Dominic Grieve says he would 'refuse' to be part of a government pushing for no-deal Brexit

Dominic Grieve

Friday, February 8, 2019

Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve has that he would "refuse" to be part of a government that was elected to take the UK out of the European Union without a deal. 

The Conservative MP for Beaconsfield told talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer: “I have some hestitation about a no-deal Brexit.



"If people want a no-deal Brexit they would have to elect members of Parliament to go to Westminster form a government and to do it. 

"As far as I am concerned, I would absolutely refuse to do such a thing."

He added: “Until one knows what the prime minister and government want to do, it is not very easy to know how to respond to it.

“Underlying the current mood in the House is continuing and very substantial anxiety at the prospect of a no-deal Brexit and the closer we get to the day of departure on March 29, the greater the anxiety is going to be.”


'Continuing paralysis'

Hartley-Brewer suggested a general election could be a solution to the Brexit stalemate, because it could return more Leave-supporting MPs to Parliament.

“Constitutionally a general election is perfectly reasonable as a way forward," Mr Grieve said.



“Neither of the two main parties want it because it would clearly split them and it would very difficult for either party to find a common manifesto in relation to Brexit, on which to fight the election.

“There is quite a high risk that the general election would solve nothing in respect to Brexit.

“It could still lead to a hung Parliament and a continuing paralysis.

“But you are right that traditionally 40 or 50 years ago if this situation had arisen; we would have ended up with a general election.”