The Health Secretary Matt Hancock was on the Today programme this morning and claimed Parliament cannot stop a disastrous No Deal crash-out from the European Union.
Commenting, Anna McMorrin MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“Matt Hancock is simply wrong to say our sovereign Parliament cannot stop a disastrous No Deal. MPs from all parties, including a number of Conservatives, have shown they are ready to seize control of the agenda or, if necessary, bring the Government down. To claim there is no majority against No Deal is patently absurd.
“Rather than downplaying the risks of No Deal, perhaps the health secretary should ask those working in the NHS what the impact would be. It is an outrage that he is willing to force this on the health service and the country without anyone except the 0.1% of the population who voted for Boris Johnson having any say over it whatsoever.
“This Brexit crisis has now come down to a simple question about whether we live in a democracy: can we allow Boris Johnson to force No Deal - or another vicious form of Brexit - on our country, without all of us having our voice heard? The only way to resolve this crisis is to give the public the final say.”