Streeting – ‘Blind leading the blind’ too generous to describe Government’s approach to Brexit - People's Vote

Streeting – ‘Blind leading the blind’ too generous to describe Government’s approach to Brexit

Downing Street has reportedly refused to guarantee that it will publish ‘no deal’ economic modelling before MPs are asked to vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal.

Commenting, Wes Streeting MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

“The Government’s approach to Brexit is descending into farce – to describe it as ‘the blind leading the blind’ is perhaps too generous. Not only is Theresa May leading us all towards an outcome she herself knows will make the country worse-off, it seems she won’t even let our sovereign Parliament see the gory details for themselves before deciding whether or not to jump off the cliff edge. So much for ‘taking back control’.

“It cannot be right for the Government and their Brexit cheerleaders to lead us all down a dangerous economic path without letting anyone else see the map. MPs are elected to represent the best interests of their constituents – how can they hope to do that if the Government won’t even let them see what the economic consequences of Brexit will be before they vote on the terms?

“Brexit is the biggest issue that has faced this country in generations – it is simply not good enough for the Government to try and stitch up something behind closed doors and then to force the country to accept the costs. The calls for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal are becoming overwhelming. It’s time for ministers in Westminster to listen.”

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