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Welsh Lib Dems applaud Lord Bourne’s resignation

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Wales Baroness Christine Humphreys has applauded Lord Nick Bourne’s principled decision to resign as a Wales Office Minister in opposition to the UK Government’s pursuit of a no deal Brexit.

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Lord Nick Bourne was a Wales Office and Housing, Communities and Local Government Minister and had been asked to continue in government. Lord Bourne was the leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the National Assembly between 1999 and 2011.

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Wales Baroness Christine Humphreys commented:

I applaud Lord Bourne’s principled decision to resign as a Wales Office Minister because of his opposition to a no deal Brexit. Lord Bourne has put his principles above his career. It is disappointing colleagues like Alun Cairns aren’t willing to do the same.

We know a no deal Brexit would be catastrophic for Wales, devastating our economy, pushing more people into poverty and threatening our ability to access vital medicines and food.

To support a no deal Brexit is to willfully support making the lives of the people of Wales worse. By resigning to oppose no deal Lord Bourne is doing more for the people of Wales than any Minister that stays.

Lord Bourne was a long-serving and well-respected leader of the Conservatives in our National Assembly. He used to be the Conservative party. Instead his party has been taken over by the chancers, reactionaries and no deal fanatics of Johnson, Raab and Rees-Mogg.

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