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Brighton and Hove Liberal Democrats

Brexit Final Say: Parliament can legislate for fresh referendum within weeks, says Vince Cable

August 16, 2018 10:46 AM
By Ashley Cowburn in The Independent
Originally published by Liberal Democrat European Group (LDEG)

Vince Cable at 2018 Spring Conference

Lib Dem Leader Sir Vince Cable is set to claim it is possible to legislate for a fresh referendum within weeks and for it to be held before the Article 50 process expires.

In a speech during a rally on Saturday - organised by the People's Vote campaign for a fresh referendum - Sir Vince is expected to dismiss concerns from Brexiteer "fanatics" that there is no time to get legislation through parliament for a second public vote.

"They are wrong, if not deliberately misleading. If parliament could pass laws to nationalise banks during the financial crash in a matter of days, then we can secure the legislation to allow people their right to a final say within weeks," he will tell people.

Rest of the article on The Independent website.