The Liberal Democrats will stop Brexit if they win general election - Waddell


The Liberal Democrats have pledged to cancel Brexit if they come to power at the next general election after members voted for the new policy at their party conference in Bournemouth by an overwhelming majority.

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Previously, the party has backed another referendum or "People's Vote", saying they would campaign to Remain, a position they still support If they are short of a majority at the next election. 
Speaking after the vote, the Liberal Democrat candidate for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, John Waddell, said: 
“The Liberal Democrats will enter the next election campaigning for the best deal with the EU available, which is the one we have right now. 
“We will campaign unequivocally on the promise that if we win a majority then we will revoke Article 50, stopping Brexit, and focus on the important day to day issues that caused the dissatisfaction with the status quo making people to turn to Brexit in the first place. None of which are caused by the EU. 
“The irreparable damage that Brexit will bring socially, economically and politically to our country and the risk it poses to our United Kingdom cannot be allowed. 
“I want the next generation to grow up with all the benefits and privileges that we have now, not in a smaller economy with fewer opportunities, looking back at the life we have and asking how we could ever have allowed this to happen. 
“Stopping Brexit will allow us to get back to working towards a strong economy, a fairer society, restoring trust in our politics and our governance." 
 
ENDS

 


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