Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:26 pm on 1st April 2019.

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Photo of Margaret Beckett Margaret Beckett Chair, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) 6:26 pm, 1st April 2019

I am sorry, but I utterly reject the notion that what I am proposing does not honour the outcome of the 2016 referendum, and I will come to the reason why I do not accept that for one second. We should take the step of a confirmatory vote whatever the deal or option that is finally agreed, or even if none is agreed, because whatever the hon. Gentleman may say, not one of the options before the House tonight or over the last few weeks was on the ballot paper in 2016—not one of them, including the Prime Minister’s deal.