CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

BUSINESS QUESTION – BREXIT TALKS WITH LABOUR – 8 April 2019

Dr Julian Lewis: Instead of trying to do a Ramsay MacDonald in reverse, why does the Prime Minister not just let this country leave the EU on time, at 11 pm on Friday?

[The Leader of the House of Commons (Andrea Leadsom): My right hon. Friend will be aware that the Bill that is currently being discussed in the other place seeks to put into law a different date, and to ensure that it is not possible for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union at 11 pm this Friday. That is the fundamental problem that we have before us: the Bill seeks to change the outcome of the referendum by ensuring that the United Kingdom cannot leave the European Union.]