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MP Huw Merriman (L) speaks at a 'People's Vote' rally calling for another referendum on Brexit on April 9, 2019 in London, England.  (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Huw Merriman, MP, on Brexit: “We have to face reality and find a solution”

Our failure to leave the European Union by the end of March now sees us given another extension until the end of October to get an agreement through Parliament. If we can achieve this earlier, we avoid the humiliating feature of European Parliamentary elections in May. As I have written before, I just cannot see Parliament delivering a majority for the Withdrawal Agreement which the UK and EU have agreed. It has failed to pass three times now. Some may say that the spectacle of electing MEPs in May could just jolt those on the anti-EU side of my party to hold their noses and vote for the deal. Similar optimistic noises were made last time and it still failed to attract enough support to get it over the line.

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