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Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats

We can stop a no deal Brexit

August 15, 2019 1:00 PM
By Jo Swinson
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

In just eleven weeks, however, our country faces an immediate crisis: crashing out of the EU without any deal. The most cavalier and catastrophic of Brexits: putting at risk hundreds of thousands of jobs , public services including our NHS , and even our national security.

So in this moment of national emergency, I stand ready to work with anyone to stop Boris Johnson and his hard-line Brexit government.

Despite saying that No Deal was a million to one chance, that is clearly the destination Boris Johnson is headed towards.

He was prepared to say anything in his selfish quest to become Prime Minister at all costs. And there will be costs. Because let's be frank - a no deal Brexit is an utterly irresponsible pursuit.

No decent public servant should even contemplate risking that level of damage to our country.

A no deal Brexit will be a bad deal for our public services and our economy.

So bad that we'll have to stockpile medicines, accept food shortages, and spend taxpayers' money bailing out otherwise healthy businesses.

Read the full text of the speech here.