Cllr Rezina Chowdhury is the Chief Whip (jobshare) of Lambeth Labour Group and a councillor in Streatham Hill ward.
Who wanted a Christmas election? Not me and I doubt anyone with an ounce of common sense wanted one either. What with the immediate danger of Boris putting the NHS up for sale to his mate Trump, and the imminent threat of crashing out of the European Union at the end of January 2020, it’s more important than ever that we vote Labour on 12th December.
Like many of you I’ve been marching for a People’s Vote ever since the movement started, when we were threatened with crashing out without a deal, and I campaigned for Remain in the referendum. We’ve seen prices go up in the shops for basics like bread and milk, and we’ve seen industry and jobs moving over the channel to places like the Netherlands and Germany. This is while the useless Tory government under Theresa “Go home vans” May and Boris “f**k business” Johnson have failed to get a deal they promised would be so easy to achieve back in 2016.
We need to remain in the EU and we need a Labour government.
Just so we’re absolutely clear, Labour IS the only route to getting a people’s vote with the option to remain in the EU. We know Labour will let people have the final say on Brexit and Labour is the only party that can and will deliver a final say vote, with remain as an option on the ballot.
So if you’re still not sure then let me put it this way, we need to keep Boris out of No.10 if we want to make sure we don’t want to crash out and have a disastrous Brexit that cripples the economy for the next decade at least. A decade of Tory austerity has already brought the country to its knees. We cannot afford another decade of cuts to public services, reduced wages, no jobs and high rents. Just think about it.
Cllr Rezina Chowdhury