Murray – People have the right to change their minds on Brexit

The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, today confirmed again that Brexit is a reversible process.

Tusk said that “If the UK government sticks to its decision to leave, Brexit will become a reality – with all its negative consequences - in March next year. Unless there is a change of heart among our British friends.” Following those comments, Juncker said that “President Tusk also made some comments on Brexit, he said that our door remains open. I hope that will be heard clearly in London.”

Commenting, Ian Murray MP, a leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“Until we've actually left, Brexit is a reversible process, that much is clear. If people decide that Brexit isn't the right path for the country, they have the right to change their minds.

“The point has been made by legal experts, EU leaders and even the architect of Article 50, Lord Kerr. The Government should now be upfront with the public and publish its own legal advice on the matter.

“As David Davis once said, 'A democracy that ceases to be able to change its mind, ceases to be a democracy.' For once, he's right.”

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