Sky News has obtained Brexit impact reports from a number of local councils, many of which raise serious concerns about the potential consequences of Brexit, ranging from provision of social care and other public services, to medical supplies, to the potential for social unrest.
Commenting, Stella Creasy MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“A no deal Brexit would be a disaster for our country and it would be our local councils, many of which are already stretched to breaking point, that would be left on the front lines to deal with the consequences.
“With some councils even warning of social unrest as a direct result of a no deal Brexit, it is nothing less than a dereliction of duty for the Government to be holding on to the idea of crashing out without a deal, and yet the Prime Minister refuses to take it off the table.
“Whether we crash out of the EU with no deal or with the terrible Chequers proposal the Prime Minister is seeking, for stretched local councils, Brexit could be their breaking point. That’s why growing numbers of people are demanding a say on the terms of Brexit through a People’s Vote. It is too big to be left just to politicians in Westminster to decide on their own. The people of this country must have their voices heard as well.”
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