There will be a “big push” from MPs next week to legislate for a second referendum, it has emerged.
According to Nick Watt, Political Editor of BBC Newsnight, MPs are preparing a major effort to secure a second referendum.
Asked about this plan on Newsnight last night, Labour backbencher Hilary Benn didn’t deny that a scheme was in place, saying “you’ll have to wait and see.”
He then went on to say that a second referendum was a “compromise” option – giving the people the final say. Watt speculated that the European Union is willing to give the UK a Brexit extension until the summer, to allow enough time for a second referendum to happen.
However, European Parliament President David Sassoli also told the programme that Boris Johnson had made it patently clear to him that the UK would not ask for another delay to Brexit.
We can only hope that Benn has outsmarted Boris.