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Brexit: Article 50 - Motion

– in the House of Lords at 10:15 pm on 25th March 2019.

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Tabled by Lord Adonis

That this House calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to revoke the notification of 29 March 2017 in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.

Photo of Lord Adonis Lord Adonis Labour

My Lords, the Minister’s response was almost enough to provoke me into making a further speech, particularly his remark that the proposal to revoke is one of my more ridiculous ideas. The last idea that I set forward to the House that he greeted as ridiculous was that we would not be leaving the European Union on 29 March 2019, so this is a sure sign that it will come to pass. However, I do not believe that we should embark on such a momentous debate at 10.16 pm, so I will not be proceeding with the Motion this evening.

Motion not moved.

House adjourned at 10.16 pm.