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December 16, 2018
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Gove says 2nd Brexit poll possible if MPs vote down May’s EU deal

Top Tory Brexiteer Michael Gove has warned the Parliament against rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal to leave the European Union (EU) because doing so would increase the possibility of a new referendum.
Speaking to BBC on Sunday, the UK environment secretary staged an passionate defense of May’s controversial Brexit deal with the EU and warned Conservative members of parliament (MPs) that a rebellion against the PM would lead to chaos.
“There is a real risk if we don’t vote for this deal that there may be a majority in the House of Commons for a second referendum,” he said.
British voters participating in the June 2016 EU referendum voted 52 percent to 48 percent in favor of ending the country’s decades-long membership in the 28-member bloc.
The opponents of the divorce argue that after more than two years, many voters have become aware of Brexit’s effects on the country’s economy and would vote against it should they get another chance.
Gove argued that a second Brexit would imply that the voters were “too thick” to make decisions back then and “too dim” to know what they were voting about.
He also claimed that a second vote would only make a stronger case for Brexit as more people would vote to support it.
“But the very act of calling a second referendum I believe would damage faith in democracy and rip apart the social fabric of the country,” he added.
In his interview, Gove went after the rebelling Tories.
He publicly rebuked Secretary of Exchequer Philip Hammond for saying Britain will be worse off under all Brexit scenarios. He blasted Hammond for claiming that all Brexit outcomes would leave Britons poorer than if they stayed in the EU.
PressTV-Brexit will make UK economically poorer: Govt. report A new government report says the UK will be poorer some 15 years after leaving the EU.
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