McGovern – “Speaker doing his job” by defending people’s and parliament’s rights

Speaker John Bercow has said that voters are allowed to change their minds about a referendum result and that: “democracy is not just about one vote once every five years or one vote once on a particular issue causing all argument on that matter to be considered legitimately shut down.”

Commenting Alison McGovern MP, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:

"The Speaker is doing his job when defending the rights of our sovereign parliament and of our historic democratic principles.

"A Cabinet Minister - in the shape of David Davis - has made exactly the same point John Bercow is making, when he said that 'if a democracy cannot change its mind, it ceases to be a democracy.'"

"That is our right. The will of the people is not something that is frozen in time and everybody has the right to keep an open mind about whether Brexit is the right thing for our country when we see what the reality looks like." 

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