Flashback to David Lammy’s impassioned speech
Britain’s growing energy crisis is a “direct consequence” of Brexit, said former EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier.
âPart of the answer is indeed linked to the consequences of Brexit because the UK has chosen to end freedom of movement. [of people],” he said.
“And there is a clear connection with the truck drivers,” added Barnier.
âIn addition to free movement, the UK has chosen to leave the single market – this means the UK has decided to rebuild, for the very first time, non-tariff barriers between the EU and the UK -United. It is a direct and mechanical consequence of Brexit.
There is a list of other issues that Brexit has had a direct or indirect impact on, leaving the UK in dire straits.
With that in mind, a speech by David Lammy is definitely worth revisiting. It was one of the most passionate speeches the Commons has ever witnessed.
He criticized fellow MPs on both sides of the debate for continuing to support Brexit and its “core dishonesty”.
The 46-year-old pointed out how devastating the exit from the European Union will be for the people of the country, how a trade deal with Donald Trump will “dismantle the NHS” and how immigration will only increase after the Brexit.
He told the House: âMost MPs now have to acknowledge in private but don’t say it in public.
âBrexit is a scam, a scam, a scam, a fraud. A deception that will hurt most of the people she has promised to help.
“A dangerous fantasy that will worsen all the problems it claims to solve.” A campaign won on false promises and lies.
âVote Leave and Leave EU both broke the law. Russian interference is beyond a reasonable doubt.
âAnd now every campaign promise made in 2016 has come off.
âBrexit will not enrich our NHS, it will impoverish it.
âOur trade deal with Donald Trump will see US companies privatize and dismantle the NHS one bed at a time.
âAnd even those promises on immigration that have enriched our country so much are a lie.
âAfter Brexit, immigration will increase, not decrease. When we enter into negotiations with countries like India and China, they will ask for three things: visas, visas and more visas.
âAnd they will get them because we will be weak.
Boris and Farage lie
He then pointed the finger at Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage saying:
âFriends on this side of the House tell me to appease Labor voters in industrial cities; former miners, factory workers, those who feel left out.
âI’m saying we shouldn’t hang around with them cowardly. Let’s tell them the truth. You’ve been sold a lie. Some media have used your fears to sell newspapers and increase audience figures.
âNigel Farage and Boris Johnson exploited the same prejudice to win votes. Shame on them. Immigrants have not taken your jobs, our schools and colleges have failed to give you the skills.
âHospitals are not collapsing because of health tourists, because of decades of austerity that have wiped them out to the bone.
âYou can’t afford a house because the two sides failed to build it, not because of Mohammed down the street who moved it. And the wealth was accumulated in London when it should have been shared across the country.
âBlame us. Blame Westminster. Don’t blame Brussels for the mistakes of our own country and don’t blame us for telling you the truth. Be angry with chancellors who sold you a lie.
As the video circulates on social media, a lot of people have comments to make.
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