The Liberal Democrat said he will continue his relentless quest to block the will of the British people because he doesn’t want his children to grow up in an “angry, divided and introverted 'hard’ Brexit Britain”.
Alongside his party leader Tim Farron, the pair have constantly demanded that a second EU referendum be held, allowing Britons to choose the destination to which Brexit takes them.
Speaking at Mile End Institute, the former deputy prime minister also claimed that the process of triggering Article 50 was “reversible” and he would back returning to “full membership” of the EU.
Nick Clegg said he would continue his anti-Brexit campaign for his children's sake
As long as I am in politics I will carry on arguing against Brexit
“I care about it massively and I just do not want my kids to grow up in an angry, divided and introverted ‘hard’ Brexit Britain.
“As long as I am in politics I will carry on arguing against it.”
Having lost her Supreme Court battle, Theresa May will now have to seek the approval of Parliament before she can trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treat – formally triggering Brexit negotiations.
The Lib Dems are hoping to scupper her bill by tabling several amendments, however a senior party source has claimed there is “no chance” of getting any substation amendments passed with cross-party support and the debate was likely to be a “damp squib”.
Mr Clegg then blasted that Mrs May and her Government had taken the “wrong decision” opting for a ‘hard’ Brexit.
“She chose to basically do what the Daily Mail told her, rather than what is evidently in the interests of country,” he added.
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“I think there is going to be an almighty collision between the implausible plans of this increasingly ‘hard’ Brexit and the reality of negotiating with 27 other governments and our interdependence and integration into this club, which we have been a member for 40 years.
“Who knows how people will feel when that becomes more manifest – they might actually find the whole thing so unseemly that they become even more supportive of a harder, more ruthless, quicker Brexit.”
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