The resignation of David Davis as Brexit Secretary on the grounds that Theresa May’s proposed deal is “unworkable” and that promises of greater sovereignty are “illusory” will ensure that demands for a People’s Vote get louder.
Commenting, Chuka Umunna MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“Brexit is turning into an unholy and undeliverable mess.
"Nine ministers have now resigned from the two key Brexit departments since Article 50 was triggered. David Davis and Steve Baker clearly realised that the promises they and their colleagues made about Brexit simply cannot be delivered.
“The Chequers Car Crash crosses Theresa May’s own red lines, it certainly fail Labour’s six tests and it is a million miles away from the kind of Brexit people thought they were getting – whether they voted Leave or Remain in 2016.
“Brexit’s contradictions can't be resolved by a cabinet riven with splits or Parliament with parties divided on this issue. More and more members of the public know the only way to sort this political mess out is to take back control of the process with a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.”
Within hours of Mr Davis’s resignation, the People’s Vote petition smashed through the 200,000 signatures barrier as momentum builds against the bad Brexit deal this Government looks set to impose upon the country. The People’s Vote campaign has now set a new target of a quarter of a million signatures.
Notes to editors
The People’s Vote petition can be viewed here: https://www.peoples-vote.uk/petition