I took part in a debate in Westminster Hall which was responding to a petition calling for the UK to leave the EU without further delay.

As much as I want us to leave the structures of the EU and chart our own course as an independent Britain I also know that we have to honour our obligations as we leave. The debate was used as another opportunity for those who voted to remain to argue against the UK having a referendum at all and calling for a second referendum.

People who refuse to accept the result are making securing a good deal with the remaining 27 countries of the EU more difficult.