Lucas – No deal report highlights “abject failure” of the Government - People's Vote

Lucas – No deal report highlights “abject failure” of the Government

A new report published by the Brexit Select Committee has warned of the “chaotic and damaging” effects of a no deal Brexit.

Commenting, Caroline Lucas MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

“The Brexit Select Committee are right to warn of the ‘chaotic and damaging’ effects of a no deal Brexit. But the only reason no deal is even being discussed is because of the abject failure of the Government to negotiate any kind of workable deal with the EU.

“The truth is, both Theresa May’s botched Brexit and the chaos of a Jacob Rees-Mogg-style no deal Brexit would be a disaster for this country, and would worsen the damage Brexit is already doing to our economy. And a 'blindfold Brexit', where we leave with no idea where we're going, is no solution at all. That’s not what anyone voted for in 2016.

“With the risk of a no deal Brexit growing all the time, Theresa May wants to blackmail the country into choosing between her bad deal or no deal. But that’s a false choice: the people of this country are entitled to have their voices heard through a People’s Vote, so they can compare for themselves the deal on offer with our current EU membership.”

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