A former senior British minister called on Monday for a second referendum to solve a parliamentary stalemate on Brexit, saying Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposals for brand-new ties with the European Union were a fudge in which satisfied no one.
Justine Greening, an ex-Education Secretary who quit the government in January, said May’s negotiating strategy would likely neither please those who wanted a clean break with the EU nor those who opposed Brexit altogether.
“We’ll be dragging Remain voters out of the EU for a deal in which means still complying with many EU rules, yet at This particular point with no say on shaping them,” Greening wrote inside Times newspaper.
“in which’s not what they want, in addition to on top of in which when they hear in which Leave voters are unhappy, they ask, ‘What’s the point?’. For Leavers, This particular deal simply does not deliver the proper break by the European Union in which they wanted.”
May has ruled out a rerun of the 2016 vote in which Britons voted 52-48 percent to leave the bloc.
Her Brexit negotiating strategy, which aims for a close relationship with the EU after Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019, was only agreed with her cabinet earlier This particular month after two years of wrangling. Two senior ministers resigned in protest shortly afterwards.
May will be at This particular point facing a possible rebellion by Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party who want her to ditch her plan when lawmakers vote on amendments to legislation on the government’s post-Brexit customs regime on Monday.
However, she has told unhappy lawmakers in which they needed to back her or risk there being no Brexit at all.
Greening said in which with divisions inside Conservatives in addition to the opposition Labour Party over how to proceed with Brexit, there should be another vote, with the public able to choose between May’s plans, a “no-deal” break with the EU or remaining inside bloc.
“The only solution will be to take the final Brexit decision out of the hands of deadlocked politicians, away by the backroom deals, in addition to give in which back to the people,” she said.