There has been much talk about a “no deal” Brexit – not only in Parliament but also reported in the local and social media.
Indeed, even our three MPs in Brighton and Hove have spoken consistently on this subject, written media articles and some have even been on protests about it and pointed out the possibility of a “no deal” Brexit.
So how have we found ourselves with this possibility of a “no deal” Brexit?
There are a couple of reasons why I believe we find ourselves in the present situation.
The media in our country have failed to keep us updated with the facts and have rather fed us all worrying headlines but not the circumstances and implications behind these.
They and our MPs have led on government defeats in Westminster with glee, without explaining the consequences of their actions to us in the city.
The previous prime minister brought a withdrawal agreement on leaving the European Union three times before Parliament – and three times our city’s MPs voted against this deal with the EU.
So I find it difficult when I hear all three of them continually banging on about the government trying to bring forward a so called “no deal” Brexit.
The reason we are facing still a possibility of a “no deal” Brexit is because of our three local MPs and likeminded MPs who have voted against a deal with the European Union those three times and which has brought us to this very possible outcome.
I would suggest that instead of voicing anguish and protesting against the government, why not ask our three MPs why they have voted against a withdrawal agreement deal to leave the European Union on three separate occasions?
It is because of their actions that we now find ourselves in the situation of facing a “no deal” Brexit.
Councillor Steve Bell is the leader of the Conservative group on Brighton and Hove City Council.