Britain may hold another referendum if parliament rejects the Brexit deal approved by the EU
Oct 23, 2017 Politics 0 1325 By Jason Ade
- Britain may hold another referendum if parliament rejects the Brexit deal approved by the EU.
- Mayor of London agrees that businesses and Jobs may likely pull out of the UK if a bad deal emerges/
- Calls for more certainty with Brexit negotiations.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has disclosed that there may be a second EU referendum in Britain if
the British parliament refuses the deal Prime Minister May agrees with the other 27 member states of the European Union.
Mr Khan made this disclosure during an interview with BBC Radio 4 on Monday.
“Of course that’s one of the options because you can’t have a situation where our parliament is supposed to be sovereign, our parliament rejects the deal made by our government and everyone is in paralysis,” the London mayor told Sky News.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Khan said Blankfein and other business leaders were not bluffing when they talked about leaving the UK.
“To be fair to the chief executive of Goldman Sachs, he’s articulating publicly what many CEOs, investors and people who love working in London have been saying privately, which is, unless they have certainty about what happens after March 2019, they’ve got to make a Plan B.
“They can’t afford to say to their shareholders and those who work for their business come March 2019: ‘We forgot to make plans, we didn’t plan for this and so, as a consequence, we’re paying the price for falling off the cliff-edge’.
“That’s why the prime minister and our government need to – as soon as possible – announce what plans we’ve got for the transition period. That includes how long it’s going to be and what it entails. Otherwise, my fear is that other businesses could well be thinking of leaving London and will realise those plans by making these announcements.
“If you speak to the CBI, they say we need certainty by the first quarter of next year. The deputy governor of the Bank of England is saying by the end of this year. The prime minister and our government has got to provide businesses with the certainty they need.”
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