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This is a parliamentary democracy: if MPs want a People’s Vote, the government must listen

The PM is wrong to suggest it’s her deal or no deal

By Hugo Dixon  

Anti-Brexit campaign group, The No 10 Vigil, travel along the Thames. Photo: David Mirzoeff/PA Archive/PA Images

The prime minister has said time and again that there will not be another referendum on Brexit. It’s part of her ploy to herd MPs into backing her miserable deal by closing off any alternative other than crashing out of the EU with no deal at all.

But don’t believe her. We live in a parliamentary democracy. This means that, if MPs want something enough, including a People’s Vote on her…

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