Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, has questioned the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

During Exiting the European Union Questions on 25th October, Giles asked:

“What steps his Department is taking to protect the integrity of the UK after the UK leaves the EU.”

During his response, the Minister set out that:

“We are negotiating to secure a strong deal that works for the whole United Kingdom, and our White Paper proposals will deliver on that.”

Giles then asked:

“I do not believe in a second referendum, and I have grave doubts about referenda in general. We had the vote, and the people voted to leave. I voted to remain. Now, after all this time and division, what are we going to do to heal the scars left by the referendum?”

To which the Minister responded:

“My hon. Friend is absolutely right; a second referendum would create far more uncertainty than it would resolve, and would erode public trust in our democracy. We will heal the divisions created by the campaign and the politics of Brexit by delivering on the outcome of the referendum, and by making sure that we deliver jobs for working families and build homes for the next generation beyond the Brexit negotiations.”

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