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Lib Dem councillor urges Lichfield and Burntwood residents to “think hard” about the impact of Brexit

The Liberal Democrats have urged people in Lichfield and Burntwood to “think hard” about the impact Brexit would have on the area.

The comments come ahead of the European elections on Thursday (23rd May).

The issue of Brexit is expected to be high on the agenda of most voters as they head to the polls.

But Lib Dem councillor Paul Ray said it was important people understood the ramifications of the situation facing the UK.

Paul Ray
Paul Ray

“I fully understand that people are fed up with the endless Brexit saga,” he said. “But the deadlock has shown that leaving is incredibly complex – and it will harm our economy and country.

“So the attitude can’t be ‘let’s just leave at any cost’. Now we know the detail people are very concerned for their, their children’s, and their grandchildren’s futures.”

“We need to get the country to confirm the way forward in a People’s Vote. It is only right and democratic for the people to have the final say.

Cllr Ray said research funding and jobs would be at risk across the Midlands if the link with Europe is lost.

“Thursday’s vote is very important, not only for our economy and jobs, but to confirm the direction for our future and the type of country we want to be.

” The Lib Dems are by far and away the strongest remain party in Lichfield and Burntwood and the wider West Midlands.

“I urge local people to vote Lib Dem.”

A full list of candidates is available on the Lichfield District Council website.

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7 Comments

  1. Dave Smith

    20th May, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Leave means leave. LichfieldLive’s pro-remain agenda has not gone unnoticed…

  2. John Griffin

    20th May, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Lichfield overwhelmingly elected a No Deal Leaver as MP. An electorate that elects Fabbo us never going to think rationally, if they ever did. A No Deal Brexit will leave us economically in pieces; anyone voting for Farage is likely abetting foreign powers and possibly money launderers but vote for such, they will.

  3. Ross

    20th May, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Just to reassure you ‘Dave’, we have no agenda, just content – happy to carry all views.

  4. Dave Smith

    20th May, 2019 at 10:53 am

    That’s good to hear ‘Ross’, thank you…I look forward to reading some pro-Brexit stories…

  5. Ross

    20th May, 2019 at 11:54 am

    We’ve yet to hear from those organisations, but will be happy to hear from them as always.

  6. Darryl Godden

    20th May, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    @Dave Smith

    The old “leave means leave” and “pro-Brexit stories,” you look forward to reading them? I challenge you to come up with them.

    Also, what does leave mean? The question is so opaque it’s meaningless.

  7. Burntwood Bloke

    20th May, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    A Brexiteer blaming the publication for being pro-remain because reality and news doesn’t match with their Farage expectations.

    Colour me surprised.

    I refer back to this news story from two years ago….

    “ories could get a stuffed chicken elected in Lichfield if it had a blue rosette on”

    https://lichfieldlive.co.uk/2017/06/09/green-candidate-tories-could-get-a-stuffed-chicken-elected-in-lichfield-if-it-had-a-blue-rosette-on/

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