Monday, 4 June 2018

Kent Greens call for a halt to Brexit in wake of government revelations

Following the revelations in this week's Sunday Times that the government's own assessment suggests that port of Dover could collapse on day one should there be no deal on Brexit, which is coupled with food and medicine shortages within days, Kent Greens have reaffirmed calls for a second referendum on the terms of the withdrawal and have called for a pause to the enactment of Article 50 unless a safe agreement can be achieved.

Stuart Jeffery, Co-Chair of Kent Greens: "While Farage, Lawson and other arch Brexiteers may be rubbing their hands at the thought of a no deal Brexit, they are the among the ones who will be least affected by this. It will be poorer people and those of us in Kent, Cornwall and Scotland who will be hit first and hardest. And it's not even about an economic downturn, this is about an immediate threat to life.

"What's more, this is only the second worst scenario, the worst was labelled armageddon by the governement. This is no longer a mess this is a potential distaster.

"With no solutions agreed we need an immediate pause on Brexit. We cannot allow the UK to trundle blindly towards a catastrophe. We need the pause so that there is time for a deal to be negotiated and once negotiated we need a second referendum to ensure the public are comfortable with the impact it will have."

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