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Article 50 to be triggered: Farron responds

March 20, 2017 11:37 PM

Commenting on news that Theresa May is to trigger Article 50 on the 29th March, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

"Theresa May is embarking on an extreme and divisive Brexit. She has rushed this through without a plan, and without a clue.

"On the day Theresa May is travelling the country claiming she wants to bring the United Kingdom together, she lets it be known she is about to unleash division and bitterness.

TimFarron

"Leaving the Single Market was not on the ballot paper in the referendum, it is a political choice made by Theresa May."


"She has chosen the hardest and most divisive form of Brexit, choosing to take us out of the Single Market before she has even tried to negotiate. That's why we believe the people should have the final say over the Conservative Brexit deal.

"Membership of the Single Market is vital for the British economy and for the jobs of millions of British people. Leaving the Single Market was not on the ballot paper in the referendum, it is a political choice made by Theresa May.

"Meanwhile, with the country in desperate need of an Official Opposition, Labour has declared war on itself rather than defending the people from a hard Brexit.

"You can't have a rushed Brexit and a strong, united country."

ENDS