Public must have option to reject botched Brexit

Today (Tuesday 11 December) Liberal Democrat MPs will continue to argue for people to be given a final say, including the option to remain in the EU. We have been consistent now for over two years arguing that now we know more about the arrangements which are planned post-Brexit that people should have the chance to have another vote. Mrs May despite her protestations that this is the best deal available she has denied Parliament a vote and time is running out.

In a press release issued at the end of last week North East Somerset Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate, Nick Coates, has warned that the Tories’ ‘botched Brexit’ will leave people poorer and called for MPs to give the public the final say on the deal.

He said:

The Liberal Democrats have led the campaign for a people’s vote. We know there is no deal better than the deal we have as members of the EU.

Theresa May’s deal, on the other hand, is bad for the NHS, bad for British jobs and leaves the UK a rule taker not a rule maker. It is a deal nobody voted for and nobody wants.

"Can any MP genuinely look their constitutents in the eye and say this botched deal will make them better off."

Mr. Rees-Mogg has played a disruptive role throughout the negotiations and consistently undermined his party leader but neither he nor his ERG have presented any alternative plan. As Mr. Rees-Mogg said in October 2011 "Indeed, we could have two referendums. As it happens, it might make more sense to have the second referendum after the renegotiation is completed.”

Mr Rees-Mogg should back the Liberal Democrats and vote this deal down.

Nick Coates added:

“Liberal Democrats demand better. The only escape from this Tory mess is to give the people the final say on the deal, including the option to remain in the EU".


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