Cable: Only option left is a People's vote


MPs across the House must face up to the real choice: leaving with the Withdrawal Agreement or retaining all the benefits of staying in the European Union as full members.

Responding to the amended Government motion passing this evening by 43 votes, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said:

“It has been obvious for months that there is a clear majority in the Commons against leaving the European Union without a deal.  Doing so would be deeply irresponsible, and would junk all the false promises made to Leave voters about a smooth, seamless exit. 
 
“But Parliament cannot keep fiddling while British credibility burns. MPs across the House must face up to the real choice:  leaving with the Withdrawal Agreement or retaining all the benefits of staying in the European Union as full members. 
 
“Since only the public can make that choice, the Prime Minister could now rescue her authority, and give purpose to tomorrow’s proposal to extend Article 50, by calling a People’s Vote, with the option to stay in the EU.”


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