MP Phil Wilson answers YOUR questions!

Phil Wilson is a Labour Party MP. His constituency is Sedgefield which is in County Durham, north east England.

How did the EU become a thing? From rhetorical_black_bear, Michael Faraday School

Why are we so bothered about Brexit? From inventive_sparrow, Beverley St Nicholas Primary School

Are we allowed to take a re-vote? From extraordinary_thought, Michael Faraday School

Will it make it harder to buy and sell products when we leave the EU? From faithful_meerkat, Churchill Gardens Primary Academy

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  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    18 Mar 2019

    Check out these questions from Burnet News Club members; was yours answered?

    Can you summarise why the EU was started?
    What does Phil think about taking a re-vote? What are his reasons?

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_singer | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    18 Mar 2019

    Essentially, the EU used to be made up of six countries. Now there are twenty-eight countries. It was created after the WW2 because they thought one of the best ways to prevent another war was to work together.
    Phil thinks that we should have a second referendum (unlike me). He thinks this because British people should be able to look at the deal and think, "right, does this compare to what we were promised at the beginning." If they are in favor with it, we should be able to go ahead with it and if not, we should remain in the EU.

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  • Churchill-Gardens-logo-250x250.jpg faithful_meerkat | Churchill Gardens Primary Academy
    21 Mar 2019

    Thank you for answering my Qestion !

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_wolf | Richmond Hill Academy
    30 Mar 2019

    What happens now that the British people have voted Leave?

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  • Foxfield-logo-250x250.jpg coherent_coyote | Foxfield Primary School
    04 Apr 2019

    How if you don’t have a visa you can’t correctly corss the contey

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg crafty_brain | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    05 Apr 2019

    how if you dont have visa you cant correctly cross the contey

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg crafty_brain | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    05 Apr 2019

    how if you dont have visa you cant correctly cross the contey

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  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg benevolent_solution | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    05 Apr 2019

    I definitely agree with Phil Wilson on this point! What's the point on putting barriers up around trade? Surely the EU will benefit more from a thriving trade route with the UK than from spending money enforcing the rules around trade restrictions.

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg creative_sparrow | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    09 Apr 2019

    I agree with MP Phil Wilson. To allow for a People’s Vote is the most democratic way to resolve the deadlock and possibly a solution to unify the country. If I had a chance to vote, I would accept the outcome of the second referendum, even if it confirms that the UK wants to leave. Then it’s a decision we all have to live with and the government can get behind the decision and decide the best way forward.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      creative_sparrow's comment 10 Apr 2019

      What would happen if there was an extremely tight vote again?

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg creative_sparrow | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    11 Apr 2019

    I think if we do have another referendum, certain rules should be put in place; a majority vote of at least 60% or more is needed so it’s a much clearer mandate. If we don’t reach that majority, then the status quo should remain the same (i.e. stay in the EU). Some people have even said we should just revoke Article 50 altogether, and that’s including some Brexiteers as well. I do think it’s a good idea too, considering how complicated the whole issue of leaving is. In order to be fair for both sides, we could suggest revoking Article 50 as a pause button so we can have a proper discussion on the whole issue and how we should precede without the looming deadline. However, as much as I would like it to be, I can also see that a lot of strong leavers will not easily accept this at all. The division and anger will just continue, and there would be little chance of a unifying the country and protest marches will also continue. People are unhappy with the whole Brexit delay because Theresa May is trying to come up with a version of leaving that will be acceptable for majority of the MPs and the EU (not for the citizens within the country). But it appears to be impossible as Version A, B or C may require the MPs to compromise a lot more than they thought. And perhaps choosing any of these versions could be worse than if we remain in the EU.

    So, for me, another referendum appears to be the only way to release the deadlock as well as moving the nation to some kind of acceptance. This way we can gather everyones thought on the matter, but also make it clear to the people that if leaving is still a preferred option then version A, B or C (accepted by the EU as well) are the only options available even if it means a compromise on their own version of leave.

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