Why are our institutions and public servants being stopped from doing their jobs, asks a New European reader.
The Met Police are stalling on an investigation of the Leave campaigns which broke electoral law because it is too ‘politically sensitive’. The head of HM Revenue and Customs has received death threats after setting out the potential cost to businesses of post-Brexit customs options. Senior politicians tell us we should put aside our democratic rights to campaign for what is best for the country because of the threat of violence from people who think democracy stopped on June 23, 2016.
I find it appalling that our institutions and public servants are being stopped from doing their jobs due to a minority who are trying to impose a harmful and damaging Brexit on us. We are not some tinpot republic run by despots.
This tyranny against those who speak the truth is extremely damaging and in the long term will only feed into further mistrust of governments and institutions as the people will say ‘why didn’t you tell us we would have our economy damaged and our rights removed? Why did you all tell us we would be better off? Why didn’t you tell us that people cheated to get the result they wanted in 2016?’
Regardless of how anybody voted, if laws have been broken during the EU referendum campaign and if there has been improper foreign interference helping Leave groups, this should be properly investigated and the full facts should be laid out starkly to the British public. Additionally parliamentarians have a duty to speak out when the policies pursued by government in their opinion will harm the people they represent.
I have written to our local MP Chris Matheson and hope he and his colleagues will reflect on these matters and will stand up for transparency and raise the matter of the illegal activity during the EU referendum in parliament.
The Met Police should hold an investigation with no political interference and the results should be given to the public and looked at carefully in parliament.
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