Anna Soubry Resigns from the Government 

The Times reports: Anna Soubry MP has resigned from the Government. She writes on Twitter ‘ I tendered my resignation this morning. Looking forward to representing my constituents and long standing views on the positive benefits of immigration and the EU.’

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3 Responses to Anna Soubry Resigns from the Government 

  1. Jayne Daniels says:

    Brexit is over – now you’ve no say in anything since you’ve resigned from parliament anyway so who cares – you should have been out & about BEFORE the referendum – then this area might not have had such a high voting of leavers! I’m more interested in why you think its ok to start fracking the uk’s 5th most wonderful nature reserve -Attenborough

  2. Rick.P says:

    I think this is a shame, I think she would have done a decent job in Theresa May’s Cabinet. I hope she didn’t get advice from the same place as David Cameron, the man who went from hero to zero in a matter of hours. Why a man in his position campaigns to get a referendum, threatens everything from world war 3 to economic meltdown and then when the result didn’t go his way, threw his toys out of the pram and quit. He should have stuck by the majority decision no matter what and so should Anna, even though she is obviously a huge Cameron fan, I don’t think she should quit over Brexit if that is what she has done. Personally after talking to various people within the area I never thought Brexit was in doubt.
    Regarding Jayne’s comment – I never realised fracking was going to start in Attenborough. What are Anna’s reasons for agreeing to this?

  3. Mike H, Bramcote resident says:

    Brexit is NOT over; the effects of our vote will be felt for many years to come. We, like it or not, have been working with EU partners for 40 years. Together we have evolved ways of doing business, of delivering products and services and conducting governance from which we cannot simply “move on”. Some outcomes from our working together are heartily disliked by a majority of us (we just voted to say so) BUT there are also many outcomes that have been beneficial, improving our wealth and quality of life. In any event we cannot deny that UK business is interdependent with EU business. There are a myriad examples ….it is pointless making aircraft wings and aircraft engines if we don’t have any air-frames to hang them on, we can’t run airports if we don’t know how many passengers are on the plane or if the planes are badly loaded, we can’t run supermarkets without logistics systems, we can’t make or sell cars without engine management systems, we can’t sell our products if we don’t have local distributors, EU customers won’t buy our products if we do not conform with their regulations, drugs on which some of us rely to stay alive are sourced in the EU, and, EU customers probably won’t buy our products and services at all if we spend too much time insulting them. The issue of business ‘interconnected-ness’ along with many other issues must be addressed by our Brexit negotiators. Whilst we are deciding how we should move on I suspect that
    – the EU citizens based in the UK that are key-workers in areas on which we are dependent are considering if they should return home (we’ve told them they aren’t welcome)
    – our EU customers are considering if it would be better if they replaced their UK suppliers with Japanese or Chinese alternatives (they are not certain we will continue to trade with them).
    – our income as a country is diminishing as the pound devalues effecting everything we buy. our tax income, our pensions, business profits.
    – R&D projects in business and universities are being put on hold affecting our future productivity (our EU partners are unsure if we will deliver our contributions).
    Finally, we should bear in mind that trade agreements involve (at least) TWO parties willing to trade with each other. We must bear in mind that customers (trading partners) only buy stuff that they want at prices they are willing to pay.
    We have to find post Brexit solutions:
    – that enable us to supply goods and services that our customers want
    – that we have trade agreements that are mutually beneficial to all parties
    – we need to treat our customers with respect or they won’t engage with us
    Such solutions will not be easy to find,

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