Anne Main condemns politicians who campaign to revoke the referendum result

25th September 2019

Following the Prime Minister’s statement on the Supreme Court’s verdict, Anne Main condemns political parties as undemocratic when they call for a referendum and then want to revoke the result.

Anne Main MP speaking in the House of Commons, September 2019

When it suits politicians, they promise elections and referendums. Indeed, in 2008, the Liberal Democrats promised a referendum on in or out of the European Union. Does my right hon. Friend agree that those who shouted loudest for a referendum are now promising revoke, and that that is undemocratic, just as it is undemocratic to be bench-blocking and refusing the public the chance to decide to have a Government who can be in power, not just in office?

My hon. Friend is entirely right. The absurdity of the Liberal Democrat position is equalled only—if not surpassed—by the Labour position. The Labour party is after all committed to negotiating a new deal with the European Union and then campaigning against it.

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