Generations to come will never forgive those responsible for Brexit chaos

Former Prime Minister Sir John Major delivered a speech on Brexit this evening, in which he said: “It will damage our national and personal wealth, and may seriously hamper our future security. It may even, over time, break up our United Kingdom. It will most definitely limit the prospects of our young. And – once this becomes clear – I believe those who promised what will never be delivered will have much to answer for. They persuaded a deceived population to be weaker and poorer. That will never be forgotten – nor forgiven.”

In response, Catherine Stihler, Labour MEP for Scotland, said:

“Generations to come will never forgive those responsible for this Brexit chaos.
“Sir John Major has rightly pointed out the threat to jobs and our economy, and the fact that Brexit will take away opportunities from young people in Scotland and across the UK. It is deeply upsetting that some politicians are prepared to sacrifice the next generation like this.
“It would also be unforgiveable to sacrifice the union between the four nations of the UK, but that is what the Tories risk doing by pursuing a hard Brexit.
“There is still time to save the Union, save jobs, and save opportunities, by holding a People’s Vote on Brexit with the option to remain in the EU.”


John Major speech in full: