Anne Main urges PM to push forward with delivering Brexit

17th December 2018

Following the Prime Minister’s statement on the European Council meeting and the current Brexit negotiations, Anne Main urges the Prime Minister to steer a straight course through the House of Commons, which has an in-built bias towards remain, to deliver the Brexit the people voted for.

I thank the Prime Minister for reminding the House that 472 now-sitting Members decided to give a people’s vote in 2015; I suspect that if they had decided to keep the vote just to themselves, they would have voted overwhelmingly to remain in the European Union, which means that there is now an in-built bias against delivering Brexit. So please steer a straight course, Prime Minister—the country expects us to deliver Brexit. A people’s vote is simply an opportunity to try to overturn the democratic vote.

My hon. Friend is absolutely right. That is exactly what this Government are doing—steering a course to deliver on what people voted for. We gave them the decision, we asked them to make that decision, they made that decision, and we should respect it.


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