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Swinson: 'Getting Brexit done' puts lives and jobs at risk

October 2, 2019 3:30 PM

Responding to Boris Johnson's speech to Conservative Party Conference, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said:
Swinson / Johnson No Brexit
"When you strip away the bluff and bluster, this was a speech by a Prime Minister who is determined to crash us out of the EU without a deal.

"Fanatically repeating 'Get Brexit Done' does not give any comfort to the cancer patient worried about accessing their medication, or the factory worker whose job is on the line. Getting Brexit done puts their lives and their jobs at risk, and that is why Liberal Democrats are working hard to stop it.

"The Liberal Democrats are determined to stop Brexit, because the best deal possible is the one we have right now as members of the European Union."

Parliamentary candidate for Southampton Test Joe Richards commented:

"We see more and more from polls that the majority will of the people is not simply to just "get Brexit done" at any cost - when it's increasingly apparent just what that cost is.

"Right now we need to give people a say once again, and the Lib Dems will offer a clear opportunity for those that want to Stop Brexit, to do exactly that."

Parliamentary candidate for Southampton Itchen Liz Jarvis added:

"With businesses failing across the country, it's clear that the Government's gung ho approach to Brexit is putting the country on a dangerous trajectory which could have a disastrous impact on the economy, industries, and the lives of millions of British people, as well as jeopardising our security."