Labour big-hit­ter backs new vote

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - BREXIT -

Vet­eran Labour politi­cian Roy Hat­ter­s­ley has backed a sec­ond Brexit ref­er­en­dum.

Lord Hat­ter­s­ley be­lieves the peo­ple of Bri­tain have a “right” to a say in the deal put for­ward by Theresa May.

The 86-year-old for­mer deputy Labour leader said politi­cians some­times “just have to do what’s right” in­stead of fo­cus­ing on win­ning elec­tions.

He told BBC Ra­dio 4’s To­day pro­gramme: “I think the Bri­tish peo­ple have a right to cast a vote on the mer­its of the pack­age Mrs May has ne­go­ti­ated.

“They voted by a small ma­jor­ity to leave the union, but they had no idea what leav­ing the union meant.

“We now know how bad it will be. We now know that it will be much worse than re­main­ing in, and that the Bri­tish peo­ple have a right to ex­press a view on whether they want to re­main in or they want to leave.”

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