HAYES IN THE HOUISE:A delight that never dims
2018, like every year before it, brought both joys and disappointments. For me, it marked another year representing South Holland and the Deepings – a delight that never dims. Grateful and honoured to receive a Knighthood I have been touched, along with Susan and my sons, by the many heartfelt messages of congratulations. I hope that constituents will consider my achievement their own.
It’s clear this year will be an important one in our nation’s history – dominated by Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. Of course, it is essential that we deliver for the 17.5 million patriots who cast their ballot in the biggest vote ever to take place in our nation. However, we must remember that Brexit is a single battle in the wider war raging between defining social, cultural and political ideas. So, in 2019 we will face an ongoing choice between supranational globalism and communitarian localism; between the attempts of a growing ‘expert class’, to disguise ideological value judgements as professional decision making and the will of the people.
In that spirit, of fundamental importance will be seizing back total control of our borders to drastically reduce the number of migrants entering the UK. The criminals organising attempts to break into our nation illegally, by crossing the channel in stolen boats, must feel the full force of the law.
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