Phillipson – Prime Minister still refusing to face up to reality - People's Vote

Phillipson – Prime Minister still refusing to face up to reality

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons this afternoon, Bridget Phillipson MP, a leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

“The Prime Minister is still refusing to compromise with the reality that there is no majority in the House of Commons for forcing her broken Brexit on the people – not just this week – but at any time.

“Instead, she is once again driving us to a new cliff edge on April 12 with her eyes wide in the hope she can bribe, blackmail or browbeat MPs into supporting a deal that neither they nor the country want.

“A series of indicative votes on alternative forms of Brexit may begin to give us some clarity but almost three years of failure cannot be fixed in a single day of debate and it is already crystal clear that any deal is bound to break many of the promises made in 2016, mean real costs to our country and guarantee only endless negotiations for years to come.

“What we now need to do is to postpone the Brexit deadline for long enough for the Commons to decide what Brexit means, if necessary fight European elections and then allow the public to have the final say on a process that has so far only produced not only a national humiliation but also now a growing sense of national emergency.”

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