Brexit would result in ten lost years - Brake

Three years on since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, the Liberal Democrats' Brexit Spokesman Tom Brake has warned Brexit must be stopped to avoid "a decade lost to political crisis and economic trouble".


Today, the 23rd of June, marks three years since the referendum. Despite three years having elapsed, the Conservative Government has been unable to negotiate a Brexit deal acceptable to Parliament.

The case for putting Brexit back to the people has instead built momentum, with over a million people marching on the streets of London for a final say, while since 2017 every major poll has put Remain ahead of Leave.

Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake said:

"Three years on from the referendum and it is now clearer than ever before that Brexit would result in a decade lost to political crisis and economic trouble. The process has been messy, costly, and long drawn out. Now we have a potential new Prime Minister suggesting that the best option is to crash out of the EU, something that no Leave campaigner argued for during the Referendum campaign in 2016.

"The stakes could not be higher. Brexit would spell chaos for British families, businesses, consumers, and travellers. We must, therefore, give people the power to decide their own future, through a People’s Vote, with the option to stay in the EU."

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