Lucas – Johnson’s attempts to force No Deal will only succeed if Parliament capitulates to him - People's Vote

Lucas – Johnson’s attempts to force No Deal will only succeed if Parliament capitulates to him

Opposition party representatives are meeting today to discuss strategies to prevent Boris Johnson’s Government from forcing a disastrous and undemocratic No Deal on the country.  

Commenting, Caroline Lucas MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

“Boris Johnson’s attempts to force a wretched No Deal on the people of Britain will only succeed if Parliament capitulates to him. That is why it is essential that, today, those opposed to a disastrous No Deal focus on the things around which they can unite, and not on those matters over which they differ. Our country and the fate of future generations are at stake, and this is the moment to find common ground to stand on, not small hills to die on.

“Parliament has the power to halt a runaway executive working to impose No Deal and to resist the damage that outcome would do to our NHS, to wages and the cost of living, and to agriculture and industry. Parliament also has the responsibility to hold to account politicians like Boris Johnson - who told us we didn’t need to worry about No Deal because we’d “get a great deal”. MPs have a duty to hold ministers responsible for their actions and to stop them now they are treating democracy with contempt by trying to force on us something nobody voted for.

“The voters elect Parliament to protect the national interest. That has never been more important than now and the need to block No Deal.”

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