OPINION: Fighting against destructive Brexit plan

PUBLISHED: 07:30 27 September 2017

Lyn Brown

It’s been another terrible month for Theresa May’s dreadful and discordant government. They seem continually to be fighting amongst themselves and living in a Brexit fantasy. Surely, hardly anyone still thinks them capable of delivering a Brexit that works for the majority of people in this country.

Trade Secretary Liam Fox used to say he thought our exit deal would be, “one of the easiest in human history;” and Theresa May still thinks we can crash out of the EU without a deal, cutting off trade and business links and causing a disaster for our economy.

Their miscalculations make our government an international laughing stock.

Labour’s position remains clear: we’ll stay in the single market, at least for a transition period, to make sure our jobs, rights at work and living conditions aren’t undermined by Brexit.

Rather than trying to avert looming economic disaster, Theresa May has used the Parliamentary time since June to grab every shred of power she can, despite not winning a working majority in the election.

The new Bill she’s come up with takes many of the powers currently controlled by Brussels and give them straight to Tory ministers, rather than handing them to the people, through Parliament. It’s less “take back control:” more “give control to us.”

High rents, rising living costs and a lack of good jobs are already making life increasingly hard for the people of Newham. I’m fighting in Parliament to stop the Tories making things worse, with their destructive vision for Brexit. More from Lyn


  • Lyn Brown does a great deal of excellent work, often not publicised, to address the issues of crime in Newham including dealing with stabbings, shootings and acid attacks so it is not correct, or accurate, to make a comment that appears to suggest that she does not.

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    Armond Dean

    Monday, October 2, 2017

  • Instead of giving unhelpful opinions on Brexit and scoring political points, how about making some moves to combat the spate of stabbings, shootings and acid attacks recently, the latest in Stratford. No-one feels safe around here anymore and the police are conspicuously silent. The area has become a disgrace - DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!

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    Nineonenine Er

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  • We are not sure that we want any kind of Brexit. We would prefer the UK to have full membership of the EU. After negotiations leading to an agreement in a couple years, I should like a first referendum on whether those proposals are acceptable to the British people. If they are not, we stay in the EU.

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    Pat & Bill Chapman

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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