0 782 0 S.m April 15, 2018
Labour MP Chuka Umunna has demanded a vote on the Brexit deal, as part of the campaign called a People’s Vote, despite poll results that suggest 65 per cent of voters do not want a second vote on there European Union.
Mr Umunna, the Labour MP for Streatham told Peston on Sunday: “It is cross-party, and there are numerous national organisations.
“The process of our departure has started and parliament implemented the 2016 referendum in that sense but actually we’ve got something new here, which is a Brexit deal that we will have at the end of the year.
“I don’t think 650 politicians should be determining what we do on that for 65 million people.”
Nadine Dorries, the Conservative MP of Mid Bedfordshire told Chuka that it was not a “People’s Vote” and that she was “certainly not involved”.
She added: “It is over Chuka, Brexit is happening.”
A ComRes survey for the Daily Express found that 68 per cent of Britons think that those who voted against leaving the EU “should respect the majority” for leave.
Mr Umunna said: “I think it is absolutely right that the people should have a say on that Brexit deal and that is what this cross-party campaign is all about.
“One of the really important things is we have got over half a million young people who are going to be more affected by this by either me, Nadine, you, or the rest of us.
“And, they haven’t had any say on this at all.
“So this is about ensuring that their voice is brought to the table.”
Ms Dorries said: “A second referendum Chuka, which is what you’re really campaigning for, is never going to happen.
“The public don’t want it.”
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