19 October 2019


Iain Duncan Smith rejects calls for a second referendum

Iain Duncan Smith asks how the British people could trust the result of a second referendum if the result of the original referendum is denied?

Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green) (Con)

Does my right hon. Friend agree that those who now call for a second referendum have denied the result of the first referendum? How, then, could the British people ever trust us to follow through on a second referendum?

Stephen Barclay

I very much agree with my right hon. Friend. Indeed, some of those voices distrust not only one referendum but two referendums, and now they want a third referendum on which to campaign.