European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:15 am on 7th March 2017.

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Photo of Lord Newby Lord Newby Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords 11:15 am, 7th March 2017

I must say that I find it deeply depressing, when we have been members of the European Union for these decades, that noble Lords on the other side should have such a difficult and unfriendly view of the people with whom we have been co-operating to solve common problems to the best of our abilities and against a background of hostilities in Europe which cost people, across Europe and in this country over the decades and centuries, millions of lives.

I was attempting to say that I found the noble Lord’s arguments unconvincing and the arguments for giving the people a final say compelling, and therefore I beg to move.