Miller cam­paign calls for an end to the Brexit ‘chaos’

The Guardian - - NATIONAL | POLITICS - Lisa O’Car­roll

Gina Miller has launched a cam­paign to end the di­vi­sion and anx­i­ety over Brexit with a new fact-check­ing web­site. Speak­ing at the launch event in the leave heart­land of Dover yes­ter­day, Miller said she hoped the End the Chaos web­site (endthechaos.co.uk) and a se­ries of na­tion­wide events would act as a foil to the false claims and counter-claims that char­ac­terised the EU ref­er­en­dum in 2016.

Miller, right, said her web­site would be open­source and a trans­par­ent plat­form for coun­cils, busi­nesses and aca­demics who wanted to get their im­pact stud­ies seen by the pub­lic.

“If it’s not get­ting into news­pa­pers and not get­ting into govern­ment con­ver­sa­tions, it will be on our site and we will push it out very proac­tively,” she said.

Miller said Brexit was poi­son­ing the na­tion and peo­ple just wanted to hear “un­spun” facts.

“We aim to pro­vide a pub­lic ser­vice, a trusted source of in­for­ma­tion from which peo­ple can de­cide for them­selves what they think and want for them­selves and our coun­try,” she said.

Miller, a fi­nance in­dus­try pro­fes­sional, took the govern­ment to the supreme court to chal­lenge its au­thor­ity to leave the EU with­out a par­lia­men­tary vote. She has ruled out go­ing into for­mal pol­i­tics af­ter spec­u­la­tion that she might be in­ter­ested in run­ning to suc­ceed Vince Ca­ble as Lib­eral Demo­crat leader.

Miller told sup­port­ers in Dover town hall that it would be “grotesque” if the UK ended up “dis­in­te­grat­ing” as an “un­in­tended con­se­quence” of Brexit with­out vot­ers’ sup­port, and called the cur­rent state of af­fairs “Brex-sui­cide”.

PHO­TO­GRAPH: END THE CHAOS CAM­PAIGN

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