Lib Dem's Jo Swinson says she's 'determined to stop Brexit'
Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has said she will revoke article 50 if her party is given an elected majority in a general election.
Jo, who was live in Bournemouth, said: “We had a referendum three and a half years ago and the government has gone away and negotiated what that means for the British public.
"What is on offer today, bears no resemblance to what was said in the 2016 referendum campaign."
Susannah challenged the party leader, adding: “In that case, you may have justification for a second referendum.
“But democrat is part of your name and you said you won’t respect the democratic vote of the people. You’re just going to cancel the democratic vote.”
Jo then claimed the public has the right to change their mind, claiming the 2016 referendum, which saw 17.4 million vote to leave the European Union, was not ‘set in stone.’
She argued: “We are still campaigning for a people’s vote. A referendum is the best way to get clarity and resolution of this current gridlock. But it does look like a general election will be upon us. In that democratic process, the Lib Dems will petition to stop Brexit.”
She went on to add: “Our position on this election…We will be saying if you elect a Lib Dem, we will revoke Article 50. If the people of this country then elect to majority Lib Dem vote then we will do what we said. That’s the way democracy works.”
When asked how she would react if Boris Johnson won a general election to go ahead with a No Deal Brexit, Jo insisted she would continue to petition for Brexit to be stopped.
“I am determined to get rid of Brexit… I am sticking to that and be absolutely clear,” Jo stated.
“If I am elected as Prime Minister, don’t be surprised if I stick my by word and stop Brexit.”
She later added: “I have lived through two referendums and I do think we have a very divided country at the moment and there is a lot of us who want to come together.”