This is very disingenuous to say. If the government had been able to deliver the Brexit as promised by vote leave, then there would be no question of staying.
Because the utter failure to delivery anything which Leave promised, and the economic damage being wrought by Brexit, people are changing their minds and Remain commands a strong majority.
Here are some of Leaves worst lies
Lie 1, UK pays £350m a week to the EU.
Not even close to the true figure, Excludes the rebate and all the money spent in the UK by the EU. https://fullfact.org/europe/our-eu-memb ... 5-million/
Lie 2, UK will be financially better off out of the EU.
Reality, Growth has dropped off a cliff in the UK since the referendum. We dropped from being the fastest growing to the second slowest in the G7. This is already costing and estimated £20bn a year
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/busi ... 81841.html
Then the UK will have to duplicate 50 EU agencies such as the European Medicines Agency (which was based in London). The cost to replace and duplicate the work of the European Air Safety Agency along is estimated to be around £0.5 billion a year , 6% of what we pay to the EU on just one agency. Of course the CAA is struggling to take over so it is not beyond the realm of possibility that Airports will be shut until they are. Rolls Royce is not taking the risk and has shifted British Jobs in engine certification to Germany.
Lie 3. Deal would be easy.
Was never the case, the EU have been totally consistent. They are offering us the best deal possible but when we are no longer regulated in the EU framework we can't have the same access to the EU we did before. Cakeism was a lie and they knew it was a lie. Fox also said we would have 40 trade deals by now. Even he admits that is not the case.
Ultimately some of us want the benefits of the EU, not just the trade and economic benefits, but the freedom of movement we enjoy, the willingness of the EU to look out for it's members (just look at the EU response to the Russian Chemical Weapons attack in Salisbury), in a world which is increasingly uncertain, the clean beaches and the cautious approach to chemicals we come into contact with. These are things worth fighting for.