The UK’s main parties are gearing up for a general election on December 12.
BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Emma Barnett asked three guests on her show this morning to sum up the general election pitch of their respective parties when it comes to Brexit.
Conservative MP Paul Scully said:
“We’ve got to have a Parliament that better represents the people, we need to get Brexit done, and Boris Johnson and the Conservatives are the only ones offering a solution to get a deal, which we already have on the table, and getting it passed through Parliament.”
Labour MP Barry Gardiner said:
“We’re the only party that is being democratic and giving you the final decision [via a confirmatory referendum]. The Tories are all for a deregulatory, no-deal Leave, and the Liberal Democrats have said that even if we had a second referendum and it voted to leave, they would ignore it and revoke Article 50.”
Lib Dem MP Layla Moran said:
“If you are sick of Brexit, there is only one way to actually make it stop – and that is to vote Liberal Democrat to stop Brexit, revoke Article 50. That would then give us a boom in our economy that we could use to spend on the public services we all love – the NHS, on schools.”