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Brake – PM clearly doesn’t believe Brexit is in best interests of the country

Theresa May has again failed to say whether she would vote for Brexit now, according to Sky News.

As Sky News reports, “The Prime Minister ruled out answering any ‘hypothetical questions’ when quizzed by Sky News on her support for Brexit during a trip to South Africa. Asked whether she would now vote to leave the EU, the former remain supporter said: ‘We're not in the business of having a second referendum on Brexit. What we're in the business of doing is delivering Brexit. So actually what somebody would vote for today is not the issue.’”

 

Commenting, Tom Brake MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

“We are in the unprecedented and unenviable situation of having a Prime Minister who clearly does not believe that her own Government’s flagship policy – Brexit – is in the best interests of the country. And yet she insists on inflicting it on us all anyway.

“We cannot allow Theresa May to avoid this crucial question. Why is she pursuing a policy that she knows will make our country poorer and weaker? That is not what anyone, including her, voted for in 2016.

“With even our own Prime Minister unable to say that she backs Brexit, it is vital that this issue is taken out of the hands of the Government and out of Westminster and put to the whole country in a People’s Vote.”

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Notes to editors

The original Sky News story can be read here: https://news.sky.com/story/how-britons-would-vote-on-second-eu-referendum-not-the-issue-may-says-11484386