Early Parliamentary General Election

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:04 pm on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Leader of the Liberal Democrats 6:04 pm, 28th October 2019

Perhaps the right hon. Lady would make an exception for this particular early-day motion.

In the absence of that support being clearly demonstrated, we have to act; we cannot just wait. My fear is either that the Government push ahead with their withdrawal Bill and it is delivered, and Brexit is delivered on the back of Labour votes, or that we end up in January, a couple of weeks away from the deadline of crashing out without a deal, in the same precarious position, but that time the EU says, “I am sorry, but we have extended and extended again and we cannot keep doing so if you do not find a path to resolve this.”