Appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show this morning, Michael Gove deliberately did not rule out the idea that the Government might just ignore any legislation passed by the House of Commons in the coming week aimed at preventing a disastrous No Deal exit from the European Union.
Commenting, Guto Bebb MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“This Government’s unprecedented willingness to flout the rules is a disgrace to our democracy.
“Not only are they suspending Parliament to try and force through a disastrous No Deal, but now they are suggesting that, even if Parliament passed a law requiring the Government to avoid No Deal, they might simply ignore it. Our very democracy is now under threat from Boris Johnson and his government.
“Michael Gove recently admitted that No Deal is not what he campaigned for in 2016 but now he's willing to tear up our democratic system to force this outcome on the country, against the wishes of both Parliament and the public.
“The Brexiters in Government like to cloak themselves in the language of democracy, but they willingly ignore basic democratic principles as and when it suits them.
“The British people should not and will not stand for it. It's no wonder the outrage and protests across the UK are growing larger all the time. The British people believe in democracy and fair play, and the only way to resolve the Brexit crisis is to give them the final say.”