Sadiq Khan Says Options For Brexit Now So Bad We Need A Second Referendum

Source: --- Sunday, September 16, 2018
The Mayor of London has thrown his weight behind a second EU referendum, taking aim at the government’s Brexit negotiations for leaving the British public facing the option of a bad deal or no deal at all. Sadiq Khan - who advocated against a second vote in the wake of the 2016 referendum - told Andrew Marr on Sunday that the British public must be allowed to have a say in the outcome of Theresa May’s Brexit negotiations, “plus the option of staying in the EU”. “We have now reached a position where there are two outcomes as a consequence of the government’s negotiations,” the Labour politician said. “A bad deal - and by that I include leaving the EU without knowing the terms of the future relationship, a blindfold Brexit, - or no deal.” “The British public should have a say on the outcome of the negotiations” - London Mayor @SadiqKhan calls for second #Brexit vote #Marr — BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) September 16, 2018 According to Khan, crashing out of the European Union without a deal would lead to the loss of half a million jobs and £50 billion less investment in the country. “People didn’t vote to leave the EU to make themselves poorer, to watch their businesses suffer, to have NHS wards understaffed, to see the police preparing for civil unrest or for our national security to be put at risk if our cooperation with the EU in the fight against terrorism is weakened,” he wrote ...

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