Phillipson – confirmatory referendum is the sensible compromise solution - People's Vote

Phillipson – confirmatory referendum is the sensible compromise solution

Commenting on the results of today’s votes in the House of Commons on “indicative votes”, Bridget Phillipson MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said: 

“Tonight, a proposal for a confirmatory public vote has once again topped the poll among MPs and is continuing to gain momentum. 

“Parliament has also briefly examined whether alternative Brexit options might be better than the one the Prime Minister has so often proposed.

“Although there are merits in both a customs union and a Norway-style deal, both would be very far from what was promised in 2016.

“We now need a longer extension to the Article 50 process so that we can kick the tyres of these proposals properly, as well as ensure any proposal carries the support of all those MPs like myself who want the public to have the final say.

“It would be a mistake for Parliament to impose any deal on the people, now that we know it cannot meet the expectations raised for Brexit. As such, a confirmatory referendum should not be judged as one option jostling for support in this crisis, but as a sensible compromise solution to this crisis.”

/ends.