The European Court of Justice ruling makes ‘the second referendum more likely’, says chair of Leave Means Leave Richard Tice

The European Court of Justice ruling makes ‘the second referendum more likely’, says chair of Leave Means Leave Richard Tice

Monday, December 10, 2018

Richard Tice, the co-chair of Leave Means Leave has said that the European court ruling that Brexit can be stopped by the UK makes the chances of a “second referendum even more likely”.

The European Court of Justice found that if the UK does decide to revoke Article 50 and stop the Brexit process it would remain in the EU as a member state and the revocation must be decided following "democratic process".

Mr Tice told talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer: “We will very quickly see new amendments coming into the House of Commons to the meaningful vote, saying that when it gets voted down the Prime Minister should unilaterally withdraw the Article 50 notice.

“I am afraid to say that it makes the second referendum even more likely. I don’t see any upside for those of us of the Leave persuasion.”

 

'The will of the people' 

The co-chair of Leave Means Leave added that the ruling was “a convenient way” to slow down Brexit.

“This is part of the establishment doing its work and not wanting to carry out the democratic will of the majority of the UK,” he said.

“We all know the facts. We were told that the will of the people would be carried out by the Government.

“But, we voted the wrong way inconveniently for them and they don’t want to carry it out.

“This [ECJ ruling] is a convenient way of being able to slow it down and hopefully stop it.”