Responding to the Prime Minister’s speech, Rt. Hon. Dame Margaret Beckett MP, leading supporter of a People’s Vote, said:
“The Prime Minister’s last-ditch effort to force through her deal is no more likely to succeed than her previous attempts.
“Today she tried to spice up the same old deal with a series of supposedly new concessions, but then admitted she had no way of guaranteeing that she could deliver any of them.
“MPs will be rightly weary of offers from a Prime Minister who is about to resign and will probably be replaced by a hard-line successor. It would be very dangerous to vote through a deal to leave the European Union without any clear idea of our eventual destination – a blindfold Brexit that would only prolong uncertainty for families, businesses and Parliament.
“And her effort to persuade MPs who support a People’s Vote that they need to back her or lose the chance to give the public the final say, were contradicted by the Prime Minister herself when she said that failure to agree her deal could result in a new public vote and the possibility that the UK stayed in the EU.
“Rejecting this hotchpotch offer will show once and for all there is no stable majority for any form of Brexit without handing the decision back to the people.”