6 February 2019
Andrew Bridgen calls on the Government to dismiss any prospect of a second EU referendum

Andrew Bridgen calls on the Government to dismiss once and for all any prospect of a second EU referendum citing video footage of the Leader off the Opposition campaigning against repeated EU referendums in Ireland in the past.

Andrew Bridgen

I have always considered the Leader of the Opposition to be just an unreconstructed Marxist. However, in the light of video footage that has emerged this week, I may well have to change that view. He clearly campaigned vigorously against repeated EU referendums in Ireland, and he declared forcefully that he did not wish to live under a

“European empire of the 21st century”.

In the spirit of cross-party consensus, will my right hon. Friend join the Leader of the Opposition and dismiss once and for all any prospect of a second EU referendum and reaffirm that we are leaving on 29 March?

Mr Lidington

The Government’s position is clear. We said to the British people in 2016 that we would accept their vote as decisive. The duty of politicians is to implement the result of the referendum and not to suggest that the public got it wrong and, I think, undermine trust in democracy.

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