EU Referendum message to the electors of Wycombe

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In the EU referendum, the UK voted to leave the European Union. For all the reasons I have set out, recently and over 9 years,  I believe the people of the UK have made the right choice for our country. We must now form a Government willing to implement the dual mandate of the Conservative manifesto and the Referendum result.

We know the public took this decision seriously and that many people disagree. After a Remain campaign which relentlessly stoked fear and anxiety, it is not surprising people are fearful and anxious. That is much to be regretted. I am certain we have nothing to fear from becoming a normal self-governing country, making our own laws, trading freely with the world and conducting public policy on the basis of UK citizenship, not EU citizenship.

In common with several adjacent areas, Wycombe District narrowly voted Remain. As I have explained in detail here, it is not possible to say how the significantly smaller Parliamentary constituency voted. All my campaigning, and especially canvassing, suggests Wycombe constituency will have voted Leave but this cannot be proven.

I believe this is an historic opportunity to renew our country as an optimistic, outward-looking, tolerant, liberal and internationalist democracy and I shall work to that end. I would encourage everyone to unite behind this collective democratic decision and to move forward with buoyancy and hope.


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33 Responses so far.

  1. Stuart Gaunt says:

    So, Steve. You’re in the minority. Presumably you will be doing the decent thing by resigning and leaving High Wycombe, where your views are obviously in the minority. Most people wanted to Remain, even after all the lies made by your friends in the Leave campaign.

  2. J Zenger says:

    Both campaigns were a disgrace. Both campaigns used fear and lies to twist minds and secure votes. Both campaigns were unworthy of a modern democracy.

    As for people being ‘fearful and anxious’. People are anxious because there is no plan, just broken promises and back-pedalling rhetoric. People are fearful because the referendum result has emboldened racists and bigots, who are actively working to create further division in our society.

    Well done Steve. As for 2020, I suggest you look for another seat – perhaps somewhere in the Midlands.

  3. Aimee Smith says:

    Fab news. Everything sounds just rosey. And there was me about to emigrate to Canada to escape the mess all the experts are predicting. So to confirm there won’t be a recession and our multicultural town won’t see an increase in hate crimes? Also how soon will the NHS deficit you previously mentioned be cleared?

  4. Alan says:

    It’s one great big step back

  5. Steven Neumann says:

    Hi there Steve, loved your article in The Road. I’m also a big fan of Europe and Europeans but so many of the regulations that come from the EU make little sense. I’ve met your Dad Mike through MAG several times and I’m glad to see you also promoting freedom and liberty. Naturally I voted for leave too! I think the vote would have been even more in favour of leaving if the main party leaders had taken a more neutral stance. The Scottish vote was probably affected by tactical voting over the independence issue. Looking at the last general election with the decline of the pro EU liberals and rise of support for UKIP the referendum has definitely confirmed this trend.
    It might be difficult to make the case for something new and better but now it will be possible to move towards that goal and dispel the doubts of those who have expressed concern.
    Best wishes for the future, after choosing the right side perhaps you could get a promotion of some sort!

    • Chris says:

      A promotion. England football manager? They need someone now but that role doesn’t potentially impact negatively on everyone’s life and is largely irrelevant

    • Chris says:

      Of course if leaders had taken a more neutral position it might have been that the voting public could have made a decision without having the leave lies, which those that made them are now backtracking on, influence their decision

      How many leave voters are now saying they were Mis-led and would vote differently?

