Brexit: Preparations and Negotiations - Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:34 pm on 23rd July 2018.

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Photo of Lord Newby Lord Newby Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords 3:34 pm, 23rd July 2018

My Lords, it is very interesting that the noble Lord should ask that question. We are talking about the most important issue that the country has faced in my lifetime, and I can give him an absolute assurance, as I have said many times—including to him in response to identical questions—that, if there were such a referendum, it would lance the boil of this question. We would accept the outcome and go ahead on the basis of the referendum result.