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Sir John Major – “Morally justified” case for a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal

Former Prime Minister Sir John Major appeared on The Andrew Marr Show today and said there is a “morally justified” case for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.

Discussing the prospect of a no deal Brexit, Major warned that “the people who have least would be hurt most” if we crash out of the EU without a deal. He also made the point that any deal would not be as good as EU membership.

Clearly, more and more momentum is building behind the People’s Vote campaign with growing support from across the political spectrum.

  

Discussing the prospect of a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal, Sir John Major said:

“If you look back at the Leave campaign, a great many of the promises they made were fantasy promises. We now know they’re not going to be met. It’s painfully obvious.   

“If you look at any possible deal we’re going to get, and compare it to what people were promised with Brexit, there will be a gaping gap. 

“Would you buy a house without knowing the price? No, you would not. Should we finally decide to leave Europe without knowing the cost of doing so? And by the cost, I don’t just mean to the Government, to the nation. I mean to the lives of individual people in every constituency in the land.

“I think it’s arguable that, once the cost is known, if it is as damaging as I believe it will be, then you either face the question of letting the public endorse it or not, or five years down the road, when it is blazingly apparent how much has gone wrong, there will be a huge amount of disillusion, much greater disillusion than we’ve yet seen, with the British political system.” 

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Notes to editors

The full interview can be viewed here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bc9qqt/the-andrew-marr-show-22072018