Will Forster

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Challenging my opponent to reject no-deal

by willforster on 8 December, 2019

I have today challenged the local Conservative candidate to rule out a no-deal Brexit in December 2020.

The challenge, just a few days before polling day, follows Boris Johnson refusing to rule out a no-deal exit from the EU. 

Under the Tory Party’s plan, the UK will have until December 2020 to deliver the second phase of negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with the EU.  However, the plans also say Boris Johnson will not seek any extension despite overwhelming evidence showing that time-frame is near impossible. 

This means that the Conservatives are signing up to crash the UK out of the EU without a deal, the Lib Dems claim.

This is why Will Forster has today written to Jonathan Lord, the Tory candidate for Woking, to ask them to rule out a no-deal Brexit in December 2020 which would cause severe economic damage and put jobs at risk in Woking.

It is clear that the Conservatives are now effectively the party of Nigel Farage and Donald Trump.  They are content to see the UK crash out of the EU without a deal.

Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan is already a disaster for people in Woking, but he has now made things even worse by putting the UK on a collision course with a no-deal Brexit in December 2020.  That means more harm to our NHS, more uncertainty for businesses, more jobs lost.

People in Woking in have a right to know whether Jonathan Lord supports the reckless and dangerous plan Boris Johnson is proposing.  That is why I have written to him to urge them to rule out supporting any deal that risks a no deal cliff edge in December 2020.

The Lib Dems will continue to fight to stop Brexit.  We are the strongest party for Remainers and we know that there is no deal as good as the one we have in the EU.

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