October 17, 2019 / 4:49 PM / 3 months ago

UK lawmaker Grieve will oppose Brexit deal unless put to referendum

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Dominic Grieve, one of 21 lawmakers ousted from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party last month, will oppose Johnson’s Brexit deal in a parliamenarty vote on Saturday unless it is subsequently put to a referendum.

“The divisions in parliament reflect the divisions in the country: this is why I think it would be sensible to go back and put this deal to the public,” Grieve, a former attorney general, told BBC Radio Ulster on Thursday.

“If the Prime Minister wished to do that, then whatever my misgivings about this deal were, he could campaign to sell the deal and I could tell the public that I think remaining in the EU is a much better idea.”

Reporting by Padraic Halpin; editing by Stephen Addison

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