Time is running out for the government to request an extension to the Brexit transition period. The deadline to do this is the end of June, and given the lack of progress in negotiations it now looks almost certain that the UK will be out of the Single Market with no trading arrangement with the EU if no extension is requested.
This would be catastrophic for many businesses that are already reeling from the impacts of the coronavirus. And it would also put a huge question mark over the rights of the many EU citizens living in the UK and UK citizens in Europe, making their lives even more difficult than they are now.
We want to send out a powerful message about what this would mean for people in Cornwall. To do this, we have joined together with pro-EU groups across the country to send a letter to Sir Keir Starmer and made an open ‘video letter’ consisting of short video clips of people talking about what no-deal would mean for them, their businesses and their families to send to Cornwall’s MPs.