Monday, 2 September 2019

Read Laura's speech at the Sheffield Stop the Coup rally

These are dark and frightening times for anyone who believes in democracy and internationalism. 

An unelected Prime Minister is suspending democracy to ram through a catastrophic crash-out Brexit

We have a Prime Minister who was elected by less than 100,000 extreme members of the Conservative party, who’s faced one day of scrutiny in his time as Prime Minister and who lays claim to be Prime Minister on the basis of a parliamentary majority which may no longer exist. 

And that unelected Prime Minister is now suspending democracy to ram through a catastrophic crash-out Brexit that nobody voted for.  A Brexit that will leave us all poorer, that will take away our right to live and to work and to love in 27 countries, that will put our friends and colleagues who rely on essential medicines at risk and that is making 3 million EU citizens who have made their home in this country unwelcome in their own homes.  I want to say that you are not unwelcome.  We value your contribution and we are so grateful that you are here. 


Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/laura-stop-the-coup