Responding to interviews today by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition, Dominic Grieve MP, the former Attorney General and a leading supporter of the People's Vote campaign, said:
"The rest of the world is looking at the UK with a mixture of astonishment and bewilderment as the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition talk about securing a better deal.
"The Prime Minister says she can secure a better agreement on the future relationship over the next week. The Leader of the Opposition says Labour wants to tear up the entire withdrawal agreement and start again.
"After more than two years of going round in ever-decreasing circles while talking about different forms of fantasy Brexit, some sort of deal has finally been cobbled together. It's not a good deal - it’s a very bad deal - but it is the best the Prime Minister could get in these circumstances.
"The problem is not the Prime Minister nor the negotiation so much as Brexit itself. Promises were made which are contradictory and cannot be kept.
"The way forward now is to hand this decision back to the British people in a public vote where they have the chance to choose between this miserable deal or the deal we've already got inside the European Union."