Bradshaw – Brexit crisis has come down to a simple question about whether we live in a democracy - People's Vote

Bradshaw – Brexit crisis has come down to a simple question about whether we live in a democracy

Reports today suggest the new team in Downing Street is already planning for an election they will try to frame as ‘The People vs Parliament’.

Commenting, Ben Bradshaw MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

“You might think Downing Street was joking but the consequences for our country are just too serious for that. The very same politicians who want to force their destructive Brexit on the people are now reportedly planning to invoke the ‘people’ against ‘politicians’ in an election scheduled for after the UK has left the EU.

“Boris Johnson, who spent the 2016 referendum telling everyone how easy it would be to get a Brexit deal, is now ready to inflict No Deal on the country. But he was only elected by Conservative Party members comprising barely 0.1 per cent of the country and he does not have the permission of the rest of us.

“Nor is anyone going to be fooled by the sight of this particular politician spraying around spending promises for the NHS today when we all know his Brexit will leave the NHS poorer and with less money than before.

“Instead, the Brexit crisis has now come down to a simple question about whether we live in a democracy: can we allow Boris Johnson to force No Deal - or another vicious form of Brexit - on all of us, without all of us having our voice heard? The answer should be that we should trust the British people - not politicians like him - to solve the Brexit crisis with a new public vote before any final decision about our future is made.”

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