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May must listen as a million march

March 24, 2019 10:00 AM

Several members of RCT Welsh Liberal Democrats joined an estimated million people in London yesterday on an anti - Brexit march.

In recent days the situation surrounding Brexit has become even more farcical as the Prime Minister has been forced to go back to Europe to ask for an extension to Article 50 which means we won't now leave on 29 March.

Councillor Mike Powell was one of those in attendance, he said

"The atmosphere has been absolutely amazing and shows the strength of feeling amongst the public. People from all political parties and none have come together in a peaceful but powerful show of support for remaining in the European Union. It was humbling to be part of it.

RCT Welsh Lib Dem spokesperson Karen Roberts added

"Shambolic doesn't even begin to describe the actions of the UK government over this. Almost three years on from the referendum and they have come up with no meaningful plans and a deal that nobody - not even their own members - can agree to.

"Meanwhile the so called official opposition party have sat on their hands and done nothing to stop our headlong slide towards the cliff edge that is Brexit. Corbyn has ignored his own party and should be thoroughly ashamed of the way he has handled this whole process.

"The leaders of the two main parties have been too busy playing party politics and trying to keep their own supporters on board to care about what is best for the country. The leave campaign was based on lies and proven illegal actions and as such the result is at best dubious.

"The Liberal Democrats have always ascertained that we are better off in the EU, and we still believe that to be the case. At the very least we have consistently asked that a further vote on the actual deal be held to give the public a chance to change their minds based on facts and the deal on the table. How long can the Prime Minister keep ignoring the groundswell of public opinion and shuffling along with no direction or purpose."