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Corbyn has betrayed millions of Labour remain voters - Carmichael

April 20, 2017 4:48 PM
By Barry Holliday

Corbyn has betrayed millions of Labour remain voters - Carmichael

Commenting on Labour ruling out a referendum on the final Brexit deal Liberal Democrat Shadow First Secretary Alistair Carmichael said:

"It is clear now that Jeremy Corbyn is more than willing to back the Tories as they pursue a hard, destructive Brexit. He even ordered his MPs to troop through the division lobbies behind Theresa May.

"By denying the people a vote on the final Brexit deal, he is turning his back on democracy and the 48% of voters who wanted to remain, but also people who voted leave but clearly want us to stay in the Single Market.

"This is a betrayal of the millions of former Labour voters who strongly reject Theresa May's hard-right Brexit plan. They deserve a vote on the final deal that the Tories come back with, and the Lib Dems will fight to give it to them.

"The Liberal Democrats are the real opposition to this Tory Brexit government."