Stephen calls for a Public Vote on Brexit


Today in the Chamber, Stephen questioned the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union about cabinet discussions on the prospect of holding a People's Vote.

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay dismissed the idea and insisted that the Government would not change its position on this.

Speaking afterwards, Stephen Timms said: 'The answer from the Secretary of State was very disappointing. The Government promised that Brexit would mean the exact same benefits as being in the EU, frictionless trade and an extra £350 million per week for the NHS. It is clear now that none of these features will materialise and so it is more important than ever that whatever deal emerges is put to the people in a confirmatory vote, which also gives the public the option to remain'.

The exchange took place in DExEU Question Time in the House of Commons this morning.