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European Union (Withdrawal) Acts

Part of Prime Minister’s Statement – in the House of Commons at 1:24 pm on 19th October 2019.

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Photo of Peter Kyle Peter Kyle Labour, Hove 1:24 pm, 19th October 2019

I am extremely grateful for a thoughtful intervention. Of course I agree with the hon. Gentleman, and I speak as someone who has voted for three separate versions of Brexit. I have not opposed it; I have voted for Brexit in this place more often than most members of the ERG. The key question is: how do we break the gridlock? How do we get past this impasse? The idea of a referendum based on a deal is that it would be a confirmatory referendum. We would put the prospectus to the people and ask, “Is this good enough for you?”, in exactly the same way we did in Northern Ireland with the Good Friday peace agreement.