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“There is no Brexit scenario that benefits the UK”

 

 

Richard Ashworth Change UK candidate for the South East of England in the European Parliamentary elections on 23 May has warned voters that there “is no Brexit scenario that benefits the UK”.

In a speech made in Canterbury in Kent Richard Ashworth said:

“Three years ago, no one told the people what they were voting for, partly because the leavers couldn’t agree among themselves what Brexit meant, and partly because there was never a manifesto.”

“Ever since that time, all the people have had are empty promises. The leavers promised   … there was “no downside to Brexit”  “easiest trade deal in history”….”all the cards in our hands”,  and  a Brexit dividend of  £350 million a week for the NHS.”

“And the Prime minister promised; “frictionless, borderless, continuity of trade with the European Single market”.   Even though her red lines said ‘no customs union’ .”

“Either way,  there is no Brexit scenario that benefits the UK.  In all cases not only would the country be worse off, but we as individuals will be worse off too.   That’s not just my opinion…all economic forecasts … CBI, IMF  and even the governments own impact assessment gave that warning.”

“It is perfectly obvious the government cannot deliver the promises it made.  It’s clear that the government has lost the trust of the people; and it’s clear the nation is divided like never before.”

“We in Change UK  will fight to remain in the EU  That’s why Change UK demands a public vote.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

  1. Richard Ashworth has represented the South East of England as a Conservative for over 14 years until he was expelled from the Conservative Party for voting against a technical vote in the European Parliament on progress on Brexit. Richard left the UK Conservatives and then went to join  the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP).
  2. Richard joined Change UK The Independent Group in March 2019 and won the #1 nomination on the European Parliamentary elections.

For media enquiries:

Email:  info@richardashworth.co.uk

 

Change UK is passionate about remaining. That’s why we support a peoples vote

News Release: 

Date:  Saturday 11 May 201  Immediate Release

Three years ago, no one told the people what they were voting for,

partly  because the leavers couldn’t agree among themselves what Brexit meant, and partly because there was never a manifesto.

 

Ever since that time,  all the people have had  are empty promises.

The leavers promised   … there was “no downside to Brexit”  “easiest trade deal in  history”….”all the cards in our hands”,  and  a Brexit dividend of  £350 million a week for the NHS.

And the Prime minister promised; “frictionless, borderless, continuity of trade with the European Single market”.   Even though her red lines said  “no customs union” .

True;  She did have an election manifesto, & true no customs union  was a red line but,  she didn’t win that election….and  with no majority, she can’t assume she has  “the will of the people”.  Nor can she claim “the will of the people” is so specific they have to accept her withdrawal agreement”,   but  at the same time so broad that she has a mandate to leave with no deal.

Either way,  there is no Brexit scenario that benefits the UK.  In all cases not only would the country be worse off, but we as individuals will be worse off too.   That’s not just my opinion…all economic forecasts … CBI, IMF  and even the governments own impact assessment gave that warning.

Completely wrong that the government tried to hide their impact assessment,

the people have a right to be told when national interests are under threat, even if that means putting national interest above party interest.

It is perfectly obvious the government cannot deliver the promises it made.

it clear that the government has lost the trust of the people;

and it’s clear the nation is divided like never before.

This then has put this country in the greatest crisis since the war

and the only way out of this mess is to put it back to the people.

We in Change UK  will fight to remain in the EU  That’s why Change UK demands a public vote.

 

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

  1. Richard Ashworth has represented the South East of England as a Conservative for over 14 years until he was expelled from the Conservative Party for voting against a technical vote in the European Parliament on progress on Brexit. Richard left the UK Conservatives and then went to join  the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP).
  2. Richard joined Change UK The Independent Group in March 2019 and won the #1 nomination on the European Parliamentary elections.

For media enquiries:

Email:  info@richardashworth.co.uk

 

Ashworth supports People’s Vote “only way forward”

News Release: 

Date Friday 10 May 2019

Immediate Release

Richard Ashworth candidate for Change UK The Independent Group in the European Parliamentary elections in the South East of England has underlined his support for a second vote supporting the “People’s Vote”.

“It was never made clear what the people were voting for.  The Referendum promises were all based on emotion and ideology but never facts, and there was never a manifesto.

There wasn’t even agreement among leave supporters about what leave meant.”

“But; that didn’t matter we were told, because there was no downside to Brexit.  We were promised this would be the “easiest trade deal in history”  because “all the cards in our hands, Britain would prosper in the sunlight uplands, and, as a Brexit dividend, the NHS would get an extra  £350 million a week.”

“How can the will of the people suddenly become so specific that on one hand leave means it is essential to support the  exact detail of the withdrawal agreement,   and yet, on the other hand, so broad that it is a mandate for  departure with no deal at all.  You can’t use it to justify any and every scenario that you choose.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

  1. Richard Ashworth has represented the South East of England as a Conservative for over 14 years until he was expelled from the Conservative Party for voting against a technical vote in the European Parliament on progress on Brexit. Richard left the UK Conservatives and then went to site with the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP).
  2. Richard joined Change UK The Independent Group in March 2019 and won the #1 nomination on the European Parliamentary elections.

For media enquiries:

Email:  info@richardashworth.co.uk