We need a vote - People's Vote

We need a vote

The Brexit elite can’t sort out this mess – only you can: demand a People’s Vote

The gap between the Brexit promised two years and the mess being delivered on your doorstep is getting bigger by the day…Whether you voted Leave or Remain, no one told you:

  • Prices in shops would already be rising because of the lower value of the pound.
  • Instead of there being extra money for the NHS, nurses and doctors would be leaving and the health service would be in crisis
  • The government would announce it is having to stockpile medicines to prepare for shortages
  • We would have pay the EU £50 billion… just to leave.

The Brexit elite like Jacob Rees-Mogg or Boris Johnson are motivated more by the ambitious pursuit of their political careers than by Britain’s future or the national interest. That’s why:

They promised things that could never be delivered

  • The architects of Brexit like Johnson or David Davis have now walked away and resigned from the Cabinet - leaving everyone else to clear up their mess
  • Some of them like Rees-Mogg are now moving their money abroad or trying to get EU citizenships for their kids
  • They’ll always be alright but even now they are trying to conceal the reality of what Brexit will mean for the rest of us until after the UK as left

THE CONSEQUENCE is that if it’s…

  • A Brexit-at-any-cost like that favoured by Jacob Rees-Mogg and Boris Johnson
  • A Theresa May deal where we still obey EU rules but have no say in how they’re made – you  check out but never leave
  • A blindfold Brexit where we don’t know the real costs until after we’ve left…

It is still ordinary people who will pay the price for the disaster that leaving the EU is becoming.

 

 

Key arguments

New facts have come to light about the costs and complexity of Brexit that no one could have known at the time of the referendum.

We know now that there will not be an extra £350 million a week for the NHS; that we will have to pay a £50 billion ‘divorce’ bill; and since the referendum Britain has gone from the fastest growing economy in the world to the slowest. The Government has already admitted that in all possible Brexit outcomes, the country will be worse off. People didn’t vote on these facts and it’s important that this decision is made with this new knowledge.

Promises made by politicians about Brexit, like more money for our NHS, are not going to be kept.

In fact, Brexit will leave our health service with less money and more staffing problems. The Brexit hat was promised is not the one that is going to be delivered. You should always check the bill  before signing. And the public have every right to demand a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.

It is important in the democratic process for the public to have the final say in the deal.

Far from being anti-democratic, we believe a vote on the deal would be entirely in keeping with the democratic tradition of proper Parliamentary and public scrutiny of the big decisions made by government. The 2016 referendum determined that Britain should negotiate the country’s departure from the EU and the People’s Vote campaign respects that decision. However, the terms on which we leave, and Britain’s future relationship with the EU, were never formulated or put to the public in the referendum and much more information and hard fact about this exists now than was available then. As the detail of the deal becomes clear, what would be anti-democratic would be to give the public no further say in decisions that will dictate the country’s future for decades to come.

It is important the public holds the Prime Minister to account for the deal she makes.

Theresa May has given an unequivocal undertaking that the negotiated deal she comes back with in the Autumn will be the real deal and which everyone can understand and take a position on and that it won’t be fudged. We take her at her word and therefore it should be straightforward for the public to understand and form a view on. Far from being anti-democratic, we believe a vote on the deal would be entirely in keeping with the democratic tradition of proper Parliamentary and public scrutiny of the big decisions made by government. As the detail of the deal becomes clear, what would be anti-democratic would be to give the public no further say in decisions that will dictate the country’s future for decades to come.