Commenting on revelations in the Court of Session in Edinburgh this morning, Ian Murray MP, leading supporter of a People’s Vote and a petitioner in the case, said:
“The revelations in the Court of Session this morning show Boris Johnson treats parliamentary democracy with contempt and the people of Britain with utter distain.
“First, he dismissed any notion of parliamentary accountability as a ‘rigmarole’ and mocked the public’s concerns. Then he went out and lied about his intentions.
“These are the words and actions of a supremely arrogant, privileged and out-of-touch politician who cannot be trusted to be honest about his intentions in politics or anything else.
“We cannot let Boris Johnson govern the country like some medieval monarch, dismissing Parliament and ignoring the public. It’s time to trust the people, not Boris Johnson, to solve this Brexit crisis. It’s time to settle this once and for all by giving the people the final say on Brexit.”