EU Council - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:25 pm on 17th December 2018.

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Photo of Lord Lang of Monkton Lord Lang of Monkton Conservative 7:25 pm, 17th December 2018

Does my noble friend agree that it would be wrong in principle to embark on a second referendum when we have not yet completed delivery of the instruction from the electorate in the first referendum? But surely there is another reason, which is that it would be pointless to have a further referendum now because, far from people being better informed, the future relationship negotiations have not even started—and those are the ones that will most dramatically affect the future relationship between ourselves and the European Union.