Christine Jardin MP: ‘Sovereignty doesn’t put food on the table’

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People's Vote campaigners in London last week.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardin has said she believes only a second referendum can break the Brexit deadlock.

MPs are expected to hold a second series of indicative votes on Monday to find a compromise deal that can command a majority.

 Speaking to talkRADIO’s James Whale, Ms Jardin said she believed any compromise deal must be put to the people in a second referendum.

“When you have a deal, when you know what the political impact will be, then you have to go back to the people and give them the final say,” Ms Jardin said.

“The Prime Minister keeps repeating the mantra about the will of the people but we don’t know what the will of the people is, it might have changed three years down the line.”

Ms Jardin said she believed the public were now more aware of issues such as Northern Ireland, which she said had not been adequately discussed or debated during the 2016 referendum.

She added: “We should have talked about what he tariffs were going to be, we should have talked about Northern Ireland, we should have talked about what the customs union means but we didn’t, it all became about those infamous numbers on the side of the big red bus.

“Sovereignty doesn’t put food on the table or keep a roof over your head, our economic prosperity over the last 40 years has done that.

It is being a member of Europe that has allowed us to continue to prosper as a country and give our children an opportunity.

“That is what we need to be reminded of, those are the things that are important.”


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