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It's a "dismal prospect" and it "demeans our country"

It's a "dismal prospect" and it "demeans our country"

Published by KLFM
3:18pm 23rd July 2019.

It's a "dismal prospect" and it "demeans our country".

The damning response from North Norfolk's MP Norman Lamb after Boris Johnson was named leader of the Conservative Party.

He will takeover from Theresa May at Number 10 tomorrow (25th July).

But Lib Dem Lamb was less than impressed after Johnson's landslide victory in the race to be Tory Leader.

He's been a vocal critic of a No Deal Brexit, which is something that Mr Johnson has refused to rule out.

Earlier this year Norman said any decision about leaving the EU should be put back to the people:

"I campaigned and voted for Remain but many friends in North Norfolk voted a different way.

"I think now we have to find ways of coming together.

"Whatever we come up with as a Parliament - we should put back to the British public so they can decide whether that deal should be our country's future or whether we should stay."

But other MPs in our area welcomed the news.

South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss MP, who has been Boris Johnson's Director of Policy during the leadership campaign, said

"Congratulations to Boris Johnson; from Wednesday the United Kingdom will have a new prime minister who has the drive and energy to deliver Brexit, to ensure a successful and dynamic Britain."

KLFM spoke to North West Norfolk MP Sir Henry Bellingham after the announcement this morning:

"Yes he's going to face big challenges but I just think that he's going to be up for it.

"He, after all, was a quite superb Mayor of London.

"So I have every confidence that he will surround himself with really bright people, and he'll give us that bit of optimism that we need."

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