Commenting on the Government’s latest efforts to resurrect its twice-rejected Brexit deal, Ben Bradshaw MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“No one will be fooled by the latest antics from a government that will try every trick in the book to force its broken Brexit deal through Parliament. If it is really seeking to separate the Withdrawal Agreement from the Political Declaration, this would mean asking MPs to approve the terms of departure from the European Union without even the faintest clue about our eventual destination.
“They know that any concrete form of Brexit cannot deliver on the promises they have made, and avoid lasting damage to our economy. So, they are now proposing a completely blindfold Brexit in which the UK would be going on a voyage into the unknown - probably with a hardline and reckless Brexiter Prime Minister like Boris Johnson elected by Conservative members to steer the ship.
“Any MP who cares about responsible government and the national interest or the future of jobs and public services in their constituencies will judge this proposal utterly intolerable. Instead, more and more MPs from both sides of the House of Commons are recognising that the only way to end this misery for both Parliament and the country is to put a final Brexit deal back to the people for approval in a confirmatory public vote.”