Flogging a dead horse?! Lib Dem Jo Swinson refuses to throw in towel on second referendum  – News 24
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Flogging a dead horse?! Lib Dem Jo Swinson refuses to throw in towel on second referendum – News 24

October 26, 2019

 The fanatically Remain MP for east Dumbartonshire called the deal thrashed out at the 11th hour worse than anything Theresa May had put together and added: “What is coming out of Brussels is that he has managed to negotiate something that is worse for our economy than what Theresa May put forward “We are talking about an act of economic vandalism which would be worse for our economy than the financial crash   “People know what that is going to do to jobs and the amount of money they have in their pockets ” Ms Swinson has been a supporter of the so-called People’s Vote March in London this weekend – however today’s deal may render the march pointless  Lib Dem MEP CarolineVoaden warned the new Brexit deal required careful scrutiny and tweeted: “Any text brought back from Brussels will require careful scrutiny from HoC and EParl I hope we are all given the time to do this. Johnson can’t just ram this thing through At first look way worse than May’s deal. We will continue to fight to #StopBrexit #libDems” But not everyone was convinced and many took to Twitter to tell the Liberal Democrats they no longer had any right to call for a second referendum  john simpson said: “#LibDems you don’t even want to honour democracy. No matter what deal is put forward you will reject it So the democratic question should be , we are leaving the EU. Do you want a bad deal or no deal ? #respect the will of the people ya bunch of losers.” While a tweeter called Amateur AIM Trader added: “I hope the #BrexitDeal passes in parliament There has been compromise on both sides and we can’t have everything. Some people want the moon on a stick #brexit can’t go on forever! Obviously #snp #LibDems #Greens will vote down anything but staying in the #EU”  Related articles Gove adamant there will be no extension – this deal or No Deal Barnier explains FOUR ways Boris’s deal is different to Theresa May’s Andrew Neil grills SNP’s Drew Hendry over ‘cuckoo’ plan to stop Brexit The responses came after Boris Johnson looked on track to secure Brexit by October 31 after reaching a deal with Brussels, with even Jean-Claude Juncker admitting it must “happen now”  Mr Johnson, who has repeatedly ruled out a Brexit delay, appeared to have secured a huge victory by convincing Mr Juncker Britain must leave the EU on Oct 31  Mr Juncker said: “He and myself don’t think it’s possible to give another prolongation There will be no other.” He told BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg: “We have a deal so why should we have a prolongation?” Ms Kuenssberg speculated this meant Mr Johnson had “persuaded EU to say it’s genuinely this deal or no deal”  It followed a press conference between Mr Juncker and Mr Johnosn, in which both praised the new deal

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