Brexit deal is bad for our country and bad for Leicestershire

November 15, 2018 8:00 PM

Who should get the final say on Brexit?No arrangement was ever going to be better than the deal we already have as EU members but the Government's Brexit deal leaves the UK tied loosely to Europe, but with no influence and shunned by the rest of the world.

The Liberal Democrats believe that this deal is bad for Leicestershire and bad for our county.

The Conservatives have made a right mess of Brexit. Their fighting between different factions has cost our country huge amounts of money already.

This deal threatens local businesses, the NHS and schools. We now face a transition period and then a 'backstop'. This means more years of uncertainty for local businesses as they wait for the detail on our future relationship.

It looks unlikely that this deal will get through Parliament, leading to further uncertainty, which would prove disastrous for businesses and public services.

Rather than wasting time and money and effort on something which no one signed up for, the Liberal Democrats would give power back to the people with a final say on the Brexit deal, with the choice to remain in the EU