Former Brexit Minister warns Remoaner MPs they are ‘playing with fire’ over final vote
BREXITEER David Jones has warned that MPs will be “playing with fire” if they choose to Remain in the EU after voting on a final Brexit deal.
The Tory MP blasted Remainers and said the possibility of a parliamentary vote to remain would be politically and legally impossible.
The former Minister of State called for a “meaningful” vote on an EU deal. He said: “A meaningful vote is a vote on the deal as negotiated by the EU and British Government which is then presented to Parliament.
“And Parliament can then decide whether it approves of that deal.”
Mr Jones hit back and said: “As a matter of law, we’ve started the process.
“And as a matter of law under Article 50, we will be leaving the European Union in March of 2019.”
Mr Jones said “we can’t possibly Remain” and it would be “highly debatable” to say the Brexit can be stopped.
He said: “The country has voted to leave the European Union and I think that any Government or Parliament that decided to overrule the vote of the British people in that a referendum, would be playing with fire.”
Theresa May announced during Prime Ministers Questions on Wednesday that she believes MPs will have time to vote on a final Brexit deal.
Brexit Secretary David Davis also said there will be a vote by MPs on the final Brexit deal but only if a deal is done in time for a vote to take place.
Answer Labour’s Keir Starmer about a Brexit vote on Thursday, Mr Davis said: “Of course this vote cannot happen until there is a deal to vote upon.
“We’re working to reach an agreement on a final deal in good time before we leave the EU in March 2019.”
October 26th, 2017: Express