Yes, we’re all sick of Brexit. But as we hurtle closer to October 31 and a potential no deal, the potential consequences of that are facing us down. All three Medway MPs have endorsed the Prime Minister’s position of embracing no deal if necessary, and a number of Medway Conservative councillors have also expressed support. As such, for our iFAQ this week, we started by asking our three MPs a simple question:
What are the benefits to Medway residents of a no deal Brexit?
As usual, we told all of them that we would publish their responses unedited. You can find them below in the order they were received:
We received no response to this question from Rehman Chishti MP, Tracey Crouch MP, or Kelly Tolhurst MP.
Undeterred, we decided to ask every Medway Conservatives councillor the same question. With over 30 of them, we’d be sure to yield a better response there. All responses are below in the order they were received:
We received no response to this question from Cllr Ahmed, Cllr Aldous, Cllr Barrett, Cllr Bhutia, Cllr Brake, Cllr Buckwell, Cllr Carr, Cllr D Chambers, Cllr R Chambers, Cllr Chitty, Cllr Clarke, Cllr Doe, Cllr Etheridge, Cllr Fearn, Cllr Filmer, Cllr Griffin, Cllr Gulvin, Cllr Hackwell, Cllr J Iles, Cllr S Iles, Cllr Jarrett, Cllr Kemp, Cllr Opara, Cllr Potter, Cllr Purdy, Cllr Tejan, Cllr Thompson, Cllr Thorne, Cllr Tranter, Cllr E Turpin, Cllr R Turpin, Cllr Wildey, or Cllr Williams.
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