European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:35 pm on 7th September 2017.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Conservative, Stone 2:35 pm, 7th September 2017

I am so glad that my right hon. and learned Friend has made that point, because I would like to endorse what he was saying earlier—I would like to see proceedings extended beyond 5 o’clock tonight. I will not have the opportunity to make a speech as long as that which I made on Second Reading of the Maastricht Bill—I think it lasted something like two hours—but for the reasons that have already been given, I think that this Bill is quite different in character. Then, we were dealing with extensions of competencies and here we are dealing with the principles of repeal, sovereignty and democracy.