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A further referendum seems simplest

04 October, 2019

• ANDY Carter is the Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate for Warrington South. He supported Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of parliament and does not rule out a chaotic no-deal Brexit.

Camden councillor Maria Higson showed her support for Mr Carter by liking his tweet criticising an opposition MP for not supporting a pre-October 31 general election.

Lack of parliamentary support for an early general election is due to opposition parties hoping to pick up some of the votes that Boris Johnson will lose if he is unable to keep to his October 31 promise, in addition to concerns over the risk of a no-deal Brexit.

It is simpler and less divisive to have a further referendum. Attempting to unblock the impasse via an election would cause greater uncertainty and Brexit concerns would be conflated with wider issues.

JONATHAN LIVINGSTONE
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