Lib Dem leader Tim Farron claims Brexit can be STOPPED BY ‘SHOUTING FROM ROOFTOPS’


LIBERAL Democrat leader Tim Farron has claimed that Brexit can be stopped by “shouting from the rooftops”.

In a Brexit editorial piece commissioned by former Labour leader Alistair Campbell’s newspaper The New European, Mr Farron says those who backed Remain “must not sit in silence”.

In the opinion commentary, Mr Farron takes aim at Prime Minister Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, insisting the Labour leader “danced to the Conservatives’ tune”.

Appearing to be unperturbed by the fact that the European Union (EU) has never been audited and that Britain was a net contributor paying billions every year while being stifled by trade restrictions, Mr Farron declared the UK is in for a “slow and gruelling march towards Brexit”.

The Lib Dem leader also claimed those who went to pay tribute to the victims of the Westminster terror attack were also against Brexit.

He wrote: “The 48 per cent worked their way through central London before gathering in huge numbers outside the Palace of Westminster.

“I spoke to crowds at the end and paid homage to the victims of the Westminster attack of the week before.

“The crowd stood united against terror and united against Brexit.

“The Prime Minister could have chosen a consensual Brexit, instead she’s chosen the most extreme version and is dividing the country.”

Despite the majority of the UK voting for Brexit, Mr Farron said that “democracy” had failed.

And he pledged that his supporters can do more to make sure the country stays in the EU.

The Lib Dem leader added that Jeremy Corbyn has surrendered on Brexit.

He said: “Jeremy Corbyn has waved the white flag on Brexit, giving May the blank cheque she needs to pursue her divisive Hard Brexit.

“We can be in no doubt: because Labour danced to the Conservatives’ tune, the Conservatives are free to improvise.

“We have a fight on our hands.

“Those of us who are pro-European, those of us who think our country will be stronger and more prosperous in the EU, must not sit silent in the years that follow.

“We have a duty to resist the destructive Hard Brexit that May is driving us towards.

“Over the coming years we must do what is best for the country and standing up, shouting from the rooftops, and generally being a thorn in the side of Hard Brexiteers is high on the agenda.”

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