Andy Burnham Speech

Greater Manchester Metro Mayor, Andy Burnham, has used a speech in Westminster to call for a 'common-sense Brexit deal'.

In his Westminster speech this week, Greater Manchester's Mayor, Andy Burnham called for a 'common-sense Brexit deal' building on the Chequers Agreement rather than diluting it further and avoiding a disastrous 'no-deal' by calling on the EU for an extension of Article 50 beyond the March deadline.

Only if a deal cannot unit the necessary majority and we are 'left teetering on the cliff-edge of no deal with no other options' would he endorse the call for a People's Vote on the 'no-deal' scenario. Whilst recognising the damage a second referendum could have on social cohesion, he believes it may well be necessary to avoid the damage to people's jobs, families and lives.

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To read the speech in full, you can download from the link below.

Andy Burnham speech full