Addressing MPs in the House of Common, the Brexit Secretary claimed it was “Basic democratic arithmetic” to establish 700,000 people marching for a second vote could not trump the result of the 2016 referendum.
He said: “All I would say is the basic democratic arithmetic suggests that several hundred thousand protesting in what was an impressive protest cannot trump the will of 17 million people who voted in the national referendum to leave the EU.
“We can’t have a vote that renders meaningless the outcome of the referendum. “
On Saturday an estimated 700,000 people marched in London, calling for the UK to have a second Brexit vote.
“Their latest plan is to call a second referendum.
“They call it a ‘People’s Vote’, but we had a People’s Vote and the people chose to leave. “
Former Labour spokesman Mr Campbell, who funded and travelled to the march on a bus from Burnley, said on the People’s Vote campaign website: “In her conference speech Theresa May dismissed the People’s Vote as a campaign by politicians.