British business leaders demand ‘people’s vote’ on Brexit deal


"We had a people's vote, it was in June 2016".

They are the latest group to call for a second referendum, with a rally demanding a fresh referendum a fortnight ago seeing a crowd estimated at more than half a million people march through London.

Questioning the validity of the European Union vote they said it should not be the final word for the government any more than the 1975 referendum, which led to the United Kingdom joining the bloc.

Meanwhile, more than 1,000 people in the north of Ireland - from the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland - including representatives from the arts, business, education, sport, law and medicine have written an open letter to the Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, asking him to defend the rights of Irish citizens in the region. And there is not great support for a second referendum in parliament.

Lord Bilimoria responded: "I don't think they would, they've had a shock".

The letter's signatories include former BT chairman Sir Mike Rake, chief executive of Waterstones James Daunt, founder Martha Lane Fox, co-founder of Innocent Drinks Richard Reed. and the former chief executive of Sainsbury's Justin King.

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The letter says: "The business community was promised that, if the country voted to leave, there would continue to be frictionless trade with the European Union and the certainty about future relations that we need to invest for the long term".

"Despite the Prime Minister's best efforts, the proposals being discussed by the Government and the European Commission fall far short of this, and they are not almost as good as the current deal we have inside the EU", said the business leaders.

"If I had to pick who decided my fate between Theresa May or the people in my community I'd pick them every single time".

It also warned that the country was facing either "a blindfold or a destructive hard Brexit", adding that the "ultimate choice should be handed back to the public with a People's Vote".

The open letter warns that Theresa May's final exit deal will push Britain towards "a destructive hard Brexit".

"The uncertainty over the past two years has already led to a slump in investment, which will make our country poorer".