My Simple Position on Brexit
We DON’T have to accept Boris Johnson’s lies, his cuts to our essential services or his clumsy, damaging Brexit deal. Labour will give the people a REAL choice in a vote between a Brexit deal that works ‘for the many’ versus remain. We will – unlike Johnson – will allow people to scrutinise and check our deal. Going back to the people is the only way for certain to stop endless delays and endless extensions. We are the only party that will get Brexit over with.*
We are also the ONLY party trying to bring our country back together.
The Dover constituency voted to leave in the EU Referendum. So did the country. I do respect that vote.
I personally voted Remain, although I sat up watching the results all night with a family that voted both ways. I do accept that most people won’t get what they want with Brexit; we all have to compromise a bit. I personally also still believe a close trading relationship with the EU is best. If there has to be a Brexit, I want a Brexit that doesn’t cost jobs; I want a Brexit that doesn’t risk destabilising the economy for decades; and primarily, I want a Brexit that isn’t going to clog up Kent’s roads, ports and infrastructure, throttling businesses in Dover and Deal. I am absolutely against a ‘no deal’ Brexit.
Boris Johnson and his Conservative chums haven’t been able to negotiate a deal that preserves and guarantees economic prosperity for our region. Johnson’s deal will make the poorest in our society even poorer. I cannot stand by and watch that happen. There has to be another way.
* Because Lib Dems will never win a majority government and seem to have abandoned the democratic part of their name with their radical revoke policy AND if Johnson can’t get a majority government, he’ll just end up endlessly trying to pass (and failing to pass) his bad deal. There will be more of the same endless Brexit extensions if you vote Tory and voting Lib Dems here just delivers a Tory.