P&O have announced they are to reflag all their fleet as Cypriot.
Commenting, Phil Wilson MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“Far from creating the Global Britain we were promised Brexit is threatening to destroy what remains of our merchant marine.
“Whatever way people voted in 2016, nobody voted to see Britain’s shipping fleet disappear.
“Nor should it be forgotten that foreign registered ships cannot be commandeered by the armed forces.
“A decision with implications as huge as those of Brexit cannot be left to a gridlocked Parliament. It must be handed back to the public in a People’s Vote.”