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Jo Maugham QC @JolyonMaugham
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Here's the Shadow Trade Secretary on why he wants a Hard Brexit. A few thoughts... (…)
First, he justifies this stance by reference to what the 52% wanted. But is there any *evidence* of this @BarryGardiner, or is it merely your impression? /1
Where is the *evidence* that they voted for this rather than for the £350m a week that Dominic Cummings said was decisive to Leave's victory? /2
Where is the *evidence* that they wanted this despite the fact it would make them worse off? Because the evidence is that only 11% of Leavers thought Brexit would make them worse off?… /3
Hang on. I'm not done yet. And how do you justify sacrificing your promise to Labour voters of a "jobs first" Brexit at the altar of your impression of what the 52% wanted? /4
When did our politics become about serving your impression of what the then just over (now under) half the electorate wanted? From where comes the legitimacy to ignore the other half? /5
The population voted for austerity, Barry. Yet Labour campaigns against it. So why do you genuflect to this Hard Right vision of our country? /6
When history asks, 'why did Labour MPs support this damaging Hard Right vision of our future?' will this be the best you can do? It was my impression of what half the country wanted? ENDS
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