8 July 2019 – today’s press releases

Two today, with two more embargoed until after midnight (we’ll publish them in the morning)…

Labour heads towards another Brexit fudge

Responding to the latest potential shift in Labour Brexit policy, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said:

The unions seem to have moved to a position to support Liberal Democrat policy to stop a Tory Brexit. However, a Labour Brexit would be no better. Labour must rule out their Brexit-supporting leader negotiating their own Brexit deal.

Liberal Democrats have been clear for three years on our policy for Brexit. We will keep fighting to stop Brexit.

Even now, after millions of remainers have deserted them, Labour manage only a fudge.

Swinson: UK needs a PM that will stand up to bully-boy Trump

Commenting on President Trump’s tweets about Sir Kim Darroch, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said:

Donald Trump has once again shown the world how unfit he is to hold the office of President of the United States.

His advice on our future in the European Union is not welcome, and no foreign leader should have a veto on our foreign policy.

Whether it’s Johnson or Hunt who takes the keys to Number 10, both will continue to roll over and put up with President Trump’s tantrums. The UK deserves a Prime Minister who will stand up to this bully.

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One Comment

  • Adrian Adams 9th Jul '19 - 7:57pm

    I think the new stance on a fresh referendum by the Labour Party is realistically the best that can be hoped for, you have to remember the difficulty they face in some constituencies that voted heavily for leave and like all parties they don’t want to drive supporters away. It has long been predicted they would have to get to this point and if there is another referendum Mr Corbyn’s policy of having specific options is more sensible than an another in/out referendum. When it comes to votes I hope both LibDems and like minded Tory MPs will work to deliver it.

    My guess is that we’re unlikely to get a Labour government because there probably won’t be an election in the next few months so we would be voting on a deal or no deal option. However if MPs can engineer the downfall of Prime Minister Johnson and if necessary put JC temporarily in charge of a “unity” government then you might be able to deliver it. True that you’ll probably have to go through the motions while some half baked deal based on Theresa May’s agreement with bells on is worked out so it can be stuffed on the ballot paper but it would be worth the wait.

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