Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas has made the case for a second referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union in a letter in The Times.
Britain’s only Green MP voiced a view with growing support – and considerable opposition – that the public voted for Brexit before knowing the terms.
She believes that they should be able to decide whether they still want to leave the EU once the terms are agreed.
She wrote: “Momentum for a ratification referendum is building.
“The Green Party has long argued that the vote in 2016 should have been the start, not the end, of a democratic process, and it seems that an increasing number of people in this country agree with us.
“Such a vote is vital because the facts in the ground are changing fast – and the Leave campaign never specified what Brexit would look like.
“With the economic risks of an extreme Brexit being laid bare again this week by leaked impact studies, the need for people to have a final say has increased once again.
“In the coming months I will be working with parliamentary colleagues from all parties to secure people’s right to a vote on the final deal because I truly believe that our democracy will be enhanced if the people who started this process are given the final word on it.”
Her letter appeared yesterday (Wednesday 31 January) on the second day of a House of Lords debate on the bill that would enact Brexit in law.