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Our new Prime Minister must realise there's no mandate for a no-deal Brexit

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29.05.2019

Sometimes elections feel like a turning point. Even elections which weren’t supposed to happen.

Last week’s European election was just such a moment when it felt like we had left the past behind and entered a new political era.

It wasn’t just the collapse in the Conservative vote to nine per cent, the lowest in the party’s history. Or Labour also failing badly, paying the price for not standing up for their values and beliefs.

It was the extraordinary rise of smaller parties which campaigned with very clear messages on the issue which dominated the election: Brexit.

The Greens, I am delighted to say, had our best result for 30 years, winning half a million votes more than the Conservatives and increasing our MEPs from three to seven.

What also emerged from the election results was that there is no mandate for a no-deal Brexit, despite the vote share of Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party. The combined support for parties which back remaining in the EU outnumbered those happy to see us crash out with no-deal.

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