Saturday, 8 December 2018
Brexitwatch: history as it should have been
The morning after the referendum in 2016, prime minister David Cameron stood in front of 10 Downing Street and made the following speech:
'I am surprised and disappointed at the result of the referendum, but I promised that whatever the result, I would stay on as your prime minister, and that promise I will keep.
I do not have a plan for leaving the EU, but I know the people who advocated leaving must have, because if they hadn't, they wouldn't have advocated leaving.
I have formed a special cabinet committee comprising those cabinet members who campaigned for the UK to leave. It will be their task to come up with a plan as to how this should best be achieved.
That plan will be put to the cabinet, and once the cabinet has approved it, it will be put to parliament.
In the meantime, the government has a lot to do on many fronts, and I am going back into number 10 to get on with that work.'