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Brexit - Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:57 pm on 2nd October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Robathan Lord Robathan Conservative 7:57 pm, 2nd October 2019

My Lords, so after three and a quarter years, here we are again discussing Brexit. Actually, there are one or two new things to be discussed, such as this proposal that we have just heard and that the noble Lord, Lord Empey, has been talking about, but basically, there is nothing much that is new. The old arguments have been trotted out, so I will not disappoint the House and will repeat one or two.

Those who voted for a referendum, which I did not, who voted to implement Article 50, who stood on manifestos in 2017 promising to implement the results—

“no deal is better than a bad deal”,

it said in the Conservative Party manifesto—who promised to accept the result at the very beginning shame themselves by their obstructionism. I particularly single out the Liberal Democrats, although it is sad that there are only three here to listen.