Giving evidence to the Trade Committee today, Liam Fox, today claimed there’s a risk of Parliament ‘stealing’ Brexit from the British people.
Commenting, Catherine McKinnell MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“Liam Fox is running scared of the people and their verdict on this fudge of a Brexit deal. A People’s Vote is about stopping a terrible deal being forced on all of us.
“Because whichever way you voted two years ago, nobody voted for this. This deal shows that what was promised can’t be delivered. Brexit campaigners promised we would continue to enjoy ‘the exact same benefits’ of being in the EU, while ‘taking back control’. But this deal shows these promises will be broken – not because the Government won’t keep them - but because they can’t be kept; no one can keep promises that are contradictory.
“A choice between this deal and no deal is no choice at all. Nor is there a Brexit deal that can meet all the promises made. The real choice now is whether to go ahead with this Brexit deal or stick with the deal we already have as members of the EU.
“Now we know what Brexit looks like, the public should be given the opportunity to decide in a People’s Vote – is this the kind of deal we want, or is the deal we already have in the EU better? In the end, it should be for the people to decide.”