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Michael Heseltine backs new EU referendum as he casts doubt over PM securing backing for Brexit deal (The Independent)

Former Conservative Cabinet Minister Michael Heseltine (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The Conservative peer and former deputy PM throws his support behind The Independent’s campaign for a Final Say referendum on any Brexit deal.

Michael Heseltine has cast doubt over Theresa May securing a Brexit deal that can pass the Commons as he threw his support behind The Independent’s campaign for a new EU referendum.

Lord Heseltine, the former deputy prime minister in John Major’s administration, said in his view there has never been “such an unpredictable, calamitous set of events facing” the country.

The Tory peer also poured scorn on Boris Johnson’s niqab remarks, and said the former foreign secretary should apologise for his comments that could have a “ripple effect” and embolden the right wing.

His remarks came as The Independent’s campaign for a Final Say referendum on any Brexit deal reached by the prime minister in Brussels, gathered pace, with more than 700,000 people having signed the petition.

Continued on https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/final-say-michael-heseltine-brexit-referendum-eu-theresa-may-deal-a8502606.html

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