Bebb – William Hague acknowledges the logic of a People’s Vote - People's Vote

Bebb – William Hague acknowledges the logic of a People’s Vote

Former Conservative Party leader and Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that the prospects of a People’s Vote are growing as Parliamentary deadlock continues.

Commenting, Guto Bebb MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

“Even William Hague acknowledges that a People’s Vote is the most logical outcome.

“What is now needed is for Parliament to demonstrate there is a clear majority against a no deal Brexit and then make an honest assessment of alternatives to the Government’s proposed deal. It is surely right that these are given serious consideration, but also that they are subject to the same minimal standards of scrutiny that led so many MPs to conclude they could not support the Government’s Brexit plan. Indeed, there is no form of Brexit that can fulfil the promises made in 2016, that is better than the deal we’ve got inside Europe or will prevent this crisis going on forever.

“When every route to Brexit has been examined and exhausted, it will become clear there is only one way forward – to hand the final decision back to the British public through a People’s Vote. This is not an easy decision to take and I recognise that many MPs will support this reluctantly, but as the days go on and the clock ticks down, more and more colleagues will see this as preferable to forcing through a Brexit plan for which the country did not vote.”

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