Pro-re­main? No thanks

Tories re­ject cam­paign­ers

The Guardian - - NATIONAL | POLITICS - Dan Sab­bagh

Three lead­ing cam­paign­ers for a sec­ond Brexit ref­er­en­dum have been re­fused passes for the Con­ser­va­tive party con­fer­ence, prompt­ing them to com­plain that the gov­ern­ing party is sup­press­ing voices it dis­agreed with. Eloise Todd, Best for Bri­tain’s di­rec­tor, was among those who were re­fused passes on Thurs­day night in a terse email that gave no fur­ther ex­pla­na­tion. Rus­sian diplo­mats have also been re­fused passes. “The Con­ser­va­tive party can put their heads in the sand but it doesn’t change the fun­da­men­tal and un­avoid­able truth that pub­lic opin­ion is shift­ing away from Brexit,” Todd said. “A party of govern­ment should al­ways be lis­ten­ing – even to voices it may dis­agree with.”

The email in­formed Todd that: “I write to in­form you that your ap­pli­ca­tion for ac­cred­i­ta­tion has not been granted”.

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