Brexit: Caroline Lucas owned the Channel 4 debate by calling for a People's Vote

Emma Snaith
Monday 10 December 2018 10:45
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As the vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal looms, Chanel 4 held its Brexit debate with four politicians trying to convince us that their way forward is best for the country.

With no public vote scheduled, it was also a case of appealing to MPs and laying out their vision ahead of Tuesday’s House of Commons vote.

Supporting the EU was the Green MP Caroline Lucas, who argued for a People’s Vote on the final deal and to remain, and called out Labour and Jacob Rees-Mogg in the process.

She said:

We, all of us, know so much more now that we did two years ago, and a People's Vote would be your first chance to vote on the facts.

We're going to have to live with the effects of this decision for decades to come and it will affect young people most of all.

So let's just be sure.

Facing off against Lucas was the deputy chairman of the Conservative party James Cleverly, who is supporting the government deal, and shadow secretary of state for international trade Barry Gardiner, who support's Labour's alternative Brexit.

And not forgetting vocal Conservative backbench MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, who is against May's deal and wants a no-strings hard Brexit.

But it was Lucas’ performance that seemed to garner the most support on Twitter.

Many people praised Lucas for questioning Labour's Barry Gardiner about why his party is supporting "a project of the right for the right".

And she also reminded Jacob Rees-Mogg that he backed a People's Vote back in 2011.

But some people argued that Caroline Lucas doesn't have to worry about appealing to millions of leave voters.

Others rooted for Lucas to become prime minister one day off the back of her debate performance.

While the Chanel 4 debate definitely generated lots of attention in Twitter-verse, some people still aren’t over the fact that we won't get to see Corbyn and May face off in a debate before Tuesday’s vote.

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