Latest criminal Brexit revelations show need for democratic reform and a People's Vote, says Green MEP

Latest criminal Brexit revelations show need for democratic reform and a People's Vote, says Green MEP

July 11th, 2018

In response to the latest criminal revelations in the ongoing Cambridge Analytica/Facebook/Vote Leave and Leave.eu saga, Green MEP, Keith Taylor, said:

"The full frightening tangle of deceit, criminality and corruption linked to the leading Leave campaigns and the firms working on their behalf is still yet to be fully unravelled. But, these latest revelations about the criminal misuse of the British people's data during the EU referendum is shocking; not because the news is surprising but because how little it appears to trouble the front benches of the country's two main political parties."

"Our democracy is under attack, our electoral laws aren't fit for the 21st Century, but the Conservative and Labour leaderships are so blinded by Brexit dogmatism that the rot is being left to fester, untreated and unacknowledged. In a country already beset by fundamental democratic deficiencies, from the unelected House of Lords to the demonstrably unrepresentative electoral system, reform must be a question of when not if."

The senior Green politician added that the latest data misuse charges strengthen the case for a People's Vote, concluding:

"On Brexit, with the leaders of the Leave campaign jumping ship and the law catching up to their criminal campaigns the case for a People's Vote on the final terms of any Brexit deal is becoming more and more irrefutable every day. Polling shows, again and again, that there was never a united 'will' of Leave voters, let alone 'the people'. In fact, the majority of the British people are clear that they don't like where Brexit is headed."

Latest criminal Brexit revelations show need for democratic reform and a People's Vote, says Green MEP

Latest criminal Brexit revelations show need for democratic reform and a People's Vote, says Green MEP

July 11th, 2018

In response to the latest criminal revelations in the ongoing Cambridge Analytica/Facebook/Vote Leave and Leave.eu saga, Green MEP, Keith Taylor, said:

"The full frightening tangle of deceit, criminality and corruption linked to the leading Leave campaigns and the firms working on their behalf is still yet to be fully unravelled. But, these latest revelations about the criminal misuse of the British people's data during the EU referendum is shocking; not because the news is surprising but because how little it appears to trouble the front benches of the country's two main political parties."

"Our democracy is under attack, our electoral laws aren't fit for the 21st Century, but the Conservative and Labour leaderships are so blinded by Brexit dogmatism that the rot is being left to fester, untreated and unacknowledged. In a country already beset by fundamental democratic deficiencies, from the unelected House of Lords to the demonstrably unrepresentative electoral system, reform must be a question of when not if."

The senior Green politician added that the latest data misuse charges strengthen the case for a People's Vote, concluding:

"On Brexit, with the leaders of the Leave campaign jumping ship and the law catching up to their criminal campaigns the case for a People's Vote on the final terms of any Brexit deal is becoming more and more irrefutable every day. Polling shows, again and again, that there was never a united 'will' of Leave voters, let alone 'the people'. In fact, the majority of the British people are clear that they don't like where Brexit is headed."

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