Early Parliamentary General Election

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:40 pm on 19th April 2017.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Leader of the Liberal Democrats 1:40 pm, 19th April 2017

This is an appropriate time to be called. I noticed a tweet earlier from David Cameron, the former Prime Minister, whom I am sure we all remember fondly, welcoming the Prime Minister’s decision to call an early election. Given that in one sense the country is in this mess because in calling the referendum David Cameron put party before country, it is hardly surprising that the current Prime Minister should follow him and choose to put party before country once again.