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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:43 pm on 17th December 2018.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 3:43 pm, 17th December 2018

I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for pointing that out to the House. Of course, it is absolutely the case that there was no suggestion, when the referendum was put to the people in 2016, that there might be a second referendum. People were told—they were led to believe—that their vote would be delivered by the Government of the time subsequently, and that is what I believe it is certainly in our interests, as a Government, to do. We should deliver on that vote and leave the European Union.