Below are the quotes used on this website along with a link to their source.

If you believe you’re a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere. You don’t understand what the very word ‘citizenship’ means.

Prime Minister Theresa May, Conservative Party Conference, 05 October 2016 (Source)

People in this country have had enough of experts

Michael Gove MP, Vote Leave (Source Watch)

I suspect that what Michael Gove meant to say was that the people in this country have had enough of exports.

Jan Kamienecki, letter in the Financial Times (Source)

Can we just get to the truth of this — £350 million a week is wrong, it’s higher than that. FACT — absolute fact […] we pay £55 million a day as a contribution […] we should spend that money here, in our own country, on our own people […] What people need is schools, hospitals, and GPs. That’s what they need.

Nigel Farage, Question Time 9th June 2016 (Source Watch)

No I can’t [guarantee it], and I would never have made that claim.

Nigel Farage, interviewed on Good Morning Britain 24th June 2016 (Source)

We send the EU £350million a week, let’s fund our NHS instead

Slogan on Vote Leave campaign bus (Source)

Get that lie off your bus.

Angela Eagle MP (Source)

So be under no doubt: we can do deals with our trading partners, and we can do them quickly. I would expect that the negotiation phase of most of them to be concluded within between 12 and 24 months.

David Davis MP, Minister for Brexit (Source)

I am absolutely convinced this is not doable in two years

Pascal Lamy, former director general of the WTO (Source)

Absolutely nobody is talking about threatening our place in the Single Market

Daniel Hannan MEP, Vote Leave before referendum (Source  Watch)

Both sides in the referendum campaign made it clear that a vote to leave the EU would be a vote to leave the Single Market.

Theresa May, PM, after referendum (Source)

Only a madman would actually leave the Market

Owen Paterson MP, Vote Leave before referendum (Source)

What I am proposing cannot mean membership of the Single Market

Theresa May, PM, after referendum (Source)

It is time for Britain to get out into the world and rediscover its role as a great, global, trading nation. This is such a priority for me that when I became Prime Minister I established, for the first time, a Department for International Trade, led by Liam Fox.

Theresa May, PM (Source)

France needs high quality, innovative British jams & marmalades

Department for International Trade, led by Liam Fox (Source)

Just think for a moment what a prospect that is. A single market without barriers – visible or invisible – giving you direct and unhindered access to the purchasing power of over 300 million of the world’s wealthiest and most prosperous people.

Bigger than Japan. Bigger than the United States. On your doorstep.

It’s not a dream. It’s not a vision. It’s not some bureaucrat’s plan. It’s for real.

Margaret Thatcher, introducing the Single Market (Source)

If a democracy cannot change its mind, it ceases to be a democracy.

David Davis MP, Leave campaign, before referendum (Source)

There can be no going back: the point of no return was passed on 23 June last year.”

David Davis MP, Minister for Brexit, after referendum (Source)

[The complexity of the negotiations] is one of the reasons for taking a little time before triggering Article 50. The negotiating strategy has to be properly designed, and there is some serious consultation to be done first.

David Davis MP, after referendum (Source)

And we would continue to trade with the EU, as the rest of the world does today, almost certainly assisted by a bilateral free trade agreement, which they need far more than we do.

Lord Lawson, Chair, Vote Leave campaign, February 2016, before referendum (Source)

Sadly, and it is sad, a bad agreement is all that is likely to be on offer.

Lord Lawson, March 2017, after referendum (Source)

While I am sure a positive agreement can be reached – I am equally clear that no deal for Britain is better than a bad deal for Britain

Theresa May, PM (Source)

Without an economic impact assessment of ‘no deal’ and without evidence that steps are being taken to mitigate the damaging effect of such an outcome, the Government’s assertion that ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’ is unsubstantiated.

Hilary Benn MP, Chair of the Exiting the European Union Committee (Source)


The UK left the EU at 23:00 GMT onFriday 31 January 2020
As of 23:00 GMT on 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a third country with respect to the European Union.