  6. Tania Baldwin-Pask says:

    Dear Mr Baker, as you know I did not support the Leave campaign and I am not a supporter of this Conservative government. However I do believe in democracy and I understand that, for whatever reason, a majority has voted to leave the EU. There is indeed much trepidation which I believe comes from a lack of clarity about the future, no obvious political leadership, and nervousness on the financial markets. My husband runs a factory in Wycombe and we know all too well the pain of the recent recession. As a lifelong advocate for human rights, I am also deeply troubled by the tone of the Brexit debate regarding immigrants and the recent rise in incidents of racial abuse. I would like to ask you some specific questions: (1) what measures are in place or envisaged to protect small businesses from possible continuing negative financial impact of Brexit in particular as regards manufacturing? (2) what measures are you and our local authorities/agencies taking to ensure that any allegations of racial abuse are promptly jnvestigated and perpetrators prosecuted? Are you in touch with representatives of different ethnic and religious communities in Wycombe to ascertain their needs at this time? (3) during the Brexit campaign you have me an undertaking that money saved from EU withdrawal would be diverted to the NHS. How much will be ear-marked and what time scale do you and your colleagues have in mind? (4) will you pledge that existing labour laws will not be affected by Brexit? (5) does the government pledge to abide by its international law obligations regarding refugees and asylum seekers and will you reconsider your previous position re unaccompanied refugee children from Syria?

    • Chris says:

      Great questions. Have you had an answer yet? Or is Mr Baker too busy working with Mr Gove and Mr Johnson working on Mr Johnsons leadership campaign?

  7. Dennis Craggs says:

    We look forward keenly to hear your plans to achieve these grand objectives. A trade agreement with Paraguay, perhaps. The markets seem to have some different ideas.

    • Chris says:

      I don’t think Paraguay works with countries that have a downgraded and negative credit rating

  8. Hayley says:

    Be interesting to see which areas you bothered to campaign in as I certainly didn’t see you or any representatives in my area.
    Your views don’t represent our town – but they are an embarrassment.
    I suppose it’s a waste of time asking you to vote ‘Brexit’ down when the time comes but if you can see past yourself and work on behalf of your constituents (your job!), the majority of which voted ‘remain’ by the way – that would be nice!
    I’d also like to add that your twitter account is a bunch of unoriginal retweets that contain no substantial evidence to support your opinions – as an MP – be better!

  9. George Young says:

    Perhaps we will have a General Election soon enough to find out how the constituency feel?
    Leave Steve! That has a nice ring to it.

  10. Matt Smart says:

    Yes, Wycombe district narrowly voted remain, and most importantly the country was CONned into narrowly voting leave.

    There were lies on both sides, but you cannot simply brush under the carpet the serious lies you told the public to gain your narrow win.

    Stop gloating Steve, it really won’t do you any favours when you need remain experts to get you out of a mess you created.

  11. Gareth Barlow says:

    “After a Remain campaign which relentlessly stoked fear and anxiety, it is not surprising people are fearful and anxious. That is much to be regretted.”

    Hypocrisy is to be regretted just as much, don’t you think?

    • Richard Bridgeman says:

      The country is divided and angry. The Scots and N Irish are talking of leaving the Union. Currency and Stock Markets head south and business looks into relocation. Political parties are fragmenting. There’s plenty to be fearful about.

  12. S Hearnden says:

    So you are basing your position, when it comes to your voting in the house for Brexit, not on the wish of your constituants but instead on the feeling that you were given when you were out there meeting a small number of people who agreed with you? Tell me how long did you spend talking to the people who agreed with you and how quickly did you brush off the people who clearly did not?

    The out campaign labeled anything they did not want to face up to as ‘project fear’ when in reality it should have been called ‘project reality check’.

    Please stop………… look around you at our wonderful, diverse, community. Take a good think about how the recession that you are about to vote us into will effect the members of that community. If you let us down by following personal political aspirations instead of listening to the people who elected you then it will be sad day for the democracy you say you stand for.

  13. Richard Bridgeman says:

    It seems to me that the primary, vote-winning policy of the Brexit campaign was to control immigration. Do you not feel embarrassed now that Boris Johnson has stated that we will continue to allow free movement. I think those that voted to leave were duped and it is we who voted remain must suffer the consequences. Johnson is ambitious and self-serving. He allowed lies to be told and only corrected them after the vote. I hope you do not support his effort to become PM.

