Protests as Liam Fox visits Bristol to defend Brexit deal

Protests as Liam Fox visits Bristol to defend Brexit deal

In a visit shrouded in mystery, Brexiteer and Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox MP visited Bristol today to talk to small and medium enterprise leaders about exports after Brexit.

The North Somerset MP was at the Engine Shed this morning as his Prime Minster’s position is in danger in London due to the Brexit deal turmoil.

He was bundled into and out of the venue in secret to avoid a group of anti-Brexit protesters outside the venue at Temple Meads station.

Liam Fox
Image credit: Chatham House

 

Ten protesters for Bristol for Brexit were asking the public to fill in postcards to their MPs seeking a second referendum, completing 60 over the two-hour stint.

This group has reported an upswing in support and a drop in pro-Brexit abuse in the last three months as the realities of an no deal Brexit come into focus.

Reporters inside the event shared that Dr Fox said: “The deal is better than no deal. I have full confidence in PM.”

A source inside the venue reported that when an anti-Brexit question was posed there was ripple of approving applause through the room, suggesting Bristol’s business leaders are not excited about his promised export opportunities in New Zealand.

This visit follows Kerry McCarthy MP for Bristol East, yesterday in Parliament, offering to pay the £1 Suspension Bridge fee for him to come across from his constituency to Bristol to speak to business owners after his last visit was cancelled as refused to speak about Brexit.

Dr Fox is throwing his support behind Ms May as her leadership comes under increasing pressure today as no confidence votes grow amongst her MPs.

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