6 February 2017
James Cleverly rejects creation of Brexit quango

James Cleverly rejects amendments to the Article 50 Bill calling for a National Convention of representatives, as the British people have already made their views clear in the referendum and they should have the final say.

James Cleverly

My right hon. Friend just ran through that list; does he agree that the people who were told that the referendum was an opportunity for them to express their opinion would find it perplexing, disturbing and not a little bit frustrating that new clause 168 would take that voice away from them and hand it back to people who are already very vocal?

Mr Harper

My hon. Friend put that well. The new clause would not involve members of the public at all; it would involve people who are well involved in the debate already.

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