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Best Brexit


As Constitutional Reform Minister I delivered the EU Referendum Act and then campaigned to remain in the EU. But now we’ve made a collective democratic decision to leave, we all need to put the referendum campaign behind us and unite to make the best of it.

MPs are no different; we need to react positively and maturely to the mandate from the British people. We must not repackage ‘Remain’ and ‘Leave’ into ‘Soft Brexit’ and ‘Hard Brexit’ or try to unpick the result of the referendum. So I’ve set up the All Party Parliamentary Group on Best Brexit to find the deal for Britain as we leave the EU - not on the basis of ideology but based on what delivers the most jobs, security and wealth for the UK as a whole. It’s the only way we will heal our divided society, and bring the country back together.



BBC News: Ignoring Brexit vote would be outrage MPs told

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The BBC reports that John Penrose has told the House of Commons that 'Red-blooded democrats' must accept the EU vote...

 

Video: John argues against changes to Britain's voting system

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In opposition to proposals to change Britain's voting system, John tells MPs that it would be very dangerous set a precedent where referendums - even if they ask a slightly different version of the original question - could be re-run. MPs listening agreed with John and denied the bill.

 

John opposes proportional representation bill

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After a Ten Minute Rule motion brought forward by Caroline Lucas, John spoke against Proportional Representation. He told listening MPs that the Green MP's plans "may harm our democracy rather than help it" prompting an unexpected vote...

 

John confirms Parliament will “have a role” in triggering Article 50

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The Independent covers the House of Commons urgent question on the legal process for leaving EU...

 

John answers questions on Brexit in Parliament

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As Minister For The Constitution, John answers a number of questions about Brexit, including the legal process required to trigger a divorce from the European Union, known as Article 50.

 


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