Letter: With leading Brexiteers in retreat they should back a People’s Vote
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Brexit is moving into a new and hopefully terminal phase.
Aware that they have no majority in the parliamentary Conservative Party, the Brexiteers are in retreat.
I expect this new era will be soundtracked by moans about how their special Brexit has been ruined and how all its golden opportunities have been lost in a fog of compromise.
This will be the mantra from Rees-Mogg, Farage and probably from Boris and DD for the next few years. There is an alternative: I wonder whether any of them can be persuaded into supporting a People's Vote with three possible outcomes: the Chequers agreement deal (or whatever version of it the EU agrees to), a cliff-edge hard Brexit under WTO rules and staying in the EU?
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It is obvious why the Brexiteers whine about 'Project Fear' – it is actually their fear; the fear that their endless reckless and unsupported claims have been rumbled.
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- 4 The stench of scandal seeping out from Britain
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- 6 Former Brexit secretary 'privately agreed' with Gina Miller's court action over Article 50
- 7 How the vaccines have shifted opinions over Brexit
- 8 Tory anger as Labour to hold vote on establishing committee to investigate cronyism
- 9 David Cameron 'only sorry he got caught', MPs told
- 10 A lesson from the last of Mainwaring's men
Remain arguments are clearly 'Project Reality' because they are evidence-based.
Your NHS special made it clear that Brexit has already consumed vast amounts of NHS finance that could have been used for patients.
The UK can have either essential NHS funding or Brexit. The motto should be 'Remain is the only good deal'.
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