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The Price of Brexit

November 24, 2016 6:15 PM
By Alan Bullion

Dear Sir,

In response to the Sevenoaks Chronicle letter on Brexit from UKIP representative Roger Williams, I would like to straighten out some things he says about Lib Dem policies on Europe.

Liberal Democrats believe that the British people should have their say on the final Brexit deal in another referendum, after parliament has also had its scrutiny over the entire process.

In voting to leave the EU, there was no opportunity decide how future trading relationships should be, or how we should work with other countries over important issues like criminal justice, law and order, ease of travel, and so on.

Voting for a departure is not the same as voting for a destination. When the eventual deal is negotiated, in however many years' time, the British people must have a chance to say if they would prefer the new arrangement, outside the European Union, or would prefer to remain inside the EU.

With every day that passes and the complexity and huge costs of leaving becoming more evident, the British public should again have a final say in this momentous process, including 16 and 17-year olds, who were excluded last time, but whose future it is.


Dr Alan Bullion

Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesman for Sevenoaks and Swanley