MP Ruth Smeeth answers YOUR questions

Could I have a explanation on what Brexit is? From hardworking_philosophy, Phoenix Primary School

Why is it taking so long for a decision to be made? From inspirational_lion, Highdown School

What's the best case and worst case scenario? From unconventional_brain, Boutcher C of E Primary School

Do you think there will ever be, or could ever be, a deal reached that would make the EU and the government happy? From fantastic_duck, Faringdon Community College

Should young people be given the right to have their say? From creative_sparrow, The Ruth Gorse Academy

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg extraordinary_thought
    Michael Faraday School 07 Mar 2019

    Will Fair Trade be effected by Brexit?

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  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC 08 Mar 2019

    Hello BNC!

    Some questions for you about these answers:
    1. Listening to Ruth's answers, do you think it is an easy or hard job being an MP? Why? What might be some of the challenges or benefits of the job?
    2. Is there anything that you agree or disagree with?
    3. Is there anything new that you didn't know before, that might be useful for this topic?

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg entertaining_strawberry
    Birchwood C of E Primary School 08 Mar 2019

    I don’t think it’s an easy job being an MP. Based on what Ruth has explained, she has to listen and take forward ideas that she may disagree with, and that can be very hard to do, especially if it will effect her life.
    I agree that we should stay in the EU, mainly because of the facts that are being spread. Although it isn’t to do with Brexit , I agree that we should focus’s on more than one issue. Also, the age we vote at has to be at an educated level, so if you are upset that you can’t vote, do you think that your educated enough?

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  • John-Ray-logo-250x250.jpg remarkable_parrot
    John Ray Junior School 08 Mar 2019

    Will trading be effective by Bnc

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg extraordinary_thought
    Michael Faraday School 09 Mar 2019

    What will happen to things like the Channel Tunnel and Eurostars?

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  • Portobello-logo-250x250.jpg honorable_penguin
    Portobello High School 18 Mar 2019

    We think that children should have there say on what they vote as its there future and they will probably have more life to live than the older people voting , i also think if you don’t want children to vote at least put some if there ideas forward.

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  • Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg honest_sparrow
    Streatham Wells Primary School 20 Mar 2019

    what do you think about this Brexit?

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  • Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg easygoing_coyote
    Streatham Wells Primary School 20 Mar 2019

    If we had a hard Brexit how long would it roughly take to get pass passbort control.

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  • John-Ray-logo-250x250.jpg remarkable_parrot
    John Ray Junior School 22 Mar 2019

    I love this video because it tells you what has been going on in the bnc and it gives you loads of knowledge and information

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg crafty_brain
    Birchwood C of E Primary School 26 Mar 2019

    i love this because it tells you what has been going onin the bns

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

    As an MP I think Ruth Smeeth has an incredibly hard job to do. Her constituency voted over 70% to leave even though she campaigned to remain. She has decided to continue to be an MP for her constituent and deliver the wishes of her community. It would be far easier if you had no firm beliefs either way. For example, if I had to preach a religion that I absolutely do not believe in, I would find the task extremely hard to do as it would go against my core beliefs as an atheist. So I think it’s very commendable. And for the same reason, I can also understand why some MPs have resigned in the same situation as it would be extremely hard to carry out a mandate they didn’t truly believe in themselve

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  • Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC 10 Apr 2019 in reply to creative_sparrow's comment

    Theresa May was a remain voter and then became PM to deliver Brexit. Some people felt that a remain voter shouldn't have been appointed PM. What do you think about this?

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

    Hi Tiff, thank you for the star!

    Even though Theresa May might have voted to remain, we can’t be sure of her true feelings now as people can change their minds and perhaps she just wasn’t a strong remainer to begin with. Opinions can change, people even get married for a short time then quickly divorce. David Cameron stepping down as a PM suggested to me that he was a strong remainer at that time. So in his heart, he probably felt he would not be able to do a good job of carrying out the Brexit mandate. So far, Theresa May appears to be a strong leaver as she always proclaimed that she wants to “Deliver Brexit because it’s the will of the people” whilst ignoring the views of the other side. Also, the fact that she stubbornly kept putting her withdrawal agreement for a vote, regardless of how many times it’s been voted down, suggests she just wants to get Brexit through no matter what. If she was a remainer, she would consider the views of the remain voters and the other MPs for a rethink of another referendum. Also Theresa May did trigger Article 50 soon after she became PM, without discussing any clear plan of action, hence the chaos we have today. This just goes to shows how eager she was to Brexit.

    I think, to take on the role as PM and to carry out the Brexit mandate is incredibly hard regardless of what your heart tells you because the role is to serve the people, otherwise it would be a dictatorial government. I wouldn’t want to take on that task myself. However, I think it’s important to consider all solutions if we reach a dead end and not just continue on one path stubbornly, even if you think it’s good thing because sometimes it just gets you nowhere.

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