THE acting Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey (who hopes to become leader following the departure of Jo Swinson) has announced that there should be a formal investigation into the EU referendum and the Brexit result.
He plans to table an amendment to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill which will be in front of Parliament shortly calling for an inquiry into past events within six months of the bill being passed.
This enquiry would review former Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to hold the referendum, the finances and conduct of politicians during the campaign as well as the government’s handling of Article 50.
Another area for such an enquiry would be a review of the government’s handling of key Brexit matters including its decision not to hold a second referendum.
Mr Davey is on record as saying “Countless lies by our prime minister, others in the Tory Party and beyond, means questions must be asked about the result of the referendum in 2016.
“The past three years have only gone to show how much deceit was used during the campaign, as well as how determined the Conservative government is to hide the true impact of what they’re trying to unleash.
“We must address the decisions made around the referendum, but also the shambolic approach taken by the Conservatives in the years since.
“To truly understand the events leading up to Brexit, there must be a public inquiry.”
He is still angling for a second Referendum but has little chance of this happening.