Wilson – We need clarity about Brexit destination not tweaks to the political declaration - People's Vote

Wilson – We need clarity about Brexit destination not tweaks to the political declaration

Jeremy Corbyn has written to the Prime Minister setting out his five demands on Brexit.

Commenting, Phil Wilson MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, stated:

"It was perhaps inevitable that at some point my party would publish something like this even though most Labour MPs, members and voters have long since worked out that there is no form of Brexit that can meet the promises made in 2016 or do anything but make people poorer. 

"What's needed now is for this and any other alternative Brexit proposal to be given the same level of scrutiny that led Parliament to reject the Government’s deal last month. That will show that no number of tweaks to the political declaration pretending we can have our cake and eat it can change the reality that any Brexit deal means leaving the EU without clarity or certainty about where we will end up.

"Our party conference agreed last year that if it couldn't get a general election it should explore other options including a new public vote. The party and Parliament should examine this option so that if and when it is rejected, Labour can fulfil the wishes of the overwhelming majority of its voters and members by campaigning to give the public the final say. In the end there is only one way out of this mess for both our country and the Labour Party - a People's Vote." 

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