Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP Angus MacNeil is pushing for a debate and vote in the House of Commons next week to end Brexit.

Meanwhile, during yesterday (Thursday March 21st) more than 2.25 million people signed an official petition to the UK Parliament, calling for Article 50, which invoked the Brexit process, to be revoked.  

And UK’s top business and trade union leaders called the Brexit crisis a national emergency and demanded that Prime Minister Theresa May produce a “Plan B” to prevent a no-deal departure from the European Union.

Frances O’Grady of the Trades Union Congress and Carolyn Fairbairn of the CBI employers group appealed for a three-month extension to Brexit.

“We cannot overstate the gravity of this crisis for firms and working people,” they wrote.

“Our country is facing a national emergency. Decisions of recent days have caused the risk of no deal to soar.

'Firms and communities across the UK are not ready for this outcome. The shock to our economy would be felt by generations to come.”

The two leaders called for an urgent meeting with the prime minister,

Mr MacNeil says his plan has attracted support from many MPs across the political spectrum including Father of the House, Kenneth Clarke MP.

Mr MacNeil added: “The UK only has power to Revoke Article 50 until a week Friday (March 29th) and after that it will be at the utter mercy of the kindness of the EU to avoid a No Deal situation.

“The Prime Minister’s deal has been rejected twice by record majorities, Parliament has come to a consensus but she will not listen.

“Revoking Article 50 is the only answer and way to resolve this situation and protect us all from economic uncertainty and damage of the Prime Minister’s deal or no deal.”

A poll will run until Friday morning on Mr MacNeil’s Facebook page asking ‘Should the UK Revoke Article 50?’

So far the result is strongly in support of revocation which would end Brexit with 83 per cent in favour. 

 

To vote visit https://www.facebook.com/AngusBMacNeil/