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Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - Strasbourg Revised edition

Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 17 and 18 October 2019 (debate)

  Lucy Elizabeth Harris (NI). – Madam President, MPs in my parliament are stopping a deal which is mandated by the people. A ‘no deal’ which is mandated by the people and a general election. Parliament does not have a democratic mandate for a second referendum or cancelling Brexit, and yet they are amending their way to it. Control has been stolen from my people. But we do not give up. Despite it all, the majority of Brits still wouldn’t want to change the Brexit result.

So I would like to celebrate millions of voters who stood up for what they believed in in 2016 and still have the courage not to give up. They show the best of British through their perseverance in the face of adversity. You may have tried to wear us down, dampened our spirits through the emotional rollercoaster of our negotiations, but my belief in them is unwavering and resolute. They will be heard.

(The speaker agreed to take a blue-card question under Rule 171(8))

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