Brexit: Remainers realise deal was ‘not worth worry’ says Davis
Ex-Labour MEP Mary Honeyball discussed mistakes Remainers made in their bid to thwart Brexit but then outlined a plan as to how the Rejoin side could be “successful”. She conceded: “We pro-Europeans must show humility. We lost. Leave won.”
Ms Honeyball claimed Brexit voters “viewed the EU as an alien force working against Britain and its people”.
She told the New European: “We must listen to those who feel this way.
“Really listen, not just mouth platitudes.
“Those pro-European organisations with local groups could mobilise in the areas who voted Leave to find out what those living there think and feel.”
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The former MEP added that Remainers must “work to understand” Brexiteers.
She said: “What is required now is a proper understanding of them and their views.
“We need to look beyond snapshot opinion polling and discover the reality.
“‘We must become more than just those who voted Remain.
“We must work to understand. Only then will we be successful.”
Her comments come after the Brexit transition period came to a close on December 31.
Boris Johnson reached a post-Brexit trade agreement with the EU on Christmas Eve after months of wrangling over sticking points.
After striking his historic deal, the Prime Minister triumphantly declared the UK had managed to “take back control” as promised in the 2016 referendum.
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Speaking at a Downing Street press conference on December 24, Mr Johnson said the agreement resolves the European question which has “bedevilled” British politics for generations.
He said: “We have taken back control of our laws and our destiny.
“We have taken back control of every jot and tittle of our regulation in a way that is complete and unfettered.
“From January 1 we are outside the customs union and outside the single market.
“British laws will be made solely by the British Parliament interpreted by British judges sitting in UK courts and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice will come to an end.”
Meanwhile, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen told a press conference in Brussels: “It is time to leave Brexit behind, our future is made in Europe.”
The UK voted to leave the EU in a shock result that saw 52 percent of the public support Brexit in the referendum on June 23 2016.
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