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Politicians have already honoured the result of the 2016 referendum

By triggering Article 50 and passing Brexit legislation, parliament respected the Leave result. To continue further requires a new mandate

By Ros Altmann  

Britain is set to leave the EU in a few weeks’ time with no certainty about prospective arrangements for future trade and co-operation. This has significant implications for our democracy. 17.4m citizens voted Leave in 2016. Nobody knows what all these voters expected to happen, or can say with any certainty what they think now.

Of course, parliament must respect the result of that referendum. But the crucial point that has been lost in all this, is that it already has.

It is simply ludicrous to suggest we have not honoured the…

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