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Early Parliamentary General Election (No. 2)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:15 pm on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Thomas Tugendhat Thomas Tugendhat Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee 12:15 pm, 9th September 2019

Nobody can argue that tonight we are not facing an impasse that affects not just our relationship with Europe, but the very constitution of our country. Sadly, I find that a people’s vote is not an answer, because this question is not just one question; it is every question. The only way to answer it is to ask the British people who they want as their advocates in this House, who they want speaking for them not just on one issue but on every issue. The question is: who will stand up for the British people. Let us call an election and ask them who governs Britain. [Interruption.]