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Thursday, 29 August 2019

Wimbledon's Lib Dem parliamentary candidate Paul Kohler is calling on the town's Conservative MP to stand up for his constituents

72% voted Remain in the EU referendum.

Councillor Kohler has today called upon Mr Hammond to make clear that Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament for 5 weeks, prior to crashing out of the EU without a deal, is completely unacceptable.

Councillor Kohler says:

"It's time for Mr Hammond to deliver on his promise to "do whatever it takes" to avoid a No Deal Brexit. He needs to immediately confirm his willingness to vote against the government in a vote of no confidence. That is the only way to stop Parliament being prorogued and Boris Johnson pushing the country over the cliff edge of a Hard Brexit".

"The people of Wimbledon voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining in the EU and no one, not even leavers, voted in favour of a No Deal Brexit which was never discussed during the referendum, nor included in any party's manifesto."

"Mr Hammond excused his repeated failure to vote for previous motions rejecting a Hard Brexit, on the basis that Parliament still had time to act! Well we're in the eleventh hour now and he can't prevaricate any longer. He needs to stand up for his constituents who will not forgive any further failures to act."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

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