European Council

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

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion 3:43 pm, 17th December 2018

How does the Prime Minister have the gall to accuse those of us who want more democracy of breaking faith with the public, when she herself has turned faith breaking into a new art form? She promised no general election last year, and then granted one. She promised a meaningful vote last week, and then cancelled it. But one cannot break faith with the British public by asking for their views. Why can the Prime Minister not understand that a people’s vote would be the first opportunity for people to vote on the facts, not on the fantasy and the fabrication?