Stevens – Brexit talks breakdown no surprise - People's Vote

Stevens – Brexit talks breakdown no surprise

Talks between the Government and Opposition over Brexit have reportedly broken down.

Commenting, Jo Stevens MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

“It was right for the Government and Labour to consider alternatives to the Prime Minister’s broken Brexit deal, but it is no surprise that an attempt to force an agreement inside a few days seems to have failed.

“The Government must now take up the proposal from Donald Tusk for a ‘flextension’ of the Article 50 deadline.

“This would give the Government the time it needs to properly negotiate a Brexit deal, MPs the time they need to scrutinise it, and – with the eventual approval of Parliament – the public the chance to sign off any deal in a confirmatory referendum.

“It is becoming increasingly clear that every version of Brexit will inevitably leave millions of voters disappointed or disillusioned. Any Brexit deal will break many of the promises made in the last referendum, cause real costs to our economy or to our sovereignty, and continue the chaos of endless negotiations as we seek to make sense of something that makes no sense for Britain.

“At the end of this process there must be a People’s Vote on whatever deal is agreed by Parliament, so that the public get the final say.”

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