19 Jun 2024

Most people in Cambridge realise that Brexit was a big mistake.

It is making the country poorer; it is raising prices; it is restricting choice in the shops; it is making travel more difficult; and it is hobbling the NHS and other services by reducing the government's tax revenue and chasing away qualified European workers.

It’s not surprising that the Conservatives don't want to talk about Brexit but it is shocking that Labour proposes to do nothing about it.

Keir Starmer has said, "Under Labour, Britain will not go back into the EU. We will not be joining the single market. We will not be joining a customs union.”

Cheney and the Liberal Democrats utterly reject Labour's policy.

We support rejoining the single market as soon as possible and after that rejoining the EU.

Labour's only defence of Starmer is that since he u-turned from his pledges when running to be Labour leader, including claiming that he supported freedom of movement, he might u-turn again.

But that makes as much sense as the belief that Jeremy Corbyn was 'playing a long game' with his half-hearted approach to Europe.

Labour is as much to blame for Brexit as the Conservatives.

Cheney says: "Labour talk about getting the economy moving again but they have ruled out the only practical way of doing that, which is to open negotiations with the EU to rejoin the single market. It might take some time, because the Conservatives have destroyed Britain's credibility in the EU, but just saying that we want to rejoin will massively increase investment."

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