Rachel Johnson has the perfect retort for Piers Morgan about a People’s Vote

Rachel Johnson and Piers Morgan clash over a People's Vote. Photograph: ITV/Good Morning Britain.

Rachel Johnson and Piers Morgan clash over a People's Vote. Photograph: ITV/Good Morning Britain. - Credit: Archant

Change UK candidate Rachel Johnson had the perfect retort for Piers Morgan when he once again disputed the premise of a People's Vote.

Johnson, a TNE columnist, said that her party had been formed because both of the main parties on Brexit were 'in hock to their ideological extreme ways.'

But before the anti-Brexit campaigner could even finish her opening statement, the outspoken Good Morning Britain presenter tried to offer his own well-known perspective on Brexit and a fresh vote.

'Let me finish the sentence,' snapped back Johnson as Morgan tried to interrupt.

'You want the direction of travel changed to the one you voted for,' he continued.

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Johnson continued to try to explain her position: 'We do want that. We want to have a People's Vote.'

But Piers Morgan continued to resist claiming 'we've had a People's Vote!'

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An undeterred Rachel Johnson had the perfect retort for the outspoken Brexiteer.

'The last time I looked Piers, you were Remain, you've changed to Leave.'

Morgan insisted that 'everyone can change their minds' in response.

It led to his co-presenter Susanna Reid backing Johnson, as she told her colleague: 'You said on this programme, you voted Remain but if there was another referendum, you would vote Leave.'

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Morgan was unusually left on the back foot on the subject of Brexit.

He continued: 'I said specifically, if there was another referendum that overrode the result of the first one without that one being implemented, as a protest vote, I would vote Leave.

'Purely to protect democracy, which I think is more important frankly then you getting the result you want.'

Johnson continued to pile the pressure on flip-flopper Morgan.

Referencing the former Brexit secretary David Davis, she asked: 'Who said if democracy ceases to change its mind, it ceases to be a democracy?

'You're saying that we cannot move on from something that happened three years ago that has paralysed both the main parties who are both in hock to the sectarian ways.'

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