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Brexit: Internal Divisions deepen for Tories and Labour

November 8, 2018 6:55 AM
By Cllr Paul Ray

Brexit demonstration in London

Brexit continues to threaten us with national catastrophe. The Prime Minister's Chequers plan (which must now be dead in the water) would leave us complying with EU rules, but without our current ability to influence them. Extremism within her own party is a growing problem; polls show that a majority of pro-Brexit Tory voters in England would prefer to break-up the UK and jeopardise peace in Northern Ireland than stay in the EU.

No wonder major businesses are concerned for the future; Toyota has warned of the impact on production if supplies dry up following a no-deal Brexit. Labour meanwhile try to cope with divisions within their own party by failing to take any firm stand over Brexit, with Jeremy Corbyn showing his usual failure of leadership on national issues of importance. The Lib Dems are the only national party that unequivocally supports a People's Vote on Brexit - to ensure that British voters have the same say on the final deal as they did on the initial decision to leave the EU.