Layla Moran

Layla Moran: “I won’t be supporting Boris Johnson’s bad deal”


“I won’t be supporting Boris Johnson’s bad deal. It is bad for jobs, bad for businesses, bad for security and it’s bad for our environment.”Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has said “I won’t be supporting Boris Johnson’s bad deal” as MPs prepare to vote on the EU (Future Relationship) Bill this afternoon.  Layla also set out her reasoning in her regular Abingdon Herald column today, titled "This hurried Brexit deal is bad for constituents".

 

Layla said the deal was “bad for jobs, bad for businesses, bad for security and it’s bad for our environment”, pointing out that it “means more bureaucracy, longer delays and higher costs” that will “mean less innovation and enterprise.”

The Liberal Democrats are calling for an adjustment period to ease the pain for businesses, to protect them from a double-whammy of an ongoing global pandemic and a last-minute trade deal.  Layla said that as an MP for local business owners, “it’s my job to stand up for them and challenge the Government. Not accept a bad deal after only hours of debate.”

The Oxford MP also said that “choosing to leave the Erasmus exchange programme is an utter betrayal of young people across the UK”, after the PM told MPs in January that “there is no threat to the Erasmus scheme” and the Government voted against Layla’s amendment to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to guarantee post-Brexit membership.

Speaking ahead of votes in the Commons, Layla Moran said: “I won’t be supporting Boris Johnson’s bad deal. It is bad for jobs, bad for businesses, bad for security and it’s bad for our environment. The Prime Minister wants the country to think there is only one choice: vote for this thin deal or accept no deal. During a global pandemic, the Government could have extended the negotiating period and negotiated a deal that puts lives and jobs first.

as an MP for local business owners, “it’s my job to stand up for them and challenge the Government. Not accept a bad deal after only hours of debate.”“Instead we have a deal that means more bureaucracy, longer delays and higher costs. That will mean less innovation and enterprise, new and profitable companies being built outside the UK to avoid added paperwork and restrictions. On behalf of the businesses in my constituency, it’s my job to stand up for them and challenge the Government. Not accept a bad deal after only hours of debate.

“And choosing to leave the Erasmus exchange programme is an utter betrayal of young people across the UK. Turning our back on programmes of cooperation tells me everything I need to know about the Conservatives. I won’t be supporting Boris Johnson’s deal that will be bad for my constituents.”

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