Part of The Prime Minister Was Asked – in the House of Commons on 12th December 2018.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party

My right hon. and learned Friend has raised an important issue. It is about the impact that the weeks of that campaign would have on the decision that the House has to take and that we have to take as a country in relation to leaving the European Union, because there is no doubt that the process would go beyond the legislated date of 21 January. That would mean that one of the first things that the new leader would have to do—were a new leader to come in—would be either to extend article 50 or rescind it, which would mean either delaying or stopping Brexit.