The Question Time audience were not happy with Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton, when she demanded that there be another referendum on whether or not the United Kingdom stays or leaves the European Union. It comes as Theresa May continues to seek compromise from EU leaders on the Northern Ireland ‘backstop’ situation, which sees the UK locked into an indefinite customs arrangement with the EU, if a Free Trade Agreement cannot be reached within the two-year transition period.
The Question Time audience heckled and shouted at Lucas who demanded that there should be another referendum. A member within the Question time audience said that the public would ‘never trust the Government’ again if there was another referendum on whether or not the UK does leave the European Union.
Caroline Lucas claimed that Theresa May’s so-called deal shows people what Brexit looks like, therefore there should be another referendum. The fact is we have not left the European Union and Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal agreement does not represent the vision of Brexit that those who voted to leave envisioned. The withdrawal agreement is not Brexit, it is simply a legally binding document that stipulates our future relationship with the EU if a Free Trade Agreement cannot be reached.
The favoured option for many is to leave the European Union completely without any withdrawal agreement. The UK could easily use World Trade Organisation rules that would allow us to trade freely with the EU, without going down the route that Theresa May would like, which sees us further locked into the European Union.
The Question time audience were furious with the thought of a second vote, all remainer MP’s should hang their heads in shame for wishing to betray the majority of the country by pushing for more referendums. Every poll shows that the British public do not want another vote, and instead want to see the Government deliver Brexit.