Jacob Rees-Mogg MP has slammed Caroline Lucas MP for suggesting British voters should be made to have a second Brexit vote because they did not know what they were voting for in 2016 referendum.
After Caroline had called for a second vote Mr Rees-Mogg branded such a vote as ‘losers vote’ emphasising the British people have already voted.
Speaking on Channel 4‘s Real Brexit Debate, the North Somerset MP said: “It is stunningly arrogant the idea that voters didn’t know what they were doing and therefore should be made to do it again.
“But that also these unborn people might
voteRemain in the European Union, they are not here. Voting is done by the people who turn up not future generations who may think completely different things. Their views haven’t even been formed.
What you’re talking about is your view which you then apply to other people and you’re going on for generations as yet unknown. I’m dealing with 17.4 million who won. This is a losers’ vote that is being advocated by people who don’t like the fact they’ve lost.”Jacob Rees-Mogg MP on Channel 4’s Real Brexit Debate.
Ms Lucas defended herself, by saying:
“We have three different
Brexitson offer here. How do we know which one is the right one?
They didn’t know because it hadn’t been negotiated. I’m talking about people who are young now who’s future has been closed down by your kind of Brexit.”
Caroline Lucas MP
However, even the other two panel members, Labour frontbencher Barry Gardiner and Conservative MP James Cleverly both disagreed with Ms Lucas on the need of another Brexit referendum.
Mr Cleverly argued in favour of Prime Minister May’s deal saying:
“Caroline, you voted for the referendum, everybody on the panel did. We decided on this issue, on this issue, we would have direct democracy.
Now you did not get the result you wanted, you say ‘you foolish, foolish people, go back an re-do your argument until you get it right.’”
Conservative MP James Cleverly.
Mr Rees-Mogg has previously made the case for a no deal Brexit, suggesting he was “the only one who wants to stick with what was voted for,”
“This is about trust. Before the referendum, all sides said that they would abide by the result and that they would implement it.
“Of the four politicians here, I’m the only one who wants to stick with what was voted for. Just think if it would have been a remain result. Would we be talking about hard Remain or soft Remain? No, we would simply have remained. The same should apply to Brexit. People voted for it and it should be delivered.
The economics is very important but the economics is not all one way.
The EU is a failing economic model and 90 percent of future global growth is going to come from outside the European Union. The issue today is trust. Will politicians do what they promised or will they run away from their promises?”Jacob Rees-Mogg MP