The Liberal Democrats stand ready to do everything we can to prevent a No Deal Brexit.
With Boris Johnson determined to plough headlong into this national crisis, which he admits will lead to food and medicine shortages, we now need to work across party lines to take control of the order paper.
Before today’s meeting with party leaders, I made it clear that no option is off the table when it comes to stopping the UK crashing out of the E.U. without a deal. I also outlined a potential legislative ‘triple lock’ to prevent it.
.@joswinson is putting forward a ‘triple-lock’ to prevent the catastrophe of a no deal Brexit – and the Liberal Democrats will keep fighting to stop Brexit altogether.#DemandBetter than Brexit & join our campaign: https://t.co/Mp2XkNJx4vpic.twitter.com/ZWrpbi0pgn
— Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) August 27, 2019
I am pleased that the meeting focused on a legislative route to prevent No Deal. We have agreed this is the best way forward, and we are now considering various scenarios to deliver this. There will be further meetings over the next few days across all groups in Parliament.
This afternoon, I attended and spoke at another cross-party meeting at Church House. Together, we stated our opposition to an anti-democratic shut-down (prorogation) of Parliament, which Boris Johnson could use to force through No Deal.
Today I’ve met with MPs from all parties who want to stop both a disastrous No Deal and an anti-democratic shut-down of Parliament. We will keep working together to prevent it. And then, the @LibDems will continue to lead the fight to stop Brexit altogether. pic.twitter.com/5HKis0go6Z
— Jo Swinson (@joswinson) August 27, 2019
I look forward to continuing these cross-party efforts to avert a disastrous No Deal Brexit. Then, the Lib Dems will continue to lead the fight to stop Brexit altogether.