A petition is calling for MPs to be given the choice to vote to remain in the European Union when they vote on the final Brexit deal.
The petition states:
“Parliament’s vote on the Brexit deal must include an option to remain in the EU. A lesser of two evils choice between a bad deal and no deal is not acceptable. Our country deserves better than Hobson’s choice, and our MPs should be allowed to vote with their conscience to deliver what they believe is best for the country.”
“The result of the referendum held on 23 June 2016 saw a clear majority of people vote to leave the European Union. Parliament overwhelmingly confirmed the result of the referendum, on 8 February, by voting with clear and convincing majorities in both of its Houses for the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. The Government is clear that it is its duty to deliver on the instruction of the British people and implement the result of the referendum.
The Government has committed to hold a vote on the final deal in Parliament as soon as possible after the negotiations have concluded. The terms of this vote are clear; Parliament will have the choice to accept that deal or to move ahead without a deal.
We are confident that we will get the best possible agreement and one which Parliament will want to support.
Department for Exiting the European Union”
I guess remain voters are not too pleased with this response!
Parliament gets FINAL VOTE on Brexit deal as Tory rebel MPs vote AGAINST Theresa May
Theresa May has been defeated in the House of Commons over an amendment to the Brexit Bill, meaning that Parliament will be given a legal guarantee of a final vote over the Brexit deal with Brussels.
According to a report on the BBC:
The government has been narrowly defeated in a key vote on its Brexit bill after a rebellion by Tory MPs.
In a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, MPs voted to give Parliament a legal guarantee of a vote on the final Brexit deal struck with Brussels.
The government had argued this would jeopardise its chances of delivering a smooth Brexit.
The amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill tabled by ex-Attorney General Dominic Grieve was backed by 309 to 305.
This is yet another blow to the momentum that was beginning to build behind our Brexit team organising a smooth exit from the European Union.
It means that in reality, those representing the United Kingdom in Brussels could spend months or even years thrashing out a deal, only for Parliament to deliver a swift ‘NO.’
This would then send our team back to ‘square one,’ which could even result in a lengthy period of ‘ping pong’ between London and Brussels as various rabble-rousers seize the opportunity to frustrate the Brexit process.
We didn’t vote for this!
We voted to give our elected representatives the power to just get the job done, and now the Remainiacs will be rubbing their hands together with glee.
The whole process is now in jeopardy, thanks to a vocal group of people who see this as ‘stage one’ of the death of Brexit.