Let’s get (Brexit) wrapped up and negotiate intelligently and strongly. If any extension is required to finalise a Withdrawal Agreement, then let it be one the British Government asks for, not one imposed on it by the chicanery of the House of Commons.

Lord Owen speaking with Julia Hartley-Brewer on TalkRadio, Monday 14 October 2019. Listen to the full segment (approx 14’20”) here: TalkBackRadio show

“Let’s get this wrapped up and negotiate intelligently and strongly. If any extension is required to finalise a Withdrawal Agreement, then let it be one the British Government asks for, not one imposed on it by the chicanery of the House of Commons. Any extension can only be given by unanimity of the EU Member States and there are some who instinctively want to respect the elected government and it is not right to go behind the back of a sovereign nation.”