- Anti-Brexit campaigners are said to be poised to launch new legal challenge
- They want to force Theresa May to give parliament a binding vote on the deal
- Tory MP Peter Bone warned some are desperate to keep Britain in the EU
A group of Remain-backing campaigners is said to be be poised to launch a new legal challenge against the government on Brexit.
They are reportedly preparing to go to the courts in a bid to force Theresa May to give Parliament a binding vote on the final Brexit deal.
The Government has sought to reassure MPs they will get a vote on the final deal thrashed out before we quit the bloc in March 2019.
But Remain-backing politicians want the pledge enshrined in law and Tory backbenchers have threatened to rebel against the PM unless she bows to their demand.
Brexit-backing Tory MP Peter Bone today told Mail Online the latest legal challenge is a bid by a group determined to keep Britain in the EU come what may.
Gina Miller, pictured outside the Supreme Court in January after winning her Article 50 case.She has always said she could return to the courts if Theresa May does not give Parliament a binding vote on the Brexit deal
He said: ‘There is a whole Remain campaign which is not limited to the courts not limited to Parliament and not limited to the establishment.
‘They are all working together to do what normally happens in the cases when the EU lose a referendum – they just ignore the result and work around it.
‘Am I surprised at this? Not in the least. This is just another arm of the campaign to keep us in the European Union.
‘But it won’t be successful because you can never overrule the will of the British people.
‘But people should not underestimate the effort going into keeping us in this dreadful superstate by the backdoor.’
Tory MP Peter Bone warned that there is a hardcore of Remain-banking activists are desperate to keep Britain in the EU despite last year’s historic referendum (file pic)
Gina Miller, the businesswoman who launched the Supreme Court case to force the Government to give Parliament a vote on Article 50 to start the Brexit process.
In a statement to Mail Online, she distanced herself from reports of the latest legal challenge in The Times today.
But she warned that she could return to the courts if Parliament is not given a vote on the final deal.
She said: ‘I have always said that, if Parliament is not given a vote on all options, including a no-deal outcome leading to an Act of Parliament, then I would reserve my position and uphold the judgement in my Article 50 case. My position in this respect remains unchanged.
‘I note today’s media comment, and would like to make it crystal clear that I am not part of any action group.’