The businesswoman referred to a website she has created that gives Remain voters the “opportunity to lend your vote in tactical voting”. Sky News presenter Adam Boulton accused Gina Miller of trying to “stop Brexit” altogether, to which she argued “everything that happens in the House has to be legal”. Mr Boulton asked: “And you’re running a website for tactical voting, what’s that all about?”
Ms Miller explained: “We will do if an election is called, which I think will be imminent.
“We will say to Remain voters that if you want your voice heard in a first-past-the-post system then there’s an opportunity to lend your vote in a tactical voting recommended position of where you think your vote would be most affected if you want to remain in the EU.”
Mr Boulton remarked: “So you’re quite open, because when you took the original case for the meaningful vote you said it wasn’t about stopping Brexit.
“All I’m saying is your position now is you are campaigning to stop Brexit full stop.”
Brexit news: Gina Miller said she has created a new website to help Remainers tactically vote
Brexit news: Gina Miller claimed it is “time” for a general election
Ms Miller disagreed: “No, it’s not. One is everything that happens in that House has to be legal, so that is one part of the actions that I’m doing and the campaigning.
“The other part is to say to people if you want to dent a huge majority that’s going to take us towards a hard Brexit, then there’s the opportunity to vote tactically.”
Earlier in the interview, Ms Miller also claimed it “is time” for a general election.
She commented: “I think now, because of where Parliament is, we will see day after day of torturous voting and debate as we go forward.
Brexit news: Adam Boulton quizzed the businesswoman on whether she is “stopping” Brexit
“So I have to say my opinion is I think it is time we went towards a general election, because we can’t have this stalemate. Everything is being politicised, and I think it is time to actually go and ask the country what they think.”
The comments follow a turbulent evening in the House of Commons, after MPs refused to give the Prime Minister’s Brexit plans their full backing. MPs voted through the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, in a historic move, by 329 votes to 299, majority 30, with 19 Labour MPs opting to side with the Government.
But, just minutes later, the Prime Minister’s Brexit plan was halted in its tracks, after Parliamentarians voted by 322 to 308 to reject Mr Johnson’s plan to take the legislation through the Commons in just three days.
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Following the votes, Mr Johnson said he had no option but to put his Brexit legislation on hold. Speaking in the Commons, the Prime Minister said: “I will speak to the member states but until then we will pause this legislation.”
He then paid tribute to MPs who had a change of heart and said: “We should not overlook the significance of this moment. I pay particular tribute to the members who have placed the national interest over every other consideration.”
Mr Johnson also warned Parliament that MPs had increased the possibility of a no deal Brexit, saying: “We face further uncertainty. The EU must now make up their mind on how to answer this Parliamentary delay. The Government must take the only responsible course of action which is to accelerate our preparations for a no deal outcome”.
Speaking in the House of Commons shortly after MPs’ decision, Mr Corbyn said: “Tonight the House has refused to be bounced into debating a hugely significant piece of legislation in just two-days. The Prime Minister is the author of his own misfortune. So I make this offer to him tonight.
“Work with us, all of us, to agree to a reasonable timetable, and I suspect this House will vote to debate, scrutinise, and I hope to amend the detail of this Bill. That would be the sensible way forward. That is the offer I make on behalf of the opposition tonight.”