Responding to Boris Johnson’s statement to the House of Commons this evening, David Lammy MP, a leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“Boris Johnson is desperate for a cut and run election because it is his last hope of forcing his No Deal Brexit on the British people. We must not fall into his trap. Instead, he should be made to own the mess he has created. If he has a plan for a new Brexit deal he should show us what it looks like so the public can judge whether it fulfils the promises he made in the last referendum. And then the public must have the final say.
“More and more MPs from all sides of the House of Commons now know a People’s Vote is the only way forward. Going ahead with Brexit now would not mean the end of the crisis but the start of never-ending negotiations in which the UK would be in a weaker position than ever. In contrast, a People’s Vote would give us all the clarity and certainty we need to move on.
“Only then can an election be held about all the other issues - from housing to climate change - facing our country that have been ignored for the past three years. That’s why huge numbers of people will be marching through London on October 19th, demanding a People’s Vote, to solve Brexit once and for all, so the country can finally start to move on.”