People should have ‘final say’ on Brexit, says Portsmouth MP

A PORTSMOUTH MP says that people should be given the chance to have their say at the end of the Brexit negotiations, saying that the government ‘just isn’t listening’.

Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan believes that the government needs to ‘think seriously’ about people having the final say on Brexit.

Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan. Picture: Loughlan Campbell

Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan. Picture: Loughlan Campbell

The news comes after shadow chancellor John McDonnell backed the idea of a general election for a ‘people’s vote’ on Brexit negotiations.

Mr Morgan said: ‘My focus is on protecting Portsmouth’s jobs and securing our city’s economy.

‘Keir Starmer is exactly right that we should keep everything on the table when it comes to Brexit.

‘I hear every day from people and businesses in our city who are increasingly concerned about the impact of us crashing out of the EU.

‘The government just isn’t listening to them, nor assuring me, but its high time they did.’

When it came to the EU referendum vote in 2016, Portsmouth voted 58.1 per cent in favour of leaving the European Union.

But the Portsmouth MP says that no-deal should not be considered as an option, believing it would have ‘catastrophic consequences’.

He explained: ‘This is serious: it’s about jobs, it’s about people’s livelihoods, so I won’t accept the complacency of those politicians who insist that no-deal is a serious option.

‘We should absolutely think seriously about local people having a final say as the catastrophic consequences of no deal come into focus.’