We must stop a crash out no deal Brexit
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05 Sep 2019
Johnson seems to be pushing the country to crash out of the European Union
without a deal. This would be hugely damaging to the economy and living
standards and I am particularly concerned that the people with the least will
be hurt the most.
are aware by now that the supermarkets are warning that if we crash out of the
European Union without a deal we will see an increase in food prices. At a time when many families in Wirral are having to go
to food banks to feed their children, the last thing we need is a sharp
increase in food prices.
A recently leaked Government report has warned that a no deal Brexit will lead to shortages of
food, fuel and medicine shortages. I am extremely concerned
that patients at Arrowe Park Hospital may be severely affected by a lack of
medical supplies caused by a No Deal Brexit. Boris Johnson’s pursuit of this
policy is reckless in the extreme.
is supporting a cross-party Bill to stop a crash-out, no-deal Brexit. We are
hopeful that this Bill will be successful. If it’s not, we will consider all
possible avenues to prevent no deal – including tabling a vote of no
has always been clear that we oppose no-deal. No-deal would cause enormous harm
to jobs, living standards, our NHS and our national security. It would also put
peace and prosperity in Northern Ireland at risk. No-deal would open the way
for the sell-off of our public services and the undermining of workers’ rights
A no-deal Brexit would also mean tariffs on goods and
higher prices in the supermarkets. The car industry, which is so important to
us here in the North West, and agriculture would be particularly badly hit and
there are real concerns about what this would mean for jobs in the North West.
want a General Election in order to sweep away this failed Conservative
Government, end austerity and invest in our communities. But we will not support an election on Boris Johnson’s
terms. Our concern is that he would use a General Election to force through a
no deal Brexit. The sequencing of events is really important: we simply cannot
trust him on this, so we want to ensure that no-deal is off the table first.
policy is that any Brexit outcome under this Government – deal or no deal –
should be put back to the people via a referendum. In that referendum, Labour
would campaign to Remain. Our priority right now is stopping no-deal Brexit and
stopping the unelected Prime Minister Boris Johnson doing enormous harm to our
this week I spoke at a rally at Birkenhead
Town Hall to protest against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s anti-democratic
plan to shut down Parliament. Boris Johnson is planning to shut down Parliament because
he knows he does not have the support he needs for his catastrophic no-deal