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Early Parliamentary General Election Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:25 pm on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Bob Seely Bob Seely Conservative, Isle of Wight 3:25 pm, 29th October 2019

No, please let me continue. I have not yet learned to say no—I need to do so. Nyet!

In the Labour party manifesto—I think on page 24 —Labour Members collectively promised to respect the referendum result. That was patently in bad faith because they have not yet done so. The Prime Minister, believe it or not, is trying to respect the referendum result that was given to him in the mandate of 2016. I am afraid to say that the Labour party is trying to do everything it can to avoid respecting the manifesto commitment in 2017. That is why my first sentence referred to filibustering democracy.