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UK: Londoners comment on latest Brexit developments

2 20.10.2019 Инфо

W/S Newspapers' front pages, London
SOT, Londoner: "I think it's a continuing disgrace for this country, for democracy. I believe in remaining in the European Union. I voted to stay in the European Union. And I hope we will continue to remain, but I feel quite gloomy about the future."
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SOT, Londoner: "The Benn enactment [Amendment] has to be the right thing to do. We cannot leave with no deal. It's bad for Europe, it's bad for us... I cannot understand why all these clever people can't negotiate a deal. I can't understand it."
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SOT, Londoner: "But we have to leave because the public voted for it. That is democracy. That is the democratic way, isn't it? You decided to leave - you leave. We voted them in. And we didn't vote for Mr Johnson, we didn't vote for Mrs May. Do you know what I mean? We didn't vote for them. I didn't vote for them to be a leader of our country. I didn't vote for them. They just decided to be there. Do you know what I mean? We had no election - let's have a general election and let the public decide. Let the public go for it, and then we know where we stand."
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SOT, Londoner: "I think what's happening in the English political system is outrageous. It has divided the nation; the referendum was a false referendum based on lies. Cameron should have never entered into a referendum."
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SOT, Londoner: "The difference in the vote is always going to leave a divided country. One third voted to leave, on third voted to stay, one third didn't bother voting at all. And if you can change your future, you can change the history of a nation on such a small majority, then God help us all. The rise of the right-wing is worrying; the racism that has been generated by this whole ridiculous situation. It's frightening and quite honestly I find it appalling. Let's hope that we can somehow find a way around this and put the clock back three years. Hopefully we can resolve it, and remain in the EU."
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SOT, Londoner: "Quite frankly, the UK on its own doesn't stand a chance."
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SCRIPT
Londoners were by-and-large aghast at the latest Brexit developments and ongoing drama in the House of Commons, in a series of interviews on Sunday, with one person going as far as describing the situation as 'a continuing disgrace'.
"I think it's a continuing disgrace for this country, for democracy. I believe in remaining in the European Union. I voted to stay in the European Union. And I hope we will continue to remain, but I feel quite gloomy about the future," said a woman.
"The Benn enactment [Amendment] has to be the right thing to do. We cannot leave with no deal. It's bad for Europe, it's bad for us... I cannot understand why all these clever people can't negotiate a deal. I can't understand it," said another Londoner.
"The difference in the vote is always going to leave a divided country. One third voted to leave, on third voted to stay, one third didn't bother voting at all. And if you can change your future, you can change the history of a nation on such a small majority, then God help us all," said a third.
"Quite frankly, the UK on its own doesn't stand a chance," he added.
The UK Parliament ended up passing a backbench amendment put forth by Oliver Letwin to withhold the approval of the Brexit deal until the legislation required to enact it is passed.