to home of a planned establishment stitch-up to deny the British people their democratic choice.
A group of fatcat businessman have hired top law firm Mishcon de Reya in a bid to force the Government to hold a Commons vote on invoking Article 50, rather than that action being taken by the next Prime Minister.
They are hoping that they can frustrate or even overturn Brexit through the courts because around three quarters of MPs backed the Remain camp.
Labour MP David Lammy has already called for Parliament to block Britain’s exit from the EU, though many more have indicated they will respect the wishes of the people.Nonetheless, the revelation that they are being actively lobbied by rich and powerful Brussels will cause concern.
I am writing to you to ask you to ensure with your fellow MPs that the house will reject any motion to invoke Article 50
In her letter the EU bureaucrat points to the 52-48 result of the referendum and argues that “a matter of such fundamental importance should not be decided on a bare majority”.
Calling for a legal requirement of a 75 per cent majority before going ahead with Brexit she writes: “It cannot be right that the country’s position on an issue of such gravity should be decided on such a narrow margin.”
Next, she pompously argues that the “reasons for holding the referendum in the first place were flawed” and attempts to point the finger of blame at David Cameron.She write: “It was effectively held for domestic party political reasons, yet the outcome will shape Britain’s and Europe’s future for years to come.”
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Having trashed our electoral system, she goes on to call British voters stupid.
The bureaucrat writes that “many polled voters’ perceptions were very wide of the mark” and points to a tiny handful of Leave voters who have given media interviews indicating they regret their decision.
Finally she attacks the referendum process itself and lashes out at the British media, arguing it was “not an exercise in real democracy” because voters were “peculiarly under-informed” about Brussels.
She concludes: “The above arguments underline that any action to empower the government to invoke Art 50 in these circumstances is neither democratically legitimate nor in the interests of the country and its citizens.”
Mr Smith, the MP for Crawley, posted the letter on his Twitter page in astonishment.
He branded it a “breathtaking” attempt by an employee working for the “remote” European Commission, saying they should not “seek to interfere with a British democratic decision”.