Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt this morning told the BBC that the Government “may need extra time” and be forced to extend the Brexit deadline despite having ordered MPs to vote against doing that earlier this week.
Commenting, Rachel Reeves MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, stated:
“Only 48 hours ago the Government whipped their MPs to vote against any prospect of a delay to the Brexit deadline. Yet today a member of the Cabinet says that a delay might be necessary after all.
“With the Prime Minister now against the deal she herself negotiated and asking Brussels to tear up her own plan, Jeremy Hunt’s words just add to the impression that the Government do not know what they are doing and are staggering from crisis to crisis.
“Brexit is a mess and with the clock ticking down ever more loudly towards the 29 March deadline things are getting worse, not better.
“There is no form of Brexit that fulfils the promises made for it in 2016, is as good a deal as the one we’ve got inside the EU - or will prevent this crisis carrying on forever as successive governments go back and forth to Brussels trying to make sense of something that makes no sense for the UK.
“Instead of embarking on a further round of fantasy Brexit MPs need to decide whether to force through a deal that no one voted for and they will live to regret – or recognise that the only way forward is a People’s Vote.”