European Union (Withdrawal)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:56 pm on 3rd September 2019.

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Photo of Ian Blackford Ian Blackford SNP Westminster Leader 7:56 pm, 3rd September 2019

My hon. Friend is correct.

The responsibility of this House is to make sure that we do not have the catastrophe of a no-deal Brexit—to protect us from that risk. Yes, we want an election, but we want an election safe in the knowledge that we have protected our citizens from a no-deal Brexit. That is the right thing to do. Let us remind ourselves that the Prime Minister has not been elected by the people; he has been put in power by Conservative party members. He should put himself in front of the people. But let us, in the first case, work together—work collectively—to remove the cliff edge of 31 October.