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Lib Dems: Carswell is another top Brexiteer leaving a sinking ship

April 20, 2017 1:45 PM
By Barry Holliday

Lib Dems: Carswell is another top Brexiteer leaving a sinking ship


Responding to the announcement Douglas Carswell will not stand in the snap General Election, coming after Gisela Stuart quit yesterday, Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary Tom Brake said:

"This is yet another top Brexiteer leaving a sinking ship.

"After steering the country towards a disastrous hard Brexit, it seems leading Leave campaigners don't want to be held accountable for what happens next.

"It also speaks volumes that UKIP's first elected MP is throwing his weight behind Theresa May, who has adopted UKIP's hard Brexit agenda to the letter.

"The Liberal Democrats will fight to ensure this Government is held to account and that the British people are given the final say on the Brexit deal.

"We are the real opposition to this Conservative Brexit government and the only party fighting to keep Britain open, tolerant and united."