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We’ve had a people’s vote

07 November, 2019

• SO inept of the Labour Party to have a Brexit policy that would involve a Labour government negotiating a new deal with the European Union and then putting the new deal to a referendum.

Jonathan Ashworth, Labour’s health spokesman, speaking on BBC Radio 4 said that, in such a referendum, he would campaign and vote against the deal and to remain in the EU!

That would involve a further 18 months of uncertainty, divisions and bitterness. Many Labour supporters like me will find this “policy” preposterous.

It will make the party a laughing stock, turn traditional supporters away, and increase the likelihood of Labour losing the election.

We’ve had a people’s vote and democracy demands that we leave the EU. We don’t need nor want a further referendum to decide that. We want parliament to agree and implement a deal.

The pity of it is that Labour’s Brexit strategy will be at the forefront of voters’ minds, and attempts to focus on health, housing, social care, the environment won’t work.

DAVID CHEESEMAN
NW2

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