Lucas – Trump’s backing for Brexit, Farage and Johnson shows why the people must have the final say - People's Vote

Lucas – Trump’s backing for Brexit, Farage and Johnson shows why the people must have the final say

Commenting on Donald Trump’s endorsement of Boris Johnson, Caroline Lucas MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

“Donald Trump backs Brexit, backs his friend Nigel Farage and is now backing Boris Johnson. He wants to see Britain crashing out of the European Union in the most humiliating fashion so that we have no choice but to take a US trade deal that would lower environmental standards and open up the UK to imports of chlorinated Trump chicken, or our NHS to competition from US health care firms.

"Trump's latest intervention in our country's politics ahead of his trip to London next week will only serve to underline to people who care about our future - whether they voted Leave or Remain three years ago - just how dangerous the Brexit project has now become.

"In the last referendum there was scarcely any mention of a No Deal Brexit and there is no mandate for such a crash-out from the EU now. If Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson want to impose such a deal on us now, they should not seek the endorsement of Donald Trump but the endorsement of the British people through a final say referendum."

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