Have you changed your mind? Remain campaigner Elizabeth Truss would vote out in a second referendum

Lord Chancellor Liz Truss appearing on the BBC One current affairs programme, The Andrew Marr Show.

Lord Chancellor Liz Truss appearing on the BBC One current affairs programme, The Andrew Marr Show. Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Elizabeth Truss has said she would vote 'out' if a second referendum on our relationship with the European Union was held.

Elizabeth Truss has said she would vote 'out' if a second referendum on our relationship with the European Union was held.

The South-West Norfolk MP, who was a high-profile campaigner to remain in the political union during last year's referendum, said Britain was on an 'irrevocable path' to leaving the European Union and that times had changed.

Questioned about how she would vote if campaigners for a second referendum got their own way by BBC presenter Andrew Marr, the justice secretary said: 'I would vote for out, absolutely. I would vote for out, because it is the settled will of the British people. We are now on an irrevocable path to leaving the EU. We have clear vision of what we want to achieve and times have changed.'

Questioned about whether other people could also change their minds, Ms Truss said: 'The British people haven't changed their minds. You need to go about the country and meet people. The people I talk to say get on with it.'


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It came as two days of debate on a bill which would allow Theresa May to start exit talks from the European Union begin in the upper chamber today. The House of Lords will debate the issue today and tomorrow before amendments are considered the following week.

The Government lacks a majority in the Lords, with 252 Conservatives among the 805 peers - giving the opposition and independent crossbenchers a chance to inflict defeats.

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MPs approved the draft legislation unamended and with an overwhelming majority earlier this month as Mrs May seeks to start Brexit talks before the end of March.

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