who support remaining in the European Union may use their majority in
Parliament to sidestep the public altogether and vote to keep Britain
in the EU’s single market, meaning free movement of people, goods
and services would stay despite a ‘Brexit’.
number of pro-‘Remain’ MPs have suggested using their 257 person
majority to vote to keep the UK within the European Economic Area
(EEA), which mandates the free movement of people, goods and
services, even in the event of a Brexit, the BBC reports.
would accept the mandate of the people to leave the EU,” one
unnamed minister told the broadcaster.
everything after that is negotiable and Parliament would have its
say. The terms on which we leave are entirely within my remit as a
parliamentarian and that is something for me to take a view on.”
a scenario is likely to rankle with ‘Brexiteers’ as
it would mean that Britain would have to continue making financial
contributions to EU coffers, as well as continuing to guarantee
freedom of movement — two key issues raised by ‘Leave’
the public votes to leave the bloc in the June 23 referendum, pro-EU
MPs are suggesting remodeling the UK’s relationship with the
European Union to resemble that of Norway or Liechtenstein— members
of the EEA, but not the European Union, who do not have to cooperate
with EU regulations on justice or foreign affairs issues.
the British people voted to leave the EU that’s one thing,” Labour
MP for Aberavon Stephen Kinnock told the BBC.
can we really say that they voted for the devastation and destruction
of the entire exporting sector of our economy?
don’t think you can necessarily say that there’s a democratic
mandate for that.
may say ‘Well, we feel more comfortable supporting the Norway model
because at least that won’t destroy the entire British economy.’”
spokesperson for the Leave campaign however has warned that Remain
supporters will not be able to “defy
the electorate” on
you vote Leave, Britain will negotiate a British option which will
end the supremacy of EU law and take back control of our borders and
our democracy and our economy,” he
told the BBC.