22 NOV 2018

Progress on EU Negotiations

Sarah Wollaston Chair, Health and Social Care Committee, Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons)

Without informed consent, there is no valid consent. Following the publication of the withdrawal agreement and the political declaration, we now have a much clearer idea of what Brexit looks like, which allows people to weigh up the risks and the benefits. That is what informed consent is all about. Does the Prime Minister accept that we have reached an impasse in the House, and that now that we are in a position to ask people for their informed consent, it really is time for a people's vote on this final deal?

Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party

As I have indicated to a number of Members—obviously I have answered the question about a people's vote before—I strongly believe that having asked people in this country to determine whether or not this country should remain in the European Union, we, as their elected representatives, should recognise the feeling that was expressed in that vote and should deliver for people on that vote, and that means delivering leaving the European Union.

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