THE PRESS OFFICE OF
The Lord Stoddart of Swindon
13th June 2016
“Stand up to this bullying and threatening Prime Minister by voting Brexit” says independent Labour Peer
The independent Labour Peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon, has been scathing in his criticism of the David Cameron’s latest attempt to bully elderly voters into backing the remain campaign, in which he has threatened the future of state pensions if there is a Brexit vote on 23rd June.
Lord Stoddart said: “Can there be anything more morally repugnant than the Prime Minister trying to bully pensioners for short term political gain? He is talking about pensioners who may well have fought in the war, lived through the blitz, lived through rationing or lived through all three. All of this in the cause of resisting perhaps the worst bullies of all – the Nazis! A Prime Minister who behaves in this mendacious manner toward elderly voters is misusing his office.
“Mr Cameron has also been accusing supporters of Brexit and regaining self-government for this country of being ‘quitters.’ The irony of making such an argument when he has long ago announced his intention to quit at the end of this Parliament is clearly lost on him but voters should be aware that, from 2020, he won’t be around to account for the results of his actions. In regard to the EU, quitting is no bad thing when you are on a sinking ship!
“We don’t like bullies in this country and we have a long history of standing up to them. We should stand up to this bullying and threatening Prime Minister by voting Brexit on 23rd June.”