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Brexit: People’s Vote - Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:12 pm on 25th October 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Doocey Baroness Doocey Chair, Finance Committee (Lords) 12:12 pm, 25th October 2018

Like the noble Lord, Lord Lamont, I only have four minutes, so you will forgive me if I do not; thank you.

Just as outrageous was Boris Johnson’s comparison of the Irish border to two London boroughs—absolutely extraordinary. The Good Friday agreement, which ended 30 years of sectarian violence, must be protected at all costs. But while the Government and the country are held to ransom by the DUP, too many voices are being ignored, and only a people’s vote on the final deal can ensure that these voices are finally heard.