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 Howarth of Newport Lord Howarth of Newport Labour 3:34 pm, 23rd July 2018

Does the noble Lord actually think there would be a majority in Parliament for the legislation necessary to introduce a referendum? Does he recognise the problem about timescale, as we are due to leave the EU at the end of next March? Does he think that leavers would accept a ruse so cynically designed with three choices to split the leave vote? Does he think that that would lance the boil?