'˜Just get on with it' - what you said about MP's calls for second EU referendum

Mail readers have been having their say over a former Government minister's calls for a second referendum on Brexit to decide the UK's future relationship with the European Union.

Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:12 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:17 pm
Former education secretary Justine Greening MP.

But the move is against what voters in Hartlepool backed in June 2016, with a huge proportion already voting to leave the EU.

Former Education Secretary Justine Greening MP said that the public need a ‘clear route forward.’

Ms Greening, who quit Theresa May’s Cabinet in January, said Parliament is “gridlocked” over Brexit and the public should be given another vote that includes the option to remain in the European Union.

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The Putney MP said she would campaign for Remain in any new vote.

Asked if any other senior Tories backed a second referendum, she said: “Yes I believe so.”

Discussing the Prime Minister’s plan for Brexit announced last week, she said: “I don’t think it can work.

“I think it was a genuine clever attempt at a compromise that could work.

“But in practice having looked through the detail now it just won’t and I cannot see how, going forward, the common rulebook will be workable in practice.

“What we need is a clear route forward that settles this European question once and for all.”

Mail readers have given their views on our Facebook page on whether there shuld be another vote.

Ben Lacy wrote: “No. If we do then every election or vote from then on will be contested and asked to be run again. We’d make a rod for our own backs.”

Carl Wanless was of the same opinion, saying: “We already have voted to leave the European Union.

“Get on with the job and give the people the country what we all want and stop pussy footing around. No we don’t want a second vote.

“What is the point in voting to have a second just to make your jobs easier.”

Linda Robson added: “We voted leave so just get on with it.”

Chris Kenny wrote: “Doesn’t matter how many times you ask this ridiculous question, we had the vote, and the motion was to leave.”

Stephen Metcalf said: “We vote again and then what?

“Does it go to another vote because people disagree with that outcome?

“How is that a democracy? We voted leave we leave!”

Max Wrigley however said: “I’d definitely back a second referendum, now we know facts.

“A soft brexit is similar to staying in the EU, though I don’t get where they came up with this soft/hard brexit stuff.

“Out means out, in means in.”

While Wendy Shaw added: “I would like a referendum with the whole truth being told by both sides.”