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Corbyn a friend to Tories, not to Remainers

May 15, 2019 10:05 AM

The Liberal Democrats today unveiled an election poster slamming Jeremy Corbyn for spending time helping the Tories deliver Brexit rather than doing anything to Stop Brexit.

According to analysis of the parliamentary record by the Liberal Democrats, the Labour party whipped either to abstain or to vote with the Conservative Government on a total of 29 key Brexit votes.

The poster, launched by Liberal Democrat MPs Jo Swinson and Ed Davey, comes as the Labour party descended into another row over its Brexit position.

Labour is a Brexit Party

Liberal Democrat MP Ed Davey said:

"The single biggest issue people are concerned about at these European elections is the mess and chaos Brexit will cause.

"Despite being just days before poll, the Labour leadership is still caught in infighting over whether the party stands for Remainers or not. The hard truth is this; Jeremy Corbyn has aided and abetted this Tory Brexit mess. Corbyn is a friend to the Tories, not Remainers.

"Every vote for his Labour party is a vote for Brexit. The choice is therefore clear. If you want to stop Brexit then vote for the strongest remain party - the Liberal Democrats."

Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson said:

"The Liberal Democrats are familiar recipients of accusations of fence-sitting, but I'd like to take this chance to officially crown Jeremy Corbyn as champion of that particular past-time in this Parliament.

"The Labour Party have committed to sitting on the fence on Brexit with such ferocity that when the cross-party talks finally end, I can only assume that their frontbench will have to take a leave of absence in order to remove the enormous number of splinters they'll have acquired in their collective backsides.

"I'm proud that the Liberal Democrats stand in stark contrast, standing unambigiously as the party who wants to stop Brexit. So if you want to stop Brexit too, don't waste your vote on the Labour party's Brexit fudge, vote for the Liberal Democrats on 23rd May and help us to deliver a People's Vote with the option of remaining in the EU."

Poster van launch