Cabinet Office minister David Lidington has told an audience of French business leaders that the only choices over Brexit are between the Government’s Chequers proposals and a ‘no deal’ Brexit.
Commenting, Chris Bryant MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“David Lidington’s remarks that the choice is simply between ‘no deal’ and the Chequers car crash display the sort of arrogance that leave so many angry and alienated from our politics and the Westminster establishment.
“The choice about our future relationship with Europe must be for the people. It cannot be for any minister to set boundaries on what is possible or acceptable.
“The antidote to this high-handed style of government is a People’s Vote on whatever comes out of the negotiations. Good deal, bad deal or no deal, Brexit is a big deal and it must be for the people to decide.”