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Wednesday, 9 October 2019 - Brussels Provisional edition

Preparation of the European Council meeting of 17 and 18 October 2019 (debate)
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  Martin Edward Daubney (NI), blue-card question. – Mr Verhofstadt, I would like to ask you why you don’t respect democracy. You claim to respect democracy; you just said you don’t think that the Labour party should be allowed to vote with our Conservative Party. Why not?

That is their democratic right.

And do you remember how you opposed the fact that Turkey wanted to throw a new election because you didn’t agree with the first one. Yet you want us to throw a second referendum in the UK.

Mr Verhofstadt, you do not believe in democracy, except when it suits you and except when you win, and when you lose – as you did in the European referendum and in the Brexit referendum, you just don’t like it, do you.

I'm afraid you’ve lost, my friend. Goodbye.

 
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