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A general election cannot resolve Brexit

11 October, 2018

• IT is disappointing that Camden Council did not have the time to debate the motions calling for a referendum on the terms of Brexit. I hope that the motions will be tabled again soon.

It was good that the Labour Party motions called for Remain to be an option in that referendum, the line that brought Sir Keir Starmer a standing ovation at the party conference.

But Labour need to go further and drop their call for a general election to be tried before a referendum. A general election cannot resolve Brexit. It answers the question “Who should form the government?”

It cannot resolve an issue that cuts across party lines. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan called unequivocally for a referendum without prior conditions. Camden Labour should do the same.

MICHAEL ROMBERG
Tottenham Street, W1

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