United Kingdom’S Withdrawal from the European Union

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:18 am on 29th March 2019.

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Photo of Meg Hillier Meg Hillier Chair, Public Accounts Committee 11:18 am, 29th March 2019

Of course, it is up to the Government of the day to set out their position, but I would hope that, at the point at which Parliament debates and votes on this again on Monday—that is happening only because the Government have failed so abysmally—the Government might have the courtesy to have their listening ears on and be prepared to hear what Parliament may be willing to support.

I have said my piece. The Government need to listen, and they must rule out a no deal. We need to make sure we are moving forward. We need a longer extension and, ultimately, we will need to go back to the people, because we are now three years on from the referendum. Things have moved on. The public are not fools, and they can see when things are not working and when this Government have let them down. I rest my case.