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Tory Leadership Election Solves Nothing

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have claimed that a Conservative leadership election does nothing to solve the Brexit crisis and that only giving the people the final say and the opportunity to choose an Exit from Brexit will end this chaos.

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds said:

Brexit is a national embarrassment, one that incredibly becomes more chaotic and embarrassing by the day. Coming so soon after Theresa May’s decision to postpone the vote on her Brexit deal, it’s hard to see how the process could become any more of a farce.

Theresa May only has herself to blame for the fact she faces a leadership election. She has stubbornly refused to change course even when it became clear Parliament would never support her deal. However, the solution is not a selfish Tory leadership contest that distracts from the biggest issue British politics has faced for generations.

A Conservative leadership election solves nothing. Parliamentary arithmetic remains the same and the EU will offer the exact same deal to any new Conservative leader.

The only solution to this Brexit crisis remains going back to the people. We must give the people the final say and the opportunity to choose an Exit from Brexit.

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