Reports today suggest the Government is waiting until after the local elections this week, and will then try and conclude the details of a Brexit deal with Labour.
Commenting, Guto Bebb MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“A Brexit deal stitched-up behind closed doors would be a million miles away from the promises made for Brexit and would clearly have little legitimacy with the public.
“It would fail to deliver the stability, clarity and closure our country and our economy need. Instead it would mean years of negotiation and renegotiation as arguments about everything from the Irish backstop to freedom of movement stretch on for a decade or more.
“Nor would any agreement reached at the top of the Westminster pyramid do anything to unite political parties. Party management should never come before national interest but in any case, seeking to suppress honest differences of opinion inside parties through a deal done behind closed doors is never going to work.
“Now that we know what the costs and risks of Brexit are and, once we have decided what Brexit really means, the only way out of the deepening Brexit crisis is to hold a new public vote on whether to go ahead. A People’s Vote is the only solution to the mess.”