Quotes from the Past

Yvette Cooper

20 January 2017

MPs must respect the referendum result – even if it leads to hard Brexit“, says Yvette Cooper speaking at the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).



Peter Shore’s 1975 speech on Europe

A powerful speech given by the Labour party’s Peter Shore on the subject of the UK’s European Economic Community (EEC) membership in 1975.

David Cameron

“Whatever your decision, I will do my best to deliver it” (and then the day after the result was announced he resigned!!)

“The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected.”

“The will of the British people is an instruction that must be delivered.”

“There can be doubt about the result.”

“The British people have made a choice. That not only needs to be respected but those on the losing side of the argument, myself included, should help to make it work.”

Inside Brexit: How Britain lost the European plot. The FT talks to politicians and strategists to find the real story behind the EU referendum.