In 2016, the British people were asked whether they wanted to remain in the EU or leave the EU and 33.5 million people freely voted for their preferred option.  Before the referendum was held, I said I would honour the result: I believe for democracy to flourish we must give people confidence their vote will mean something through being implemented.

Many people who voted in 2016 did so for the first time in their lives. There would be disastrous political consequences if we decided to ignore or reverse the result.  It would alienate swathes of the country if we failed to honour the referendum, either by accepting a bad deal which is bound to unravel or by returning to the country for a further referendum.

I will support neither. It is time to deliver on the referendum result and I have set out how: please see the publications here.

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