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  • BREXIT REFERENDUM RESULT MUST BE HONOURED SAYS MP ON SUNDAY POLITICS SHOW

    Mel Stride

    CENTRAL DEVON MP and Leader of the House of Commons Mel Stride appeared on the Sunday Politics Show this weekend to discuss the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, the use of foodbanks, Universal Credit and the Government forcing Natural England to U-turn on the withdrawal of shooting licences to control pest birds.

    Pressed by host Martyn Oates on his views on a no-deal Brexit Mr Stride said that the importance of honouring the referendum result outweighed the negative impact of leaving without a deal. Although a no-deal departure would be “deeply undesirable and would have an impact on the economy” Mr Stride argued that honouring the referendum result should supersede any scenario which would lead to the UK not withdrawing from the European Union, stating simply “we have to leave, we really have to leave”.

    Mr Stride was also asked about the Government’s resolution to the legal challenge by the campaign group Wild Justice, which resulted in Natural England withdrawing shooting licenses. As an MP who represents a large rural constituency Mr Stride said that “sense had prevailed” and that we should “trust our farmers to do what’s right when it comes to controlling pest birds”. He praised the quick action from DEFRA in reissuing the licenses with some minor exemptions to satisfy the legal challenge.

    The programme is available on BBC iPlayer at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006qgw/sunday-politics-south-west-07072019

    Photo: Central Devon MP Mel Stride on the South West Sunday Politics Show.








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