No-deal Legislation

Part of Exiting the European Union – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th December 2018.

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Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union 12:00 am, 6th December 2018

The hon. and learned Lady has discussed these issues with the Attorney General on a number of occasions. Obviously, I cannot prejudge the court case, but the position of Her Majesty’s Government is very clear: we will not be revoking article 50, and there is a reason for that. The Commission has a very similar view: if someone could revoke, in essence they could go to the last day of a judgment and then revoke and retrigger the process. That would make a mockery of the two-year period for article 50 and that is why we do not think that is the right position.