A prominent Liberal Democrat has spoken about her dismay over MP Luke Hall’s decision to support Theresa May’s Brexit deal in a strongly-worded statement.
“Once again, Luke Hall has put career before country and his constituents,” said Claire Young, leader of the Liberal Democrats on South Gloucestershire Council.
“Even the Brexit Secretary, supposedly in charge of brokering this agreement, has walked away saying he cannot back it. Nobody, whether they voted Leave or Remain, voted for this travesty. It will cost us almost £40 billion in divorce fees, it keeps us aligned with EU rules we will no longer have any say in, and it will make us a poorer country.
“Luke Hall’s toadying up to the Prime Minister in hopes of landing a ministerial job is an embarrassment. The people of Thornbury and Yate will rightly be disgusted with him.
“The Liberal Democrats are calling for everyone to have a vote now we’ve seen the deal. However you voted in 2016, it is right that you have the chance to tell the Government to abandon this pathetic excuse for a deal.”