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Part of Exiting the European Union – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th January 2017.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union 12:00 am, 26th January 2017

The Government will shortly introduce a straightforward Bill to enable us to trigger the EU exit mechanism. The question is not about whether we should leave—that decision was taken on 23 June—but about respecting the referendum result and doing what the majority of people in the country want: to get on with the job of making a success of our new position in the world. The Prime Minister has been clear about what she seeks to achieve and has set out a bold, ambitious plan to build a global Britain that the whole UK can get behind.