Petitions calling for a second referendum on Brexit have been handed in to Theresa May at Downing Street.
MPs Caroline Lucas, Chuka Umunna and Justin Greening led the way after more than a million people added their signatures to the People’s Vote and Final Say campaigns. Both petitions call for the public to be given a chance to reject the Prime Minister’s deal in favour of staying in the EU.
‘There are now clear alternatives facing Britain that will shape our lives for decades,’ Ms Greening said.
‘Parliament is gridlocked. Let’s trust people to make an informed decision on Britain’s next step.’ Gamer had to have leg amputated after falling on railway track looking for Pokémon While Mr Umunna added outside parliament: ‘This is the biggest issue that we’ll be dealing with since the Second World War, in a generation, [and it is] being left to MPs.
‘The problem with MPs in parliament behind us is that they can’t come to a view on what we should do in this situation. ‘I think the bottom line is how else are you going to resolve impasse in Westminster if not by referring it back to the people.
Both petitions have amassed over a million signatures together (Picture: PA)
Those who signed are calling for a second referendum before Brexit is finalised (Picture: PA)
‘I don’t know anyone who has come up with a viable alternative.’ Downing Street has insisted that a ‘meaningful vote’ over the withdrawal deal will be undertaken by MPs on December 11, squashing reports that it could be delayed. Human remains from the Early Bronze Age reveal what Scots really looked like Many Conservatives MPs are expected to rebel and vote against Ms May’s proposal.
However, the Prime Minister confidently told This Morning presenters Phillip Schofield and Rochelle Humes today that she will ‘still have a job in two weeks’ time’. Ms May insisted that she will not quit her role if the withdrawal deal fails to get the House of Commons’ backing and called on politicians to ‘hold their nerve’ when it came to casting their vote.
MPs will have a ‘meaningful vote’ on Theresa May’s deal on December 11 (Picture: PA)
Ms Greening said that parliament was ‘gridlocked’ over Brexit (Picture: PA)
‘I’m focusing on, you know, getting that vote, and getting the vote over the line,’ she said. ‘Because this is, as I say, it’s an important moment in our history. This is not a, sort of “oh, well, it’s just any old vote”. ‘Actually, this is about delivering for what people voted for when they voted in that referendum to leave the EU.
‘I think that’s important for us as politicians to remember that.’ She added: ‘My job is making sure that we do what the public asked us to, we leave the EU but we do it in a way that is good for them.’
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