What's happening with Brexit?

By Nick Coates, Oct 16, 2019 12:10

The Prime Minister is ‘negotiating’ a new Withdrawal Agreement. Note this is not a deal about anything which really impacts our future relationship with the EU. 5 to 10 years of further negotiations would be required to resolve other co-operation and trade arrangements. And Mr. Johnson appears to planning to either buy off the DUP or sell out over Northern Ireland’s place in the Union.

How do we move forward? Whatever is presented to Parliament on Saturday we can be sure of one thing - it will be a fudge. And the ERG and the DUP will have swallowed hard in order to avoid losing Brexit altogether.

Nothing has changed. We are still divided. Which is why the Liberal Democrats have tabled an amendment to the Queen's speech to put any deal that comes back from Brussels to a People's Vote.

If selected, this amendment would be voted on early next week.

After tabling the amendment, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said:

“The Liberal Democrats are the strongest party of Remain and have been the leading voice in the People’s Vote campaign. 

“Boris Johnson is determined to have a general election, but the best way to resolve the Brexit chaos is to have a People’s Vote and give the British people the final say about their future.

The best deal we have is as members of the European Union and we want to give the people the chance to choose to stop Brexit.”

I agree - nothing is resolved by a General Election before a People’s Vote. We would be left campaigning over Brexit - which, with our clear Revoke Article 50 position, we are prepared to do - instead of the issues of the day which have been neglected by the Government for the last four years.

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