Update: Labour’s manifesto has been leaked. In it, they confirm what is in this blog.
In a previous blog post, I explained how the Lib Dem plan for a second EU referendum with an option to remain gave the EU an effective veto on Brexit.
Today, Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer outlined what Labour would do if they won the upcoming election. He was absolutely clear when he said they “will not accept ‘no deal’ as a viable option.”
They also want to legislate “to guarantee that Parliament has a truly meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal.” I have outlined in another previous blog why this also effectively hands the EU a veto on Brexit.
There you have it. All the EU have to do is obstruct negotiations for 2 years and fail to agree a deal, and we’ll end up remaining in the EU after all. A betrayal of the UK electorate, and a monumental waste of time.
The Lib Dem plans are obviously a cynical attempt to keep us in the EU – I’m not convinced Labour are this cynical. I think they’re just stupid.
The arrogant Lib Dems think they know better than the electorate – and Labour are woefully under-qualified to navigate the country through the Brexit negotiations. Only a strong Conservative government will be able to get the best possible deal for Britain.
You know what to do.