The 12 Lies Of Brexit
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats
Welcome to the 'Twelve Lies of Brexit', where we will be unwrapping the biggest porkies told by senior Leave politicians.
Let's start with the obvious:
The lie on the side of a bus
Perhaps the most famous of the Brexit lies, Boris Johnson championed an outlandish, fraudulent promise on the side of his Vote Leave bus in 2016.
The claim that we send £350 million a week to the EU is just not true, let alone the idea that this imaginary money could instead be used for the NHS.
Johnson knew it was a lie, but he put it on a bus anyway. In the words of the Head of the Office of National Statistics, it was "a clear misuse of official statistics".
Many people voted Leave in the hope that it would help the NHS.
Unfortunately, Brexit is very dangerous for the NHS. Here's why:
- The economy will be negatively affected, so the government will have less to spend on the NHS.
- We've already lost 5000 EU health workers, and more will go.
- The Tories are planning on taxing EU doctors and nurses.
- The NHS could be up for grabs in a Trump trade deal.
We'll stop Brexit, give the NHS £35 billion, and fix our broken mental health services. That's the sort of Christmas present the NHS needs and deserves!
All we want for Christmas is EU.
We'll post the next festive fib tomorrow!