6 January 2019
A second referendum would mock democracy

Across the globe the United Kingdom is at the forefront for championing the principles of democracy. Underpinned by the rule of law, with Magna Carta having been sealed more than 800 years ago at Runnymede, our country has led the way in telling leaders of other countries that they should respect the views of the people whom they govern.

Prime ministers, ministers and backbenchers from across the political divide have regularly stood in parliament and espoused the value and need to respect democracy.

We are now, however, at a dangerous crossroads because the UK’s hard won reputation to uphold the principles of democracy is threatened by those who seek a second referendum on whether we should leave the European Union.

Read in full on The Times website (£)