“On June 23rd 2016 I voted to restore the sovereignty of our Parliament, the supremacy of our Courts and democratic accountability in Government – I voted to leave the EU.
- Remember: the Referendum question asked us if we wanted to leave the EU, it did not ask whether we wanted to leave the EEA – and neither did Parliament intend it to. The EEA is not an EU institution – it’s a “free trade area” across both EU and non-EU countries managed by a non-EU treaty. Our EEA membership is separate to our EU membership, is subject to non-EU international law and gives us non-EU rights and freedoms that the Government will remove without our consent if it takes us out of the EEA.
So, if we leave the EEA and the Government takes away our EEA rights and freedoms without first securing Parliament’s permission, it will go beyond the remit of the EU referendum, will act unlawfully, unconstitutionally and undemocratically – and most importantly will undermine the legal legitimacy of Brexit.
- I voted to restore legitimate. democratic and lawful Government to the UK – the very values that makes this country admired across the world, the values of Magna Carta – the rule of law, liberty and freedom. But in leaving the Single Market without Parliamentary permission, we have already resorted to arbitrary Government taking liberties with our freedoms.
So, if you voted Leave because you believe in democratic accountability, the sovereignty of Parliament and the rule of law, then please have the courage of your convictions and, as a point of principle, please also support our campaign – and take a stand for the very values which were at the heart of our campaign to leave the EU.”