Labour's 'new position' on Brexit and the UK’s withdrawal from the EU is a betrayal of young people and everyone who voted for the party.
I feel really sorry for all of the young people who believed the Labour lies in the run up to the 2017 general election. Labour lied to young people and now they are furiously backtracking on their false promises.
Young people were promised that tuition fees would be abolished and former students would have their outstanding loans quashed. That was the big stick with which Labour activists bashed Lib Dems with glee. When faced with the prospect of a £100 billion bill after the election, ‘Comrade’ Corbyn promptly announced that he didn't really mean that he would abolish tuition fees!
Now that they are reasonably confident that there will not be another snap general election, Jeremy Corbyn and Labour have done a policy U-turn and they are now assuming the position on Brexit that moderate Lib Dems like myself took when we were campaigning for the general election.
Sadly, all those people, young and old, who flocked to "Jeremy the Saviour”, have had their hopes dashed. The Labour leadership lied about abolishing tuition fees and they are now claiming to have had a "change of heart" about Brexit.
It would be interesting to know what Labour voters think, now that their Leader and their party are assuming the "Lib Dem position". Can they really trust Labour to keep their promises?
Councillor Ade Adeyemo
Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Solihull