  14. CSW says:

    “After a Remain campaign which relentlessly stoked fear and anxiety.”
    How dare you? Jo Cox was worth a hundred of you. Meanwhile 48% of voters (including the majority in your region, whether you like it or not) voted for Remain.
    You’re going to decide whether you want to unite the country or ignore those of us who wanted no part of this. Supporting a divisive sociopath like Boris Johnson will show the 48%, including the young and ethnic minorities that you no longer wish to represent their interests.

  15. Chris says:

    Dear Mr Baker

    With regard to your email/tweet/blog response to the EU referendum votes in your constituency where I don’t need to remind you the available figures, rather than what you believe to be the case but cannot prove.

    Part 1 – Communication

    You have a website, email contact and a twitter feed. Well done and thank you for opening up the comments section (lots of places they are closed)

    However your use of technology should surely be expanded because the way it operates currently is you can broadcast through different channels to anyone who cares to listen to what you want to say but anyone who wishes to respond to you has to do it on an individual way and there does not seem to be a collective way to do this (other than the Bucks Free Press which you may not read). For example it is quite easy to have a “reply all” with hidden email addresses so we can all see what other people are thinking rather than have to scroll through lots of individual posts.

    It is surely better for people to collectively see what responses you receive whether they support, disagree or add to the topic you wish to tell us all about.

    This is surely more efficient use of you or your teams time having to read lots of individual responses and collate information. In this instance of the EU referendum for example it may not have been a surprise to you that people voted remain. Had you enabled the comments on your website for lots of people to express their personal views together with their (and your) ability to see what others are thinking and saying you might have been able to more quickly see what was happening to present a better/different case or approach rather than having to be embarrassed by the surprise result

    However I have the time to put my thoughts into the public domain so anyone can see them, and comment on them collectively if they wish, so I will. And of course I shall send this to you email, twitter etc

    Part 2 – Your Response to the voters (the EU Referendum message to the electors of Wycombe and the Reaction to the Wycombe District EU Referendum result)

    Best way to look at this I think it to look at what you posted.

    First communication.

    Why have you spent time putting things in which are actually irrelevant and meaningless.

    For example

    “We know the public took this decision seriously and that many people disagree. After a Remain campaign which relentlessly stoked fear and anxiety, it is not surprising people are fearful and anxious”.

    The politicians involved in both sides were frankly like children in a playground. The Remain campaign “stoked fear and anxiety”. Were you and your colleagues in “Leave” also not running a campaign that contained an awful lot of misleading statements which it is interesting to see have now been back tracked on? Only took Mr Farage a few minutes on Friday to say the money to NHS was a “mistake”, for Liam Fox to say on Sunday the £360million per week was incorrect, for Mr Duncan-Smith to say the money saved and how it was to be spent were “extrapolations and possibilities”.

    Glad to see you have not aligned yourself with a brand of politics that is as equally as distasteful.

    And by the way I am sure you that will have an answer like Mr Johnson yesterday morning that peoples pensions are safe, the markets are stable, the pound is still a valued currency (despite it being at a 30 year low even after potentially being propped up by £250 billion pounds by the Bank of England which by the way even using the falsy £360 million/week equates to about 13 years worth of EU contributions or over 20 years if you use the true figure).

    If what is happening now is not causing people anxiety then I don’t know what will

    I am certain we have nothing to fear from becoming a normal self-governing country, making our own laws, trading freely with the world and conducting public policy on the basis of UK citizenship, not EU citizenship.

    We do make our own laws, about 90% of the current laws in operation in the UK are made by our own judiciary and Parliament, and some of the laws the EU pass are frankly better than we had by ourselves (for example workers right and protection)

    Trading freely with the World? We can already do that, directly and through the EU. You paint it like we don’t.

    It is somewhat at odds with Mr Johnsons statements in his weekly newspaper about needing to trade mostly with Europe (which we were doing) and I look forward to see how he, or whomever is responsible for “cherry-picking” the best bits of the EU without the rubbish bits gets on.

    To be fair to yourself when you issued your tweets it was 2 days before Mr Johnson inferred that trading with the EU is best so perhaps you, like lots of people who voted leave were a little surprised at this.

    In common with several adjacent areas, Wycombe District narrowly voted Remain.

