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Source: London Assembly

The London Assembly has today called on the Mayor to urge the Prime Minister not to take the UK out of the EU without a deal.

Fiona Twycross AM, who proposed the motion said:

“All the evidence shows that a No Deal Brexit will be a disaster for London’s economy and will devastate our country. Efforts by those in Parliament to block the Government’s attempt to take us out of the EU without a deal are welcome, particularly as this has happened against the backdrop of threats to our democratic processes.

“With it becoming increasingly clear that the Government will go to significant lengths to deliver a No Deal Brexit, we fully get behind the Mayor’s calls for this eventuality to be taken off the table, once and for all.”

The full text of the motion is:

In light of both the Mayor’s evidence and the numerous official Government documents detailing the negative impact of leaving the European Union (EU) without a deal, this Assembly believes that a no-deal Brexit would have a disastrous impact on London. We welcome moves by Parliament to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

This Assembly is concerned about the intent of the Government to leave the EU without a deal regardless of the evidence presented and that the principles of our democratic process are being threatened by the apparent lengths the Government will go to to enable a no-deal Brexit. A no-deal Brexit would harm London’s most vulnerable residents, harm businesses and harm London’s economy and the reputation of the city.

In light of these concerns, we support the Mayor’s call for a no-deal Brexit to be taken off the table. This Assembly calls on the Mayor to write to the new Prime Minister, enclosing his evidence on the impact to London and by extension the UK, to continue his efforts and to urge the Government and Members of Parliament not to take the UK out of the EU without a deal.

MIL OSI United Kingdom