'Voting against Government on critical Brexit questions is like trying to reverse referendum result', says MP

'Voting against Government on critical Brexit questions is like trying to reverse referendum result', says MP

Sir Bill Cash supported the leave campaign

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Conservative MP Sir Bill Cash has told talkRADIO anyone voting against enshrining the Brexit date in law is effectively trying to reverse the referendum result.

The Telegraph claimed at least 15 Tory MPs are ready to side with Labour and fight against the final severance date being enshrined in law. However many MPs have criticised the newspaper for labelling them "Brexit mutineers."

Cash told Julia Hartley-Brewer: "Any attempt. if [MPs] were to vote against the Government on critical questions or indeed the House Of Lords too...would be tantamount of what it would actually be to try to reverse the result of the referendum itself."

He believes that, by agreeing to the referendum, MPs were "saying 'it’s not our job to decide this, it’s down to the people.'

"When you've voted for that you should abide by the outcome of the decision."

The MP also said that, if MPs choose to vote against repealing the European Communities Act 1972, they "would effectively be completely contradicting and reserving their position."

He added that the House of Lords "have no legitimate role, in my opinion, to stand in the way of Brexit as a whole."

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