Amendment 2

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - Committee – in the House of Lords at 10:45 am on 6th September 2019.

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Photo of Lord Kerr of Kinlochard Lord Kerr of Kinlochard Crossbench 10:45 am, 6th September 2019

That is absolutely out of the question. The treaty language, including in Article 50, is absolutely clear that it is for the member state to proceed under its own constitutional procedures. That is specifically spelled out, including in Article 50. The idea that the European Union would interfere in our domestic decision-taking constitutional arrangements is out of the question.