Leslie – Police should be fighting crime not preparing for a post-Brexit shambles - People's Vote

Leslie – Police should be fighting crime not preparing for a post-Brexit shambles

The I newspaper is tonight reporting that the Government are considering plans to cancel police leave after Brexit.

Commenting, Chris Leslie MP, former Cabinet Officer minister for civil contingencies and emergency planning and leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

“Nobody voted for a chaotic or dangerous Brexit. Nobody voted for their safety to be put at risk or for food supplies to be threatened or medicines to be stockpiled.

“It is truly shocking that all of these things could now happen and that a botched Brexit could even end up threatening public safety.

“Our police should be catching criminals, not preparing to handle a post-Brexit shambles.

“There is one way out of this mess and that is to have a People’s Vote on any final Brexit deal.”

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