The Welsh Lib Dems have criticised Theresa May’s statement to the Commons on Brexit yesterday, claiming simply persisting with her utterly failed approach is not a viable solution.
Theresa May again ruled out a People’s Vote, extending or revoking Article 50 or staying in the single market and customs union.
Instead her approach appears to be that her deal is still the best option, despite the fact it was defeated by 230 votes last week in the Commons.
Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds said:
Theresa May’s statement to the Commons yesterday was deeply disappointing, but unfortunately not surprising. The Prime Minister’s intransigence is now putting the entire country at risk and pushing us closer and closer to a disastrous no deal Brexit.
Theresa May’s deal is dead, it suffered a humiliating defeat by 230 votes last week, the biggest UK Government defeat in history. No amount of tinkering can save this deal now, particularly since Theresa May’s attempts to improve the deal over Christmas failed so abjectly.
Brexit continues to be a national embarrassment, but it can be stopped. Theresa May must accept that only the people can end this Brexit chaos.
A People’s Vote is the only viable way forward and the only option that is supported by the people and could gain the support of Parliament. We must give the people the final say and the opportunity to choose an Exit from Brexit.