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Brighton and Hove Liberal Democrats

Tom Brake MP writes…If you care about Brexit, read this…

November 6, 2017 8:40 AM
By Tom Brake in Liberal Democrat Voice
Originally published by South Lincolnshire Liberal Democrats

Tom Brake (By Chris McAndrew - https://api20170418155059.azure-api.net/photo/bhDYT87s.jpeg?crop=CU_1:1&quality=80&download=trueGallery: https://beta.parliament.uk/media/bhDYT87s, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61321850)When people voted in the EU referendum last year, nobody really knew what a future deal with the European Union might look like.

16 months on it is now clearer than ever that no deal will be anywhere near as good a deal as the one we have now. To top that off, a catastrophic "no deal" scenario is becoming likelier than ever.

The chaos and uncertainty are leading to job losses and higher prices across the UK.

That is why the Liberal Democrats believe the people deserve the final say on any Brexit deal in a referendum. And if the public doesn't like it, we should have the option to remain in the European Union.

In two weeks' time, MPs will be debating amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill. The Government's majority is wafer thin - and if MPs from all parties work together, there's a real chance we can defeat them and at the very least, stop them from pursuing a hard Brexit.

That's why, ahead of those key votes, we're asking as many of you as possible to contact your MP and ask them to support four amendments.

You can get all the information you need here.

MPs need to put their names to these amendments by 9th November - so please, make sure you contact them before then!

* Tom Brake is Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, and the Lib Dem Foreign Affairs Spokesman