    Actually the percentage splits that voted to remain was the same as the national split voting leave. By your own words the country “narrowly” voted leave.

    it is not possible to say how the significantly smaller Parliamentary constituency voted. All my campaigning, and especially canvassing, suggests Wycombe constituency will have voted Leave but this cannot be proven.

    I am afraid you do not have the luxury of using your own anecdotal feelings on this issue. “You cannot prove it” has no relevance here.

    Some peoples’ things they do in life suggests to them there is a God. This cannot be proven, but they believe it. This is belief in its purest form.

    What you have is an “unknown” number of people whose vote you cannot prove one way or the other. If they had followed the same national split, by the time you add them to Wycombe Districts vote then the whole constituency voted remain.

    Of course you might counter that they would have all voted leave – but then that’s anecdotal so cannot be used. Assuming you also canvassed in Wycombe district and were “surprised” at the result there it might well be you could have also been “surprised” by the un-provable smaller constituency votes. GThey might have gone remain as well.

    So posturing on what you thought and believe to be the case, given they cannot be proven to support (or contradict) your statement, they have to be ignored. What we are then left with is the major part of your constituency where there are no anecdotes or feelings; just plain numbers which were 52% remain and 48% leave.

    And by the way the link to your OS maps, and what other people did up and down the Thames Valley and their principal MPs is totally irrelevant. It is what the people did in your constituency and how they voted you should be taking notice of.

    And furthermore, you just can’t resist a little party political dig can you?

    We do know turnout in some detail. Oakridge and Castlefield, Bowerdean and Disraeli, represented by Labour District councillors, had some of the lowest turnouts in the constituency.

    Has your analysis shown why this is the case? Is it perhaps because those wards contain larger number of EU and Asian immigrants who were suffering from fear and anxiety stoked up by the Leave campaigns Immigration stance?

    But where does this leave it?

    Irrespective of your own personal beliefs you are supposed to do what the people who put you in Parliament want, not what you want or believe.

    So I do expect you to table a motion for Brexit to be discussed in Parliament and if/when votes are taken on it I expect you to do what your constituents want – vote Remain because the only thing in your response to the votes that is not anecdotal, irrelevant or your personal view are the results. And we voted Remain

    I believe this is an historic opportunity to renew our country as an optimistic, outward-looking, tolerant, liberal and internationalist democracy and I shall work to that end. I would encourage everyone to unite behind this collective democratic decision and to move forward with buoyancy and hope.

    Yup, there is so much optimism just now. Importers importing from Europe paying substantially more for their products (which we pay the ultimate price on the high street), outward looking and tolerant to the individuals who contribute to our country by seeing a 57% rise in hate crime, companies of all sizes (and especially International ones) putting plans for further investment on hold and in some cases publically stating that they are considering moving jobs out of the UK, unless a passporting deal of some kind can be struck the financial services sector in the City is in trouble (and as we divorce ourselves from Europe I can just see the organisations they work for happy to pay and transaction fees, or maybe move the skilled people to line in Frankfurt – whichever is cheaper for them), and then finally Mr Johnsons statement that we will deal with Europe but under our terms and to our benefit. Well, that assumes they want to deal with us so badly that they are going to give us better terms and conditions and advantages they don’t even get themselves. So good luck with that one. And the fallback position of “Norway Plus” or even the same as Norway still requires us to make contributions (that we have no control over on how it is spent) and free movement of good and labour force. So if people voted Leave based on “the relentlessly stoked fear and anxiety” about immigration, and Turkey joining the EU they will be disappointed. However Norway have no way of being involved in any discussions at the EU, to shape it, to make suggestions, to vote on anything, to veto nations like Turkey becoming part of it.

