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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:43 pm on 11th April 2019.

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Photo of Peter Kyle Peter Kyle Labour, Hove 1:43 pm, 11th April 2019

Following on from the question asked by Damian Green, it seems that our body politic is increasingly fearful of the electorate. We are held hostage to the 2016 referendum and other public ballots. Is it not true that the tone and conduct of us as politicians and of the Prime Minister as a leader of our country are increasingly important and as important as the policies themselves? Is not now the time for us to sit back, reflect and investigate how we can use public ballots to bring people together as a country, not run scared from public ballots, and to understand how we can lead through elections with rigour and a focus on fact rather than division?