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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:34 am on 19th May 2016.

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Photo of David Winnick David Winnick Labour, Walsall North 9:34 am, 19th May 2016

Can the Leader of the House explain the difference—perhaps we could have a statement—between the 1975 referendum, during which Ministers disagreed without bitterness, important arguments were made and personal attacks were not made, and the present campaign, in which Cabinet and other members of the Government and their supporters have such bitterness, strife and rancour between them over the question of remain or leave? It is not very civilised and totally unlike 1975.