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Will Tobias Oppose “No-Deal” Brexit?

by phildunn on 8 December, 2019

Today, in my capacity as Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Bournemouth East I have challenged our local Conservative candidate to rule out a no-deal Brexit in December 2020. This follows Boris Johnson refusing to rule out a no-deal exit from the EU.

Under the Conservative Party’s plan, the UK will have until December 2020 to deliver the second phase of negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with the EU. However, the plans also say Boris Johnson will not seek any extension despite overwhelming evidence showing that time-frame is near impossible.

I believe this means that the Tories are signing up to crash the UK out of the EU without a deal. This is why I have today written to Tobias Ellwood, to ask him to rule out a no-deal Brexit in December 2020 which would cause severe economic damage and put jobs at risk in Bournemouth.

It is clear that the Conservatives are now effectively the party of Nigel Farage and Donald Trump. They are content to see the UK crash out of the EU without a deal.

Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan is already a disaster for people across both Bournemouth constituencies, but he has now made things even worse by putting the UK on a collision course with a no-deal Brexit in December 2020. That means more harm to our NHS, more uncertainty for businesses, more jobs lost.

People in Bournemouth East have a right to know whether Tobias Ellwood supports the reckless and dangerous plan Boris Johnson is proposing.

The Liberal Democrats will continue to fight to stop Brexit. We are the strongest party for Remainers and we know that there is no deal as good as the one we have in the EU.

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