The Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has said that a “messy” no-deal Brexit “would be a mistake we would regret for generations”. He later tweeted a clarification stating that, in the case of no deal, the UK “would survive and prosper”.
Commenting, Caroline Lucas MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“Jeremy Hunt is right to say that we would regret a destructive no deal Brexit for generations, but what he doesn't mention is that the Government's offer of a bad Brexit deal or a blind Brexit would also be disastrous for this country.
“The Government wants to present the choice as between no deal or a bad deal, but there is a third option: to allow the people to have their say through a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal. Why are the Government running scared of democracy?
“The pied pipers of Brexit are leading us towards disaster but we aren't required to follow them. We all have the right to change our minds, and we are entitled to a People's Vote on the terms of Brexit.”
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Reporting on this story can be read here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45216061