Rees-Mogg: ‘No Point’ In Vote On Brexit Deal
Speaking to Nick Ferrari on LBC, Jacob Rees-Mogg has said that there is ‘no point’ Parliament having a vote on the final Brexit deal. Mr Rees-Mogg was responding to a question from Mr Ferrari who asked if there should be a second referendum on a final deal. He replied:
We’ve had a vote to leave the European Union, so what would the next vote be on?
At the General Election, the decision of the referendum was endorsed by the two main parties’ manifestos. So I don’t see that there would be the grounds for another referendum.
Unless a party wanted to reverse the decision to leave, in which case it should say so in its next election manifesto and then promise a referendum.
Talks are set to resume next month on the terms of the transition period starting from March 2019 as the EU confirmed today it would drop proposals for a so-called ‘punishment clause’.