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Lib Dem candidate challenges opponent to reject no-deal

The Liberal Democrat candidate for Ashford, Adrian Gee-Turner, has today challenged the local Conservative candidate to rule out a no-deal Brexit in December 2020.

The challenge, just a few days before polling day, follows Boris Johnson.s refusal to rule out a no-deal exit from the EU.

Under the Conservative Party’s plan, the UK will have until December 2020 to deliver the second phase of negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with the EU. However, the plans also say Boris Johnson will not seek any extension despite overwhelming evidence showing that time-frame is near impossible.

This means that the Tories are signing up to crash the UK out of the EU without a deal, the Liberal Democrats claim.

This is why Adrian Gee-Turner has today written to Damien Green, the Conservative candidate for Ashford to ask him to rule out a no-deal Brexit in December 2020 which would cause severe economic damage and put jobs at risk in Ashford.

Commenting on the announcement, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Ashford, Adrian Gee-Turner, said:

“It is clear that the Conservatives are now effectively the party of Nigel Farage and Donald Trump. They are content to see the UK crash out of the EU without a deal.

“Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan is already a disaster for people in Ashford, but he has now made things even worse by putting the UK on a collision course with a no-deal Brexit in December 2020. That means more harm to our NHS, more uncertainty for businesses, more jobs lost.

“People in Ashford have a right to know whether Damien Green supports the reckless and dangerous plan Boris Johnson is proposing. That is why I have written to Damien Green to urge them to rule out supporting any deal that risks a no deal cliff edge in December 2020.

“The Liberal Democrats will continue to fight to stop Brexit. We are the strongest party for Remainers and we know that there is no deal as good as the one we have in the EU.”

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