Assembly says go back to the people on Brexit

30 January 2019

The House of Commons has rejected leaving with no deal, and has called for a renegotiation of the current deal.


This morning, the London Assembly has restated its call for a People’s Vote if a deal is rejected by Parliament.



Len Duvall AM, Chair of the EU Exit Working Group said:


“The entire situation with the Brexit deal is a never-ending drama, with endless twists and turns, but no clarity in sight.


“Parliament still appears to be in deadlock and if the politicians fail to produce a solution that is ultimately accepted by Parliament, we need to go back to the British people for a final answer and a clear indication of what they want.


“The London Assembly has spoken directly with the Minister for London about the need to help London’s businesses, as many SMEs and microbusinesses are worried about how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit, which is still currently on the table.”

Notes to editors

  1. Last week’s motion was agreed by 13 votes to 6 and can be read here.
  2. Last year’s motion was agreed by 13 votes to 9 and can be read here.
  3. Len Duvall AM, Chair of the EU Exit Working Group is available for interview – see contact details below.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

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