We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off
Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)

People's Vote is an alternative to No Deal Brexit

August 12, 2019 9:49 AM
By Robert O'Riordan in East Lothian Courier

Dear Sir,

The Government is now preparing for a "no deal" Brexit. East Lothian voters should be aware of the possibly disastrous economic and other consequences of such a move.

I realise that voters in East Lothian are fed up with both Brexit and politicians but may I once more point out that there is an easy, democratic and sensible way out of the current bind? That is simply to put the negotiated deal to a People's Vote with an option to stay in the European Union. This has wide cross party support and will avert a very hazardous leap into the unknown. To support this cross part initiative go to https://www.peoples-vote.uk .

Once this is resolved, important long term issues can be addressed. It is time to for a return to sensible politics which serves voters and involves some cross party co-operation at the expense of party extremism. Constitutional change, including the reform of first past the post Westminster elections for a fairer system of proportional representation will allow parties to work together and put voters' interests ahead of parties' interests. Under the leadership of Jo Swinson, this type of reform is high on the Liberal Democrats' agenda.


Robert O'Riordan

Prospective Westminster Candidate

East Lothian Liberal Democrats.