200 days until Brexit deadline and Manchester's leaders set to 'condemn a generation'


There are just 200 days until the Brexit deadline and John Leech has sent a warning to the region's leaders that unless they back a People's Vote, they are condemning a generation.

It has been over a month since Manchester's Opposition Leader John Leech asked Council Leader Richard Leese support a cross-party People's Vote motion but the Labour leader is refusing.

John Leech said:

“Over a month ago, I wrote to Richard Leese, the Labour Leader of Manchester Council, and asked him to work with me on a cross-party motion to support a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal - I still haven't had a response.

“Meanwhile, Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester’s Labour Mayor has criticised people calling for a vote on the Brexit deal as “arrogant”. As a former Secretary of State for Health, Mr Burnham should be careful who he chooses to insult , given that the highly respected Royal College of Nursing has recently come out in support of a People’s Vote, warning that a bad deal could ‘jeopardise patient care.’

“But why are the likes of Richard Leese, Andy Burnham, Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and Nigel Farage so afraid to let the public have a final say?

"Are they worried that when people see the devastating impact that the Brexit deal or no-deal will have, that perhaps they might decide that they would be better off staying in after all? Or do they simply not care that they are condemning the next generation to fewer opportunities?"


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