    All in all I’d say that puts us in a wonderful position to “move forward with buoyancy” and hope even though nobody, including the people that got us into this situation like yourself, has absolutely any idea what shape or form or economic health or type of self-government or immigration etc etc etc etc we are moving to looks like. Just some vague ideas in a perfect World we get all the things we want and not have to deal with the stuff we don’t like. Sadly that idealistic view and to what degree it can be achieved – you want those who voted Remain to believe that. Perhaps if you could prove it …..or had God-like pure faith believers that you are right ……

    And anyway, the last paragraph to the voters of Wycombe recognises none of the risks and continues to paint a blue sky set of aspirations with no substance to back them up, much like the whole Leave campaign really (although I do recognise you haven’t personally highlighted the immigration aspect)

    Part 3 – Your reasons and rationale for adopting the leave position

    I agree with you and some of your examples. The EU is wasteful, undemocratic, meddling, focuses on stupid things and so on

    Irritating and frustrating? Absolutely

    This Government is guilty of such things so we are by no means a perfect model to follow either. For example your friend Mr Gove as education secretary tried to make a name for himself there by having a revolution which forced schools to spend time, effort and money (that they didn’t have and detracted from their prime directive of teaching and learning) only to then have to backtrack a year later (which the time, effort, money and now goodwill could not be given back)

    But like any club there are things we like and things we don’t like.

    I think the most important aspect of a country so it can invest in public services etc is its economy. It is easier to moan and groan and be miserable about things we don’t like from a position of relative comfort

    Our economy (for better or perhaps for worse) is tied up with the leading marketplace in the World where we have access to half a billion customers who in turn have reasonably buoyant economies and money to spend.

    If you take all the negative factors that come with it, the positive things we get still outweigh the negatives.

    I cannot see the sense or logic in (hoping) to eliminate the negatives by trading in and benefitting from a more reliable, stable, less volatile and predictable economy. Especially as subsequent events port referendum indicate that the EU might be willing to cut its nose off to spite its own face. They can do that, they are big enough to live without us but not necessarily vice versa. And dealing under WTO tariffs and regulations and agreements (if that is where we end up because we cannot strike a deal with the EU) is certainly not anywhere near as positive for us as the EU). And taking a long time to strike trade agreements with non EU but “big” economies takes a long time. And whilst we are waiting for those to be struck and come to fruition our economy could sink.

    Gloom and doom and scaremongering? Or a possibility that could leave us very exposed?


    (PS I should say I am of no political party, I wanted to do the right thing for the country and fir future generations but felt neither side provided referenceable facts and figures, independent expert opinion presented by either side just dismissed and rubbished by the other, warnings about potentially negative things treated as scaremongering, debates which resembled kids in a school playground, no “cause and effect” models or projections and so on.

    I found that for something so important to our country, both sides treated it as a game of one upmanship and ego and whichever way anyone voted and whatever their reasons neither side did themselves individually or collectively any good. I am frankly embarrassed and irritated at the way the whole thing was presented and some of the “promises/extrapoliations/aspirations/potential” of the leave campaign that they are now back tracking on is disgraceful.

    Leave got more votes – well done. Not sure if what they thought they had “won” is what they will actually win over the course of the next few weeks, months and years. Only time will tell. I hope I will have a house and be able to afford the Internet to follow what goes on or the electricity to run my TV)

  16. Chris says:

    Mr Baker

    I re-iterate what I suggested in the Bucks Free Press.

    Just after the result of the referendum You said Mr Cameron should consider his position and do the honourable thing by resigning because he does not represent the desire of the people who voted. He was in the minority

    I suggested that as you were in exactly the same position of having to lead and represent electorate whose views were 180 degrees opposed to yours, and you put great faith in democratic results (it seems when it is convenient to your personal causes but not when they put you into the minority) that we can expect to see you resigning as you can’t actually wholeheartedly or with any degree passion do the job you were voted in to do which you put on your website: the “Working for Wycombe” tag line.

    Haven’t seen any comments from you on your plans for resigning, nor acknowledgement that you actually have no regard for the people you are supposed to represent except for your statements above

    I found your message to the electorate of Wycombe somewhat offensive, high-handed, it implies those of us who voted remain were in some way wrong, our views have simply been ignored but that we should happily work together towards an unknown and undefined aspirational state without complaint.

