Published On: Tue, Jul 16th, 2019

Brexit news: Dominic Grieve in desperate Nigel Farage attack – Brexit Party latest | UK | News


Mr Grieve, a prominent supporter of the so-called People’s Vote campaign, will speak alongside Labour former foreign secretary Dame Margaret Beckett at the launch of a pro-second referendum report in central London. The report argues that a People’s Vote is the “most popular way of resolving the Brexit crisis” and the “only legitimate and democratic solution available”. Mr Grieve is expected to tell the launch: “We should not even be thinking about inflicting a no deal on Britain when this was barely even mentioned in 2016.

“Nor do I believe any right-thinking Conservative Prime Minister should be risking a general election which, far from ending the Brexit crisis, will really only deepen it.

“Some talk about an alliance in such an election with Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party as if it could deliver a landslide but, even if that was the case, it would not be for a party that Churchill, Macmillan, Thatcher or Major would recognise.

“It would be a victory for a virulent form of populism that is a threat to our most cherished values and our democracy.

“It would be the end of the Conservative Party as we know it.”

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Mr Grieve will argue that the Conservatives should be seeking to build a stable majority in Parliament to settle the Brexit crisis once and for all.

He is set to stress that the onus should be on the Government to implement a strategy on Brexit that incorporates the long-term interests of the Union and the British people.

The Conservative politician will champion a cross-party approach to solving the current Brexit impasse in order to find a solution that ensures “whether we eventually leave the EU or stay the deadlock in Parliament is broken and any outcome is a legitimate one”.

He said: ”Giving the public the final say would settle the issue without the party being blamed for imposing either a Brexit deal or a no deal Brexit on the country without its explicit consent.

“Some of us see such a referendum as our best hope of stopping Brexit.

“But more and more Conservatives see it as a way of breaking the deadlock and delivering Brexit.

“Either way, it is a democratic answer to a question that threatens not only our party but also our country.”

The labour party politician Dame Margaret Beckett will say: “We are approaching a new cliff-edge of accidentally crashing out of the EU with no deal.

“There is only one viable solution and it also happens to be the most democratic.

“Instead of trying to force Brexit through Parliament and on the country, we believe there is a route to a legitimate and lasting settlement by giving the people the final say.”

Referring to lappet new position on Brexit she will say: ”It is a position now supported by every opposition party, including my own, in the House of Commons.

“It is a practical and democratic solution supported by an increasing number of Conservative MPs too.

“A People’s Vote is the only way out of this crisis.”



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