NEWS FROM PEOPLES VOTE: RESPONSE TO JOHNSON-TUSK LETTER - People's Vote

NEWS FROM PEOPLES VOTE: RESPONSE TO JOHNSON-TUSK LETTER

Commenting on the letter from Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Donald Tusk this evening, Ian Murray MP, a leading supporter of a People’s Vote said:

“The Prime Minister’s letter to Donald Tusk demanding the EU drop the backstop, a measure set up to ensure the terms of the Good Friday agreement are honoured along the Irish border, is yet more proof that he is making this up as he goes along.

“The EU will be bemused by this posturing which seems designed to make it impossible for them to reach any common ground with the U.K. Government and is clearly part of an attempt to shift the blame for a No Deal onto our European partners. 

“But no-one is buying this cynical smokescreen thrown up by a Prime Minister who only now seems to realise that the No Deal he has so recklessly threatened the country with will not only destroy jobs, livelihoods and communities across the country but also his own reputation and the future of his party."

/ends.