Lucas – Real damage to democracy would come from forcing through a bad Brexit - People's Vote

Lucas – Real damage to democracy would come from forcing through a bad Brexit

Speaking on Today on Radio 4 this morning, the Shadow International Trade Secretary, Barry Gardiner, claimed that having a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal would be “playing with our democracy, it’s playing with the foundations of country in a way that is really damaging.”

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

“It is extraordinary to suggest that having a People’s Vote on the terms of Brexit would be damaging to democracy. What would really be damaging and divisive would be to force a bad Brexit deal or a disastrous no deal Brexit on the British people without receiving their consent.

“With support growing across the UK for a People’s Vote on the terms of Brexit, it cannot be right for politicians in Westminster to ignore the voices of millions of citizens, and instead to plough ahead with a reckless Brexit that they know will make us all poorer. That would be a democratic failure.

“The people of this country can see that the politicians are making a shambolic mess of Brexit. That’s why the growing momentum behind the People’s Vote campaign cannot be ignored any longer.”

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