'Theresa May warned yesterday that a second Brexit referendum could damage social cohesion and undermine public trust in British democracy.
The Prime Minister spoke out as Jeremy Corbyn opened the door to a second poll last night.
In significant shift, the Labour leader tabled a Commons amendment that would require the Government to provide time for Parliament to legislate for ‘a public vote’ on the final Brexit deal.
If successful this could result in a second referendum later this year.
Mrs May warned MPs they had given too little thought to the damage a second poll would do to public trust.
Updating MPs on her Brexit Plan B she said: ‘There has not yet been enough recognition of the way in which a second referendum could damage social cohesion by undermining faith in our democracy.’
A senior aide denied she was predicting violence, but added: ‘It is not unreasonable to think there may be bad feeling or rancour.’
Mrs May’s warning comes less than a fortnight after Transport Secretary – and Brexiteer – Chris Grayling said that blocking Brexit could ‘open the door’ to ‘extremist’ populist political forces.
He said the millions who voted to Leave the EU would feel ‘cheated’ and putting a stop to Britain’s withdrawal from the EU could end centuries of ‘moderate’ politics. He predicted a ‘less tolerant society’.
Yesterday the Prime Minister acknowledged that her approach to Brexit ‘had to change’ following the thumping Commons defeat for her plan last week.'
Read more: Labour opens door to SECOND vote: Corbyn shift makes new referendum more likely as May suggests it would lead to civil unrest and refuses to rule out no-deal Brexit
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