Commenting on the House of Lords EU Committee report ‘Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny’, which calls for a vote before Article 50 is triggered, former Cabinet minister Owen Paterson said:
“The British public has voted to leave the European Union. The Government has a duty to carry out the will of the people and is committed to doing so. Article 50 is simply the mechanism to implement their decision.
“Peers or MPs calling for a vote so they can draw out proceedings in the hope that they can somehow overturn the outcome is an attempt to subvert the verdict the people gave on 23rd June.
“Both houses will be allowed to vote repeatedly over the coming months as the Great Repeal Bill passes through Parliament. Suggesting the Government is trying to avoid scrutiny is nonsense.