Cable: Bring country together with a People’s Vote
Speaking in the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement debate in the House of Commons chamber this evening, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable reiterated his party’s position to hold a People’s Vote with an option to remain in the European Union.
We shall campaign to remain in the European Union because we believe unambiguously that it is the national interest and the right thing to do.
We want to bring the country together. We don’t want to perpetuate division, but the bitter truth is we are a country divided, and it will be even more so if we leave the EU under these terms.
There are overwhelming arguments for remaining members but the fundamental point is the impact on living standards; it has been acknowledged even by the Government that we would be worse off, we can have different scenarios or assumptions but none show that we would be better off.
This issue will not die in March of next year, let us have an agreement now to have a vote on Brexit now we know what it is.