No deal Brexit can be stopped - Caroline Voaden in Falmouth


There was standing room only as Liberal Democrat MEP Caroline Voaden joined Ruth Gripper, parliamentary candidate for Truro and Falmouth, to discuss how to prevent a disastrous No Deal Brexit.

At the public event in Falmouth, Caroline and Ruth called on the government to end its threat to leave the EU without a deal, which would cost Cornwall millions of pounds and put thousands of jobs and businesses at risk.

The free public event was attended by people from across the political spectrum, with a strong message not to despair but to get involved.

Caroline, Liberal Democrat MEP for south-west England and Gibraltar, said: "If we want to know how disastrous No Deal Brexit could be, we just need to look at the impact it could have in Cornwall.

"Millions of pounds in EU funding has helped Falmouth University, which offers a world-class education and brings skills and top jobs into the area. EU investment has helped bring state of the art facilities to Pendennis Shipyard, making the region competitive with the rest of the world.

"Three years ago I was shouting at the telly, until I decided to get involved. Now I am very proud to be one of 16 Liberal Democrat MEPs fighting every day to keep Britain in the EU."

Ruth, the Liberal Democrat candidate to become MP for Truro and Falmouth, said: "Liberal Democrat MPs continue to lead the fight in Westminster to prevent a No Deal Brexit and to give the people the final say.

"Boris Johnson seems quite happy to crash out of Europe with no deal, as long as he can point the blame at someone else. A No Deal Brexit would cause chaos for people and businesses here in Cornwall.

Howard Farmer, attending for Cornwall for Europe grassroots campaign group, said: "We are proud to be a cross-party group campaigning to keep Britain in Europe and we welcomed the opportunity to talk about what we're doing at the meeting.

"It's heartening to hear the view from Brussels that Brexit is not a done deal, reinforcing our confidence that common sense will prevail."

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