Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Position

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:49 pm on 3rd December 2018.

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Photo of Geraint Davies Geraint Davies Labour/Co-operative, Swansea West 4:49 pm, 3rd December 2018

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill empowers the Prime Minister to submit an application under article 50 based on an advisory referendum. If that referendum is found to be illegal, and based on lying and cheating, surely it follows that the advice from that referendum is flawed, and that the Prime Minister should withdraw that application. The same would go for a general election result; such findings would require another election.