Lucas – No form of Brexit would be a better deal than we already have inside the EU - People's Vote

Lucas – No form of Brexit would be a better deal than we already have inside the EU

Responding the Jeremy Corbyn’s interview on the Andrew Marr Show, Caroline Lucas MP, a leading supporter of People’s Vote, said:

“Jeremy Corbyn says he wants a Brexit that provides a customs union, guarantees access to a single market and gives us all the same protections as EU membership. In truth the only way those can be achieved are with the deal we already have by remaining inside the EU.

“Whether it is a Conservative government or a Labour government, any request for a Brexit deal that keeps the ‘exact same benefits’ as EU membership, or that keeps the UK in the customs union while retaining a veto over the Europe’s trade policy, will be given very short shrift by the EU. As Keir Starmer himself said last year, the chance to get the right deal has now gone. To suggest otherwise is yet more fantasy have-your-cake-and-eat-it politics.

“The vast majority of Labour members and supporters not only want a People’s Vote, but also overwhelmingly want to stay in the EU to retain free movement and to build on the deal we already have in the EU. They know that the deep causes and issues that led to the Brexit vote will be made worse by a damaging and divisive Brexit that doesn’t deliver any the promises of those who supported it, and only divides us further.

“It is time to be honest: there is no form of Brexit that would be a better deal than the one that we already have inside the EU. That’s why Parliament must now reject this deal and move immediately to hand this decision back to the public with a People’s Vote - because only they can sort this out.”