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Principles of Democracy and the Rights of the Electorate

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 3:40 pm on 26th September 2019.

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Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Chair, Defence Committee 3:40 pm, 26th September 2019

I get the impression that my hon. Friend is on his peroration, so I cannot resist adding a historical footnote on the Lisbon treaty. When a number of us argued that we ought to have a referendum on the Lisbon treaty in the United Kingdom, one party said that we should not have a referendum on that—we should have an in/out referendum on our membership of the European Union. That party was the Liberal Democrats. Where are they on that position today?