Wilson – Time for Labour to stand up for democracy and fight for the people to be given the final say on Brexit - People's Vote

Wilson – Time for Labour to stand up for democracy and fight for the people to be given the final say on Brexit

Commenting on reports that Labour’s Shadow Cabinet has failed to reach a clear conclusion on the party’s Brexit policy, Phil Wilson MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

“This is the biggest decision facing our country for a generation and Labour voters, Labour members and Labour MP’s expect our party to have a clear policy that reflects our values.

“Instead, we have to listen to muddle, confusion and the sound of the can being kicked listlessly down a never-ending road.

“The longer this dithering goes on, the more damage will be done to our party.  In the European elections we lost four times as many voters to parties that had a clear position backing a final say referendum than we did to the Brexit Party.

“And the longer this indecision continues, the more damage will be done to our country where people are screaming out for principled opposition.

“The UK is now facing the imposition of a vicious, jobs-destroying Brexit for which no one voted by a new Conservative Prime Minister elected by just 0.25 per cent of the population – disproportionately elderly, white and middle-class Tory members living in the south-east.

“It’s time for Labour to stand up for democracy and to fight for the people to be given the final say on Brexit.”

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