    . I think all of you treated us as uninformed idiots, who don’t know anything and should leave it to those who know best (which seems to not be independent organisations and experts in their fields)

    Since Friday and working for a company who import from Europe whose costs thanks to the sinking pound now has seen a significant rise in its costs, and has also decided it cannot risk investing in its expansion program and has gone the other way by formally stating a downsizing consultation, I am failing to see any of the positive things you promised

    I would like to think if I am to be “short term collateral damage” and lose my income, cause anxiety for my wife and children due to a situation you created and then ask me to be happy about it and be buoyant that actually you do the decent thing, resign and we can be buoyant and positive together in the dole queue trying to get welfare benefits that the country can’t afford to pay now, let alone when our economy has tanked.

    So when will you be resigning?

    By the way other posters on this website have asked you questions about what your plans are with regard to local economy, nhs etc etc if you plan to stay on. Haven’t seen any responses from you to those either which can be interpreted as you don’t have any plans like the rest of the leave campaign, or you are resigning so like Mr Cameron you will be walking away from a mess that you were a big part of creating, or you just ignore us and carry on in a self-serving way and perhaps get a promotion if and when your buddies take control

    Thanks again for your comments

  17. Chris says:

    Great quote from Mr Baker in the Bucks free press from his advert of June 19th as to why he wants to leave the EU. Won’t look at the things that aren’t necessarily true in the bullet list (after all it was written before his leave colleagues started to backtrack and decommit to it, bit embarrassing). It is the last line in the 5th paragraph about politicians being compelled to do what the electors want.

    Mr Baker I think there a lots of voters on your forum here telling you what they want you to do, and you do say yourself in that article that you are compelled what the voters want.

    By the way in case you are worried that if you resign you won’t get another seat somewhere because you’d have to explain to whatever local office that you resigned because you chose your views and ignored the views of your electorate, I wouldn’t worry too much. You keep saying you are certain it’s all going to be sooo much better. If you are right then you’ll be able to say that ignoring the voters and doing what you wanted was the right thing to do because you knew better. I am sure any constituency would snap your hand off.

    But I suppose if it goes belly up then you’d have to explain that not only did you ignore the voters and what they wanted, they knew more and they were right and you were wrong and more to the point was one of the leading architects and voices of a total shipwreck – well that could make it a more difficult sell..

    I can see your dilemma: resign and be unemployed with no income and have to wait for years to see if you were right but run the risk of having nothing left in the meantime which is what could happen to me and my family.

    Or just ignore us, do your own thing and hope that at he next election time it’ll all be as rosy as the leave campaign painted the picture. Of course if it is not ….difficult to convince anybody I guess

    Maybe you are not responding to or addressing any of our concerns and comments because you are wrestling with your conscience

    Still waiting for the magic and freedom and better life to happen. Must admit I am beginning to be concerned it might not …..

  18. Tim says:

    I ally myself to no particular party, instead I prefer to look at the individual leading the party in the hope that one day we will get someone with integrity and courage to take control and plan ahead for this country – ALL – the people currently here and those that will come here.

    If you could cut through the mainstream media and use the Internet to check out the EU , it’s history and future plans on its own website, you could make only one decision. Unfortunately this takes a lot of time and a lot of reading – which is deliberately hard going on the EU site. I must stress the EU is not Europe – something I’ve had to keep telling friends who fallen for the mass media message and its links.

    I hope we take this chance to free ourselves ,give our children choice in the future and have a hard look at our own political system so it becomes more democratic. We have a purpose now, something to work for so this country is looked at as glowing example of democracy, tolerance and respect.

  19. Chris says:

    Ask the voters a range of questions to understand why the voted the way they did and what criteria were important to them, not just what the few people you canvassed who agreed with you or hooted their car horn outside staples

    Mr Baker

    Why do you not conduct your own survey/poll/piece of research of all the people in your constituency

    In it, ask everyone – irrespective of how they voted – what prompted them to vote the way they did. It could be as simple as a list of bullet points (e.g. immigration, sovereignty in decision making, economic impact etc etc.). Plus the ability to add their own

    You could use a scale of 1-5 so people could rate their feelings ranging from “not at all an issue for me” to “the most important thing to me”

    You would then have a view of all the issues and what people feel in this constituency which might help you focus and prioritise on the things the people you work for want in Parliament, rather than your personal views, and then fight for those things.

