A Brighton MP tackled the Prime Minister on Brexit during questions in the House of Comons today (Wednesday 21 November).
She spoke up after Theresa May told the Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn that “the alternative” to her proposed deal with the European Union, would “either be more uncertainty and more division or it could risk no Brexit at all”.
Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, said: “The Prime Minister has just repeated that voting down her deal risks there being no Brexit at all.
“Does she recognise that, far from being a risk, recent polls show that, actually, a vast majority of people would like no Brexit at all in order to save jobs, protect the environment and ensure our standing in the world?
“Will she acknowledge that the will of the people can change and that the will of the people has changed?
“Does she therefore think that the way forward is a people’s vote, or does she think democracy ended on 23 June 2016?”
The Prime Minister said: “The honourable lady’s claim in relation to democracy is absolutely ridiculous.
“This Parliament gave people the right to choose whether to remain in the European Union or to leave the European Union.
“People exercised that vote, and we saw numbers of people voting that we had not seen before.
“It was a great exercise in democracy in this country and I believe it gave this Parliament an instruction.
“We should ensure that we leave the European Union, as the people voted.”