Theresa May’s team IS considering a People’s Vote
PUBLISHED: 19:05 06 December 2018 | UPDATED: 19:10 06 December 2018
2018 John Keeble
With the prospect of Theresa May’s Brexit deal getting defeated in the Commons the prime minister’s team have discussed a People’s Vote.
According to BuzzFeed, Downing Street advisers have urged Theresa May to consider a second referendum or a softer Brexit as options, as her team work out the best response to her deal being rejected.
While Downing Street have claimed that there is no Plan B, conversations appear to be taking place to look at possible options to win a Brexit vote in Parliament.
Allies of the prime minister have looked at the potential for a People’s Vote which would be between remaining in the EU or her deal, which they believe could be won if there is a uarantee to end freedom of movement.
The news website, however, reports that Theresa May does not want to allow for any options which could risk Brexit being stopped.
The second option on the table would be a softer Brexit option to win over some Labour MPs and Tory Remainers. This would be a Norway-style option with the UK remaining in the single market. However this would cross a red line for May as it would continue freedom of the movement.
Downing Street declined to comment on the speculation.