Early Parliamentary General Election

Part of Deferred Divisions – in the House of Commons at 9:07 pm on 4th September 2019.

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Photo of John Baron John Baron Conservative, Basildon and Billericay 9:07 pm, 4th September 2019

I stand briefly to raise one simple point, and it is an inconvenient truth for many in this Chamber: the overwhelming majority of Members here tonight voted to trigger article 50. What it said, very simply, was that we would leave the EU by 29 March, with or without a deal. Yet we have now seen two extensions to that deadline, and to many outside this place that is evident proof that there are too many remain MPs who will clasp on to any passing straw in order to delay and frustrate the EU referendum result. That is very wrong indeed. Not only does it make for a lack of trust, but it reinforces a scepticism in our politics that is not healthy at all.