Dominic Grieve MP: I will ‘not allow’ a ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit to happen

Dominic Grieve MP: I will ‘not allow’ a ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit to happen

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve heading to Number 10 Downing Street.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said that he, along with other MPs, will not allow a “catastrophic” no-deal Brexit to happen, as Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal is set to be voted on, on Tuesday afternoon.

The MP for Beaconsfield told talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer: “The Prime Minister did not consult me about the 2017 manifesto and if she should have asked me about putting in ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’ – I would have told her that it was a very foolish thing to say because it is simply untrue.

“No deal is catastrophic and that is why I and many other MPs will not allow such a thing to happen.

“The sensible thing in the circumstances is to go back and ask people what they want.”

 

'Well-being of the country' 

Mr Grieve added that no-deal Brexit “does not satisfy” the UK’s “economic needs”.

He said: “No deal was certainly not what was being discussed in the referendum but I seem to remember Boris Johnson and many others all explaining that we would be leaving with a very satisfactory deal, which would satisfy all our economic needs whilst removing us from the control of the EU.

“A no-deal Brexit does not satisfy our economic requirements and there is hardly a member of the ERG who takes that view.

“They all take the view that a no-deal Brexit has downsides. I think the downsides are incredibly serious.

“As a parliamentarian with a responsibility for the well-being of the country I would not be prepared to see that happen.”