    The referendum was a binary choice on 1 thing and did not give people the opportunity to say “leave but ….” or “remain but …” Lots of things have come to light since the referendum, especially from leavers who have backtracked, de-committed and now we seem to have different plans all of which seem to include some sort of agreement with trading in Europe, which it is unlikely we will cherry pick the best bits of, and so we will still have to make payments to it and have things like laws and free movements as part of it

    You want people to unite, be behind wherever we are going, so why don’t you be a proactive constituency MP and ask the people. Not tell us what you want and why

    You could even use the University across the road from your office. They will have lots of 3rd students doing degrees in Maths/Statistics/Economics/Social Studies etc etc, and they will all need to be working on real projects as part of their final year studies.

    It might even get you out of the frying pan because the lecturers there are morally bound to teach students how not to introduce bias and how to interpret results and you could rightly claim it is an independent poll which hasn’t been influenced by those with a vested/self interest, has allowed people en-masse to tell you their thoughts rather than through surgeries, meetings, canvassing by people who themselves might have a vested interest and so on. By the way I don’t know anyone of my family and friends who you personally, or agents on your behalf, actually spoke to.

    Just a thought seeing as we are in the situation we are with nobody in power it seems having a realistic plan for a way forward. Be being proactive and informing your colleagues “this is what they people of my constituency want”, who knows – you might get some Kudos/Brownie Points and actually be a leading voice in something that everybody wants

  20. marek pruszewicz says:

    Dear Mr Baker,

    Thank you for your personal reassurances that everything will be fine. For some reason I was worried by the total lack of a Brexit plan from Vote Leave. Now I know the people of Wycombe got it wrong and the markets are silly to have been spooked by what I thought was a blank sheet of paper masquerading as a coherent proposal for the way forward I feel much better.

  21. Adrian says:

    So Steve Baker believes but can’t prove that his constituency voted leave (even though local areas are known to have voted remain.

    I believe that his constituency voted remain although I can’t prove it.

  22. Chris says:

    Dear Mr Baker

    Part of the Leave campaign was that people in the EU that control what happens aren’t elected.

    Please can you explain to me what the difference between those un-elected people and whomever the next PM is.

    For sure I don’t get to decide who the PM is the same way as I dont get to vote for powerful people in the EU

    Please explain the difference here – people in positions of power who were not elected by the electorate

    By the way because the country is split if The House of Commons was full of people who had any dignity, honour or regard for the people of this country you would call a general election.

    I think that because the last Government voted themselves a protectionist position of serving for 5 years unless either of the following 2 situations arise

    * a motion of no confidence is passed in Her Majesty’s Government by a simple majority and 14 days elapses without the House passing a confidence motion in any new Government formed
    * a motion for a general election is agreed by two thirds of the total number of seats in the Commons including vacant seats (currently 434 out of 650)

    As my elected represented I would appreciate it if you could table either of those 2 motions – don’t mind which

    Is that a problem ??

  23. Chris says:

    Dear Mr Baker

    Isn’t it about time you put your reasons on why you are supporting Mr Johnson for PM here on your website so people can comment ?

    Putting it out by Twitter isn’t really a good way to stimulate debate and discussion due to the limit of 140 characters.

    You do want to stimulate debate and discussion don’t you?

  24. Chris says:

    Mr Baker

    You admit your were “surprised” by the referendum result in Wycombe but carried on regardless

    You then backed BoJo and with Gove now stabbing him in the back

    (a) were you surprised (again) by Goves announcement?
    (b) are you still backing Boris or switching to someone else?

    Would be interested to know if in your heart of hearts you are questioning yourself on why you would seem to be making the wrong choices? But I don’t think you are alone in that – I think all MPs of all parties dont know what to do just now