Leaving the EU

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:47 pm on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield 12:47 pm, 12th February 2019

The Prime Minister might remember that I congratulated her on trying to speak to a wider group of people and to speak to the Opposition and do all those things that she started doing. From where I am standing, I do not think she has completed that job. I thought there were some good signs this week that there was a discourse and an exchange of views, and we could have seen that in this House there is actually probably a majority for a sensible course forward. On the other hand, can I remind her that outside here, since the referendum, there has been a fantastic change in the national mood? As I go around and speak to people—reasonable people, not the extremists—I find an urgent desire to get this sorted with a second referendum and a people’s vote.