Lib Dem MP says no-deal would be 'catastrophic' in powerful speech on Question Time

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Friday 01 March 2019 12:00
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A Liberal Democrat delivered a powerful speech condemning the government as the Brexit deadline looms ever closer and the country is without an EU deal.

Layla Moran, education spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats launched into reasons why a people’s vote was needed to avoid a “catastrophic” no-deal Brexit during an appearance on BBC Question Time.

The reason why we are considering an extension, is because I’ll tell you what would be a betrayal – that’s no deal.

No deal would be utterly catastrophic for this country and that’s why we are planning to delay.

But more than that, actually let’s look at where we are. And the point about that consensus that could have been reached, you know, let’s find that middle ground – yeah, the Liberal Democrats have been consistent throughout, we don’t want to leave the EU, we think a people’s vote is the way to do it.

The point is, that middle ground could have been reached. There is probably a majority in parliament for something a bit softer, that’s not what’s happened so we are calling for a people’s vote to get us out of this mess once and for all.

Young people across the country are demanding for a vote on the final Brexit deal, a ‘Final Say’.

That wasn't the only topic of discussion. At another point, an audience member called out the Conservative party and The Spectator, a publication that panellist and author Lionel Shriver has written for, on a “legacy of racism.”

The right have a legacy of racism and neuroses of the right has been of anti-immigrant stance. I think it’s utterly laughable that for example you right for the spectator and they have a legacy of – what was it? Boris Johnson calling black people ‘watermelon smiles’ and saying that we have low IQ.

“The stoke of racism in Britain belongs and has always been in the right. And they should take care of their own home.”

Brexit is unfolding swiftly and Theresa May is attempting to make it as smooth as she can - with little success.

The Prime Minister carried out a dramatic U-turn and promised MPs a vote to reject a no-deal Brexit and, in so doing, a vote to demand a delay beyond 29 March.

The car industry is just one of many to be in a state of uncertainty over Brexit, and some small businesses are preparing for a no-deal.

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