Early Parliamentary General Election

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:22 pm on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Steve Pound Steve Pound Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland) 6:22 pm, 28th October 2019

May I put it to the right hon. Gentleman that if we were to have a general election, that would simply be a de facto referendum part 2, because there would be no other subject under debate during that general election than Brexit? Would it not be an absolute dereliction of duty were we to allow something as important as a general election to be hijacked and simply to be a weak, ersatz version of another referendum?