Green Party statement on the passing of the Letwin Amendment

19 October 2019


Boris Johnson has been stopped today from securing his destructive deal in the House of Commons.

Had it passed it would have paved the way for the legitimisation of everything we stand against in the Green Party. It would have facilitated the continued devastation of the environment, the chipping away at workers’ rights and the potential reignition of tensions in Northern Ireland.

Boris Johnson must now write a letter to the EU seeking an extension to the Brexit deadline beyond 31 October.

He must respect the widely held desire - as is being made clear by the hundreds of thousands of people protesting on the streets of central London today - to take any further deal to a People’s Vote. He must let the citizens of the UK decide on the facts of today, not three years ago, what they want the future of their country to look like.

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