Here is a letter I wrote to Northampton Chronicle and Echo recently:
I am greatly concerned about the impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom but particularly for Northampton. Northampton needs to do trade with the rest of Europe as we have many European businesses located here. It is too early to say what the real impact will be and I guess we won’t know the full consequences for years, if not, decades to come.
I suspect many businesses are waiting to see what kind of Brexit deal will happen before they make up their mind whether to relocate somewhere else in Europe. We won’t get a good Brexit deal because many of the Europe sceptics inside the ruling Conservative Party won’t let Teresa May have a good deal. They don’t want to be a member of the single market, cooperate with our European neighbours on climate change or even have anything to do with Europe at all.
Europe gave a lot of consumer and worker rights but I am now fulling suspecting these to thrown away once Theresa May triggers Article 50. Maternity rights and the length of our working work were regulated by the European Union. Once we have left the Tory Government will scrap these hard won rights in the workplace to satisfy global corporations. I think austerity and cuts will get worse once we have left the EU.
As a Labour Party member and Councillor I campaigned in our town for a ‘remain’ vote on 23rd June but we have to respect democracy and therefore the outcome. However, it is a decision that I believe as a town will come eventually to deeply regret.
Cllr Nazim Choudary
Labour, St Davids Ward