icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm
15 Jan, 2019 12:41

'Winter is coming’: Gove warns of GOT-style apocalypse if crucial Brexit vote fails

'Winter is coming’: Gove warns of GOT-style apocalypse if crucial Brexit vote fails

Britain faces a Game of Thrones-style apocalypse if Tuesday night’s vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s crucial Brexit deal is unsuccessful, according to the grim forecasts by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

Gove, a ‘stark’ supporter of the leave campaign in 2016, quoted the HBO series when discussing the potential consequences if May’s EU Withdrawal Bill is defeated in the House of Commons.

If we don’t vote for the deal tonight, in the words of Jon Snow, ‘winter is coming’,” Gove said on BBC Radio 4, citing the dramatic motto which predicts the coming of a frozen army of the undead, unleashed to destroy all of humanity.

READ MORE: Final countdown: May braces for crucial Brexit vote amid tough debates & calls for new election

Gove went on to reiterate that a vote to reject the deal would damage British democracy, and cause ‘Leave’ voters to feel like their wishes have been disregarded.

I think if we don’t vote for the deal tonight we will do damage to our democracy by saying to people we are not going to implement a Brexit, and the opportunity that all of us have to live up to our democratic obligations is clear.”

May is expected to be voted down by her own MPs in the House of Commons on Tuesday night. Early predictions estimate that more than 100 of her own backbenchers will vote against the deal, giving way to the biggest defeat in 95 years.

Gove himself refused to predict a victory for May, saying the real risk is that a defeat could mean Brexit won’t be delivered.

We know there are people in the House of Commons and outside who have never made their peace with this decision, who want to overturn it,” the minister said.

Like this story? Share it with a friend!