Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 3:45 pm on 12th June 2018.

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Photo of Kate Hoey Kate Hoey Labour, Vauxhall 3:45 pm, 12th June 2018

No, I will not.

If Lords amendment 19 is agreed to, it will be a recipe for the EU to try to get no deal so that we will have to go back from this Parliament, cap in hand, and ask for changes. What it really wants is for those changes to be staying in the single market, staying in the customs union, still having the European Court of Justice looking over us, still paying our money—more and more money—and reversing the decision. Whatever is said today, this is really about whether we believe in giving people the right to have their say. We said in the letter that went to everyone, which that cost a huge amount of money:

“This is your decision. The Government will implement what you decide.”