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European Union (Withdrawal) Act

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:07 pm on 25th March 2019.

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Photo of Bill Grant Bill Grant Conservative, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock 9:07 pm, 25th March 2019

We have to pay attention to the million on the street and the 5.4 million who have signed the petition, but that falls short of the 17.4 million people who voted to leave. That is a simple fact. There are many people in this Chamber today who are here through democracy—a democracy similar to that of the referendum—with wafer-thin margins, and they intend still to sit here.