BREXIT IN DANGER: Tory Rebel Backs Second Referendum
The spectre of a cross-party alliance in Westminster to sabotage Brexit has been raised by the admission of a prominent Conservative Remoaner rebel that they would support a second referendum. Former attorney general Dominic Grieve, who has been instrumental in Remoaning rebellions in the Commons, said that the question in the 2016 Referendum was too “abstract”:
“This is a personal opinion and I have to stress that. But I think there is an argument, at the end of all this, for asking the public: is this what you really want?
“Because it seems to me that the difficulty with the 2016 referendum was that we asked an abstract question and people gave an abstract answer.
“I want to stress I’m not working to precipitate it. But it does at least offer a way through the problem that we’re facing, which is that we could end up in a situation where we can’t agree on an outcome at all. And I’m not sure where we would go from there.”
It is clear following the heavy defeat of the government in the Lords that the Brexit process is in serious danger of being thwarted by Parliament.