Article 50 revocation ‘only safe way’ to stop ticking Brexit time bomb and respect parliament’s opposition to no-deal

With just ten days to go before the UK is due to leave the EU the FUW has reiterated its call for Article 50 to be revoked, calling it the ‘only safe way’ to respect parliament’s overwhelming rejection of no-deal.Last night (April 1) parliament voted on four Brexit options but all were rejected, and today the Cabinet will hold an emergency meeting to consider a way forward.Under the current law the UK is due to leave the EU on April 12 with or without a deal.

“We are facing a national emergency in the form of a no-deal Brexit which is just days away,” said FUW President Glyn Roberts. “MPs have failed to reach agreement on a number of options, but the one thing that the UK parliament has rejected overwhelmingly is a no-deal Brexit, so this cannot be allowed to happen.

“The one way to ensure that this does not happen and that MPs have time to reach consensus is to revoke Article 50.” Later today (April 2) the FUW will hold an emergency meeting of committee chairmen and its presidential team to consider any changes to the union’s policy on Brexit - with the possibility of supporting a second referendum or even calling for parliament to be dissolved and a national election to be called likely to be discussed.

“Our democratically elected members will consider the union’s policy based on the facts and the diabolical situation that the country finds itself in on the edge of an economic cliff. “Whatever they or MPs decide is the best way forward, Article 50 revocation is the only sure way to move us away from the cliff edge and give us the breathing space we need without having to seek the agreement of the rest of the EU.

 

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