Commenting on the Government's announcement of the Stronger Towns Fund, Brexit spokesperson for The Independent Group Anna Soubry MP said:
“Investment in skills and training is always welcome but we need to go behind this new fund and see it for what it is - a desperate measure to buy votes, and sadly this Government has a strong record on that score. The support of the DUP was secured with a one billion pound bung-for-votes to prop up the Government after it lost its majority.
"Now Theresa May is so desperate to get votes for her bad withdrawal agreement she is relying on the same old trick. Voters will not be fooled - especially those in areas which voted Leave and are now demanding a Peoples Vote because they know, whichever way you do it, Brexit will harm their futures. The better way is to recognise the best deal is the one we have with the European Union and let the people have their final say on Brexit.”
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Notes to editors
- Anna Soubry MP is the Member of Parliament for Broxtowe. She is a founding member of the People’s Vote campaign for the people to have a final say on the Brexit deal. She sits on both the Women & Equalities and Work & Pensions Select Committees of the House of Commons.
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