Theresa May is urged to call a fresh Brexit referendum by the former head of the UK civil service.
“A combination of poor negotiations and poor choices have left us in an unenviable place, and that’s why we’ve got to re-open this question, even at this late stage,” Lord Kerslake, who led the civil service between 2012 and 2014, tells BI.
Kerslake said the option of a no-deal Brexit should be taken off the ballot paper in a second vote, because “pursuing a no-deal Brexit […] when you know the damage it could do to ordinary people is frankly irresponsible.”
Downing Street has repeatedly ruled out the prospect of a second referendum.
LONDON — Theresa May should call a second Brexit referendum to avoid the potential “catastrophe” of a no-deal Brexit, the former head of the UK civil service has told Business Insider.
Lord Kerslake, who led the civil service between 2012 and 2014 and now advises Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, told BI that the UK should be offered a two-choice referendum which includes the option to remain.
“I’ve changed my view and now back a second referendum,” he told BI.
He explained that “a combination of poor negotiations and poor choices have left us in an …read more
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