Keighley and Ilkley’s Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Kris Hopkins has strongly criticised Jeremy Corbyn following a BBC interview in which the Labour leader refused seven times to confirm that he would respect the outcome of the Brexit referendum.
Mr Hopkins, who is defending his home town seat after first being elected to Parliament in 2010, commented:
“I’m afraid that Jeremy Corbyn’s refusal to confirm that he would respect the will of the British people and take the UK out of the European Union proves once more than he is unfit to be our prime minister.
“I campaigned for Remain and I voted Remain but that argument was lost. The referendum result must be respected and it is important that we all come together and work to secure the best possible deal from the remaining 27 EU member states.
“I am under no illusion that we face a difficult task. But, with Theresa May heading our negotiating team, I have no doubt that this mission is achievable.
“This is in stark contrast to the situation we would face with Jeremy Corbyn in charge.
“He would be no match for 27 other prime ministers and presidents who would run rings around him.
“His refusal to say categorically that he would even follow through on the referendum result and Parliament’s overwhelming decision to trigger Article 50 has removed any hint of credibility he had left.
“His position is chaotic, contemptible and dangerous for our country.
“It has never been more important for people to come out in very large numbers to vote Conservative on Thursday 8 June. It is the only way to guarantee that Jeremy Corbyn never gets anywhere near 10 Downing Street.”