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'It was a UK referendum' Remainer Soubry SHUT DOWN by DUP MP on second Brexit vote

October 10, 2018 4:25 PM
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DUP MP Sammy Wilson dismantled Anna Soubry's claim the UK deserved a second chance to vote on the final Brexit deal as the Tory Remainer argued it was "especially" fair for Northern Ireland to have a say.

Speaking on Sky News, the DUP MP trashed Ms Soubry's argument Northern Ireland voters have consistently expressed their wish to remain in the UK – despite NI voting overwhelmingly against Brexit in 2016.

Mr Wilson said Theresa May's Chequers deal would jeopardise the position of Northern Ireland in the UK which is a matter he claimed to override the wish of the majority of people in Northern Ireland to remain in the EU.

Ms Soubry argued the majority of voters in Northern Ireland who are increasingly expressing the wish to remain in the Brussels bloc give scope for a People's Vote.

She said: “The majority of people in Northern Ireland, because they are very sensible and they’re realistic, voted for us to remain in the European Union.

“And actually the percentage of people who voted Remain have no voice in the UK Parliament.

“But that voice is actually growing. More and more people in Northern Ireland want us to remain in the European Union.

“This is big grown-up serious stuff and the only way to avoid that hard border is the single market and the customs union.

“And either we move in that direction or we are in serious, serious difficulty.


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